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Are Flushable Wipes Bad for a Plumbing System?

Wipes are a common household item. Many use them in the bathroom, and those with young children in their homes use them in abundance. But wipes may wreak havoc on your plumbing systems. If you flush wipes down the toilet, you may find yourself in need of an emergency plumber in Manhattan. Some companies claim they have flushable wipes that are safe for septic tanks. But are they safe for your system?

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Even wipes sold as flushable and septic-safe are still dangerous. They take longer to break down, which may lead to clogs and blockages. Serious clogs lead to hefty plumbing expenses.

Flushing wipes, along with other unacceptable items, is a recipe for disaster. Flushable wipes tend to get caught up with the other unacceptable things and cause havoc. When this occurs, clogs and blockages happen in your pipes. Common items flushed down the toilet besides wipes are:

  1. Cotton swabs
  2. Dental floss
  3. Paper towels
  4. Feminine hygiene products
  5. Toilet cleaning pads

Take our advice and avoid tossing anything in your toilet bowl except for toilet paper and human waste. Even tested wipes cannot efficiently flush down the toilet. They may make it down, but once they enter your pipes, there is no way of knowing the type of damage they’ll create.

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We advise you to never flush wipes down the toilet, no matter what the packaging says. As a leading plumber Manhattan company, we’re here to help with any clogs or other plumbing issues you face.


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