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What to Do When Your Plumbing Has a Clog

A clog in your plumbing can be difficult to deal with, especially because these types of problems happen at the least expected times. Don’t panic, though, you can get help right away from someone who has experience dealing with these types of problems. Do you know what steps to take if you discover your plumbing has a clog? Here are some tips that you can utilize to get the right fix you need and get your home back up to normal.

Stop Using Water In the Impacted Area

If the clog is in the kitchen sink, don’t continue using the sink as it could cause more debris and items to get stuck, causing the clog to worsen. Even worse, it could cause more damage to the pipes, requiring you to pay for expensive repairs should the pipe burst or begin to leak. Avoid using the sink and get help as soon as possible.

Call a Plumber Quickly

One of the worst things you can do when you have a clog in your plumbing is let it linger for too long. This can cause the problems to become worse, potentially leading to an even bigger issue. If it is a simple clog, you can remove the problem and clean the drain. For bigger problems, you may be required to change the piping and do even more extensive work.

Avoid Store-Bought Cleaners

There are a number of times when homeowners encounter a clogged drain and their initial reaction is to go to the store and buy the drain cleaners to remove the debris. These cleaners often have a number of chemicals in them that not only smell bad, but can also cause damage to the pipes in your plumbing system. Instead, call a professional.

At Mr. Rooter of San Francisco, we are dedicated to helping our customers get their home back to normal. Our San Francisco plumbers work hard to get you the results you need.

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