There are several things you should never put down your drain because they can cause blockages, damage your plumbing system, or harm the environment. Here are a few examples:
Grease, oil, and fat: These substances can solidify in your pipes and cause blockages, leading to sewage backups and costly repairs.
Coffee grounds: These can accumulate in your pipes and cause blockages.
Eggshells: Although they seem harmless, eggshells can stick to the sides of your pipes and accumulate, causing blockages over time.
Pasta and rice: These foods can expand when they absorb water, causing blockages in your pipes.
Chemicals: Harsh chemicals like drain cleaners, bleach, and paint thinner can damage your pipes and harm the environment if they seep into groundwater or soil.
Hair: Hair can accumulate in your drains and cause blockages over time.
Feminine hygiene products and baby wipes: These items can clog your pipes and cause backups, even if they are labeled as "flushable."
To prevent plumbing problems such as slow drainage and clogs, it's best to dispose of these items in the trash instead of flushing them down the drain.
I PUT SOMETHING DOWN THE DRAIN THAT I SHOULDN'T HAVE. NOW WHAT?
It's important to be mindful of what you put down your drain to avoid these problems. If you accidentally put something down the drain that shouldn't go there, get in touch with the experts at Prodigy Plumbing to inspect the issue. Book an appointment today, and we'll swiftly assist you in restoring your drain to proper working condition.