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3 Things You Need To Know About Clogged Drains

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 11:03am

When water backs up onto a basement floor, there is a clog in either the floor drain line, drain trap, or the sewer service line. Clogs in the drain line or trap may be cleared with a hand auger or a blow bag. To clear a sewer service line, please contact your Bergen Countys most referred plumbing company, Mr. Rooter.

Mr. Rooter Tip of the Week

Tip #1 Blow bags are especially useful for clearing clogs in floor drain lines.

Tip #2 A blow bag attaches to a garden hose and is inserted directly into the floor drain line.

Tip #3 The bag fills with water and then releases a powerful spurt that dislodges clogs.

PLUMBING TRADE SECRETS: Insert the blow bag completely into the cleanout opening and turn on the water. Allow several minutes for the blow bag to work properly. In most cases, the homeowner will lack an adequate water pressure to manage a stubborn clog. Mr Rooter Plumbing of Bergen County specializes in Hydro-Jetting technology that can dislodge and reopen your drains effectively.

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