You’re likely to have had an unpleasant experience with a sewer line issue if you own a home.

An experienced Long Beach plumber will usually be able to identify the problem.Tree root overgrowth, tampons, as well as a lot of paper, are often the places where problems begin. It is important to understand that flushability does not always mean it can be flushed.

Root over Growing

Did you know that timber from your yard or your neighbor’s can become porous material in a sewer-line. This is especially true at joints. Water will not flow through excessive amounts of debris.

It is important to flush what you can. Anything that doesn’t quickly and easily dissolve runs the risk of becoming accumulated.

Toilet paper

Toilet paper is designed to be broken down into sewage and septic system. Ultra and plush types of bathroom paper can take longer to dissolve and absorb water. They are then reduced to small globs of paper before being thrown into the main sewer.

This toilet paper doesn’t travel as well through your plumbing. Long Beach plumbers recommend that you include sewer roots to the mixture.

Feminine Hygiene

Maybe not the applicators, but the Tampons (which many women know aren’t flushable), regardless of how the cotton/rayon Tampon is to be flushed.

They are small enough that they can make it through the waste traces. Unfortunately, they don’t dissolve or break down like paper goods. Our Long Beach plumbers recommend that you wrap them in toilet tissue, just as you would feminine pads, and then dispose of them in the trash.

Follicles can also get caught in the line and cause a blockage. Without roots, tampons may sit on the line and catch other debris to prevent water from passing.

Other Products

Wipes and paper towels are two other items that claim they can be flushed, but actually can cause problems in your sewer.

They are made of paper so they dissolve quickly. It is better to dispose of it in the trash than flush it down the drain. This includes things like cotton balls/swabs, dental floss, and other similar products.