Clog 101: Simple Handles for Stubborn Clogs

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No matter what the age of your home, the plumbing is inevitably going to experience a clog or two. There really is no way to avoid a clog. There could be several causes of a drain clog, but the most common cause are items in the drain that should not be there. Even the most stubborn clogs, like that hairball stuck in the bathtub, can be remedied without the expensive work of a plumber.
With a bit of knowledge and a few handy items to keep around the home, you too can tackle drain clogs. Here are a few things to keep around the house to help you assist with drain clogs.

Keeping Handy Tools Around: Having things like a drain snake or plunger can offer some assistance with drain clogs. Sometimes using a snake can “push through” the clogged item(s) and give your line a clear flow. Also, the pressured, forceful push of the plunger can move certain clogs through. These tools should be kept in a cool, dry area and need to he thoroughly cleaned after each use to insure no germs or bacteria remain. Maintenance Items for Preventative Use: Treating the things in the house that we cannot see, like plumbing lines in the walls and ground are just as important as treating and maintaining things like your roof, your lawn and more. Applying Roto-Rooter Pipe Shield or other products is kitchen sink drain lines monthly is one way to help keep food gunk and build-up in your drain lines, thus reducing clog exposure.

Another maintenance item is a strainer. This will catch food and other items that should not go down the drain or get caught in the garbage disposal.

Products to Fight Stubborn Drains: You can try some basic clog cleaning with everyday household items like a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. While these help to alleviate some simple clogs, other products are also available with more stubborn items like grease and hair. Roto-Rooter Hair Clog Remover contains 25% more hair dissolving ingredients and will help clear a tougher clog, especially in the bathtub. Whenever it gets to become a bigger job than you can handle, always consult with a professional who can give more detailed insight into clearing the lines.

Don’t wait until a problem arises! Do what I do and keep an assortment of Roto-Rooter products as well as other plumbing staples in your home maintenance kit! If you have a septic tank, don’t forget the monthly use of Roto-Rooter Natural Enzyme Septic Treatment. Septic issues are true nightmares – avoid at all cost! You can find all these professional plumbing products at stores nationwide! Pick up yours today and be prepared for clogs and back-ups!

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