A number of sewerage and water companies in the UK are campaigning at this moment in time to educate people on what should and shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet as waste. This is because these 4-inch wide waste water drains are only made to hygienically get rid of toilet roll and human waste, nothing else.
Personal items disposed of through the drainage system can cause blockages which often results in pollution problems affecting your home, garden, neighbourhood and even rivers and beaches. However, many people still do this on a daily basis and it only increases the chances of flooding, which would mean expensive drain repairs.
Sanitary waste should therefore not be flushed down the toilet, but instead, you need to dispose of these items by placing them in a bin bag, along with the rest of your rubbish.
If you did have to call out a drainage contractor to sort out a blocked pipe which has flooded your house, just remember that this could have been avoided with just a bit of attention paid to what is allowed to pass through your drains. It is important that you look out for signs of any problems with the drains and if you spot anything, get in touch with the experts before the situation gets worse.