They are convenient and promise to make your life easier but it turns out flushable wipes are not so flushable after all.
Unlike standard toilet paper, flushable wipes do not break down in water as we would expect. Over time the increased use of flushable wipes in Australian household has led to a build up of excess wipes in home and city drainage systems.
Check out the video below to see if flushable wipes break down
How does this impact on your household?
Over time these wipes can build up in your drainage system along with other disposed waste such as oils, fats and food scraps. As this build up continues over time, there is extra demand placed on your household drainage system. This can cause not only a blockage but can also damage to your drainage system over time unless cleared professionally. Anyone who has had a blocked toilet or main drain understands how inconvenient this can be, especially in a single bathroom household.
Have you been flushing wipes down the toilet?
Rather than the throw and flush, dispose of the wipes in the bin. If you have been flushing these wipes down the toilet we recommend contacting Blocked Drain Services Statewide on 0401 400 736 to book a drain inspection to ensure your drains are flowing as they should be.