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Today’s society uses a large volume of convenient products which are labeled as “flushable”. However, these items do not fully break down. They're actually the leading cause of blockages.
To find out how "flushable" items can come back to haunt you, check out TheClog.ca.
Take leftover medications to a pharmacy for safe disposal.
Pouring fats, oils or grease down the drain also contribute to clogging the sewer system. They tend to solidify on both the private property wastewater lines and the main sewer lines. Residents can help prevent clogs from forming by:
Common FOGS are: Food scraps, meat fats, lard, cooking oil, butter and margarine, sauces and dressings.
Although it seems like there’s nothing a garburator can’t do, not everything should be put down the disposal. It is only meant to help dispose of certain biodegradable food. If used improperly it can be the cause of clogged pipes.
What not to put through the garburator: