Top 5 Things to not put Down the Drain in 2023

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As we enter the year 2023, it’s important to remember that some things simply don’t belong down the drain. Not only can they cause damage to your plumbing system, but they can also harm the environment. Here are the top 5 things you should avoid putting down the drain in 2023!

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Grease and cooking oil

When you cook with oil or grease, it’s important to dispose of it properly. Pouring it down the drain can cause serious problems, as the oil and grease will solidify and clog your pipes. Instead, pour it into a container and dispose of it in the trash.


Flushing medications down the toilet can have serious environmental consequences. The chemicals in the medications can end up in our waterways and harm wildlife. Instead, look for a local medication take-back program or dispose of them in the bin.

Wet Wipes

Wet wipes may seem harmless, but they can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. Unlike toilet paper, which breaks down in water, wet wipes are designed to stay intact. This means they can easily cause blockages and backups in your pipes. Instead, dispose of them in the bin.

Chemical Cleaners

While chemical cleaners may be effective at removing dirt and grime, they can also be harmful to your plumbing and the environment. When you pour them down the drain, they can corrode your pipes and cause damage to your septic system. Instead, opt for natural cleaners or use chemical cleaners sparingly and according to the instructions.

Food scraps

While it may be tempting to rinse your plates and bowls in the sink, food scraps should not go down the drain. Even small particles can accumulate over time and cause blockages. Instead, scrape your plates into the trash or compost bin before washing them.

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