Clogged Sewer Pipes & Septic Tanks

Sewer Damage From Flushable Wet Wipes Elk River MNMinnesota cities, Elk River and Princeton MN join others in fighting back against makers of Flushable Wet Wipes. Public Sewage Commissions are finding numerous Clogged Sewer Pipes with moist wipes clogging up the lines. Residents with an Individual Septic System do not seem to be fairing much better in regards to Blocked Sewers Systems. MN Septic Contractors at CSI, Custom Septic, Inc. has seen our share of blockages from these types of Moist Wipes & Towelettes. Homeowners are spending money on more frequent Septic Tank Pump Outs that should not be necessary if the wipes would decompose as advertised.


Flushable and Non-Flushable Wet Wipes

Marketing of Wet Wipes includes types that are either Flushable or Non-Flushable. The flushable varieties are supposed to be made to decompose and break down quickly once they are flushed down the toilet. However, many city sewage plants are finding that wipes often build up on grates and inside of the Sewer Pipes. Costs to clean up and repair the blocked sewage lines can be very expensive for taxpayers.


Sewer Clogging Moist Wipes

Homes that have their own Septic Tank System are left to pay for all of the damage out of their own pockets. This may give rural residents a little more incentive to be careful about what goes down the drain. Be cautious of flushing any of the Flushable and Non Flushable Disposable Wet Wipes. Below, is a list of examples of pre-moistened products that should NOT be in your septic system:

  • Antibacterial Wipes
  • Baby Wipes
  • Cleaning Cloths
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Disposable Wipes
  • Feminine Hygiene Cloths
  • Facial Cleansing Wipes
  • Facial Tissues
  • Flushable Toddler Wipes
  • Hand and Face Wipes
  • Hypoallergenic Wipes
  • Moist Towelettes
  • Moist Wipes
  • Personal Wet Wipes
  • Pre-moistened Towels


Minnesota Licensed Septic Contractors

Professional Septic System Inspections are a great way to make sure that your Septic Tank, Sewage Pipes and Drain Field are not blocked up with Flushable Wipes or the non-flushable varieties. CSI Custom Septic, Inc. provides Septic Inspections and Repairs for any damages detected during the evaluation. Our highly trained technicians can give you an honest assessment of problems within your Individual Septic System from Clogged Sewer Pipes to Blocked Septic Tanks and Leaching Field.

In Elk River MN, Princeton, Fergus Falls, Sauk Centre and Wyoming MN, contact CSI Custom Septic, Inc. for a Free Estimate on Septic Tank System Repairs at (763) 218-4769. Or contact using our convenient Online Contact Form.