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3 Tips For Identifying And Clearing Out A Clogged Pipe

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage 3 Tips For Identifying And Clearing Out A Clogged Pipe In some cases, the clog may be caused by something that you cannot easily fix.

3 Tips For Identifying And Clearing Out A Clogged Pipe

Leaks are not the only thing that can cause water damage in your North Naples, FL home. Sometimes, sewage problems can cause a lot of trouble as well. If you think that one of your pipes has a clog, then you may have to do a bit of sewage cleaning. Here are some tips for getting your plumbing back in working order.

1. Look For Signs of a Clog

If you have toilet overflow after you have taken a shower, then this is a sure sign that you have a clog that needs cleaning out. Other indications of a sewage problem include sinks or tubs that are slow to drain, gurgling water in the toilet when you use the sink, as well as having multiple sinks or toilets backed up at once.

2. Use a Snake to Clear the Drain

Once you have determined that the problem is indeed related to the plumbing, you can get started on a solution. The first thing that you should do is try a plumbing tool called a snake that is specifically designed for fixing a clogged pipe. It uses a wire to force the clog out and clear your pipes, allowing them to return to their normal function. For sewage cleaning, you should use at least a 25-foot snake. Use the snake in the toilet first and, if that doesn’t work, try it on the drain cleanout.

3. Call a Professional

In some cases, the clog may be caused by something that you cannot easily fix. If your attempts at sewage cleaning have been unsuccessful, then you should hand the job over to an emergency restoration service. If the clog is located in a pipe further from your home or if it is too tough for your tools to handle, they will have the necessary equipment to fix it.

If a clogged pipe is causing problems with your plumbing, follow these steps to get everything working well again. If it is ignored, it will continue to worsen and may cause significant damage to your home.

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