Toilets are the most frequently used area in any house. And this place is used to collect our human waste and drain it into the dumping area. But sometimes, you accidentally throw several things into the toilet. When you have a kid, this is a common scenario. So just like that, what will happen if you accidentally flush a glass into the toilet? To know the answer, you need to read the whole article.
Can you flush broken glass down the toilet?
The answer to this question is no. glass is a hard thing, and toilets are designed to dispose of only human waste. And disposing of the broken glass properly is very important. Because it’s very dangerous and can easily hurt anyone, for this reason, many people think that this can flush the toilet. But this is a very bad idea.
So glass is not flushable in the toilet. I know you must do this for safety issues, but you end up with a clogged toilet. Put all the pieces of broken glass in one plastic or paper bag, wrap it very tightly, and put it in the trash can in the kitchen. Don’t throw the glass piece directly into the trash can. It can harm people and animals. And glass is an ecological material, so try to recycle it in the future.
What issue do you face when you flush glass down the toilet?
If you flush the broken glass into the toilet, you could cause a slew of problems. First thing, there is a drain waste vent system under the toilet, and glass doesn’t pass through this area. After flushing the toilet two to three times, you notice a clog in there. If you just throw a small amount of a very tiny piece of broken glass, then sometimes it can pass through the vent and not make any fuss.
But if you put a big chunk of glass in there, there is a huge chance of clogging the toilet. When it clogs the pipeline, it’s really hard to remove it from there. So that you need to call the plumber to help you out, and it ends up costing a lot of money.
You must know that human waste goes straight to wastewater treatment. So when you do this type of work, workers need to pause their work to find every piece of glass manually in there for safety reasons. Sometimes it hurts them and causes damage there.
What to do with this broken glass?
You must be thinking, then what can you do with this piece of broken glass? There are many recycling ways you can find on the internet nowadays. You can go through there and do some DIY projects with this. Glass dust is also very good soil, so you can also mix it up with your garden soil. But wear gloves for safety reasons. If you don’t want this type of work, simply toss it in the regular trash can. But before doing this, you must pack all the pieces of glass and wrap them very tightly in a plastic bag so that no one gets hurt by the shards of glass.
Hi, I am Jose S. Franz. Currently, I am working as a professional plumber, and our team offers various plumbing services at an affordable price. After my college education, I completed a vocational certification course in plumbing systems and worked with several construction companies. Since then, I have fixed lots of different toilet models, from older to the latest versions. So I have more than 22 years of experience installing plumbing systems and toilets in both residential and commercial buildings.