Nobody wants to flush the toilet and see the water swirl upward instead of down the drain. Likewise, no one wants to see water bubbling up in the kitchen or bathroom sink because the sewer can’t handle the influx of water. Lastly, no one ever wants to have dirty sewage back up into the tub or shower because the septic is clogged, and the waste has no place to go. Fortunately, most of these problems can be avoided with a little care and attention to what is flushed or poured down the drains in the home.
Most Plumbers in Mclean will advise customers that just because an item went down the drain, out of sight, it doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. It can become lodged in a pipe and cause problems weeks, or even months, later. Many items flushed, even those that state they are flushable can clog the drain, necessitating a call to a plumbing company, such as All Plumbing Inc. Parts & Service, to get the drain flowing again.
Of course, it’s important to be aware children may attempt to flush away toy cars or dolls and clog the sewer, but other more commonly used items can cause clogs also. Hygienic cleaning wipes that many people use instead of toilet paper can cause clogs. Though these items state that they are able to be flushed, many Plumbers in Mclean have pulled out a clog of these wipes when they are used in excess. Another commonly flushed item that causes many clogs in the toilet is feminine hygiene products. Again, though these products usually advise they may be flushed, it’s not uncommon to learn they were the catalyst that caused a clog in one of the pipes, thus causing a sewage backup or other drainage problem. Pouring kitchen grease down the sink is not recommended either. When warm grease collides with colder water in the pipes, it tends to congeal and can cause a clogged water can not pass around. This is a totally avoidable clog if due care is used.
Always pour grease into a container and throw into the garbage to dispose of it. Likewise, wipes and feminine hygiene products should be wrapped and disposed of in a waste receptacle. Taking the time to dispose of these products carefully will help to avoid the inconvenience and expense of a clogged sewer later.
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