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Some Things You Shouldn’t Flush

Treating Your Toilet Like a Garbage Can Be a Costly Mistake

You might think that you can dispose of anything in the toilet, but there are some things you shouldn’t flush. Some people treat their toilet like it’s a garbage can. But the only things you should really flush are human waste and toilet paper. There are many products that we flush that are harmful to the septic system and the environment. In this month’s blog, Kamzik Septic Service highlights some things you shouldn’t flush in your toilet. We’ve seen the aftermath of things that people shouldn’t be flushing, including:


  • Plastics
  • Paper Towels
  • Facial Tissues
  • Sanitary Napkins
  • Tampons
  • Dental Floss
  • Hair
  • Strong Pharmaceuticals
  • Disposable Diapers
  • Condoms
  • Kitty Litter
  • Flushable Wipes
  • Food Scraps
  • Coffee Grinds
  • Cooking Oil
  • Trash



Don’t Flush Your Non-Biodegradable Tampons

You might be surprised, but you definitely shouldn’t flush tampons or other feminine hygiene products. Tampons don’t break down like toilet paper does. Feminine hygiene products are non-biodegradable. They absorb water and expand when you flush them. When you flush tampons, you compromise the pipes. In the end, you might need our 24-hour emergency services in Johnstown, PA, and surrounding areas.



Throw Your Baby’s Diapers in the Trash Instead of Flushing

Flushing your baby’s disposable diapers seems like a quick and painless way to get rid of the diaper. But it’s inflicting pain on your septic system and, ultimately, your bank account. Diapers are highly absorbent, non-biodegradable, and will clog your sewer lines. Our team at Kamzik Septic Service has found that it’s very difficult to unclog lines with diapers in them. The diapers expand when they’re flushed, leading to major blockages. We suggest shaking out the waste in the toilet and throwing the diaper in the trash.



The Toughness and Durability of Paper Towels Create Problems

Paper towels appear be perfect to flush down a toilet because they’re not that different than toilet paper. But the truth is that paper towels don’t break down like toilet paper does. You’ve seen the commercials where paper towel companies promote the toughness and durability of their products. That’s great for cleaning up messes around the house, but they’re awful for septic systems. When you want to throw paper towels away, choose the trash can instead of the toilet.


Contact Kamzik Septic Service at (814) 322-1966 when you have something clogging your septic system. You might have to talk to our team today about some things you shouldn’t flush.