Clogged Drain Tips

Here's an easy way to tell how deep your clog is located:

If only one fixture is clogged, then the clog is located close to the fixture’s drain. If only one room’s fixtures are clogged, then the drain is further into the system, but not as far as the main sewer line. If fixtures from multiple rooms are clogged, your main sewer line is clogged – and you have a plumbing emergency on your hands. Toilets are the fixtures with the most direct line to your sewer line. If your toilet is seriously clogged (and normal household methods haven’t worked), then it’s more likely that you have a main line clog.

Tips to Avoid Clogged Drains

By far the best remedy for clogged drains is prevention. While some blockages are inevitable, a fair amount of drain problems can be avoided entirely by knowing their causes and taking certain steps to keep your drains healthy. Avoid inconvenient drain clogs with these helpful tips: Never use your toilets or drains as wastebaskets – when in doubt, throw it out! Regularly flush your drains with a mixture of boiling water, baking soda, and vinegar to eliminate foul odors and keep buildup to a minimum. Dispose of fibrous foods, vegetable peels, egg shells, and starchy foods like rice and pasta in the garbage instead of flushing it down the drain. Only flush small, soft food particles down your garbage disposal and follow it with plenty of water. Pour cooking grease into disposable containers instead of pouring it down the drain Call drain Jetters today for a thorough cleaning of your drain system that will keep your plumbing working for years to come.

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