Clogged pipes can be a nuisance at any time of year. How much more enjoyable would guests, visitors, and get-togethers all be if they were not interrupted by plumbing issues? We love our customers but we want you to be able to enjoy your holidays without the need for licensed plumbers. Here are some things you can do to prevent drain line blockages and main line clogs this holiday season.
We will also help you with drain backups if you are one of the Long Beach homeowners.
How to prevent clogged pipes
It is important to ensure that nothing gets into your main line that should not. This will prevent pipes from getting clogged. There are many items that won’t dissolve in your pipes, or cause gradual buildup. These items should not be flushed down the drain.
Here are some things you should not put in your pipes
- Grease, oils and fats
- Coffee grounds
- Use paper towels
- Products for feminine hygiene
- Flushable diapers
- Flushable kitty litter
- Toxic chemicals such as antifreeze and nail polish are all harmful.
What to do if you have a backup
A plunger can usually clear small stoppages, slowdowns, or backups. If this doesn’t work (especially if you had warning signs that your mainline was becoming clogged), then it is likely that there is a bigger clog. A licensed plumber will be able to remove the clog.
Our licensed plumbers in Long Beach can quickly diagnose the problem and fix it. .
Camera inspections can be used to diagnose and investigate medium-sized sewer blockages. The camera inspection will allow us to pinpoint the exact location of the blockage, regardless of whether it is in the main or other lines within your home. We will be able to identify any areas that may have been damaged and take preventative measures to avoid further damage.
After our Long Beach plumbers clear the blockage, we can do a final camera inspection so that your main line is in good condition.