Wet-wipe sales have exceeded $2.2 billion in 2017. It’s a massive market, and for a good reason:
Toilet paper is a pain in the…
Well, you know.
Toilet paper, even the luxury “ultra soft” brands, are still uncomfortable if you need to do some vigorous wiping. Once you’ve tried wet wipes and felt their soothing, moisturizing touch, it’s hard to go back to the uncomfortable chafing of toilet paper.
What’s the problem with wet wipes though?
It’s all about the word “flushable.” There are even lawsuits about its meaning. Wet wipes are marketed as being flushable, but the truth is that if what you’re flushing down the toilet isn’t immediately dissolvable in water then it’s likely to contribute to a clog somewhere down the line.
Wipes build up with other waste, like congealed food fat, to form massive lumps called “fatbergs” that block entire municipal sewer systems.
Now, imagine if you have a septic tank how these wipes will build up over time. Are you diligent about not putting left over cooking oil or bacon grease down the drain? The natural decay of waste inside your septic tank can’t occur with these “undigestible” wipes and fat sitting in your tank.
Then when you wash a ton of laundry at once or have a water leak that goes on for a while before you find it, all that additional water going into your septic tank creates a problem. All those solids start getting stirred up and float up to your drain lines. Those undissolved wipes will easily clog the lines.
Wet wipes, however nice they are, are not good for any sewer or septic system.
There is an answer though.
It’s cheaper than buying wipes or toilet paper, and it’s better for your septic system:
They only take about 10 minutes to install. You can have warm or cool water, and water pressure can vary from a gentle stream to “full-on riot suppression hose,” leaving you feeling just as clean as if you stepped out of the shower.
What do I recommend?
If you just want the basics, check out the Luxe Neo 120.
Or if you want front and back nozzles (ladies) and hot water hose, then the Luxe Neo 320 is for you.