Listen up y’all, because this is a story that can really only be described as a public service announcement. Learn from my mistakes, okay? Just do it. Or don’t do it, as the case may be… We were recently hit with plumbing problems. I know, I know… gross. This is something I’ve never dealt with before. Both of the homes that we’ve owned so far have been new builds, so plumbing problems weren’t really an issue. So imagine my dismay when our laundry room started gathering water on the floor. As soon as we noticed, we threw towels down to soak it up. We thought something was going on with our washer and dryer at first, but as Hubbalicious started investigating, he realized it was a plumbing issue. He immediately called the property management company and attempted to get a repair scheduled. Now, I’m going to try with all of my might, NOT to turn this into a slam fest on them and the home warranty company… but I will say “RENTING SUCKS” and leave it at that. Amiright?
So after several days of waiting (without water) for the home warranty company to get their stuff together and send someone out, they finally came and started examining the pipes. I’m not going to go too deep into the fact that it took them 3 days to make the repairs once they finally came out, but just know that it was irritating.
On the first day, they sent the snake thingy through the pipes from the outside of the house with no success. On the second visit, he removed the toilet and started snaking through the lines from inside the house. *This is where it gets gnarly, y’all… don’t say I didn’t warn you. It’s the part where he started pulling out the cause of the clog. Any guesses?
10 points to anyone who said “flushable wipes“… Yes, we use flush wipes. We’ve used them for YEARS. I mean, let’s be honest.. Once you’ve cleaned your behind with flushable wipes, toilet paper just doesn’t cut it. Well, apparently, in old plumbing like what we have right now, they aren’t so flushable. At least that’s what the plumbers told us. They said, “Don’t use them. In newer plumbing you can usually get away with it for a while, but they don’t disintegrate and they’re terrible for the environment. And with old plumbing like this, it’s going to cause you all kinds of problems.” And they really drove the point home as they were pulling old, disgusting, flush wipes out of the plumbing pipes.
A couple days later, it clogged again and the laundry room started gathering water again! I guarantee you, there were NO flush wipes this time, because we learned our lesson. So, they came out a third time, and found a break in the line where someone had cut the top of the pipe off in an effort to create a clean out? I don’t even know what that means, but I do know that it was causing us all kinds of problems. They had a to dig a big hole and fix it. The worst part about this? Our landlord made us pay for the repairs because of those stupid flushable wipes.
Our plumbing is finally fixed and all is well, except for the fact that we don’t get to use the flushable wipes anymore. Sad day, right? It really was… But this is where the story goes from gross, to kind of awesome… I found a replacement for our beloved flushable wipes… An environmentally friendly replacement! I’m not always super great about being environmentally friendly but I really do try. So I love that you can get the effect of the flush wipes without leaving millions of them in a landfill somewhere.
I know, I know… you’re dying to know what I found. It’s called Aquinelle Toilet Tissue Mist. Yes, this amazingness actually exists. You spray it on your toilet paper before you… ahem…clean up, and it turns dry toilet paper into an environmentally friendly flushable wipe!! Right now are you thinking, “um, that’s amazing, how has nobody thought of this before now? That’s exactly what I was thinking.
Are you also thinking, “Oh this must be a post for her Crohn’s Disease readers…” Well, yes… it really is so great for all my Crohnies, but listen… this is for everybody. This right here, is fun for the whole family. It got a stamp of approval from my entire household. Not only did we have a lot of laughs while learning and joking about it, when we got down to testing it out (separately of course), we actually really liked the product. The spray comes in different scents, so your backside can literally smell like Ocean Breeze or Citrus Burst. They are dermatologist tested and approved, and the sprays have aloe… You can really feel the aloe too, I tested it on my skin like they do in this hilarious video below, and it really did make my skin feel soft.
Ready to try it for yourself? Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a free bottle of Aquinelle Toilet Tissue Mist. You’ll get a fun new product to test out AND help avoid any plumbing issues that flushable wipes could bring your way. Learn from my mistakes friends… Protect your plumbing and the environment. That’s your PSA for the day. :o)