Only flush the 3 P's
Pee, Poo and (toilet) Paper
Millions of pounds are spent cleaning drains and sewers right across the UK because of products that shouldn't be in them. Wet wipes, period products, cotton wool, cotton buds, nappies and dental floss are just some of the culprits.
Flushed wet wipes don't just disappear down the u-bend and disintegrate, they clump together and cause havoc in the pipes, drains and the sewers.
And it doesn't stop there. Cooking oil, fats and grease can create blockages known as ‘fatbergs’ (a congealed mass of fats, oils and bathroom rubbish) which clog up the underground sewer pipes. All these blockages can lead to sewage flooding in your home and garden, an unpleasant and upsetting experience. Click here to find out how to avoid blockages and sewage flooding and keep your home your happy place.
Measuring a whopping 250 metres, this sewer monster is formed from a congealed mass of fats, grease, oil, wet wipes, sanitary products, and other items that shouldn’t have been poured down the sink or flushed down the loo.More about fatbergs
We talk a lot about the 3Ps – that’s pee, poo and (toilet) paper! We say only flush the 3Ps to keep pipes, drains and sewers blockage-free. Wet wipes cause blockages which can lead to sewer flooding in your home. Bin wipes, don’t flush them!