Clogs happen to the best of us. Whether it is your toilet or sink, a drain clog can be a frustrating, stressful issue for homeowners to deal with; but it doesn’t need to be. In fact, this is one of the common problems that homeowners can actually handle on their own. Plunging or pulling the clog out can be extremely effective on any clog.
Most importantly, don’t leave a clog for long. It is crucial that you get through the problem as soon as possible because, over time, it can manifest itself into other problems. Clogs can also release foul odors into your home very quickly, so it is important that you deal with the problem right away.
If there is water leaking out of your toilet, then you may want to shut off the water supply to the toilet to help minimize the potential damage. You will also want to set newspaper or paper towels down around the toilet to catch any spilled water or waste.
Most people will do all that they can to avoid calling a plumber. Fortunately, drain clogs don’t necessarily need to be tackled by a pro. If you have never plunged before, it should not be difficult for you to get the hang of it. If you are having trouble, call your local plumbing company. They would be happy to help walk you through the proper technique over the phone.
On the other hand, many homeowners don’t want to deal with the dirty task of plunging the toilet. In this case, you may want to give in and just call a plumber. Most professional plumbing companies will offer free estimates so that you know what the costs will be upfront.
If you find that your sinks or toilet are clogging frequently, or if the water is backing up into your sink or shower when you flush, then it is also important that you call a plumber because the problem may lie deeper than you think. For instance, there may be roots making their way into your pipes, which can cause serious damage and frequent clogs.
Your plumber can get to the source of the problem and repair it for good so that you are not dealing with clogs as frequently. They can also provide you with the products, solutions or recommendations you need to prevent the problem from happening again anytime in the near future.
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