Some homeowners call a repair person for almost everything, and other’s are Do It Yourselfer’s and handle all they can by themselves. When faced with a clogged toilet or drain, most DIYer’s will attempt to clear the clog by themselves before they resort to calling a Plumbing Service in San Diego for assistance.
When the toilet won’t flush, it can quickly turn into a mess, especially if the water continues to go up and over the rim. Likewise, a clogged kitchen sink can cause quite a dilemma for cooking or cleaning when it won’t drain.
There can be many reasons for a clogged toilet. With children in the home, always suspect flushed toys or household items. Sometimes, a young child will flush an overabundance of toilet paper causing a clog. Though most say they can be flushed, the newly popular cleansing wipes can tend to clog the toilet, if used in great numbers. This is especially true for the homeowner with a septic tank. Additionally, many women flush feminine hygiene products down the toilet, as most are advertised as flushable. Frequently, they are the cause of a stubborn clog that requires help from a plumber. For some stubborn clogs, it may be necessary to run an auger down the pipe to dislodge or remove the culprit of the clog.
Sinks can clog fairly easily though they usually are not as difficult to unclog as the toilet can be. Some of the common causes of bathroom clogs are hair and soap scum in the sink or shower drain. Surprisingly, many plumbers find a build up of toothpaste in the bathroom sink, causing a solid clog that must be removed manually. If the kitchen sink becomes clogged, it’s frequently due to food or grease that has been put down the drain. It’s important to dispose of grease in a container that is placed in a waste receptacle instead of pouring it down the drain. The grease tends to solidify and cause a clog.
Always be aware of what is flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Many simple clogs can be avoided by careful use. If the clog needs professional assistance, don’t hesitate to contact a Plumbing Service in San Diego to get the water flowing again.