Cats are beloved members of many households, but did you know that flushing their feces down the toilet can cause serious problems for your plumbing system and the environment? In this blog post, we'll discuss the dangers of flushing cat poop down the toilet and what you should do instead.
First and foremost, cat feces can contain harmful bacteria and parasites that can spread disease if they get into the water supply. Flushing cat poop down the toilet can contaminate the water and pose a risk to public health. Moreover, cat feces also contain nutrients that can cause excessive growth of algae and plants in waterways, leading to an imbalance of the ecosystem.
Flushing cat poop can also cause clogs in your pipes and sewage system. Cat feces are not biodegradable like human waste, they don't break down as easily and can cause blockages in your plumbing system, resulting in costly repairs.
So what should you do with your cat's feces? The best option is to use a clumping litter and dispose it in a trash bag and put it in a closed trashcan with a tight-fitting lid to avoid any odors. It's important to keep in mind that your cat's feces should not be composted at home.
It's also important to note that plastic litter bags should not be flushed down the toilet as well. Not only they can clog your pipes but they also pollute the oceans and harm marine life.
In conclusion, flushing cat feces down the toilet may seem like an easy and convenient option, but it can have serious consequences for your plumbing system and the environment. Always dispose of your cat's feces in a trash bag and put it in a closed trashcan with a tight-fitting lid. If you are experiencing any issues with your plumbing, give us a call at Artisan Home Services, we will be happy to help you out.