The Real Cost of Using ‘Flushable’ Wipes
Indiana Plumber, Jack Hope with Hope Plumbing, warns his customers and all wet wipes users about the heavy costs that flushing wipes down the toilet can incur. He recalls that nearly one-third of all calls his company responds to are wet-wipes related clogs. Hope says, “If you catch it early we can come out there and snake it and it is a minimal charge you know somewhere between $100 and $400. Worst case scenario, you end up having to replace a sewer line and depending on where that is it could range anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000.” Hope recommends disposing of wipes in the trash can to avoid these hefty fines and damages in the future.
A recent customer of Hope Plumbing, Amy Tenney, warns friends and other mothers everywhere that flushable wipes are simply not flushable. Tenney says that she was just following the packaging on her ‘flushable’ wipes when she ended up with a clog in her sewage pipes. Amy says she now warns her neighbors about flushing the wipes, “I was like I don’t want anybody else and I know how many moms I know to buy them in Costco in bulk and it’s like I don’t want theirs exploding so it kind of alarmed the whole street of other moms like just don’t do it as much.”
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