Most Wanted: Drain Clogging Offenders

Anything that flows down your sink or flushed down your toilet could harm your plumbing. Check out common drain-clogging offenders.

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Everything that goes down your sink, or is flushed down the toilet, poses a threat to your plumbing and sewer lines. Below is a comprehensive list of the most common drain-clogging offenders:

  • Flushable Wipes
  • Hair
  • Grease
  • Cotton Swabs/Cotton Balls
  • Plastic or Latex Items
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Cigarette Filters
  • Trash
  • Kitchen Waste (i.e. Veggie peels, pasta, lettuce, ground coffee, etc.)
  • Dental Floss
  • Kitty Litter
  • Washer Lint
  • Needles
  • Tree Roots

Cleaning All Your Drains

Below are a few simple yet effective steps for you to take to ensure the protection of your sewer and drain lines.

  • Use a wastebasket when disposing of hair, cotton swabs, plastic & latex items, cigarette butts, personal hygiene products, wipes – even the ones labeled as “flushable” or “disposable,” and other trash.
  • Wipe grease from pots, pans, & dishes with a paper towel. Then, place the greasy paper towel in the wastebasket.
  • Use a wastebasket for kitchen waste.
  • Install a lint catcher on the washing machine.

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