Roto-Rooter Plumber Toilet and Drain Tips

Roto-Rooter Plumber Toilet and Drain Tips

When water starts shooting out of a wall in your house, will you finally call a professional plumber to come out and help? With Roto-Rooter, you get a fast response to any type of plumbing situation. Our technicians are trained to handle all types of plumbing issues. Along with providing fantastic service, we also have a huge catalogue of plumbing products and tools to help you in your own repair and maintenance efforts.

Use the following guide for better drain care:

Toilet Clogging

One of the most common home plumbing issues that you will have to deal with many times is a clogged toilet. To minimize the problem of backups, simply keep a plunger close by each commode in the house. Anytime a problem starts, a plunger can at least help you maintain some level of drainage flow and keep water off the ground. Plunging vigorously for at least five to ten minutes should effectively resolve most issues.

Blockages that cannot be resolved with a plunger will need a tool known as a plumbing snake. This long and skinny tool is made of metal and has a claw attached to the end of it. Make sure you use the type with a rubber sleeve over the metal cable to prevent porcelain scratches. As you snake it into the drain, do it in a twisting motion so that the claw has plenty of opportunity to snag the clog. After pulling the snake out, clean off the claw and repeat several times until the blockage is completely cleared.

Cleaning Products

To keep your system clear of buildup that leads to serious blockages, it is important to use the right cleaning products on a regular basis. One of the most important products, which helps quite a lot, is Roto-Rooter pipe cleaner. This powerful chemical effectively eats away gunk and grime and leaves the pipeline clean as a whistle. In addition, along with powerful cleaning products there are pipe shield products that reinforce pipes and create a buffer between the gunk and grime and the actual surface. This makes it harder for stuff to stick and also protects the integrity of the pipe from damage as a result of using harsh chemicals.

For those who want to take a more natural approach and use chemicals less often, boiling water sometimes does the trick. Mix in a bit of vinegar and baking soda into the boiling water and you have a potent mix that a Roto-Rooter plumber would be proud of.

For any serious problems, don’t hesitate to call us.

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