Clogging and Clearing Plumbing Vents

Clogging and Clearing Plumbing Vents

The plumbing systems of your home or business all consist of numerous pipes and vents that go from the sink in the bathrooms to the sinks in the kitchen to the washing machine and so on. These pathways lead to the outside sewer where they carry the gases and waste out of the home and allow the needed oxygen into the pipes. If these vents become clogged sewage digestion can become harder and slower, causing many plumbing fixtures to not work properly and sewer gases to enter the home. These sewer gases contain ammonia, methane and hydrogen sulfide all of which are highly toxic when inhaled at high concentration. Potential dangers from the exposures of sewer gases are hydrogen sulfide poisoning, asphyxiation. Some other more common symptoms are eye irritation, nausea and breathing problems. The concentrated levels of methane and hydrogen can also become very flammable and cause fire or an explosion in the area where the gas is contained.

Blockages can be caused by a number of things brought about by nature such as, ice, leaves, overgrown vegetation and animal invasions like bird or rodent nests. This is why is it very important to locate the plumbing vents on your property to make sure that they are not blocked or clogged.

To check your home for potential sewage issues call your local Long Beach  Roto-Rooter and they can assist you with all your needs. You can also try the Roto-Rooter brand Pipe Shield which creates a shield and helps prevents build up and clogging in your pipes and sewer lines. Your local Long Beach Roto-Rooter technician will be happy to assist you with the Pipe Shield application process.

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