15 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet
Don’t think you can flush these things and your toilet will continue to flush properly
If you think you’re releasing your goldfish back to the wild when you flush it down the toilet, think again. You’re most likely killing it within a couple of minutes because of the way city water is treated.
Releasing a goldfish into a pond or a lake isn’t any better. It’s actually a terrible thing for ecosystems. Goldfish in Minnesota are threatening marsh habitats and have grown to the size of dinner plates.
Did you know you should also flush your water heater? Yep, once a year is recommended.
Bleach can react with other substances in your pipes and create a dangerous situation. The reaction can create fumes and clog pipes. Ammonia and bleach should never be mixed.
Most people know it’s a bad idea to pour grease down your kitchen sink. It’s equally important not to do it in the toilet. Warm grease runs down your drain until it cools in the pipe, where it congeals to start forming a clog. Then other stuff gets stuck in it, and before you know it you’ve got a major clog.