How to avoid a clogged toilet
Following items should not be flushed or put down the drain:
Disposable Wipes & Personal Hygiene Items:
This includes baby wipes, personal hygiene wipes, cleaning cloths, pads,
tampons (and applicators), dental floss, condoms, mop cloths and mop pads.
Even many products labeled as “flushable” may cause clogs.
Grease becomes hard in sewer pipes, causing them to block and overflow sewage into the
environment. Wipe up small amounts of grease with a paper towel and put it in your organics/food scraps bin.
Put food scraps in your organics food scraps bin!
Paint, Oil, Chemicals or Medication:
Find a ‘Take Back’ program; search “Metro Vancouver Recycles”
Hair: Hair is one of the top clogging agents in our sewers. Who knew?
Often things can fall off shelves or cabinets close by the toilet: To avoid accidental drowning
of items make sure you keep the toilet lid closed all the times.
Another reason to close the toilet lid is a phenomenon known as a “toilet plume”.
When you flush a toilet, the swirling water that removes your waste from the bowl also mixes with small particles of
that waste, shooting aerosolized human waste into the air. So it’s probably a good idea to store your “mouth related”
items in the cabinet. “Make sure your cups and toothbrushes are tucked away.”