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4 Things to Never Put Down the Drain

4 Things to Never Put Down the Drain

The majority of clogged drains come from what you put in them. Let’s take a look at five things you should never put down your drain.

Kitty Litter

Even “flushable” cat litter should not go down your drains, ever. For a long time, cat litter has been known to cause clog drains, and even worse, create major problems for septic systems. Cat little can also collect bacteria from your cat’s feces, which can find its way into the water supply, and threaten the wellbeing of animals such as sea otters.

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Though eggshells may seem harmless, eggshells can break down and gather in your drain over time, sticking to grease, fat, and other oily substances. This in turn creates thick globs that clog your pipes.

Grease & Oil

Never pour grease or oil down the drain in your kitchen. These two types of materials become stuck to the walls of your pipes. This will cause moderate to severe drain blockages in your home.

Avoid disposing of bacon grease, meat fat, and other types of substances down your drain. We offer emergency drain cleaning and plumbing services to households in Hamden, Hartford, Bristol, New Haven, and other surrounding areas of Connecticut.

Paper Towels

You may think papery substances, such as paper towels and cotton, will dissolve easily, but that’s not the case. Paper towels are created to be absorbent, which makes them susceptible to drain clogs.

Read about more items that should NEVER go down your garbage disposal or drain