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10 Things Never to Flush Down the Toilet

Bob Vila Logo By Glenda Taylor of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 12: Whether due to the last of the toilet paper being used up or a moment of forgetfulness (or laziness), every so often homeowners flush something they shouldn’t—something that wasn't designed to disintegrate as well. When the "unsinkable" happens, they're left with an unwelcome mess, a visit from the plumber, and a hefty bill. Even if it doesn't cause the toilet to overflow immediately, you may be harming your home's pipes in the process and contributing to an even bigger problem in the local sewer system. Avoid all that inconvenience and damage by making sure you never flush these 10 things down the toilet. Related: 5 Most Common Toilet Troubles and How to Fix Them

Do Not Flush

Whether due to the last of the toilet paper being used up or a moment of forgetfulness (or laziness), every so often homeowners flush something they shouldn’t—something that wasn't designed to disintegrate as well. When the "unsinkable" happens, they're left with an unwelcome mess, a visit from the plumber, and a hefty bill. Even if it doesn't cause the toilet to overflow immediately, you may be harming your home's pipes in the process and contributing to an even bigger problem in the local sewer system. Avoid all that inconvenience and damage by making sure you never flush these 10 things down the toilet.

Related: 5 Most Common Toilet Troubles and How to Fix Them

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