We all know how frustrating it is to flush a toilet and have nothing happen. Or to wash your hands in the sink that won’t drain.
Last week, we talked about some of the common reasons for clogs, including:
- General build up in pipes
- Roots growing into and through pipes
- Build up from soap, hair or other objects
- Objects that get caught in toilet lines
Eyman Plumbing urges you to never put chemicals down toilet lines to get rid of clogs. If there is a blockage, the chemical could sit there and easily eat through old piping. That would create an even bigger, more expensive mess.
Eyman must charge extra to deal with chemicals in the water and waste lines. Those chemicals can easily eat the drain cables and cutters Eyman uses to clear pipes.
If your bath or lavatory lines drain slowly or are plugged, pour bleach into the lines. The bleach won’t eat the pipe, but it will break down hair and soap scum that sometimes collect.
Many commercial and industrial clogs are similar to those that occur in houses. But because of the chemicals need to clean these premises, commercial pipes can take a beating.
For example, soda station pipes often fail because soda is caustic to cast iron pipes.
Lines that run flat inside commercial properties can have debris build up in the bottom, enough to eventually cause a blockage. While that can be true with residential pipe, it doesn’t happen as often as it does in commercial properties.
In commercial kitchens, cups, saucers, spoons and more can find their way down various drains. Bar drains yield an assortment of clogging material, including fruit stems and straws.
In both cases, one solution can be to ensure drains have covers that only allow water to flow through. The covers catch waste material for manual removal.
These covers can break down over time or be removed. If they are not replaced, then clogging material flows with the water into the pipes.
A simple drain cover can save you a lot of money.
Plumbing stopped up? Call Eyman today at 402-731-2727. We can help you.