Many household products should not go down the drain because they can cause environmental damage as well as potential damage to your plumbing. One of the most common products discarded in the drain that should not is health and beauty products. This includes certain kinds of exfoliating scrubs, moisturizers, nails, antibacterial cleansers, sunscreens, and soaps as these products could have trouble breaking down in water or could cause harmful mutations to the wildlife. Make sure to check out the labels carefully before disposing of them and look for ones with no harmful substances. You could even opt-in for all-natural or organic alternatives when shopping for cosmetics or health products. If you are interested in checking out more examples of what not to put down your drain, check out the infographic provided below. It covers 4 groups of products that are commonly disposed of in the drain and provides eco-friendly disposal alternatives.
Infographic created by Tunnel Vision Pipeline Services.