Have you ever used a flushable wipe? Flushable wipes are part of a 300 million dollar industry but aren’t in fact flushable. Wait, what? It’s labelled as flushable, so I should be able to put it down the toilet. Well actually, no, while toilet paper breaks down almost instantly in water, flushable wipes don’t. A lot of things can technically can go down the toilet, but flushable wipes jam pumps, block screens and clog equipment.
Save yourself some time and money on your septic tank by just using good ole’ toilet paper since it has been doing the trick successfully for years. Watch the above video on why flushable wipes aren’t flushable.
Darrell Porter holds certifications in septic tank repairs, inspections, installations and confined space repair.