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Is it Really Flushable?

In an effort to stay healthy during the pandemic, are you flushing items that could be harmful to your plumbing system? Disinfectant wipes have become one of the most sought-after items of 2020. At Churchwell Plumbing, we’re seeing an increase in drainage clogs this year. Check out the following items to see if you are flushing a product that might be harmful to your pipes (or your checkbook).

Disinfecting Wipes – Wipes that are made for cleaning and disinfecting are NOT made to flush. They can get clumped together in your pipes and cause damaging clogs. These wipes are not made to break down in water or in septic systems and you should avoid flushing them at all costs.

“Flushable” Wipes – Flushable personal care wipes, or wet wipes, may say on the label that they can be flushed, but that’s not always the case. Flushable wipes might not break down quickly enough in your pipes to avoid a clogged toilet. So, Churchwell Plumbing suggests disposing of them in the trash can.

Paper Towels – While paper towels are convenient and disposable, the toilet is not the place to do so. With the increase in hand washing and cleaning, businesses and residences are using more paper towels than ever. Be sure to let your customers and guests know that paper towels should be disposed of in the trash can.

Churchwell Plumbing is here to help with any problems that may arise. We are committed to helping our customers solve their plumbing issues in a timely and affordable way. Give us a call TODAY at 806-744-4939.

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