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Can urine damage pipes?
According to Billy Goldberg, MD — co-author of Let's Play Doctor and a self-professed shower pee-er — urine is sterile, non-toxic, and can even help clear up a case of athlete's foot. As for whether or not urine will damage the pipes below your shower drain, well, you have nothing to worry about. via
What does urine do to pipes?
As this high urine and water concentrate sits in pipes, an extremely hard, cement like sediment (that is extremely difficult to remove) called calcite accumulates and clogs plumping infrastructure pipes. In contrast, struvite, a soft and water-soluble substance, can collect in pipes of waterfree urinals. via
What shouldn't you pour down the drain and why?
Grease. When you pour grease down the drain, it sticks to the inside of your pipes and the pipes in the street. This can cause the entire pipe to become clogged over time. Other oil-based products are also dangerous to pour down your drain, such as cooking oil, salad dressings, butter, mayonnaise, and fat. via
What is safe to put down the drain?
Experts suggest following the “three P rule” for keeping sewer drains clear–only Pee, Poop and (toilet) Paper is good to go when you've got to go. Feminine products, flushable wipes, condoms, baby wipes and other hygiene products are bound to bind up your sewer line. via
Why does my sink smell like pee?
Why does my drain smell of urine? If a drain is emitting a strong urine smell, then a faulty toilet seal or mould problem could be the reason. Faulty Toilet Seal: Every toilet should have an effective seal ring. Should this be faulty or missing, this could result in the lingering urine smell. via
Can I pee in my backyard?
Public urination is illegal in every state in the country, but the crime it is charged under can vary between jurisdictions. These ordinances make it illegal to urinate on any public property, and even private property that is visible from public property. via
Does urine crystallize in drains?
When calcium and protein deposits in urine come together, they react with each other to form a solid compound called Uric Scale. Although, uric salt crystals from the urine are the most common cause. Salt crystals coat the inside of the pipes, creating uric scale, also restricting flow through the urinal waste pipes. via
Can urine go into GREY water?
Black water contains feces and urine and other bodily wastes. If you do have a composting toilet with a drain or are considering one, please be aware that directing the disposal of toilet liquid (straight urine or mixed liquid) into a grey water pit or leaching pit is not allowed into grey water systems. via
What can I pour down my drain to unclog it?
Follow these easy steps to unclog your drain:
Where does the water go after you shower?
Water from the sink, shower, toilet, and so on (now contaminated with chemicals and waste) goes down the drain and heads for either a wastewater/sewage treatment plant or a septic tank. via
Is it better to pour things down the toilet or down the storm drain?
Never dump anything directly into a storm drain! Take chemicals (motor oil, household pesticides, etc) to appropriate disposal facilities at your local landfill, and pour common, non-toxic household cleaners such as detergents down a sink drain that is connected to a sewer or septic system rather than outside. via
Can Coca Cola unclog a drain?
Coke. Pour a 2-liter bottle of cola — Pepsi, Coke, or generic brand substitutes — down the clogged drain. Coke is actually quite caustic and effective at clearing away buildup in your drains, but it's far milder than commercial drain cleaners. via
What is the best homemade drain cleaner?
Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup table salt and pour down the drain giving you trouble. Follow by pouring 1 cup of heated vinegar down the drain (it will foam and bubble). Cover the drain with a plug or duct tape to prevent the mixture from escaping. Let it sit for 15 minutes. via
Does Vaseline clog drains?
Other household oils and greasy substances, such as baby oil or petroleum jelly, should also not be poured into drains. The garbage disposal is also no place for fats, greases and oils, as all the materials still end up in the sewer system eventually. via