Champion Plumbing Advises Oklahoma City Homeowners On What Not To Flush

Some commonly used household products can clog pipes and introduce contaminants into the water supply

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Champion sanitary, a leading provider of plumbing services to the Oklahoma City area, urges homeowners to carefully monitor what they flush down the toilet to keep their pipes and the local water supply clean and clear.

Flushing many household products down the toilet can cause major problems for your home and even contribute to public health and safety risks.

Flushing many household products down the toilet can cause major problems for your home and even contribute to public health and safety risks.

“Many people think that the toilet is a universal disposal system, but unfortunately that is not true,” said Brent Harpole, co-owner of Champion Plumbing. “Bathroom pipes are designed to handle waste and toilet paper, and flushing everything else can cause major problems for your home and even contribute to public health and safety risks.”

Harpole reminds local residents to avoid anything not specifically designed for it, including many products marketed as flushable. Some of the most common problematic items are:

  • “Flushable” Wipes: Most products labeled “flushable,” including wipes and diaper liners, are not safe for plumbing. These products do not dissolve like TP and can cause severe clogs and backups.

  • Cat Litter: Even biodegradable “flushable” litter is designed to absorb moisture, so some varieties can still clump and clog pipes. Cat waste can also transmit the dangerous parasitic disease toxoplasma to the water supply, endangering marine life.

  • medication: Unlike other items on this list, pills will dissolve. But the chemicals released make their way into the local water supply and nearby rivers, lakes and oceans, potentially causing serious environmental and health consequences.

  • Personal stuff: Bathroom care and hygiene products such as cotton balls, swabs, bandages and dental floss will clump and build up in plumbing pipes, potentially slowing or blocking water flow. In addition, many of these items contain plastic, which should never end up in the water supply.

“It may seem like a small thing, but occasionally flushing a cotton swab or paper towel can turn out to be an expensive and inconvenient habit,” Harpole said. “By breaking that habit, your home plumbing system can perform as intended and extend the life of your pipes. It also reduces the risk of contamination, which not only helps protect you and your family from potential health and environmental impacts. the environment, but also helps protect your neighbors.”

Call (405) 889-1318 or visit for more information on maintaining your plumbing system https://callthechamps.com.

About Champion Plumbing
Champion Plumbing started in 2015 and is led by the husband-wife duo of Leslie and Brent Harpole. Champion provides sanitation and water quality services to residents of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and surrounding areas. The team specializes in water heating services, drain cleaning, waste disposal, water filtration systems and backflow repair. The company is committed to giving back to the local community and helping them with their sanitation needs.

CONTACT: Heather Ripley, Ripley PR, (865) 977-1973, hripley@ripleypr.com

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