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Can You Flush It? An Interactive Quiz on What You Can and Can’t Flush Down Your Toilet


humorous illustration with toilet lid open and the text "please remain seated for the entire performance" superimposed over it

Question: How much do you know about your own throne?


While toilets provide us with an often-underappreciated ability to remove our waste, we can sometimes take them for granted. For instance, attempting to flush certain products — instead of throwing them in the trash — can lead to significant problems. In fact, not only can flushing the wrong items down your toilet cause clogs, but it can also lead to issues with your septic system as well as contaminating the water system and causing environmental damage. 

Toilet Repair Services

At Keep Smiling Plumbing, we provide comprehensive plumbing repair services throughout east Atlanta and want you to know exactly what you can flush and what you can’t, especially when it comes to items like:

  • Flushable wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Dental floss
  • Kitty litter
  • Cotton balls
  • Paper towels and tissues 
  • And more

Some of these items simply don’t break down in the water; others can cause substantial problems for your sewer system and other serious plumbing issues. So, if you’re wondering what you can and what you can’t flush down the toilet, sit right down and take this quiz to find out and test your knowledge. Good luck!

Remember, if you get stuck, reach out to us for professional drain cleaning services!

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