Do Tampons Cause Plumbing Problems?
Even though tampons are sometimes marketed as flushable, tampons should never be flushed; ever. If you’re reading this, you likely already had a sneaky suspicion that tampons can cause plumbing problems, and your intuition is spot on. A tampon can expand up to 10 times its original size once submerged in water. Another cause for concern is the string of the tampon; once in the pipes, the tampon string can get snagged on regular build-up or junctions in the plumbing. One of the biggest problems that follow a flushed tampon is the fact that they don’t break down as toilet paper does. For that reason, flushed menstrual items will wreak havoc on septic systems. If you live in the city, and the tampon manages to make it to the city’s sewer system, tampons accumulate at the wastewater treatment facility where they gum up screens, grinders, and other wastewater equipment causing costly problems.
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The problems associated with discarding our tampons are many, and the solutions are few. What’s a person to do? Between all of the wasted toilet paper, odor, and curious pets, it’s no wonder why we flush them; however, choosing to flush your menstrual items now, means flushing your money down later. Don’t take our word for it, call your local plumber or read some of the snippets below. Why take the risk when MaskIT protects your hand during the changing process, blocks all odor, and is so much more sustainable than toilet paper?
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