Monday, August 12, 2013

Don't Flush The Wipes!

A bathroom product that has only been on the market for a few years is gaining popularity everyday and its not from plumbing and drain cleaning professionals.  These "flush-able" personal cleaning wipes are marketed as safe for your plumbing system and offer additional ways to stay clean after bathroom duties. Well, in my opinion, they're not safe for your plumbing system or whatever your plumbing is connected to outside your house. Check out this story out of San antonio, TX showing just what comes of those wipes and others that are flushed down the loo everyday.

The problem is, most people have no idea or aren't paying attention when purchasing the wipes off the store shelf. I will not endorse any of the products, nearly none of them have lived up to their claim of disintegrating like standard toilet tissue. That's a problem. An expensive problem you don't want to deal with, ever. If you have a septic system stay as far away from these wipes [unless you bag them and throw them out with the trash] as you can. Septic repairs most often result in having your property dug up and the system replaced to a tune of tens of thousands of dollars.  All because of a wipe?! Yes, its totally possible.

Check out this short video on this very subject by experts is testing products, Consumer Reports.

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