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What Not to Flush

As a homeowner, you should make the various systems in your home a priority. While most people don't think of their plumbing system until something goes wrong, it’s an essential aspect of your home that you should always keep in mind. This is especially true when it comes to your toilet, one of the most critical plumbing systems in your home.

Your toilet is one of the biggest things to consider. And it's not just toilet leaks that you should be on the lookout for; it is certain things that you flush down the toilet that can cause the most damage to your system.

Before you flush, think twice about how much trouble you could cause for your pipes right now and in the future.

  • Feminine hygienic products: this includes items such as tampons and pads.

  • Wet wipes: while these often say they're flushable, this is not always the case, and they can cause a severe pipe problem.

  • Floss, Q-tips, and cotton balls: this can build up and begin to cause a clog that requires professional help to clear out.

  • Diapers: you should never flush a diaper! It will cause significant problems for you.

  • Paper towels: some people may attempt to replace toilet paper with paper towels in dire times, but paper towels will do more harm than good.

It's easy to go on about any task without considering the consequences; however, you should know that it will end up costing you much more in the end, especially if it causes significant damage to your plumbing system.

Your plumbing system is one of the most important aspects of your home. You don't want it to be something you have to worry about because you made the decision to dump and flush just about anything down the drain.

When you run into issues, having an experienced Denver plumber should be your top priority. A professional can come out to your home, determine what the issue is, and help you find the solution that works best for you.

At High 5 Plumbing, we have the skills, experience, and knowledge to help you get past this problem and get your home working like new. If there's one thing you can be sure of, hiring us means you can flush your worries away.