So Called “Flushable Wipes”

Time and time again we get calls about toilets over flowing and come to find out it is from flushable wipes.  We inform every customer of ours not to purchase these wipes, because they are not truly flushable.  They do not break down like they claim, but they do eventually break down which allows companies to advertise that they are flushable.  The issue is that they may take more than a month or so to break down, and by this time, your entire sewer line or septic system is clogged and backing up.  If you must use these wipes, then place them in the trash  when finished.  It may sound gross, but nothing is more gross then what comes back out of the toilet when the sewer line is clogged.

About the author: Joe Fiorilli