If you’ve actually owned a home, you have probably had the unpleasant experience of sewer line issues. Often, but not always, an experienced Long Beach Plumber will let you know what caused the issue. Tree root overgrowth, tampons, and a great deal of paper are usually where things start. You have to clearly understand that just because something says it is flushable, doesn’t always make it flushable.

Root Over Growing

Did you know that the timber in your yard, or even your neighbor’s yard, can mature into the porous material of someone’s sewer-line, especially at sewer-line joints? Of course, water will not be able to flow via an inordinate amount of debris that has accumulated. This is the reason why what you flush really does matter — anything that doesn’t immediately and easily break up runs the risk of being grabbed and accumulated.

Toilet Paper

All toilet papers are designed to break up into sewage and septic systems. Plush and ultra sorts of bathroom paper have a propensity to take longer hours to disintegrate and often absorb water. Turning them to globs of paper prior to striking the city sewer main.

Clumps of this toilet paper don’t pass as easily throughout your home’s plumbing. Our Long Beach Plumbers suggest you add sewer roots into the combination.

Feminine Hygiene

Tampons, maybe not the applicators (that many women know are not flushable), no matter how the cotton/rayon tampon itself, is not to be flushed. Yes, they are small enough to make it throughout the waste traces, however unfortunately, do not dissolve or breakdown such as paper goods. Instead, our Long Beach Plumbers urge you wrap them in toilet paper just like you also do feminine pads and dispose of them at the trash.

Again, if follicles are in the line they may grab the tampons and cause a clog. Without roots, tampons can sit the line, catch other debris, and avert water from passing.

The Other Forms Of Products

Other things that say they are flushable, but really can cause issues on your sewer are things such as wipes and paper towels.

They are made out of paper, so they will dissolve, but unfortunately they do not do it fast enough. Overall, if it can go in the trash, rather than down the drain, it really is much far better to throw it away. This contains stuff such as dental floss, cotton balls/swabs and similar products.