During the summer months, clogged drains seem to rise. The kids are home from school, and summer is in full swing. Generally, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the kids used the restrooms at school, now your home plumbing is filling the gap. Usually, during summer months, we’re inundated with drain cleaning calls. Now we have a very similar problem with Covid-19 and clogged drains. Only this time, everyone is at home, and the average person will flush the toilet at least five times a day. With a family of four that works out to twenty flushes a day. We’re warning people not to flush anything down the toilet other than toilet paper, and that includes paper towels and baby wipes.
A Plunger Has Its Limits
Older homes are more susceptible to clogs than new homes, but if you’re flushing paper towels down the toilet, it won’t matter how old your home is, it will eventually experience a clogged drain. What happens in older drain pipes is they tend to fall victim to our hard water, the minerals can build up over many years of use. Eventually, it becomes a catch-all for things flushed down the toilet. A plunger can handle most clogs, but unfortunately, they do have their limits. If the clog is in the main sewer line, then chances are, all your drains will start to back up.
Our Plumbing Experts Have The Tools And Experience
If you’re a do-it-yourselfer (DIY) and you’re up for the challenge, you can rent a plumber’s snake from the rental yard. Keep in mind, if most of your drains are backing up simultaneously, then the clog is in your main sewer line. The best place to start is your cleanouts. If you can’t locate your cleanouts, it’s best to have your plumbing professional clear the drain. Steve Jobs once said, “Technology is nothing, what’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.” In other words, your plumbing experts have the tools and experience to tackle any clogged drain.
Talk To Your Kids About What Not To Put Down The Toilet
In these unprecedented times in U.S. history with the Covid-19 virus, take a few moments to educate the kids on what not to flush down the toilet, that includes cotton balls, q-tips, paper towel, and baby wipes. When it comes to our plumbing, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. If you have a clogged drain, Big B’s Plumbing is ready to jump into action 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.