Plumbing Repair Tips: Roto Rooter

Plumbing Repair Tips: Roto Rooter

Plumbing seems to act up just at the wrong moment. You have friends staying the weekend and suddenly the toilet backs up. Your in-laws are stopping by for an afternoon and your kitchen suddenly starts to flood. There is never a good time for these accidents to happen, so why not take measures into your own hands to prevent them from happening in the first place? With the aid and guidance of Roto Rooter, you have world-class experience, products, and people on your side to get the job done. Roto Rooter is the number one trusted name in plumbing repair and has helped millions of satisfied customers just like you take better care of their plumbing.

A clogged toilet is one of those problems that happen in just about every home at some point in time. When the toilet backs up, there are many possible reasons as to the cause. Below are a list of items that should never be flushed.

  • Garbage. Candy wrappers, cardboard, napkins, paper towels, or anything else that you throw out should never be flushed down the toilet. Unlike a garbage disposal, there is nothing to grind up the junk that gets flushed. Keep these things away from the toilet bowl.
  • Food. Peels, cores, bones, meat, and more should never be flushed. Grease byproducts from grilled meats can quickly stick to the drainpipe and cause serious backups in no time at all. Also, hot grease if dumped straight from the pan and flushed can also cause pipes to crack when exposed to the heat.
  • Solids. Anything made out of stone, brick, cements, or plastic cannot pass through your pipes at all. If you try to flush stones or pebbles, they will only get stuck immediately and cause serious backup issues. A professional will have to use a snake and other tools to either pushes these items free and painstakingly pull them out one by one.

When in doubt of what you can flush, refer to the following list of what is A-OK to flush down the toilet bowl that won't need unnecessary plumbing repair.

  • Toilet paper. This seems obvious, but many people run out of it and use other paper products. Toilet paper is designed to break down quickly and even dissolve enough to easily pass through with little chance for blockage. Even too much toilet paper can, however, cause a clog. If you need to use more than the normal amount, utilize multiple flushes to avoid any issues.

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