Keep These Items Out of Your Bathroom Drains

White bathroom sink and stainless steel drain with hair clippings in the sink basin.

These Items Should Never Go Down the Drain

If you're like most homeowners, you probably don't think about your bathroom drains until something goes wrong. And when something does go wrong - a clog or backup - it can be a real hassle to fix. In this blog, the Mr. Rooter Plumbing team will discuss some items that should not go down your bathroom drains.

“Flushable” Products

One of the most common things that homeowners allow down their bathroom drains is "flushable" products. These are products that are sometimes advertised as being safe to flush, such as wipes, diapers, and sanitary pads. However, just because a product is advertised as being flushable does not mean that it is. Many of these products do not break down in water the way that toilet paper does. As a result, they can cause major clogs in your bathroom drains.

Small Items

As you go about your bathroom routine, you may not even realize some items flowing down your drain. Things like nail clippings, hair, floss, and contact lenses can easily slip by unnoticed. While they may seem harmless, all of these items can get tangled up in your pipes and cause a major blockage over time.

Contaminating Items

Did you know that some items can do more than clog your pipes if poured down the drain? Medicine, kitty litter, paint, and other chemically-filled liquids can contaminate the water supply and cause serious harm to both people and animals. For the safety of yourself and others, dispose of these products elsewhere.

What Can Go Down Drains?

If you're wondering what you can do to keep your bathroom drains clear, the best thing to do is to only flush toilet paper and human waste. Everything else should be thrown in the trash.

If you have a clog or backup in your bathroom drains, give Mr. Rooter Plumbing a call us for a quick and effective fix!