A Closer Look Into Why Flushing Food Down The Toilet Is Far From Ideal!
Have you ever walked through to the kitchen with left-overs on your plate/plates and been tempted to flush them down the toilet?
Many of us despise the smell of a full dustbin in the kitchen and will try to avoid it at all costs. However, don’t be tempted to flush food down the toilet! In fact, avoid it at all costs!
Why shouldn’t we flush food down the toilet though?
Toilet pipes are wide enough to carry human waste, but not food waste. Toilets are made to dispose of water, toilet paper and human waste and nothing else. Flushing food down the toilet will cause it to back up and clog your toilet as food waste does not break down.
Flushing small bits of food periodically will not seriously damage your toilet but is not ideal.
Here are some guidelines to flushing food if you REALLY must…
Looking for an alternative to flushing food down the toilet?
However, if you made the choice to flush food down your toilet, call us as soon as efficiency of your drain is compromised. You will start to notice that your sinks and drains start to drain slower and there might even be a complete blockage. Please phone us before that stage as prevention is always better than cure!
What is a Fatberg?
A Fatberg is generally an accumulation of fatty food substances that have solidified with other solids in the underground sewerage system, which can cause major blockages in a town or a city’s sewerage system.
Are you having problems with a blocked toilet?
Have you recently flushed food down the toilet and are now experiencing a blockage? If so, contact us today to have our team of professional plumbers assess your toilet before matters get any worse.