Flushable wipes don’t really live up to their name

Flushable wipes don’t really live up to their name

“Those “flushable” wipes you put down the toilet may have to be removed by hand from the city sewage equipment they clog.

The cleansing cloths, dubbed “flushable wipes,” are marketed for post-toilet use but are typically not biodegradable. They do not dissolve like toilet paper does when flushed, and once in the sewer system, they can clump together and cause problems.”

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Don’t fall for the hype. Many of these types of wipes claim to be friendly for your drains and sewer lines, but end up clogging somewhere down the line. In most cases, they do make their way to the sewer where your city department is forced to remove them by hand.

If you’re having problems with your sewer line, DC Annis can help. Contact us at 612-861-6425 or visit our sewer line page for further details.