Clog 101

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I bring you another post sponsored by Roto-Rooter.  A few more handy tips that you should try to keep your water flowing.  There are a few things you can do to prevent clogs. Some of these tips I’m proud to say have been ingrained in me since before I even knew what they meant.

1. Never pour hot (liquid) grease down your drain. This can accumulate and solidify as it cools and cause a blockage. Cold grease is hard to break up without heat which you’d be hard pressed to apply somewhere deep in your plumbing.

2. Don’t put endless peels down your disposal. Sure you can clear your sink if there’s some debris from cooking. However, you shouldn’t make a habit of peeling your vegetables especially the roots like carrots or potatoes into your sink. They can cause a clog which can certainly make a gather like Thanksgiving awkward. Oh, sorry you can’t use the sink because I made sweet potato souffle!

Sadly I can say I’ve done this before unthinking because of all the chaos around holiday meal preparation. This one can be hard to undo as well because those peels can travel and then cause a blockage further into your main line. A disposal is not a fool proof machine. There is a reason you’re not supposed to just jam everything down your drain. It’s not practical.

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3. Flush your drains regularly. You can use hot water or vinegar. This is an easy task and can remove any odors. Say what you want about vinegar but it can kill off lots of bacteria that you only know are there from the unpleasant odor.

4. Finally, there’s the most displeasing snake. Generally though, this is the best method to quickly right a slow moving shower drain. Hair is going to build up and you will probably have to yank it out the hard way.

5. When you have a stubborn clog, send in the Roto-Rooter. Roto-Rooter is formulated to target even the most stubborn clogs. Your drain will be clean and clear. All that stress gone as you let the patented formula do the work for you.

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