Your toilet can handle just about anything you throw at it, so why not use it to get rid of trash? Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Sure, it can handle most human excrement, but your toilet AND your plumbing system were not designed to handle everyday garbage. For this reason, having a trash can in every single bathroom is an absolute MUST.
Why You Need A Trash Can
Everyone makes trash, some may produce more than others, but that doesn’t mean you can avoid placing a garbage can in the bathroom.
Although it may seem trivial at first, flushing items down the toilet instead of throwing them away in the proper place can cause huge issues.
Toilet paper is the only non-human product, or byproduct, that should be flushed. It’s made to break down when wet, but things like plastic, cardboard, or regular paper do not degrade.
Tossing just one item in the toilet instead of in the garbage may not appear to be a big issue, but over time, trash can build up in the pipes. You’ve probably seen how even too much toilet paper can make the water back up in the bowl, so just imagine what other items can do inside the pipes.
What Can Happen If You Flush Trash?
All of the sinks, showers, bathtubs, and toilets in your home could eventually begin to back up and result in a huge plumbing bill.
Plumbing is expensive, and every time you flush a piece of trash down the toilet instead of throwing it in the garbage can, you increase your risk of needing to call a plumber in to get things flowing again.
How To Prevent The Desire To Flush Trash
It’s as simple as placing a plastic bin in each restroom. You can find them in just about any thrift store, home and craft store, supermarket or hardware store and if you can’t find one that matches your taste, you can always shop online. This tiny investment will go a very long way.
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