SAWS News: Grease, Wipes & Pipes Don’t Mix
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Grease, Wipes & Pipes Don’t Mix

The holidays are upon us and the Grease Monster is lurking nearby, just waiting for you to rinse all the oily leftovers from your plates, pots and pans right down the drain. And he's got some help.

imageThose so-called "flushables," aka personal cleansing wipes and hygiene products, may not clog your toilet, but they cause a bundle of trouble for the sewer system.

Instead of dissolving like toilet paper, these wipes clump together with grease, forming long, mop-like clumps of gunk that clog sewer pipes and damage equipment.

Remember, wipes clog pipes. No matter what the product packaging says, only three things are truly flushable: human waste, toilet paper and water.

Don’t give the Grease Monster any help this holiday season. Scrape the grease off of plates, pots and pans and dispose in the trash — along with those not-really-flushable wipes.

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