If you have experienced problems with flushable wipes, contact us immediately to protect your rights.
If you have experienced problems with flushable wipes, contact us immediately to protect your rights. Call 1-800-934-2921 or complete the form on this page.
Advertised flushable wipes may not be that versatile after all. Consumers, who followed the flushing directions, found their toilets and septic tanks clogged with wipes. Although they are supposed to biodegrade quickly, flushable wipes are costing millions of dollars of damage to both consumers’ pipes and wastewater treatment plants’ plumbing. Our law firm is investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of consumers that have purchased these wipes and have been negatively impacted.
Residential Plumbing Woes
Consumers are taking their frustrations out through Internet forums, complaining about exorbitant plumbing costs with the use of flushable wipes. With labor rates skyrocketing, homeowners are suffering with hundreds of dollars of charges just to unclog toilets. The damage doesn’t stop at the toilet level. Septic tanks have failed altogether, requiring extensive repairs to make the home functional again. Consumers have even seen wastewater flow back into the home through showers and sinks. Even if consumers follow the flushable wipes’ directions, by flushing one wipe at a time, they are still seeing plumbing problems.
Following The Trail
As consumers diligently flush the wipes one at a time, they are slowly accumulating at wastewater treatment plants. Outside Washington D.C., sewer officials are finding that more treatment equipment, including intricate piping, is breaking down from the flushable wipe influx. Sewer workers’ efficiency has dropped significantly as they rearrange schedules to simply resolve clogs within the system. Aside from labor costs, specialty equipment is being installed just to deal with the thick wipes. A grinding machine, costing $1 million, is necessary just to break the wipes down before entering the main sewer lines and pump area.
There is no official definition of “flushable” at this point, allowing wipe manufacturers to use the term loosely. As Vancouver, Washington discovered through their sewer tests, one wipe can still be intact after one mile along the sewer system. For comparison, toilet paper breaks down after a few seconds. With wipes taking around 10 minutes to even start breaking down, consumers and treatment plants are both finding clogs to be a common issue.
Contact our lawyers if you have experienced flushable wipe issues. If you feel you have been negatively impacted by these flushable wipes, our lawyers want to know your story.
Kleenex Cottonelle, Scott, and Charmin Flushable Wipes Problems?
If you have experienced problems with flushable wipes, you may be able to collect financial compensation. To find out if you have a case, simply complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921.