Flushing your food in the toilet – read why it’s a big no-no!

Almost half of the people facing problems in their sewage system admit that they have the habit of flushing their food down the toilet. Well, it seems easier than carefully discarding all the food waste in the bags and putting it in your garbage bins. And some of you find it difficult to store the garbage bins with food waste in your kitchen until the time of its disposal. But let us tell you, disposing of this food waste in your toilet isn’t the best thing to do. In fact, it can be the worst way out!

Why shouldn't you dispose of your food waste in the toilets?

Even a plumber in West Auckland from Best Home Services instructs you not to discard your food wastes in the toilet. And you better listen to them, for they have immense experience of handling such problems for years and solid know-how about how problematic this situation can be. And if you want the reasons for this disapproval, then read on:

  • Your pipes aren’t designed for food disposal — Most of the pipes of the toilets are directly connected to your sewage system. And these are specifically designed for the toilet purpose only. The food scraps can cause major issues in these pipelines. The moment you flush the food here, it causes havoc in this system and you have to bear the severe consequences.
  • Some food items are major sewage blockers — There are some types of food items like oil, butter, bacon, etc. which directly clog the sewage system. Since they are extra thick and too oily, they often freeze and form a thick layer in the pipes that blocks the entire line. And this blockage is the reason for your overflowing toilets later.
  • Some food items take time to decompose — If you think just flushing the food down the drain finishes the job, then you’re very much wrong. These wastes often settle down in your sewage system and construct a mountain here. Why? Because these items take all the time in the world to decompose. Obviously, this lets your sewage system get blocked seriously.
  • Some food items double in size with water — There are some food items like oats that have this tendency to double in size the moment they come in contact with water. Well, this increases the mess in your drainage system, and you’ll have to bear the blocked toilets because of these items.
  • Sewage maintenance is no cheap job — We will give you one strong reason not to flush your food down the toilet. It is that the sewage system’s maintenance takes lots of money. And if you are hard in luck, then these food items settle down even in your septic system corrupting the entire plumbing and septic area. Imagine the expense you have to bear because of it. So, isn't it wise to opt for the easier method than flushing the food down the toilet and bear all these expenses?

These reasons are really strong and point out only in one direction - never ever flush the food waste in your toilet. You can try keeping your bin outdoors in covered bins if you are not comfortable with the smell coming from the disposable bags in your kitchen.

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