Tips & Advice

A fatberg of your very own

You’ve all seen them in the grocery aisles – flushable wet wipes and baby wipes.

Maybe you’ve tried them yourself, seeking a fresher feel than toilet paper alone, or anything to get the baby clean as quickly as possible. You’re not alone, the statistics show that one in four people do the exact same thing.

What you may not know, is that unlike toilet paper, which will dissolve in roughly 3 minutes, ‘flushable’ wet wipes just…don’t. Instead they hang around in the wastewater system, just waiting for the right moment to block your pipes and send sewage absolutely everywhere. In fact, around 75% of sewage blockages are caused by these flushable wipes.

Save yourself (and your sewers) the trouble, and only flush the ‘three ps’ – pee, poo and paper (toilet paper) or else you may end up with a mini fatberg of your very own.

If you’re interested in learning more about “flushable” wipes and the fatbergs they cause around the world, some good starting places include:

https://www.choice.com.au/health-and-body/beauty-and-personal-care/skin-care-and-cosmetics/articles/flushable-wipes

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-13/a-total-monster-fatberg-clogging-london-sewer/8933254

If your drains are blocked (whether from flushable wipes or something else) call us today

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