That feeling of panic when you flush the toilet and realize that instead of swirling and going down, the water is instead rising…and quickly.
When you are only a minute into your shower and you notice that you are standing in a few inches of water…and you hadn’t closed the tub drain.
When things go down drains that shouldn’t (*note- those warnings about what you can flush and what you can’t aren’t just there for fun), the plumbing pipes can get clogged and cause the water to back up.
When drains are clogged things can get messy, smelly, inconvenient, and it can even be dangerous for your health.
Most water that goes down toilets, showers, and kitchen sinks is often dirty. When a drain is clogged that dirty water becomes stagnant, allowing for bacteria to grow and multiply. This bacteria can end up making you and your family sick.
Suddenly clearing out the drain seems like it should move up on the to-do list, right?
The best defense is a good offense. You can prevent having a clogged drain by following these tips:
Even with the best prevention, we can still end up with a clogged drain. If that happens you can try to manually remove clogs with plungers, coat hangers, drain cleaners, baking/soda vinegar combinations etc… If the clog is severe, contacting a licensed plumber is your best option.