Wet wipes should never be flushed down the drain??

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  1. Nov 14, 2014 #1

    Cassandra

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    Did you know?

    Plumbing experts suggest that Wet wipes should never be flushed down the drain, because they don't break down, even if the packaging says they are 'biodegradable' or 'flushable'. Only human waste and loo roll should go down our sewers. Ignoring this advice can cause blockages, especially for buildings where drain pipes are narrowest. Is it true??
     
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    Yes. They can easily snag and cause a stoppage. They do not fall apart like tissue paper does. Even worse than wipes are strands of dental floss.
     
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    Please, I beg of you, flush more wet wipes!!

    I have been slow lately, and can use the work.
     
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    When I come back to Orlando, I will buy packs of wet wipes for the sole purpose of flushing.
     
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    wet wipes, brown paper towels/regular paper towels, sewer mice, these things should never be flushed
     
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    I provide free wet wipes to all my customers with instructions on the box to be sure and flush them two at a time.

    **victoriously raises thumbs in the air**
     
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    I flush them along with empty toilet paper rolls just to see if the toilet and pipes can take it.
     

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