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5 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Drain

5 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Drain

Your poor sink gets some pretty bad treatment at times. Think about it, you’re rinsing dirty dinner dishes – surely it won’t do any harm if you chuck some old food scraps down the sink? Maybe you’ve deep fried some amazing meat and you feel tempted to tip the old oil down the sink. Before you introduce any foreign substances into your plumbing system, stop and think. These little judgement lapses could turn into potentially huge issues.

With this in mind, take a look at these 8 things you should never put down your drain:

  1. Oils

As you might imagine, oils just don’t do well in your plumbing system. These include oily substances you may not have considered such as mayo, salad dressings and condiments. Of course, olive oil and cooking oil are a no no too.

  1. Grease

Never put melted or even cooked fat or skin from meats down the drain. Remember that gravy often contains grease too!

  1. Fats

It’s a very bad idea to put lard, butter, nut butters, ice cream, cheese and anything else that’s similar down your drain.

  1. Flushable Cat Litter

“Flushable” cat litter isn’t technically great for your drains as it causes blocks and can wreck septic systems. Additionally, cat faeces can contain parasites that may not get destroyed via water treatment and can threaten marine life.

  1. Paper Towels

Yes, they’re biodegradable but that doesn’t mean that paper towels won’t still block up your pipes. Compost them instead.

Thankfully, if you do discover any issues with your plumbing system, you can always count on Baywood Plumbing and Gas to do the job! Baywood is the go-to company for toilet repair Perth-wide. They’re the local experts in plumbing repair Perth. Give them a call for more details on 0418 922 906.

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