When it comes to disposing of waste in the bathroom, it’s important to know what you can and cannot flush down the toilet. Many people may wonder whether it’s safe to flush paper towels, especially if they’re running low on toilet paper. However, it’s important to note that paper towels are not designed to break down in water the same way that toilet paper is. Flushing paper towels can cause blockages in your plumbing system and even result in expensive repairs. So, the short answer is no, you should not flush paper towels down the toilet. There is a list of common things you should NOT flush down a toilet.
Paper towels are typically made from wood pulp, which is much denser and stronger than the fibers used to make toilet paper. When paper towels are flushed, they can get caught in your pipes and create blockages. Unlike toilet paper, which is designed to break down easily in water, paper towels can take a long time to break down or even fail to break down at all. This can cause serious issues in your plumbing system and can be a costly problem to fix.
In addition to causing blockages, flushing paper towels can also have negative impacts on the environment. When paper towels end up in waterways, they can cause harm to aquatic life and contribute to pollution. It’s important to dispose of paper towels properly in the trash, rather than flushing them down the toilet.
So, what should you do if you accidentally flush a paper towel down the toilet? First, don’t panic. It’s possible that the paper towel will pass through your plumbing system without causing any issues. However, if you notice any signs of a blockage, such as slow draining water or gurgling sounds, it’s important to call a professional plumber right away. Trying to fix the issue yourself can often make the problem worse and end up costing you more in repairs.
What happens if you accidently get something else in your toilet, like a child’s toy? Quite often we are able to talk folks through simple moves they can do. Sometimes, it’s more involved than that in order to remove the item.
Dispose in Trash Can
Paper towels should never be flushed down the toilet. It’s important to dispose of them properly in the trash to avoid costly plumbing issues and negative impacts on the environment.
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