You may have heard news questioning whether it is safe to flush wet wipes down the toilet.
And it’s true, you can’t assume that every brand of moist toilet tissue is safe for flushing. From what wipes are made for, to what they are made from – not all wipes are equal.
So, here’s the question. How do you know if your wipes are really flushable?
We’ll go over what to look for when shopping for flushable wet wipes, and tips for making things easier for the sewer system.
Select your wipe - one for every job, but not for ALL jobs
Most wet wipes make very specific claims about what they are designed for.
For instance, baby wipes will clean a baby’s skin, but should not be used to clean a dirty changing table. For that, you need a wipe that cleans and disinfects—but those wipes should not be used to clean human skin. And none of these wipes should be flushed down a toilet because they are not biodegradable.
This brings us back to flushable wet wipes. Otherwise known as “moist toilet tissue” or “flushable moist wipes,” these wipes are specifically designed to thoroughly and effectively clean human skin after using the toilet. Whether used in tandem with regular toilet tissue or as a substitute for it, they are pre-moistened with a cleaning solution that is gentle, hypoallergenic, and comfortably cleans your most sensitive area.
However, not all moist toilet tissue brands are made from the same ingredients—and that is where their flushability comes into question.
To flush or not to flush? That is the question.
Here are 2 tips to follow when it comes to flushing your flushable toilet wipes:
- Be sure they’re flushable. Not all moist toilet wipes are flushable. Look out for the “Fine to Flush” logo and certification mark. This is the new official standard, from Water UK, identifying which wet wipes can be flushed down the toilet safely. Products with this logo have passed stringent tests by Water UK.
- Be sure your plumbing is well-maintained. Experts agree that older homes with cast iron pipes can face potential plumbing issues. SecureFlush moist toilet tissue is not recommended for macerator toilets or septic tanks because these systems are excluded from the Fine to Flush testing methodology. We suggest you check with your manufacturer and supply them with the Fine to Flush testing methodology for confirmation. Flushable wipes are not recommended in motor homes or with basement pump systems.
Want to be sure? Choose Nice 'N CLEAN® wipes
The Nice 'N CLEAN® wipes offer two varieties of flushable wipes that are ‘Fine to Flush’ accredited, giving you the reassurance, you can flush wipes down the toilet without fear of blocking your pipes or sewage systems.
Nice ‘N CLEAN Secureflush Flushable Wipes are made from 100% biodegradable plant-based fibres, which break apart in water even faster than normal toilet paper does*.
Our Nice N’CLEAN Toddler Wipes are created to support toddlers on their journey to become independent toilet users. The 99% pure water moist toilet tissue ensures that they are soft on children's skin. Our wipes are dermatologically and paediatrician approved.
Plus, our wipes are BIODEGRADABLE, PLASTIC FREE & RECYCLABLE PACKAGING - It's important we do the best by the planet so our wipes are plastic-free and biodegradable. They are sourced from sustainably managed forests and packed in recyclable packaging.
In short, when it comes to truly flushable wipes, you can trust Nice ‘N CLEAN wipes to leave you feeling confidently clean.
*When disposed of in the toilet