December 10, 2006 9:24 PM Subscribe
How likely is it that a woman's disposable razor, accidentally flushed down the toilet, will result in a pipe blockage?
posted by cyrusdogstar to Home & Garden (12 answers total)
The item in question is your typical small woman's disposable razor (the entire thing, plastic handle + blade) which, somehow, was knocked off the edge of the sink at the exact moment that the toilet was flushing. When told of this I immediately assumed that it would get stuck somewhere and handily catch any subsequent toilet paper, thus causing blockage fairly quickly. She seems to think that it's small enough to go all the way through the pipes without much of a problem.
I'll probably call the super tomorrow (we live in a ground floor apartment FWIW) but hopefully someone can either confirm or deny my fears of swimming in sewage :(