14 Things you Should Never Put Down the Drain

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Items to Avoid Putting Down the Garbage Disposal

To avoid clogging your pipes, never put the following items down the garbage disposal (whether it is the holidays or any time of year):

  1. Fats, Grease & Oils

  2. Potato and onion peels

  3. Fibrous vegetables (i.e. celery, pumpkin, carrots, etc)

  4. Poultry skin

  5. Bones

  6. Eggshells

  7. Coffee Grounds

Items to Avoid Flushing Down the Drain

If you are having visitors, the demand on your plumbing system does not just rest in the kitchen. More showers are being taken and more toilets are being flushed. Remember to avoid flushing the following items down the drain.

  1. Flushable Wipes – While the wipes you purchased may say they are “flushable”, that does not mean they actually are. The material used does not break down in the pipes the same way as regular toilet paper, which means they will eventually build up and cause your pipes to clog.

  2. Cotton Balls

  3. Cotton Swabs

  4. Cleansing cloths

  5. Dental Floss

  6. Make Up Products

  7. Household fluids

Call Home Assist For Service Today!

If your drains are already draining slow, they are probably already partially clogged and could cause some issues this holiday season. Home Assist plumbing recommends getting your drains cleared and looked at. There are several DIY drain clearing tips such as breaking out the stake but if you are unsuccessful and your drains are still clogged, it is time to call in Home Assist plumbing experts.

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