Adult Wet Wipe | Fanny Clean Toilet Paper Moistener August 1, 2015 12:58

In light of the increasing problems with wet wipes, more and more people are looking for an effective adult wet wipe. There is a great alternative to those old-fashion wipes that are notorious for clogging plumbing, septic systems and wastewater treatment plants.

Although these problems with wet wipes exist, they are popular because more and more people understand that good bathroom hygiene can make a difference. An Etiquette advocate said, "In addition to being healthy, good hygiene is all about being polite. And you know what? Polite is sexy."


Retail sales of wet wipes are booming

After using baby wipes on their kids for so many years, many adults started questioning, "Hey, why is my kid's butt cleaner than mine?" As a result, adults have really taken to using adult wet wipes as a means of providing better bathroom tush hygiene.

Although the use of adult wet wipes for cleaning one's tush after a trip to the bathroom began with baby wipes, this method of using some form of moisture to ensure proper cleanliness after going number two continues to be a growing trend among adults of all ages.

U.S. demand for wipes is forecast to grow over three percent per year through 2016 to $2.5 billion with personal hygiene and general purpose household cleaning wipes projected to show the fastest gains. 

Here at Etiquette we favor the use of moisture for better bathroom hygiene, we just believe there is a better way.

That is why we came up with Fanny Clean, our unique, flushable adult wet wipe via an effective toilet paper moistener that allows for the easy and convenient application of moisture to toilet paper with an organic-based cleansing solution. Many people like having a good, natural hygiene solution nearby for a moist or wet wipe to use in conjunction with toilet paper for best bathroom hygiene.

Wouldn't you rather have a bottle of Fanny Clean in your bathroom rather than this big ugly stainless steel device, in your bathroom.

etiquette organic natural adult wet wipeEtiquette's hygiene solution was formulated and prepared by an organic certified lab. It is paraben free, alcohol-free, dye-free and unscented. And unlike many wet or moist wipes, it is also environmentally sound because we know toilet paper is not only flushable, it is also biodegradable.

This is not a claim that many regular wet wipe manufacturers can make. Many wet wpes that are labeled as "flushable" should not be flushed because they do not break down and disintegrate. 

Plumbing and wastewater treatment plant problems from adult wet wipes

wet wipe plumbing problemsMany homeowners have experienced their own plumbing problems from wet wipes clogging their pipes, but this problem is magnified at municipal wastewater treatment plants.  The presence of adult wet wipes in local wastewater systems is a significant issue that is likely to grow larger unless something is done. Wet wipes simply do not break down like toilet paper.  Wet wipes are prone to getting hung up in the sewer system. When this occurs, there is a "snowball effect" when other items, including more wipes, start piling on making the blockage even bigger and nastier.

We previously posted about how bad the situation became under the streets of London.

Some wastewater treatment plants have had to install “trash baskets” to block and catch wet wipes and other various items people are flushing down the toilet, otherwise they jam up the pumping equipment.

Part of the sewage-treatment process involves running waste through a grinder that is supposed to shred whatever comes in. But the wipes are not shredding, so further down the wastewater treatment stream, the adult wet wipes start to ball up and can cause pumps to clog.

In addition to causing problems at pump stations, wipes also get stuck in the grinders and "digesters" at the plants. They have to be manually cleaned off the equipment to prevent damage and to keep the system flowing.

Many treatment plants also use screens to keep wipes from flowing down the line, but the screens get clogged-up and they also have to be manually cleaned. The people who have to clean out the trash baskets, grinders, digesters and screens will tell you, many of these items are not breaking down because they are not meant to be flushed down the toilet. toilet.

wet wipes clog pipes

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies has information about wet wipe plumbing damage, explaining how bathroom adult wet wipes are causing wastewater treatment utilities across the country to spend millions of dollars to:

  • Respond to overflows 
  • Clean the products out of their pumps and other equipment
  • Replace equipment because of the damage caused by trying to process wipes

It is an ongoing battle, but many people and municipalities are starting to fight back.

Wet wipe manufacturers are starting to face legal action

The negative impact adult wet wipes are having on cities and towns across the U.S. has not only become a subject of debate, but lawsuits are being filed because of the costs involved to repair damage from wipes that are labeled as "flushable" when, in actuality, they do not break down.

The degree to which wipes break down and degrade once they are flushed, travel through plumbing pipes and eventually enter a city or town's sewage system is at the heart of the legal action being brought against wet wipe manufacturers who claim their wipes are safe to flush.

A New York City doctor in early 2014 filed a $5 million federal class-action lawsuit, claiming that consumers throughout the country have had to deal with clogged pipes, as well as numerous flooding and septic-tank issues related to the use of so-called “flushable” wipes that do not break down and disintegrate like toilet paper. As of this writing, the case has not yet gone to trial.

Wet wipe manufacturers argue that consumers do not pay close enough attention to what is labeled “flushable” and what is not.

Manufacturers and their trade associations believe people are flushing wipes down the toilet even though they know most of these products were not meant to be flushed.

Many believe the best solution is to simply throw adult wet wipes into the trash. Okay, that's fine for baby wipes used on a baby or wipes that are used to clean a counter-top or the toilet area. But adults throwing used butt wet wipes in a waste basket near their toilet?...ain't gonna happen! ...the anonymity of the toilet flush is just too "powerful."

fany clean adult wet wipeIt's time to ditch those old-fashion adult wet wipes

Etiquette's Fanny Clean is sewer- and septic-friendly. 

So, are you ready to evolve and take your bathroom hygiene to the next level? It's time to ditch the old-fashion adult wet wipes and begin using Fanny Clean toilet paper moistener. It is the new great adult wet wipe alternative to those old, plumbing- and septic-clogging wet wipes that began years ago as "baby wipes."

We have previously posted about the problems wet wipes are causing cities and towns across the U.S. and other parts of the world. For a great collection of articles on this topic, go to the Etiquette Google+ Page.