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Practicing good hygiene and keeping surfaces clean is essential now more than ever. But baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, paper towels and even smaller makeup-remover wipes must be thrown away in the trash. On a not-good day, wipes and other products clog pipes and pumps, increasing maintenance. On a terrifically bad day (the kind no one wants), flushing these kinds of products can lead to sewer backups.
The only safe product to flush is toilet paper, because only toilet paper is designed to break down quickly in the wastewater system. Even if a non-toilet paper product says it’s flushable, don’t do it. Dispose of all types of wipes in the garbage.