Sewer workers urge residents to not flush gloves, masks, and wipes

Sewer workers urge residents to not flush gloves, masks, and wipes

“Cleaning wipes are most definitely having a moment right now.

The wipes, like all sorts of disinfectants and cleaning products, are flying off shelves as people seek new levels of protection from the coronavirus.

But not all of those wipes are making it into the trash can once they’ve been used. Some are being flushed down toilets, and that has New Jersey’s sewer operators nervous.

Wipes, gloves and masks that are errantly flushed can mix with grease — which also should not be just dumped down the drain — to damage sewer systems, create clogs and generally generate headaches for utilities.”

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Such items do not disintegrate and weren’t meant to be disposed of in this manner. With the coronavirus pandemic gripping the nation, a surge in safety and disinfectant products has lead to headaches for city and sanitation workers. Honestly, the only real safe item you should be flushing is toilet paper.

At DC Annis Sewer we handle both minor and tough clogs. If your toilet is backed up give us a call at 612-861-6425 to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians. You can also visit our clogged toilet page to learn more about this service.