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Keeping Your Drain Clog-Free (Part Two)

 

Let’s face it, no one likes to hear they have a clogged drain. But there’s good news. You can keep your drain clog free with just a little regular effort. Below are a few more ways to ensure you’re being smart when it comes to preventing drains from clogging and creating bigger plumbing issues down the road.

Remember that your toilet is not a trash can. Yes, today’s toilet’s do a great job of getting rid of whatever we put in them – at least temporarily. But if you’re putting your trash in them, it may come back to haunt you, literally. Things like wrappers, dental floss, paper towels, female hygiene items, etc. should not be flushed, ever. It’s that simple.

Collect your food waste. Whether you’re scraping your plates into the trash or a compost, your efforts will pay off – literally. If you can prevent food from even entering your sink, you are doing your drains and your bank account a huge favor. Keep up the good work.

Pour a little vinegar down the drain. Did you know that vinegar is a powerful cleaning agent? Further, it’s acetic acid makes it a great organic solvent, perfect for helping dissolve organic matter and build up in your drains. Just pour about a half a cup to a cup of vinegar down your drain, let it sit for 30 to 45 min and the run very hot water for a few minutes.

Pay attention if you have regular sewer backups. If you find that you are experiencing sewer backups every few years, you may need to have a professional take a closer look¾literally. Today’s plumbing professionals can send a camera down the line to see what the problem may be. Whether it’s tree roots or rotting pipes, this information is vital in making your entire plumbing system work more smoothly for years to come.

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Have more questions? Call us—we’d love to help! Call the professionals at Go Green Plumbing at 336-252-2999 for service 7 days a week/24 hours a day. If water runs through it – We Do It!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do You Have a Break in Your Sewer Line?

Unless a homeowner is a plumbing professional or has taken time to specifically learn about plumbing issues, it can be difficult to know when your home has a potentially serious plumbing problem.

One such issue is a breaking or broken sewer line. If you begin to notice the following issues around your home, it’s a good idea to take those signs seriously to prevent further or severe damage.

Easily clogged drains. While every home is bound to deal with clogged drains every now and then, drains that consistently clog in various areas of the home–even after attempts to clear them–could be a good sign that it’s time to call a professional to do some investigative work.

Slow draining sinks, tubs, dishwasher, etc. If you’ve previously cleared a sink or tub drain and it continues to drain slowly, or worse, it stops draining altogether, it may be time to call a professional.

 Soggy spots on your lawn. When a pipe in your sewer line breaks, the water will escape into the surrounding soil, thus creating a wet spot in your lawn. If you step into the wet area, it sometimes will make a “squish” sound.

Increase in your water bill. An average home’s water bill may fluctuate $10-15 dollars a month. However, if you find that your water bill has increased significantly and you have no specific reason to point to, it’s worth having a professional explore the issue.

Foul odors. If you are noticing frequent sewer gas odor in your home, it’s likely you have a problem, especially if the odor is combined with any of the above signs.

Are you breathing a sigh of relief, or have these items confirmed that you may have an issue? If it’s the latter, don’t wait to call a professional. Especially with plumbing and sewer lines, it’s much easier to fix a small problem before it becomes a bigger problem resulting mold or pest problems.

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Have more questions? Call us—we’d love to help! Call the professionals at Go Green Plumbing at 336-252-2999 for service 7 days a week/24 hours a day. If water runs through it – We Do It!