To FLUSH or not-to-FLUSH?
To FLUSH or not-to-FLUSH? That is the question…..The answer: NO! DO NOT flush the so-called flushable! Many new paper products on the market today claim to be “Safe to Flush”. Printing their claims right on the packaging such as Charmin Fresh Mates – “Septic Safe” and Cottonelle Fresh – “…breaks up like toilet paper after flushing.” Well, I wouldn’t be so sure about that. Keep reading and you’ll find the statement, “For best results flush only 1 wipe at a time.” Just because the manufacturer says, doesn’t make it so! And just because your top-of-the-line Toto Drake can take on team of wipes, doesn’t mean that your drains can too. Check out what www.ConsumerReports.org had to say about it after they filled a beaker full of water and put it on a stirring plate to simulate the “Shwoosh” of a flushing toilet. It took only 8 seconds to disinigrate a piece of top-rated TP, but One “flushable wipe” and 30 minutes later, it was still intact. You know what they say….”When in doubt, (put it in a bag) and throw it out”.