One of the most frustrating things when you are doing the dishes is when the water won’t drain. Sometimes this occurs when the dishwasher is running and you come in to find dirty water overflowing from the sink. You hurry and flip on the garbage disposal hoping the water will go down and you get sprayed in the face. You are having plumbing problems in Indianapolis, and the culprit is a clogged pipe.
Usually, the first thing you try is a liquid drain cleaner. You pour it in and wait 15 to 30 minutes, praying it works. When it doesn’t, you run to the garage for the pipe snake, only to find it isn’t long enough to reach the blockage. If you are very stubborn and determined, you may hurry to the hardware store for a longer snake or a pressure attachment for your hose. When these measures fail and you are mopping up water from the kitchen floor, you finally give in and call Roto-Rooter to come and clear out your pipe. At this point, it dawns on you that it would have been a good idea to call them sooner, before you spent your money on ineffective fixes.
The real villain in this situation is the garbage disposal. Insufficiently ground up waste gets into the pipe, along with grease and other debris, and the next thing you know, the sink won’t drain. If you are going to have a disposal in your home, then some instruction to your family members who use it is in order. The water needs to be running fairly fast and the disposal needs to run long enough to completely grind up everything to clear itself out. Do not pour bacon grease or other fats down the drain. Scrape dirty plates into a garbage can, not your sink.
Remember, frequent use of chemical drain cleaners can be hard on your pipes and actually make them clog more easily. A friendlier solution is to regularly use an enzyme product that will aid in keeping your pipes clear. You will find that your plumbing problems in Indianapolis will decrease if you follow these easy steps. It’s nice to know that Roto-Rooter is available 24 hours a day to solve these issues.
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