Knowing what you can and CANNOT put down your drains can save you the time and pain of having a clog. Although it may be easier to wash things down your drains than properly dispose of them, it will only exacerbate your drain pain. Our Red Cap Family has formulated a quick list of things to NOT put down the drain. Keep reading to see what they are!
When you dispose of paint down the drain, you’re impacting not only your drain pipes but also your water supply. There is no need to dispose of your extra paint because municipalities have hazardous waste centers. Tampa’s hazardous waste collection can be found here.
It’s important to not put your unused or unwanted medicine down your home’s drains. The majority of water treatment plants don’t remove medicine, and as a result, it contaminates the public water supply. Medicine can also impact aquatic species and contaminate the food supply.
Cotton balls can expand within your home’s pipes and will eventually lead to a clog. Make sure to properly dispose of cotton balls, sanitary napkins, wet wipes, and paper towels in a waste bin. The only thing that should be flushed is toilet paper - PERIOD.
Even with a garbage disposal, it’s not a good idea to dispose of your fruit pits in your kitchen sink. Disposal blades aren’t sharp enough to grind down fruit pits. An eco-friendly alternative is to compost your fruit pit remains.
You should always dispose of flour in your garbage. Flour coagulates when mixed with water and can easily harden inside your kitchen drains. Anyone who has dabbled in baking knows how sticky flour can be so it’s safe to keep it out of your drains!
These are just a few things you should keep out of your drains to keep them pain-free! If you need assistance restoring the flow to your home, our Red Cap Family is here to help! We are ready to bring you and your family back to comfort. Give our team a call today to schedule an appointment!