Maintaining a healthy and functional plumbing system in Idaho can sometimes be challenging, especially when improper waste disposal is involved.

Day after day, Idahoans flush items down the toilet or sink that ultimately lead to blockages, poor drainage, and problematic sewage backups. These plumbing issues are not only inconvenient, they can also be expensive.

⬇️Scroll on for a look at what Idahoans should stop flushing immediately!

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4 Tips to Avoid Plumbing Problems

The importance of proper waste disposal in Idaho's plumbing systems cannot and should not be underestimated. Here are some tips to avoid plumbing issues:

  1. Use a trash can for anything that does not belong in the toilet, including wet wipes, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and dental floss.
  2. Install catchers on sink drains to trap hair, soap, and other debris before it clogs the pipes.
  3. Dispose of cooking oil and grease properly by letting them cool and pouring them into a sealed container before placing them in the trash.
  4. Avoid using chemical drain cleaners as they can damage pipes and be harmful to the environment.

Proper waste disposal is essential to maintaining the integrity of Idaho's plumbing systems. By following the tips outlined above, Idaho residents can avoid many of the common plumbing issues caused by improper waste disposal.

Remember, it's important to educate yourself and others on proper waste disposal practices to keep your plumbing system in good working order while avoiding costly repairs down the road. Let's all do our part to keep Idaho's plumbing system healthy and functional.

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