Another Clogged Drain Culprit: Flushable Wipes
There are a lot of things that can clog your drains. Most people are surprised to hear that flushable wipes can also clog drains.
Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable?
Flushable wipes have no problem getting flushed down your toilet. However, don't let this fool you into thinking they are "flushable". Unfortunately, they can clog your toilets, drain pipes, and main sewer lines.
Most flushable wipes' packaging says that they are flushable. Why on earth shouldn't flushable wipes be flushed down a toilet? To help answer this, we need to think about toilet paper.
Flushable Wipes Aren't Toilet Paper
Toilet paper is made from a material that disintegrates the moment it gets wet. Toilet paper is designed to break apart which makes it easier to get through your drain pipes and sewer line.
Flushable wipes are not made from this same material. Unlike toilet paper, they do not break down and consequently can clog your drain pipes and sewer lines. Over time, the use of flushable wipes can lead to costly repairs, such as sewer line repair and replacement.
To help prevent these plumbing repairs, we recommend:
- Tossing flushable wipes in the trash.
- Only flush human waste and toilet paper down your toilet - that's it.
Curious to learn more? Check out our blog to learn about other things you shouldn't flush down your toilet.
Have flushable wipes clogged your drains? Call us or contact us online for quick and expert service. We're available 24/7, 365 days a year.
How to Spot a Clogged Drain
Not every clog starts off with a disaster, like a flooded room. Sometimes drains slowly clog as time goes by, so it is hard to notice the issue until it has caused bigger problems. If you can spot a clog early on, you might be able to prevent worse issues. Contact our Milwaukee drain cleaning technicians right away!
Three telltale signs that a drain is clogged include:
- Hearing a weird bubbling sound when water runs down a sink basin.
- Noticing pooling water around a drain, even when the water is completely clear of debris.
- Smelling a foul odor around the drain or in the same room.
Have a clogged drain problem? Call Us or reach out to us online to get it handled fast!
What Areas Do You Serve?
At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Southeast WI, we're pleased to serve Milwaukee and the surrounding areas.
Just some of our service area includes:
- Oak Creek
Emergency Drain Cleaning
Sometimes, clogged drains don't wait for a convenient time to cause issues. For this reason, we offer 24/7 emergency drain cleaning services.
We offer around-the-clock service and never charge overtime fees - even if you need us on a weekend or holiday.
If you're dealing with emergency drain issues, don't panic. Just reach out to us and we'll be over ASAP to help.
Why Choose Us for Trusted Drain Cleaning?
Are you looking for friendly, professional, and on-time drain-cleaning plumbers? If so, you've come to the right place. As homeowners like you, we know the importance of honest and expert services.
What you should know about our drain cleaning services:
We Offer 24/7 Service Without Overtime Fees. We will never charge you for after-hour services. We don't try to wring extra out of our customers with unfair after-hour charges. After all, you never know when a bad drain clog will start causing big trouble around your property. Why should you have to wait until the next business day to get it cleaned?
We Start with a Thorough Inspection. Starting your drain cleaning service with a thorough video inspection is good practice. By navigating a snake camera into the affected drain, we can quickly spot clogs and blockages. This step lets us guarantee a job well done, each and every time.
We Offer Cost-effective Services. Thanks to our advanced industry experience, we can also conduct affordable drain repairs. Be sure to visit our special offers page to see how you can save.
We Can Clear the Strongest Clogs. When a clog is particularly strong or dense, we break out our HydroScrub® technology. This unique jetting system has been designed to eliminate tough clogs with ease. In a matter of minutes, your home could be back to normal again with no more clogged drains.
Searching for Milwaukee clogged drain repair? Call us or reach out online to schedule your service. We're professional and show up on time.