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Clogged Pipes

Roto-Rooter Western Slope technicians know that not all plumbing problems begin within pipes. Continuously clogged pipes can be complex, frustrating and expensive to repair if not addressed right away. Pipes that clog regularly require deeper inspection, diagnosis, and elimination method in comparison to simple clogs. Ask one of our technicians about a sewer camera inspection and hydro-jet service if your pipes back up regularly. From there, a technician will be able to recommend trenchless, eco-friendly services to solve the problem for good.

Tree Root Invasions

Tree root invasions occur when roots enter your pipeline. Roots can enter through damaged areas, crawling deep into a pipe system as they search for water sources. Roots in your pipe system can cause water pressure changes in your appliances, or even cause complete obstructions. Hiring a plumber to hydro-jet your pipes may reduce the clog, but only temporarily fix your water flow. A sewer camera inspection from Roto-Rooter can help determine if tree roots are the cause of your continuous clogs. After an assessment, Roto-Rooter’s technicians will be able to recommend acute action to ensure your pipes are protected from further damage.

Pipe Corrosion

A pipe clog in your home could be caused by the material that your pipes are made out of. Certain metals can chemically react with environmental factors, which can result in rusting pipes from the inside out. Pipe corrosion not only allows pipes to rust from the inside, but it invites particles that run through your pipes to stick and build up debris. This buildup can be released into your water, not only causing pipe clog issues, but metallic or other abnormal tastes in your water. Call a professional immediately if you have noticed a change in your water’s taste or color. If you have experienced recent pipe clogs and water pressure changes, there is a good chance that your pipes are corroding.

Healthy Habits to Prevent Clogs

It’s easy to forget about servicing household appliances, however, it is still a good choice to make general maintenance a part of your daily and seasonal routine. Here are some ways to keep your day running smoothly and your pipes free of damage:

  • Don’t put bacon grease or oil down your kitchen train. Put oil in a separate container, let it solidify, and then throw it out with your regular garbage.
  • Never use the toilet as a trash bin for feminine products, or common bathroom items, like cotton balls or q-tips
  • Install a lint collector in your washing machine hose. Lint-clogs are common and cause the washing machine to overflow.
  • Don’t use chemicals to unclog your drains. They can corrode your pipes, and they are bad for the environment.

Call Roto-Rooter Western Slope today to speak with one of our experienced technicians. Be sure to inquire about sewer camera inspection and hydro-jetting services, and specify if your pipe clog has been recurring. Roto-Rooter plumbers will aim straight for the problem at hand, and provide you with friendly service as well as prevention methods to help maintain the health of your home.

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