Post # 1
We’re starting the year off right in our office, with a backed up sewer system! So after a day of having to take “field trips” to various other facilities, the clog has been removed and we’re back in running order, however, a fight has broken out among the staff….
It would appear that in addition to old lines, tree roots and general debris, tampons were a factor in the clog….
Cue enormous argument among female staffers, we’ve got ladies that “NEVER” flush the used ones, but wrap them up and toss them in the trash, and we’ve got ladies that flush the used ones and forget about it…..to make it even more fun, the Tossers started yelling at the Flushers…about how they were ruining the Earth and are general planetary terrorists…which I don’t think was necessary in the least….but it got me wondering.
Who does what?
So vote and elaborate if you want.
Post # 3
I don’t flush them because they clog toilets. If they didn’t, I’d definitely flush them.
Post # 4
I didn’t even know you weren’t supposed to flush them with regular sewer systems. That’s nasty. When my folks used to have a septic tank, we couldn’t flush them so we had to wrap them up in TP and put them into a little sandwich bag before throwing them away. I mean, they … smell.
Post # 5
I’m surprised by all of the flushers. I’ve never done it, and the box says not to. I know there are flushable ones that exist, but I haven’t noticed them before and I’m guessing they don’t come in the ones that cause the least amount of pain to insert.
Post # 6
I flushed the use ones. I NEVER flush an applicator
Post # 8
It depends on the toilet…at home I’ll always wrap them and toss them.
Post # 9
I flush them. I thought it was only the applicator you werent supposed to flush
Post # 10
I didn’t know about the non flushing thing until the line in my house got clogged and had to have the plumber come for a day to find and get it out. I wanted to die.
However if I’m at the mall i’m flushing that stuff. I can’t squat balance holding things wiping things and wrapping up things.
I also was blissfully unaware of … reuseable tampons?
Post # 11
in england i used lilets and they said they were flushable so i did
here in mexico i cant even flush toilet paper so obviously i dnot flush any brand of tampon!
Post # 12
I wrap and toss everything in the garbage for non-industrial toilets, but generally flush the tampon and wrap/toss the applicator in the garbage for industrial toilets.
Post # 13
Never flush them. It’s one of the biggest causes of clogged lines. It’s always the first question or suspected cause of clogged lines. I always throw them away. I don’t want to cost myself that kind of money for plumbing repairs nor do I want to be the cause of a business having to spend it.
Post # 14
I use reusables, however, I have a 90 year old home and when I have parties, I leave a note that our older plumbing is not meant to handle anthing that’s not naturally from your body or TP.
Post # 15
I have ALWAYS flushed them (not the aplicator) — until I started renting my home, there was a small water flood in the basement — my landlords wanted to blame us and say it was my tampons (turns out it was the sub pump and NOT my tampons) But just to avoid any other issues in the future, I now wrap them up and put them in the trash. It took some getting used to because they are gross, lets be honest. In public, I still flush them. I know its bad, but its much easier to do so.
Post # 16
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Never flush them ever. The first thing a plumber will think when you have a clog is that it’s probably a wad of flushed tampons stuck in the line. It’s pretty easy to figure out why it’s a bad idea. The tampon swells as it fills with fluid so flushing it gives it plenty of fluid to soak up and it only takes one or two getting stuck before they start building up and blocking the line.