Plumbing experts will tell you there are only three things you should ever flush down your toilet: urine, feces and toilet paper.
Disinfecting wipes are nowhere on the list, not even the ones marked flushable.
"No flushable wipes - they don't break down like toilet paper," said Jeff Logan, owner of Scenic City Plumbing in Chattanooga and a plumber with 22 years' experience.
This might come as a surprise to shoppers clearing shelves of sanitizing wipes during the coronavirus crisis. The products' claims of germ obliteration may be true, but don't believe everything you read on the label. Yes, technically, they are flushable. But so is a cellphone. What these products are not is dispersible, or easily dissolvable.
Bottom line: The only thing you want going down your john are the three P's of potent plumbing - pee, poo and (toilet) paper.