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Avoiding Common Problems with Your Plumbing

Plumbing is something that we use every day, but never think about it unless there is a problem. The most common problem is a plugged drain that usually occurs where there is a U-turn in the pipe where items get stuck and cannot pass through the pipe. In your home, it’s important to understand some of the common plumbing problems you may encounter and ways you can help prevent issues.

Bathroom Drains

The toilet has a bend in the drain of the bowl where items can regularly get stuck and it makes some items difficult to pass. Oftentimes, homeowners may flush items that may not be flushable. The item ends up lodged and the toilet overflows.

Shower drain clogs are mostly caused by a buildup of hair, dirt, and the soap. It is relatively easy to avoid by making sure there is a drain cover installed to stop items from going down the drain. It is almost impossible to keep all hair from going down the drain, so it’s important to perform a routine drain cleaning. Make sure not to wash hair down the drain, but wait until water drains and remove hair with a paper towel.

Kitchen Sink and Stoppers

The kitchen sink is a common area for a plumbing problem because not everyone understands what can and can’t be put down their drains. This means they often put grease, certain food particles, and more down the drain, leading to a buildup and a clog. This prevents water and other debris from going down the drain and, sometimes, even causing issues with the garbage disposal.

By avoiding putting certain items down your kitchen drains, you can ensure that other problems can be avoided. A clog can cause damage to a number of components of your kitchen sink, so make sure you are doing what you can to help prevent the situation. You can also have a backup of sewer gas if a clog persists for an extended period of time.

Our professional plumbers at Mr. Rooter of Central Pennsylvania have the advanced equipment that is able to go into the drains to pinpoint where there is a problem, saving time and money to get the problem resolved. Many times, problems can occur outside the home from tree roots invading the outgoing line. With 24/7 emergency services and no overtime charges, we are the only company to call.

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