Have you ever had a clogged toilet? If so, then you know how frustrating and messy it can be. But there’s no need to worry – our local plumbers are here to help! Here are five tips from the pros on how to prevent clogged toilets:
Don’t flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet – no matter how small it is, everything else will just clog up your pipes
If you think that it’s okay to flush anything smaller than your average orange down the toilet, then you’re in for a nasty surprise. Flushing items like sanitary napkins, paper towels, wipes and other objects down your toilet bowl might seem like an easy cleaning solution.
But the truth is, they will only cause clogs in your pipes that require Western Rooter & Plumbing and our trusty plumbers’ skills to unclog.
So if you want to keep your plumbing working as smoothly as possible, remember not to flush anything other than regular and septic-safe toilet paper – no matter how small it is!
Use a plunger to clear any blockages before they become too big
If you’re starting to feel like one of your drains is running just a bit slower than it should be, don’t wait for the blockage to get bigger before taking action.
A clog can quickly become a huge headache that takes serious time and money to resolve. Instead, grab a plunger and give it a few pumps – you might just be surprised at what comes up!
Western Rooter & Plumbing is here when you need us, so if plunging doesn’t take care of things, give us a call at (626) 684-4703. We’ll make sure those drains are running smoothly again in no time.
Clean your toilets regularly with a brush to prevent build-up
Cleaning your toilets regularly is an important part of preventing clogs. Fortunately, it’s easier than you might think. All you need to do is grab a toilet brush and give your bowl a few swipes. This will help remove any gunk or debris that may have been stuck in the sides of your bowl.
If you’re feeling extra diligent, add an enzyme cleaner to the mix – this will help break down any stubborn grime and keep your pipes running smoothly.
Be careful what you put down the sink – only food scraps and grease should go down the drain
We know that it can be a tempting idea to attempt to just put whatever you don’t want to deal with down the sink drain or rubbish bin.
Don’t be fooled – while it may seem harmless, flushing non-food items down the drain is a disaster waiting to happen! Don’t risk damage to your system and save yourself time and hassle – keep those pipes happy by sticking with what they know best.
Food scraps and grease are about all that should be put down your plumbing system as anything else has the potential to really cause some troublesome problems in your home’s pipes. Give us a call at (626) 684-4703 any time for more tips on keeping plumbing issues at bay!
If you have a septic tank, don’t flush anything other than human waste and toilet paper
If you have a septic tank, you know that it can provide many years of worry-free performance – provided it is well cared for.
Flushing anything other than human waste and toilet paper down your septic tank can lead to potential sewer backups or clogs, causing costly and messy damage.
Western Rooter & Plumbing would be more than happy to send one of our certified plumbing technicians over to offer their advice and help you avoid any nasty surprises in the future. So don’t wait until disaster strikes – give us a call today at (626) 684-4703!
A clogged toilet is a nightmare no one wants to deal with.
Luckily, there are some easy tips you can follow to prevent it from happening in the first place. Make sure you only flush toilet paper and human waste down the toilet, and be careful of what goes down your sink and drains.
Keep your septic system running smoothly by only flushing what nature intended and give your toilets some TLC with a brush once in awhile!
Don’t forget to maintain regular cleanings of the tank itself.
Following these simple tips will help keep your plumbing flowing smoothly. If you do end up with a clog, give Western Rooter & Plumbing a call at (626) 684-4703 and we’ll be happy to help!