Why You Should Never Flush Feminine Products

Why You Should Never Flush Feminine Products

We all know that the proper way to dispose of feminine products is in the trash can, not the toilet. However, many people still flush pads and tampons down the toilet. After all, it’s just water, right?


Flushing feminine products down the toilet is one of the worst things you can do for your plumbing and your wallet. Let’s look at a few reasons you should never flush your feminine products down the toilet.

Can Clog Your Pipes

Feminine products are one of the leading causes of sewer line blockages. Tampons, pads, and panty liners are absorbent materials that expand when wet. When flushed down the toilet, these products can quickly cause a clog in your pipes.

Can Damage Your Toilet

When feminine products go down the toilet, they can cause severe damage in your bathroom. The absorbent materials in these products can absorb the water in your toilet bowl, causing the bowl to crack. In addition, your toilet trap can catch the products, causing the bowl to overflow.

Can Be Expensive To Remove

If you accidentally flush a feminine product down your toilet, you can expect to pay a pretty penny to remove it. Plumbers will try to clear the blockage with a plunger first, but if that doesn’t work, they’ll have to use a snake or other specialized equipment.

Some places that deal with this issue often are businesses like restaurants, where people flush feminine products down the toilets without much regard. Contact a commercial plumbing contractor in case of a public restroom blockage.

Overall, it’s important to think twice about flushing your feminine products down the toilet. You can save yourself a lot of money and headaches by just throwing them in the trash instead.

It’s not worth the risk to your plumbing or your wallet. Remember, the trash can is your friend regarding feminine products.

If you find yourself with a clogged toilet or sewer line, contact Fletcher’s Plumbing & Contracting. We can help you clear the blockage and get your plumbing back in working order. Our experience and knowledge of the latest technology and equipment allow us to quickly and efficiently remove any clogs, no matter how big or small.