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Scary Things Lurking In Your Plumbing

We’d all like to think that there’s nothing but free flowing, crystal clear water running through our pipes and into our home, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. Even if you haven’t noticed any leaks or clogs, your pipes still may have one, or more, of the below lurking inside of them.

Common Causes of Plumbing Clogs

Tree Roots

Tree roots are always searching for water — so much that they can infiltrate your pipes. While your plumbing is relatively strong, it’s not tough enough to withstand the pressure of oversized roots.

The solution: Have your pipes cleaned regularly (even if you’re not currently experiencing a problem), with HydroScrub® Jetting.

Mineral Buildup

Water is high in minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Not only can these minerals clog your drains, but they can also cause white spots on your faucets, hard towels, and bitter tasting water.

The solution: Install a whole home water filtration system.

Drain Flies

Drain flies are common in kitchen sinks because they’re drawn to rotting food particles. While they may not necessarily be harmful or dangerous, they’re not something homeowners want to look at each morning.

The solution: Clean your kitchen drain, especially if you have a garbage disposal, with a solution of baking soda and vinegar.

Hair and Soap Scum

Hair and soap scum can quickly turn your nightly shower into a bath. While you may think these things flow easily through your pipes, they can knot together and form a clog.

The solution: Fit a drain guard over your shower drain and clean it after each shower you take.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing has been assisting homeowners with their plumbing issues for decades, and our expertise is unmatched! To learn more, give us a call at (717) 516-2673 or fill out our form!