Disinfecting wipes are helping us clean up our surfaces during the COVID-19 pandemic but you might be messing up your sewer system if you flush them down the toilet.
Experts are warning people not to dispose of the wipes in the toilet bowl.
Toilet paper dissolves in our sewer systems while disinfecting wipes and paper towels do not. Trust me, our last house the people had done nothing BUT flush this kind of stuff down the toilet. When we finally got it unplugged it looked like someone had flushed a hundred white t-shirts!!
Continuing to flush these items could cause a bigger problem with your local wastewater facility and that is the last thing we need right now.
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