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Things to Avoid Putting Down Your Drains and Toilets

Sometimes, it’s all-to-convenient to toss items down a garbage disposal or toilet and watch it wash away. However, plumbing systems are delicate and only designed to handle water and perhaps a few select other things. Anything else forced to go down the drain could create a mess and make the sink, shower, toilet, or other drain unusable for hours or days.

Most plumbers generally agree on the items that should never be sent down a drain or toilet. Below is a partial list of the things that plumbers say cause them the most headaches.

Things not to put down a garbage disposal:

  • Grease of any kind
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Rice
  • Eggshells
  • Meal leftovers (scrape dishes over a bag and throw away the excess food – don’t put it down the garbage disposal)

Things not to put down a toilet:

  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes
  • Dental floss
  • Feminine products
  • Basically, plumbers say only three things should go down the toilet, and the third thing is toilet paper.

The maintenance team and leasing staff at The Quarters Apartment Homes is happy to advise our residents whenever they have questions about what items are safe for our plumbing systems. We are also happy to help anyone looking for a home to learn more about our Lady Lake, FL, apartments. Contact our leasing office today to hear about our various floorplans and to take a guided tour of our community.