Lifting the lid on plumbers' secrets
Plumbers give us the scoop on clogged pipes, do-it-yourself plumbing repair, and more!
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Don’t trust the “flushable” label
Don’t flush floss, tampons, or even so-called “flushable” wipes. They don’t break down like toilet paper does and can come back to haunt you later. “Toilets are more water-efficient now than they were 20 years ago, so there sometimes isn’t enough volume in the flush to force debris down,” says Marcin Wroblewski, president of ExpressRooter Plumbing. “An object will get lodged in the trap and cause blockage when waste builds up days later.”