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Flushable Wipes: Are They Good or Bad?

Flushable Wipes: Are They Good or Bad?
December 01/2021

Flushable Wipes: Are They Good or Bad?

Flushable wipes have become quite common in the last few years. People like the fact that flushable wipes provide a deeper cleanse and give you a refreshed feeling that you just can’t get with toilet paper. Depending on your situation, you may even need to use medicated wipes to help with an issue you may be having. But, if you ask the team of plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, they may a different opinion on flushable wipes.

While flushable wipes definitely have their benefits, are they good for your plumbing? Can they be the cause of major plumbing issues or blockages? Our team teamed up to create this article for you that discusses flushable wipes and if they can cause damage to your plumbing. We know that they must be used sometimes, but are you sure you want to have them as your main source for wiping? Let’s dive right into today’s topic.

Can Flushable Wipes Damage My Plumbing?

As we said before, flushable wipes are growing in popularity because people like the deep clean they provide. But, when they are overused, they can cause some issues to your plumbing appliances. As a team of plumbers that have been in the industry for 20+ years, we have been asked if flushable wipes can damage plumbing thousands of times. The short answer is yes.

Depending on how much they are used in your home, they can cause various issues. People don’t realize that flushable wipes don’t break down quickly as regular toilet paper does. These wipes are created using non-degradable materials that work to hold the wipe together, so when these wipes enter your septic tank or sewer system, they stay intact and don’t break down.

Regular toilet paper is made of materials that do break down over time, and once they hit water, the process happens almost instantly. Flushable wipes can cause clogged pipes, which can in turn cause backups, and needing plumbers more often. You can try using a plunger or toilet snake to fix your clogs, but this isn’t a good long-term solution.

If you use flushable wipes, you are going to want to call Mr. Rooter Plumbing today to create a lasting relationship with one of our plumbers. We aren’t going to tell you that you can’t use them at all, but just know that you will need our services more often. Whether it be septic tank cleaning or septic tank pumping, our team of qualified plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing is happy to assist you in any way we can! We know how important your sewage removal is to you and your family’s health, that’s why we pride ourselves on quick and reliable service!

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing to Get Started Today

Are you looking for a team of trained plumbers that can help with a wide range of services? Do you use flushable wipes and you find yourself needing a plumber often? Do you need different kinds of septic tank services and you want to work with one plumber for all of them? Mr. Rooter Plumbing is the team for you! Give us a call today to get started.