Toilet paper is a common product but there are some alternatives to toilet paper such as flushable wipes. These wipes are made from different materials than toilet paper and while they are marketed as flushable it might not necessarily be the truth. Flushable wipes can be a convenient replacement for toilet paper when you are somewhere that does not have traditional toilets. Flushable wipes however should not be used as a replacement for toilet paper in the home. Craig’s Plumbing in Las Vegas, NV would like to give you more information about flushable wipes. This way you will know what to do and what not to do when it comes to your plumbing system. If you do not follow these tips then you could have a plumber coming out regularly to unclog your drains. Here are some things that you need to know regarding flushable wipes.
Which Flushable Products Do You Avoid?
Some products are marketed as flushable but that is not always the case. When flushable wipe wets cause a blockage then it is usually accompanied by other products. If you flush wet wipes alongside a lot of toilet paper or sanitary products then that will cause a clog. Cotton swabs, dental floss, and paper towels can also cause clogs in your drainage system. The clog might have not formed yet but if you start noticing that your drains take longer to transport the waste then you should call a plumber as soon as possible so they can conduct drain cleaning services. If you want to flush wet wipes then you should do so sparingly and you should avoid flushing the above mentioned products. This is a small way that you can ensure your plumbing system is working effectively.
Are ‘Flushable’ Wipes Really Flushable?
It is a common marketing tactic for companies to advertise a product in a certain way to increase sales but it might not be a true reflection of what the product is like. Flushable wet wipes could be marketed in this way. These wipes might not be flushable and they will cause a lot of damage to your plumbing system which could lead to expensive repairs in the future. There have been countless reports of plumbers finding large amounts of wet wipes in plumbing systems when they have been called out to resolve a blocked drain. The wet wipes that make it out of your plumbing system and into the public sewer line could also block the main sewerage line. This can cause problems for your plumbing system as well as the plumbing systems of your neighbors. These wet wipes also make their way to the treatment plants where the wastewater is treated. These wet wipes can form clogs in the pumps that force the wastewater through different processes to treat the water. These flushable wipes might make their way safely out of your plumbing system but they can cause problems further down the sewage removal process. It is best to avoid flushing the wet wipes or if it cannot be avoided then you should use the wet wipes sparingly. If you are experiencing a lot of clogs in your drainage system but you are not using flushable wipes then there could be a problem and it would be advised to have a professional inspect your plumbing system to determine what the problem could be.
How Can You Prevent Clogs In The Future?
The plumber at Craig’s Plumbing in Las Vegas, NV would like to tell you what you could do to prevent your plumbing system from experiencing blockages frequently. One of the main things that you could do is only to flush human waste and toilet paper when you use the toilet. You should have your plumbing system inspected once a year to determine if everything is in working order. You might not be experiencing a clog in your drainage system but one of your water supply pipes could have a blockage. It is common for tree roots to clog up the pipes and cause leaks which will negatively affect the water pressure in your home. You should hire a plumber to conduct a drain cleaning service to remove any clogs as soon as they arrive. It is also best to make sure that the pipes in your plumbing system are still of good quality. Your pipes are old and in need of an upgrade. The lining of the pipes could have collapsed which would prevent any liquid from flowing through it. You should also only have licensed plumbers working on your plumbing system because poor workmanship would lead to future problems such as leaks or blockages.
Now that you know more about flushable wipes you can make more informed decisions about the number of wet wipes you choose to flush when using the toilet. If you have used too many wet wipes in the past and you have noticed that your plumbing system is suffering from it then you should call a professional to assist you. It is best to hire a plumber to inspect your pipes and remove the clog. They have the right equipment as a small camera that can determine the location of the clog as well as what it is made of and what the condition of your pipes is. This way they will be able to choose the most effective way to remove the blockage for you without damaging your pipes. Plumbers will also be able to remove the blockages a lot faster than the average homeowner can on their own.
If you live in Las Vegas, NV and you are looking for a reliable plumber that will be able to assist you with all your plumbing needs then give Craig’s Plumbing a call. They provide a wide range of plumbing services at affordable rates.