Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable?

Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable?-0

Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable?

Just because the package says those wipes are flushable, it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to flush them. Because it takes much longer for flushable wipes to break down than it does toilet paper, you could very easily end up with blockages and clogged pipes that could lead to costly plumbing repair bills.

The only thing that “flushable” really means is the that wipes are made out of material that will decompose over time. So yes, by that definition, companies can say their products are flushable. But in our experience, it’s just not worth the risk. Wipes may look like they’re flushing easily, but remember: it’s not a straight line from your toilet to the sewer. And as they pass through those elbow pipes in the system, there’s a significant risk of them collecting in those areas and creating clogs deep within your system.

So our advice: play it safe and don’t flush anything other than toilet paper. That means no tissues either! Toilet paper is specifically designed to quickly break down so that it won’t cause clogs, but tissues aren’t. And wipes, no matter how they’re labeled, most definitely are not good for your plumbing system.

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