Many common household items can create issues with your drain if flushed down. While these items might appear out of sight they can build up and block pipes leading to an expensive plumbing bill. One of the most common items accidentally poured down the drain is grease, fat, and oil. That said, these fat and oil buildups cause about 47% of the up to 36,000 sewer overflows in the U.S annually. Additionally, coffee grounds and eggshells should not be disposed of in the drain because they can clump together and create blockages. Not disposing of household items properly can also damage the surrounding environment.
If you are interested in learning about a few more products that cannot go down your drain check out the accompanying resource below. It even provides eco-friendly alternatives to dispose of some of the most common household items that get disposed of down the drain.
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