In my post, Cloth Diapering 101, I raved and raved about the flushable liners we used to help with the clean up of a poopy diaper.
Turns out when you have a 70 year old house, the plumbing doesn’t handle “flushable” products very well. Below you will see the proof.
Yes my friends, that is a bill from Roto Rooter. We had a nice little backup resulting in some lovely sewage overflowing in our back yard. Luckily we caught it early so there wasn’t too much of a mess.
The nice man who fixed our overflow told me he found “a lot of baby wipes that had backed up the plumbing.” Well, since we don’t flush baby wipes, it could only be one thing: The flushable liners that I have been swearing by and recommending to friends. Ugh.
As I talked to him more, he told me that if it were a newer house with PVC piping and whatnot, the flushable products wouldn’t be an issue. However, since our piping is clay, pretty much completely horizontal, and tainted with some tree roots, I was told we need to “baby our pipes” and not flush anything except toilet paper.
In conclusion, if you have an older home with questionable plumbing be warned. Flushable liners may not be for you. Looks like we’ll be getting down and dirty with our friend the diaper sprayer.
Any secrets on potty training a 19 month old? 🙂