Once you start using flushable wipes, you will find it difficult to go back to your old ways. Though flushable wipes are certainly convenient and effective, they also have the potential to sabotage your Boca Raton plumbing. Use enough flushable wipes over the years and you just might end up in need of Boca Raton pipe repair or replacement.

The Problem with Flushable Wipes

Flushable wipes can clog the sewer system as well as your toilet. Though these wipes are perfectly legal to use, they are becoming a growing threat to Boca Raton plumbing systems as well as sewers and toilets across the globe. These moist wipes are not much different than baby wipes except for the fact that they are commonly used by grownups who have a desire to be as clean as possible.

Though flushable wipes will gradually break down within sewer systems, they take much longer than toilet paper to break apart after flushing. The result is a “ragging” phenomenon in which the wipes become caught with other items ranging from paper towels to sanitary pads and beyond leading to nasty sewer blockages.

Avoid a Damaged Sewer Line

If you and your loved ones use enough flushable wipes, your toilet and/or sewer line will clog at some point down the line. The common signs of clogged sewer lines range from drain gurgling to toilets running at an excessively high frequency, water emerging out of drains, and water backing up. If the clog is limited to a single drain, unclogging it with a snake might be possible. However, an especially nasty clog or the clogging of multiple drains will likely necessitate the assistance of our savvy Boca Raton plumbers.

If necessary, we will use video cameras to analyze your home’s sewer line. Our Boca Raton plumbing team will pinpoint the true cause of the problem, whether it is a buildup of flushable wipes or something else. We will clear out the clog and analyze the plumbing’s structure to determine the extent of the damage. Hopefully, there will merely be a clog instead of significant pipe damage. Our Boca Raton plumbers will attempt to eliminate all clogging in a precise and safe manner to ensure unimpeded water flow throughout your home’s pipes. However, if the damage necessitates Boca Raton pipe repair or replacement, we’ve got you covered.

The Constant Annoyance of Clogs

There is a common misconception that Boca Raton plumbing clogs are infrequent. The truth is a single clog is often the predecessor to other clogs. The frequency of your clogs will skyrocket if several people in your home use flushable wipes with regularity. There is nothing normal about frequent clogging. If you notice your home’s drains are clogging more often than in the past, there is likely a significant underlying problem.

Our plumbing team is here to perform a diagnostic assessment, pipe repair, or even pipe replacement. We can even perform preventative maintenance to ward off clogs and other plumbing problems before they rear their ugly heads. It does not matter whether you have a minor clog or a massive clog resulting from excessive use of flushable wipes; our local plumbers in Boca Raton will perform pipe repair, unclogging and whatever else is necessary to get your home plumbing system back to normal as quickly as possible.

The Question Begs: Are Flushable Wipes Truly Flushable?

Lawmakers are currently questioning whether flushable wipes should be advertised as flushable products. After all, these wipes can cause significant damage to Boca Raton plumbing systems and beyond. If you insist on using flushable wipes, you should use them after you do the bulk of your cleaning with regular toilet paper. Flush the toilet paper down the toilet. Put used flushable wipes in the trash can and you will not have to worry about whether you have compromised the functionality of your home plumbing system.

The bottom line is that it is difficult for flushable wipes to degrade promptly without causing havoc below the toilet or even in the toilet. Though the laws about flushable wipes probably won’t change, it is in your interest to take it upon yourself to change your bathroom habits. Refrain from flushing these comparably durable cleaning wipes and you will ultimately preserve the integrity of your Boca Raton plumbing and sewer systems.

Contact Erica's Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Restoration Today

Do not be self-reliant when plumbing challenges arise. This is not the right time to attempt DIY clog removal or Boca Raton pipe repair. An attempt to unclog a massive buildup of flushable wipes might exacerbate the problem. Let our Boca Raton plumbing team do the dirty work on your behalf. We will analyze the problem, tailor a solution to your unique plumbing challenge, and restore your plumbing system to normal. Give us a call at Erica's Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Restoration to schedule an appointment.

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