Be Careful What You Flush | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Be Careful What You Flush | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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With Hernando’s parks closed, it can be difficult to find a place to get a bit of fresh air and exercise these days to get away from all the bad news. And it’s not just news about the coronavirus that’s everywhere. There’s also news about toilet paper and the problems that have resulted from the toilet paper shortage.

It’s not only the shortage of toilet paper as some people have been hoarding it. It’s what’s happening to homeowners’ and public plumbing systems when others are forced to use substitutes, like wipes, paper towels, or tissues.

A story in the Washington Times noted that the Environmental Protection Agency issued a statement Monday urging Americans to flush only toilet paper, not disinfected wipes or other items, to protect the nation’s wastewater management infrastructure.

“Flushing only toilet paper helps ensure that the toilets, plumbing, sewer systems and septic systems will continue working properly to safely manage our nation’s wastewater,” said the EPA statement.

Yes, that’s right, the nation’s plumbing is getting clogged up because paper towels, facial tissues, and wipes (even the ones that say they’re flushable) don’t disintegrate as fast as toilet paper. The result is that they ball up and get tangled up with other things in homeowners’ and public sewage pipes and form a clog.

If you can’t find toilet paper, your best option is to toss the substitute in the trash. Just don’t flush it.

Of course, no matter how careful you are, sometimes you do get clogs in your home’s pipes that, no matter how hard you try, you can’t get rid of. That’s the time to call Billy the Sunshine Plumber. 

Billy the Sunshine Plumber has been the go-to company for drain cleaning since opening almost 100 years ago in 1924. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is the trusted plumber of choice in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties where he is available 24/7/365. Days, nights, weekends, holidays, anytime – Billy the Sunshine Plumber is always here for you.

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