If I accidently flushed a rolled up maxi pad down the toilet 13 days ago and it hasn't clogged up, does that mean I made it through the toilet line or should I still be worried?


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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

Unless you have tree roots in your sewer pipe system, I would say it's safe now and is long gone. It would have clogged the line up a lot sooner. I think you're OK now but try not to flush those things down a toilet. You're just asking for a problem.

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Toni Entara
Toni Entara commented
Does it help if this happened in a downstairs toilet? They have two upstairs toilets.
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
You worry too much. If it was going to clog, it would have long ago.
Toni Entara
Toni Entara commented
Someone else on a different site said it could still back up but I would think if it was, there would already be signs that it is still in there such as gurgling or slow flush but that never happened after it got plunged through.
CalTex - Doug Morgan Profile

A agree with Rooster.  You should be fine -- for now. 

But it might become you and and your neighbor's problem long down the road since it has now been added to the thousands of other non-sewar-compliant junk collecting and clogging the main sewer lines.  In some cases it means that some poor soul has to go into that sewer line wearing a hazmat suit and physically remove all that nasty junk from those lines.  I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.

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