Only flush paper, poo and pee to keep your pipes blockage free

Protect your home

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If a sewer pipe near you is blocked because of wet wipes, it’s not just your toilet that could be affected, it could be your entire house.

Sewage flooding is any homeowner’s worst nightmare. It can ruin furniture, floors and walls, it may mean you and your family having to live elsewhere for long periods of time and it costs a lot of money to resolve.

Quite often, sewage flooding can be caused by a nearby neighbour flushing the wrong items down the toilet and then the blockage could occur further down the pipe from them – potentially near your home.

Protect your family and your home by remembering to bin wet wipes, not flush them. And tell your neighbours too so you don’t become a victim of their bad habits.

If you have kids, they too can get involved! We developed an app called Bag it & Bin it - a fun and educational game that teaches children what should and shouldn’t go down the loo.

  • Some sewer-iffic facts:
  • Last year, wet wipes were the main cause of the 13,000 blockages in our region.
  • These cost £5 million to resolve all together.
  • The clean-up costs for homeowners who experience flooding damage to their property can be extortionate.
  • While wet wipes say they are “flushable” on the packet, they don’t break down as quickly as toilet paper, which is how blockages are caused.

Have a look at what our four wet wipe champions are doing to love their loos!

Sarah says...

Sarah says…
“Once you’ve changed your baby’s nappy, put the used wet wipes in the nappy and roll it up before putting it in a nappy sack and disposing with your household rubbish.”

Matt says...

Matt says…
“If you’re a user of hygiene wipes, make sure you bin them afterwards. Or better still use Freshu to make your own wipes out of toilet tissue – it’s a lot cheaper!”

Sophie says...

Sophie says…
“It may be a force of habit to remove your make-up with a face wipe in the bathroom and then dispose of it down the toilet, but taking it to the bin in the kitchen or getting a bin in the bathroom means you won’t cause a blockage.”

Barbara says…

Barbara says…
“If you’re having a tidy-up in your home before your guests arrive, carry a small plastic bag around with you and put any rubbish, including used surface wipes, into the bag so it can be binned all together.”