Many items appear or claim to be flushable, yet pose a serious threat to your plumbing and the sewer system. Flushing certain household products, instead of tossing them in the trash, can clog your drain pipes and cause costly repairs, contaminate the water system and damage the environment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, toilet paper is the only item you should flush.
Hiring a professional to unclog a drain or repair damage from an overflowing toilet can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars to repair. Prevent plumbing emergencies by never flushing the following items: