Plumbing repairs can be minor, while others can be quite severe. Clogged toilets, sinks, and tubs are on the severe side of the scale. These types of plumbing problems can cause a lot of damages and be quite messy if not handled in a timely manner. Below C4 Plumbing will discuss some of the more severe problems that can occur as a result of a clogged pipe.
When a toilet overflows, it usually means you have a clogged pipe, full septic tank, or a root blocking the pipe. Any water that backflows from your toilet should be considered hazardous. Sewage can contain bacteria and viruses, even if the water is clear and doesn’t smell. If you have sewage in your home, call a plumber immediately. The fast you call, the better the chance of you not having sewage all over your property.
Clogged Sinks and Tubs
Clogged sinks usually happen from grease or certain foods being put down the disposal. This is usually not a sewage issue, but the backflow can be nasty. A plumber has the proper tools to check the pipe and unclog the pipe without using harsh chemicals that could damage your piping. Tubs can become clogged with soap scum and hair. This is a fairly easy fix, but most would rather have a plumber handle the disgusting mess that comes with unclogging hair and soap scum.
Roots are always a concern when you have a clogged pipe. If a root is growing in your pipe, the only way to fix the problem is by removing the root. This requires special tools that a certified plumber will have. Small cameras and saws are used to remove the root and clear the pipe.
If you have a clogged sink, toilet, or tub, never hesitate to call a plumber such as C4 Plumbing. They will be able to unclog the pipe and clean up any mess that has occurred as a result of the clog.