Do you know what you can and can’t flush down a toilet? Why does that question matter? It’s because every year, items are flushed down the toilet, and the result is costly repairs or even environmental damage. It might be easy to think that your toilet conveniently gets rid of things to some undisclosed location, but in most cases, you will personally experience the side effects of what goes down the toilet. Just like most appliances, you should only use the toilet for what it was made for, which is waste and toilet paper. Even things like tissues and paper towel can do damage, since they aren’t made to break apart in water like toilet paper is.

You should make sure your whole family is on the same page, since a clogged pipe or a septic tank issue could cost you dearly. This could easily be avoided by showing care when deciding whether to flush or not to flush.