Vomiting is a common issue that everyone has dealt with at some point. While you may be prepared with a bin at your bedside, there will always be days when you’re elsewhere in the house. Consider utilizing these helpful tips to protect your home’s plumbing.
Toilets are one of the best outlets for your vomit. They’re designed to handle more volume than other sinks and can easily flush down softened chunks. If you get sick right after eating, you may need to plunge your toilet to ensure it doesn’t clog. Overall, your toilet will be able to handle occasional vomiting without issue. You should still try to aim most of your vomit in a bin to minimize any excess stress on your plumbing system.
Avoid vomiting in any sink in your home. Sinks are not designed to handle physical objects and should only be used to flush down water. Vomit can easily clog a sink’s drain or cause an issue further along the pipe, compromising your home’s plumbing. You may be faced with wastewater backing up into your kitchen or bathroom.
Remove as much as possible if you vomit in your sink before rinsing. You can even use your garbage disposal to cut the pieces into more manageable sizes. Regular professional cleanings and maintenance are the best way to protect your pipes.
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