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Those wipes may say ‘flushable’ but don’t flush them

All sanitizing wipes, paper towels, rags, diapers, baby wipes and anything advertised as “flushable” should NOT be flushed down the toilet.

These materials are not biodegradable and can cause blockages in your home plumbing system as well as the district’s sewage collection system which can result in back-ups, overflows, and damage to sewage handling equipment.

Even though these wipes do eventually break down, they take a longer amount of time to do so compared to toilet paper. Since the breakdown of wet wipes aren’t as rapid, clogged pipes and blockages occur more frequently. Putting your home’s plumbing at risk for serious clogs translates to hefty plumbing bills for you.