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Can you Flush Food Down the Toilet?

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Even though it appears that you can, the actual answer is no! Flushed Food Scraps can clog your sewer line and back raw sewage into your home. Food doesn’t break down as easily and quickly as human waste and toilet paper, the only two things that should ever be flushed down a toilet. Contact The Pipe Doctor | Plumbers Cape Cod

Flushing food waste down your toilet is a terrible practice and should be discouraged; however, there are other alternatives to food disposal.

Buying too much food and throwing it away is a common 1st world problem. Especially with the fall and winter holidays, when families gather, there are always tons of leftovers. Instead of flushing them down the toilet and risking septic flooding, consider some of these alternatives:

You can donate to homeless shelters or save your food leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer. They can serve a million other purposes

Unwanted cooking fats and soup can be packaged in plastic cans or leak-proof bags and thrown in the trash.

Consider putting smelly food waste like fish skins, decayed meat, and others in the freezer until it’s picked up, or take it to the dump.

About 100% of food waste can be composted. Find out if your city supports composting and participate in the program.

Do you have a clogged toilet?

Have you flushed so much food scraps down the toilet, causing a blockage? This is the best time to call The Pipe Doctor. 

Call 508-775-6670

cmurphy@plumberscapecod.com

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