Wet wipes do not break down like toilet paper when flushed.
Even if they're labelled "flushable", they are not!
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Flushing wet wipes could be blocking the pipes and increasing the risk of overflows in your street and in your community right now!
Overflows are extremely damaging to your property and very expensive for you to repair.
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When wet wipes and cooking fats meet up in the sewerage system, they combine to form disgusting lumps called fatbergs.
Fatbergs form when non biodegradable material is flushed down the toilet or poured down the drain.
Toilet pipes and sink pipes both lead to the sewerage system. And this is where fatbergs do their damage.
Cotton buds, tampons and pads are
a major cause of toilet blockages
Only pee, poo and toilet paper
should be flushed down your loo
Always put them in the bin
(even if it says they’re flushable)
Keep a kitchen caddy next to your sink
for food scraps and coffee grounds
Stop fatty build ups in your pipes by
putting excess cooking oil in the bin
Sink strainers are a great way
to keep the plumber away