You know that sanitary sewer overflows and backups can cause health hazards, damage home interiors, and threaten the environment. Common causes of these events include pipes that become blocked by non-flushable items flushed down the toilet.
If you use "disposable/flushable" wipes or products, please put them in the trash, never in your toilet.
There are no shortage of horror stories online about massive clogs in drain pipes and home septic systems caused by the use of flushable wipes.
Just because large companies advertise that wet wipes can be flushed, doesn't mean that they should be. Unlike toilet paper that breaks down quickly when wet, disposable wet wipes take an extended period of time to do the same. This means that over time they accumulate and can clog the pipes in your home leading to catastrophic plumbing issues. They are designed to allow water to pass through, but they trap solids (yuck) that can cause backups, or line ruptures that make a major mess.
If you were to pull a list of all of the materials used to make these wet wipe products, you’d see that most of the materials on that list are the same materials you’d find used in the creation of plastic bottles & bags. We all know that plastic is not biodegradeable and that it takes a very long time to even begin disintegrating.
Remember, disposable means that they can be thrown in the trash, not down your toilet.
Dave Reed Insurance hopes sharing this information will make your home plumbing more efficient and save you a plumber's bill or worse.