Plumbing Problems and Common Fixes: Roto-Rooter

Plumbing Problems and Common Fixes: Roto-Rooter

Every day we get up, go to work, come home, and then go to bed. Each day passes by and we prioritize the activities of the day down to either the most important, or most desired. Plumbing care usually falls down to the very bottom of that list. When a problem arises, plumbing priority skyrockets to the very top of your list and is again the focus of your attention. Plumbing takes a beating with constant use day in and day out. Many plumbing problems in Baltimore are the same problems that people face all over the place. With some simple know-how, you can prevent bigger problems by taking care of the smaller ones quickly. Here are some tips and tricks to fix some of the most common plumbing problems out there.

  1. Clogged Toilets. If a problem ever stunk badly, it would definitely be a clogged toilet. With daily use by members of a household straining the integrity of a toilet bowl, your commode takes a beating with so much use. Even a well-kept bowl will encounter problems and clogs from daily use. Roto-Rooter Pipe Cleaner is a great solution for ensuring that gunk and grime is stripped away. Also, a toilet plunger will do wonders for most clogs. In the even of a serious clog and none of the above doesn't work, call Roto-Rooter for an inspection to see what needs to be done to get your toilet working again.
  2. Clogged drains. Whether in the kitchen or the bathroom shower, dirt, grease, and grime do a number on these drains very quickly. In bathrooms drains, the number one reason for clogs is hair. Throw grease, dirt, and soap on top of that and you have a perfect clog. Since hair is virtually impossible to destroy, you have to remove it by hand. Using pipe cleaner is a great way to fix a serious clog, but it can damage pipes because of its acidity. Using boiling water with baking soda and vinegar is a great way to make a natural plumbing liquid that will eat away most clogs with no problem.
  3. Frozen pipes. While you may think you are not at risk, frozen pipes can hit any house during the colder season. When a pipes bursts from freezing, serious flooding can occur. Insulation can help keep pipes protected from changing temperatures and can easily be beefed up for colder seasons.

For more information on plumbing problems in Baltimore and how you can prevent them, call Roto-Rooter today.

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