Flushable Wipes Are Causing Widespread Blockages

  • William Demirdonder
  • December 26, 2020
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Did You Know Our Team Of Sydney Plumbers Believe At Least 75 Percent Of Sewer Blockages Involve Wet Wipes And ‘Flushable Wipes’? This Is More Apparent With Strata Blocks!

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Very Simply – No – Flushable Wipes Are Not Safe To Flush.

They’re not safe for your home’s plumbing system or the environment. Stay away from flushable wipes and your pipes will thank you!

Due to some clever marketing, wet wipes have been renamed as flushable wipes. Although they may be pleasant to use, they are not pleasant on your home’s sewer system and our larger, city-wide sewer system.

In fact, flushable wipes have wreaked havoc across sewer systems in cities around the world.

Even products marked “sewer and septic safe”. Even products marked “flushable”. Even products that claim to “break up” after flushing. They are causing extensive blockages and issues in sewer systems.

So, next time you’re at the supermarket and you pick up a packet – put them down and back away! You could be avoiding a messy, unnecessary sewer blockage, or even an emergency plumbing call to us.

What Can You Flush?

At Proximity Plumbing we’re here to spread the word – flushable wipes should not be flushed down the toilet. Not any kind of wet wipe, make up wipe, or baby wipe.
The only thing to safely flush is toilet paper and human waste. It’s best to stick to the 3 P’s:

  • Pee
  • Poop
  • Paper (Toilet paper)

If you are using wipes of any kind, dispose of them in the garbage bin as you would a dirty nappy.

Did You Know Sydney Water Has Removed More Than 1000 Tons Of Wet Wipe Materials From Its Wastewater System In The Past Two Years?

Apart from being dangerous for your home’s plumbing system, flushable wipes are NOT environmentally friendly and when they make their way to the ocean (because they do not break down easily) can be disastrous for local fish and marine wildlife.

We shared a video on instagram which shows how paper vs flushable wipes break down in your pipes. Click here to watch it. https://www.instagram.com/p/CFsiiTCFi3h/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

If you are experiencing a blockage or clog in your toilet or septic, please call a professional plumber near you ASAP.

You can call our team today on 0420 102 394 for a free quote. Plus we guarantee to be on-site within the eastern suburbs in 30 minutes.

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