01 Mar 2020

Are your flushing habits blocking your sewerage system?

As concerns grow with the spreading of the coronavirus, so does the usage of antibacterial wipes. And these wipes are making their way into our toilets.

But aren't wet wipes the same as toilet paper??

No, they are not. They are in the same family as sanitary items, nappies, baby wipes, cleaning wipes, cotton buds. They take a lot longer to break down and should not be flushed down the toilet. Even paper towels and tissues can cause serious issues to your sewerage systems.

When wipes and other non-toilet paper items are flushed away, it all forms large blockages that can cause chaos to your sewers.

These blockages can cause burst pipes which in turn can cause flooding.

And to flush pipes or rectify burst pipes comes at a large cost. Best to prevent it happening in the first place!

So, to dispose of your wipes, paper towels and other non-flushable items, wrap them up in toilet paper or similar and place them in a lined bin.

If you find you have any slow drainage fixtures, gurgling sounds from your plug holes or drains, any bad smells in and around the drains or overflows in outside drains, you may have blocked pipes. If you are familiar with any of these signs....it may be a good idea to give us a call to check things out.