The Roto-Rooter Plumbers' Guide for Clear Drains

The Roto-Rooter Plumbers' Guide for Clear Drains

There are many different aspects to a plumbing system that demand your time and attention in order to function properly. If you are new to maintaining a home plumbing system and lack the necessary skills and experience to get the job done correctly, rely on Roto-Rooter’s plumbers to help you get to the bottom of any issue and to get the information needed to take care of other issues that may be coming down the pipeline. With all the products and services in one place, Roto-Rooter is your one-stop resource for plumbing solutions you can count on. To help our customers and improve the customer experience we are famous for, we have provided the following guide to help you take better care of your home plumbing system.

Clogged Drains

 This pesky problem affects almost every household and can quickly turn into a nightmare if you do not know where to begin.


Things Needed

  ·         Plunger—a toilet plunger can actually be used on any drain that needs some suction to clear a system hiccup.

  • A screwdriver—while you won't be using it how you normally would, a screwdriver can help you reach just a little bit farther into your drains.
  • Plumbing snake—when it is impossible to plunge a blockage free, a snake can get you where you need to be.
  • Drain cleaners and enzymes—especially for poorly installed plumbing systems, these products are a must-have for efficient drainage.

Steps for Success

 Use the following tips and tricks for getting your clogged drains running smoothly again:

1.       When you notice that a drain is clogged, look inside it to see if the source of the problem is visible. If it is, use a screwdriver to reach in and pull out as much of the gunk and grime as possible.

  1. For blockages that form further down the drain, use a toilet plunger to push free as much of the gunk as possible.
  2. When the plunger has done all it can and there is still reduced drainage capacity, it is time to use the plumbing snake. Pushing it down into the drain in a twisting motion, which will allow the hook on the end to snag the problem and allow easy removal.
  3. After the problem has been removed, use Roto-Rooter drain cleaner to eat away anything else lingering on the drainpipe wall. Also, the use of enzymes will keep future blockages from having a chance to form.

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