If you’ve got a cat, you’ve got a litter box. And litter boxes need to be cleaned out regularly. What are you going to do with your kitty litter?
As experienced NYC plumbers, we can tell you one thing you really don’t want to do is flush your kitty litter down the toilet. We understand that it might seem like a good idea – the system that gets rid of your poop and pee should do the same thing for the cat, right?
But many types of kitty litter are designed to absorb moisture and form clumps. This is a really super thing when you’re trying to clean out a little box. But when those clumps form in your sewer drain pipes, guess what happens? Your toilet won’t flush anymore.
Side Note: Don’t Flush Baby Diapers Either
Kitty litter is designed to absorb moisture. Guess what else absorbs moisture? Baby diapers. That’s pretty much their entire reason for being. The same is true for feminine hygiene products and adult diapers. All of these items will form clogs when you flush them down the toilet.
What Happens When the Toilet Clogs?
While there are plenty of DIY recipes for a clogged toilet on the internet, not a single one of them is going to help you if your toilet is clogged because it’s full of cat litter or baby diapers. Sometimes a little plunger magic might dislodge the clog for a little while – great news if you enjoy spending time messing around in a dirty toilet! – but ultimately, these clogs have to be addressed properly if you want your toilet to work reliably again.
That means calling your New York City plumber for drain cleaning services. Drain cleaning is the best way to get kitty litter clogs, baby diapers, and other stuff out of your sewer drains. Drain cleaning can be performed without damaging your toilet or your pipes. Need more info – or have a clogged toilet that needs to be fixed fast? Here’s where you get help.