Plumbing problems can range from minor leaks to major clogs and overflowing toilets. Luckily, C4 Plumbing has tips to help you avoid frequent plumbing disasters. No one is ever ready for a plumbing disaster, but there are ways to prevent many plumbing problems. Below, we will discuss three common plumbing problems that can often be avoided with proper knowledge.


Toilets can be sensitive. Some things are not meant to go down your toilet. Children are a significant cause of overflowing or clogged toilets. They like to stick toys and other items into the toilet and flush, but even adults are guilty of flushing items that should not be flushed. Cotton balls, hygiene products, wipes, and paper towels should never be flushed. Toilets are not designed to handle these types of items and can cause major clogs. Simply watching what you flush can save you a visit from the plumber!

Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposals are a great addition to any kitchen, but if not used properly, they can cause your sick to become clogged and overflow. Garbage disposals are meant to handle small food scraps but can become overwhelmed if you put potato peelings, pasta, rice, or grease into the disposal. Placing these items down your disposal can cause the blades to become jammed or grease to clog the disposal. If you are unsure what items can be used in your disposal, check the manual. A clogged garbage disposal can cause water damages and quite a mess to clean up.


Drains, toilets, and tubs can become clogged over time. If your toilet becomes clogged, never attempt to use a drain snake. This can damage your toilet. Always use a plunger to try and unclog your toilet. If a plunger does not work, never use chemical drain cleaners on your toilet, sinks, or tubs. Chemical drain cleaners usually contain chemicals that can corrode and damage your plumbing.

C4 Plumbing

If you do have a plumbing emergency such as a clogged toilet, garbage disposal, or sink, give C4 Plumbing a call. Our team is completely certified and insured to handle all types of household plumbing problems. We provide plumbing services to all of Colorado. When it comes to plumbing services, our motto is “Quality is Non-Negotiable!” For quality plumbing services, you can afford, give us a call! We provide 24-hour emergency plumbing repairs and no overtime fees!