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Flushing Errant Items Down a Toilet Can Create Huge Plumbing Disasters

Jan 20

A plumber in New York recently needed to make repairs in a man's house. The plumber ended up opening the pipes under the house and found something he'd never seen before. Finding prized jewelry worth thousands of dollars happens almost every day by plumbing experts across the country. 

From Toys to Towels most Plumbers Can Share Stories About What Got Flushed Down a Toilet

When plumbers do work in homes and businesses they're often sent to remove objects that shouldn't be flushed down a toilet.

The plumber couldn't believe what he discovered, but it wasn't until after the plumber had removed the destroyed items that he realized he'd stumbled upon something far worse than an errant toy or cloth towel. What was discovered may well have ended up clogging toilets for homeowners and business owners throughout New York.

Cherished Family Treasures Like Jewelry, Rings, Watches, and Wallets have all ended in the Sewage Line

While plumbers can typically joke about flushable items that get stuck down the drain, thanks to plumbing pipe cameras plumbers are now dealing with a reality they never could have imagined. People are actually flushing cherished family treasures - like jewelry, rings, watches and wallets - down the toilet.

As if it's not bad enough for plumbers to contemplate their customers' unwillingness to see junk mail for what it is, plumbers across the country are also expressing disbelief that people are flushing other objects that should never end up in sewage lines or septic tanks. The latest example was discovered by plumber who used snaking equipment to remove debris from the pipes under a house in Ohio.

What plumber when he removed destroyed items may well have ended up clogging toilets for homeowners and business owners throughout New York. The plumber couldn't believe what he discovered, but it wasn't until after the plumber had removed the destroyed items that he realized he'd stumbled upon something far worse than an errant toy or cloth towel.

Clogged Toilets and Drains Can Lead To Flooding Disasters Causing Water Damage in Homes and Businesses Alike

Water will find the path of least resistance, if there is a clog ahead, expect the water to find an escape route, even if it's not an ideal path.

Clogged Toilets & Drains Keep Plumbers Working 24/7 All Year Round

Water-backed-up plumbers discover such places in basements and underground parking lots, plumbers deal plumber back up water damage caused by clogged toilets and drains. Wet carpeting, flooring, walls and ceilings can lead to thousands of dollars in damages.