Wet wipes down under

At Drain Doctor we have long advocated that the only things to flush down the loo are the three Ps – pee, poo and paper.

There has been a growing problem of blockages and ‘fatbergs’ blocking drains caused by people flushing wet wipes and other materials down their toilets. And it’s not just here in the UK that this has been increasing.

Blockages caused by wet wipes have become such a problem in Sydney, Australia, that Sydney Water is considering taking legal action against manufacturers of wet wipes to stop them from claiming that their products are flushable.

You can read the full story here.

While we are not sure that such drastic action is necessary, following some simple advice could help alleviate the problem. Bin wet wipes, don’t flush them.

Meanwhile, if you do need a plumber call Drain Doctor on 0800 707172.