We are here to tell you, there is absolutely no such thing as a “Flushable Wipe”. Not by any stretch of the imagination. Especially in high rise plumbing, where we have miles and miles of drain lines. Wet wipes and the like – yes even those that say “flushable” on the label, can easily get stuck or balled up in the line, and cause YUCKY overflows, flooding and in some cases serious damage to homes.
And in this case, you don’t need to take it from me. There is a plethora of information available online, and the verdict is pretty unanimous:
THERE IS NO SUCH THING, as flushable wipes.
From The Plumbing Doctor:
From NPR Online:
From The Washington Post:
From The Atlantic:
From NBC’s Today Show:
The list goes on, and as I said, it is unanimous.
So, PLEASE – by all means use wipes if you like, just dispose of them in your garbage. NOT the toilet.