Even if a product says it is “flushable”… Unless it is toilet paper, it should NOT be flushed!
- Diapers (including cloth, cotton, disposable, or plastic)
- Flushable, disposable, cleaning, or baby wipes
- Paper towels, cloth towels, or any type of rag
- Feminine hygiene products
- Facial Tissues, Q-tips, or dental floss
“Out of sight and out of mind,” was the thought that many of us grew up with and it continues today. This concept has probably led to many issues, but now a costly problem for All of us. The wipes or other items that are flushed can create sewer back-ups and problems with the building plumbing systems.
The disposable wipes can be grouped together from baby wipes, kitchen and bathroom cleaning wipes, paper towels, facial tissues, diaper liners, etc. Products like diapers, feminine hygiene products, floor cleaning wipes, and assorted hand towels all add to the list. These are not meant to be flushed. The only paper product meant to be flushed is old-fashioned toilet paper, no matter what the manufacturer puts on the label.
Just because a product label reads, flushable, doesn’t mean it should be flushed. Currently, a product can say flushable, if it’s placed in the toilet, the lever is pushed and the wipe goes down out of sight and mind.
Flushable does not mean that it is biodegradable or can break down into tiny particles…To avoid problems just remember “No Wipes Down the Pipes”