I am caring for my MIL who has dementia, as of recently she has started flushing everything down the toilet - AgingCare.com

I am caring for my MIL who has dementia, as of recently she has started flushing everything down the toilet

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From cat poop to tea bags. help! She has her own bathroom in her room. i'm afraid she is going to block up the septic. we bought flushable cat litter and hung up notes but she continues to flush everything down the toilet. Any suggestions on how to get her to stop doing this before it costs thousands of dollars in damage to the septic. she also sweeps the carpet in her room and I found the hair and everyhting else she picked up in the toilet. since findoing that I hid the brooms. what else can I do?

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The biggest enemy of a septic system is bleach in the laundry and dishwasher detergent. My SIL refused to change her ways, so her husband dumps that effluent out the side of the house. Neither one of them is particularly bright.
If I were you I would just get an annual maintenance contract from a honey dipper.
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There are inexpensive toilet seat locks that are made to keep children from throwing stuff into the toilet, maybe one of those might work. And if mother-in-law needs to use the toilet for what it is intended to be used for, she would need to let your know. The down side would be when she needs to use the facility in the middle of the night.

Yes, what she is flushing down could damage the septic. She would need to pay for the repair since she is living in her own home, and the more frequent emptying of the septic tank.
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