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Flushable wipes are causing blocked sewers – it’s confirmed!

Don’t flush ‘flushable’ wipes!

Blocked Sewers Geelong | Blocked Sewers Torquay | Tomlinson Plumbing

Blocked Sewers Geelong | Blocked Sewers Torquay | Tomlinson Plumbing

Finally, Choice have published an article on ‘flushable’ wipes.  We’ve known for years that they aren’t really flushable because we’ve been clearing them from sewers time and time again (like this lovely photo which shows a combination of wipes and other sanitary products that have been cleared from a blocked sewer)!

They don’t break down, so they’re getting stuck, causing pipes to block and raw sewage to overflow into your yard or come back up through your shower or bath outlet.  So, that $5.00 packet of flushable wipes might be convenient, but it could end up costing you a lot more than $5.00 in the end.

Remember the golden rule – only the three P’s should go down your toilet……Pee, Poo & Paper!

We’re glad that Choice are campaigning to have labelling changed.

Tomlinson Plumbing – blocked sewers and drains in Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove & surrounds

 

This is an article from our Blocked Drain Series

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