Are Flushable Wipes Really To Blame?
Something is clogging the sewer lines, and if you’ve ever been at the tail end of it, you know what a mess it can truly be.
We’re a nation of easiness. We want convenience and ease in every room in the home. And unfortunately, that’s led to us believing it’s okay to flush many different things down the toilet and away from our homes. It’s a drain, after all. Why not flush it?
The toilet is one of the busiest appliances in our homes. And after a while, it doesn’t flush like it used to. What can be the cause?
Toilets are made for flushing away waste and toilet paper. Toilet paper was designed to disintegrate quickly once it comes in contact with water. As it moves through the pipes, it quickly disappears.
Yet we haven’t stopped there. We’ve designed other products that tout “flushable” such as feminine hygiene products, flushable wipes, and even wipes for cleaning and disinfecting. If it says “flushable,” it must be so. Well …
In a perfect world, the flushable products may be flushable. But the problem lies in how much we send down the drain.
We increase the amount of toilet paper each day. We add in flushable wipes. And then we add even more: paper towels, napkins, baby wipes, and more. They look similar, surely they flush too?
And it turns into a pile of goo as it makes its way down your pipes. Day after day. Month after month. Year after year.
Until eventually it all becomes a hard mass that simply won’t move through the pipes anymore. And that’s when your problems begin.
What can you do? Be more conscious of what goes down the pipes. Just because it says “flushable” doesn’t make it so. Teach your kids about the dangers of sending down too much paper.
And if you have any concerns over the way your plumbing is working, calling in help sooner rather than later can help you avoid a huge mess.