We’ve all seen the advertisements for flushable wipes and heard the collective “sighs” of appreciation from families with a potty-training toddler. Unfortunately, these wipes are nondegradable. They often bind the screens going into the wastewater treatment plant and can form ropes when knotted together in the pipes. They can also form balls that plug sewer pipes and cause backlogs and sewer flooding for the New Iberia and Lafayette, LA communities. Here at Pipes and Plugs, we wanted to provide you with a list of items that could cause serious problems to your residential or commercial property if flushed:
- grease or oils from food, vehicles, etc.
- cigarette butts
- feminine hygiene products such as tampons, pads, and applicators
- wipes, paper towels, or other cotton-like substances
- Unused medications
- anything other than human waste and toilet paper
If you flush these items, they can cause serious problems to your own property or to the local wastewater treatment plant. While the box may claim the item can be flushed, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
The friendly plumbers at Pipes and Plugs are here to help ensure your residential or commercial property’s plumbing works as efficiently as possible at all times. If you have a clogged drain, leaky pipe, or any other plumbing issue, feel free to give us a call. We also use Green Technology to provide you with the best service that also seeks to be environmentally friendly.
Making small changes at home and in our communities can go a long way to prevent clogs, blockages, and other plumbing problems in the New Iberia and Lafayette, LA communities. Whether you have a plumbing, gas, or electric issue you can rest assured that Pipes and Plugs have the right knowledge, training, and experience to solve your problem the first time. We are firmly committed to customer service and quality work! For money-saving tips and coupons, customer referrals or testimonials, and expert information, visit us on the web or call one of our friendly representatives. At Pipes and Plugs our #1 goal is to provide friendly, quality work 100% of the time.