Common Plumbing Issues and Quick Fixes

Common Plumbing Issues and Quick Fixes

Every homeowner faces a list of problems needing to be taken care of around the house. These issues don't always disappear, but regular attention to them will, however, make home life more comfortable for everyone as serious issues are avoided. With plumbing in Denver always moments away from disaster, it seems, Roto Rooter is on call 24/7 to help solve any problem too big for you to handle. Whether you are experiencing flooding from frozen pipes, backed up toilets or mold from slow leaks, there is plenty you can do on your own to help keep these serious issues from occurring. Below is a list of suggestions to make your life easier.

  • Clogged drains: As water is used and goes down the drain, inevitably other material pass through with it. Hair, soap, food and other debris can quickly start to buildup along a drain pipe. Failing to clean drains regularly can lead to more serious clogs and backups. One simple solution is to use Roto-Rooter Pipe Shield. Pipe Shield is formulated to eat away at the grime and buildup and will help restore and maintain normal flow.  
  • Frozen pipes are a definitely a headache to avoid, if you can. In the winter when temperatures plummet, thousands of homes are left vulnerable to freezing temperatures. As water begins to freeze inside pipes, air pockets get caught in the rising pressure and try to escape. If the air cannot pass, it will burst through a weak section of a pipe making a crack or completely shattering a line. If this is the case, Roto-Rooter can assist immediately to help stop the flooding and repair or replace the line. Additionally, increasing the insulation in your walls can aid in frozen pipe prevention. Also, using some kind of pipe insulation that wraps the length of the line is an extra precaution to take.
  • Clogged toilets are a common issue in most homes. The best way to avoid clogs is to always make sure only toilet-bowl-approved products are ever flushed. Besides waste, toilet paper and certain cleaners should be the only additional products flushed. Anything else can backup your drain and cause a serious clog.

For more information on plumbing in Denver, call Roto-Rooter today.

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