Drain clogs happen to the best of us. While they are most often unavoidable, they can also be caused by a person dropping an item down the drain or flushing it down the toilet. Whether on purpose or by accident, dropping something down the drain or toilet can lead to big problems.
For small clogs, professional enzyme treatments can be used to power through the source of the drain clog or through accumulated buildup found in the pipes. However, tough clogs may need further attention to provide sufficient results.
Pipe snakes can also help to get to the source of the problem and allow you to easily extract and dispose of the offending item. If you have already invested in strainers, make sure to keep them clean to ensure that they can continue to do their job, preventing hair and other items from washing down the drain and causing a clog.
Don’t wait to call a plumber. If you feel embarrassed by what may have been dropped down the drain, keep in mind that Roto-Rooter plumbers deal with odd things found in toilet traps and drains all the time. Children are notorious for dropping keys, toys, and other items down the toilet ordrains, so your local plumber will know what it takes to retrieve the item and have your plumbing back in good working order in no time.
If you find that you are dealing with drain clogs on a regular basis, it is important that you call a plumber right away. The problem may lie deeper than you originally thought and may require professional attention from a trained plumber who can use advanced tools and techniques to deal with the issue at hand.
If you have a clog in the middle of the night, make sure to choose an experienced plumber who can provide service in the evening hours at no additional cost. For especially large problems, choose a plumber that can also provide emergency services to ensure that they can handle any problems you may have, regardless of the size or complexity of the matter.
During your service appointment, make sure to ask your plumber about what you can do to prevent and treat problems going forward. They may be able to recommend certain enzyme treatments you can use or helpful practices you can follow to prevent a future problem.
For more information, call your local Roto-Rooter today.
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