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Why Flushable Wipes are a Plumber’s Worst Enemy

August 26, 2022 | Blog

Nightmares come in all shapes and sizes, but for plumbers — they manifest themselves as massive clogs that could have been avoided. At Mission Air Conditioning and Plumbing, blockages created by objects that don’t belong in sewer lines are our most formidable enemy.

But don’t worry! If you and your family are struggling with a troublesome toilet clog, our trustworthy team of technicians can help! With over 60 years of combined experience, you can rest assured you’ll receive quality service every time you give us a call.

As a licensed, local home service company, we are well-known around the Houston area. We value our relationships with clients and always strive to uphold our values as a hard-working, family-owned and operated business. Read on for more info about plumbing in Houston and how we can help you identify and eradicate your clog at any time!

Flushable Wipes Can Be Catastrophic

When it comes to wet wipes, who wouldn’t opt for the flushable kinds? These products are intentionally marketed as “septic safe” and made to seem extremely convenient.

However, flushable wipes cannot break down as quickly as toilet paper, making them riskier for your pipes. Toilet paper is designed to disintegrate quickly, but flushable wipes have too many other materials, such as plastic and synthetics. The blockage they create can be catastrophic and costly when caught in your sewage system.

Other Items You Shouldn’t Flush

Wondering if there are other products that could be causing clogs in your pipes? Most plumbers strongly discourage homeowners from flushing:

  • Paper towels
  • Cotton swabs
  • Dental floss
  • Sanitary pads
  • Cotton balls
  • Q-Tips
  • Diapers
  • Medication
  • Hair
  • Gum
  • Bleach
  • Grease

How To Know If You Need A Plumber

Have you been noticing stinky odors coming from your drains? Is your toilet constantly bubbling and getting backed up? Does water come back up in your sinks or shower? If you and your family have been experiencing any of these situations, it may be time to call a plumber!

What We Can Do

At Mission AC and Plumbing, you can always rely on us for professional plumbing solutions! Wondering how to fix a clogged toilet? When you contact us, you can be confident any blockage or leak will be located and rectified immediately.

Our quality drain repair services and sewer line inspections are done with the latest and greatest technology for maximum efficiency every time. For more info on all that our business has to offer, check out some of our reviews!

Contact Us At Mission AC And Plumbing Today!

Don’t let clogged toilets and leaky drains drag you down. We can help keep your household running smoothly at Mission Air Conditioning and Plumbing! Feel free to contact us through our website to set up a service request, or give us a call today!

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