Toilets – Tips on what NOT to flush!

Blocked Toilet Chiswick PlumbingWhat to Flush and what NOT to Flush!
Keep wipes out of your pipes!  One of the biggest problems facing home owners and their plumbing is people flushing ‘flushable’ wipes.  It’s simple, don’t do it!

Do

  1. Only human waste and toilet paper should ever be flushed.

Don’t

  1. Don’t flush ‘flushable’ wet wipes.  We’ll let you into a secret, they are not really flushable, 75% of sewer blockages involve flushed wet wipes, regularly causing build up leading to blocked drains and sewage overflows.
  2. Don’t flush cotton buds, dental floss, cigarette butts, wet wipes, rags, nappies or sanitary items.
  3. Don’t treat your sink or toilet like a rubbish bin!  If you think it should go in the bin, put it in the bin, not down the sink unless you like calling your plumber to regularly unblock your drains!  This is especially important in a block of units, can you imagine how quickly a clogged drain can occur if every unit in your building puts food scraps and debris down the sink or toilet!

Tips

  1. Over flowing toilet?  To stop the water, locate the valve behind the toilet and turn it off.
  2. Blocked toilet?  Try pouring hot water into the bowl to clear the blockage and flush again.
  3. Call a professional plumber if you are experiencing blocked drains or bad odours.