Is it okay to flush hair down the toilet?

The human body is covered in hair but it is the hair on the head that can cause the most problems when it comes to flushing things down the toilet.

The human body can loose around one hundred strands of hair PER DAY! Don’t  panic though because we have on average around 100,000 hairs on our head so this is small potatoes on the grand scale of things.  Anyway, the big question is this. Is it safe to flush you down the toilet without causing the toilet to block?

It is an easy question to ask. After all, a lot of people brush their hair in the bathroom and if your hairbrush gets clogged with loose hair strands, it is easy to simply turn to the toilet and flush your old hair away.

However the answer to the question is a big NO!

loose hair down the toilet

You should never flush hair down the toilet.  Yes it may seem like the easy option and you are probably thinking what can a few loose strands of hair do.  A lot is what they can do.

Hair does not dissolve in water and can easily get caught in the drain pipe.  One strand can catch and tangle another, and another, and another.  Eventually you have enough of a bundle of hair, waste and toilet paper that the toilet drain pipe can become blocked.

Remember that the humble toilet is designed for one thing.  Flushing pee and poo down the drain.  The drain pipe that connects to the toilet is sized accordingly to cope with the demands of just this.  It is not designed to also be a garbage disposal for your greasy Sunday roast, wet wipes, ear buds etc.

So if you flush a clump of old hair down the toilet, what you are effectively doing is casting a fishing net to try and capture more waste in the future.

You may now be thinking ‘well I have been doing it for years and nothing bad has happened’.  Well in that case you have been lucky.  And if you feel like ignoring our advise then that is fine.  We just ask that you save our phone number into your phone so that when you do get a blocked toilet drain because of all the hair that you have been flushing down there, you can call us to fix the blocked drain.

We are JSL Drainage and we are Glasgow’s leading Independent Drainage Company specialising in all manner of blocked drain problems for our customers across Glasgow and the surrounding towns and villages. We have been clearing blocked drains in Glasgow since 2006.  Our core focus and our company mission statement is and always has been to always offer our customers in Glasgow a reliable drainage service at an honest and fair price.  Our business model is based around doing a good job that allows us to grow the company through recommendations and referrals from happy customers who have suffered from a blocked drain but have been left happy with the service and price that we have delivered.  And since 2006, that is exactly what we have done. And it seems to be a good recipe.

At JSL Drainage, we offer a full range of drainage services for our customers in the Glasgow area. This includes:

Blocked Internal Drains

Blocked External Drains

Drain Repairs

Sewage Decontamination

Bad Smells from Drains

Slow Draining Sink

High Pressure Jetting

 

We are a fully trained and qualified firm who understand that your home is your own personal space.  We will always do our utmost to insure minimum disruption to you and your family whilst we fix your blocked drain problem.

If you would like to know more our drainage services, please call 0141 406 1658

Where we cover:

G1, G2, G4 City Centre | G3 Finnieston, Kelvingrove, Woodlands, Park Circus | G5 Gorbals, New Gorbals | G11 Broomhill, Thornwood, Partick | G12 Hyndland, Hillhead, Kelvinside, Kelvindale | G13 Knightswood, Anniesland | G14 Jordanhill, Yoker, Scotstoun | G15 Drumchapel | G20 Firhill, Kelvinside, Maryhill | G31 East End, Dennistoun, Alexandra Park | G32 Tollcross, Mount Vernon | G33 Stepps | G40 East End, Bridgeton | G41 Pollockshields | G42 Govanhill, Queens Park | G43 Shawlands | G44 Cathcart, Croftfoot | G45 Castlemilk | G46 Giffnock | G51 Govan | G52 Hillington | G53 Silverburn, Darnley | G60 Bowling, Old Kilpatrick | G61 Bearsden | G62 Milngavie | G63 Balfron, Strathblane, Kilearn, Blanefield | G64 Bishopbriggs, Torrance, Balmore | G65 Kilsyth | G66 Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown | G67, G68 Cumbernauld | G69 Moodiesburn, Baillieston | G71 Uddingston, Bothwell | G72 Blantyre, Cambuslang | G73 Rutherglen | G74, G75 East Kilbride | G76 Clarkston | G77 Newton Mearns | G78 Barrhead, Neilston | G81 Clydebank | G82 Dunbarton | G83 Balloch, Alexandria | G84 Helensburgh | ML1 Motherwell | ML2 Wishaw, Newmains | ML3 Hamilton, Ferniegair, Quarter, South Lanarkshire, Limekilnburn | ML4 Bellshill | ML5 Coatbridge | ML6 Airdrie | ML8 Carluke | ML9 Larkhall | PA1, PA2, PA3 Paisley | PA4 Renfrew | PA5 Johnstone | PA7 Bishopton | PA8 Erskine | PA11 Bridge of Weir | PA13 Kilmacolm | PA14 Langbank |

Call us today for all your blocked drain services in Glasgow: 0141 406 1658

JSL Drainage Glasgow

A reliable, professional and trusted drainage firm covering Glasgow and the surrounding areas. For quotations, emergency call outs and commercial contracts please call our head office on 0141 406 1658.


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