A Clogged Sewer Line Is Not Always Just Bad Luck

Have you noticed that since you have been home due to the current pandemic, your drains seem to be clearing more slowly? If you have, it could be a sign of a severe problem and not just something you are imagining. Currently, many homeowners are finding that their drain and sewer lines are clogged. In most cases, the culprit is a toilet paper substitute.

Due to the lack of available toilet paper at many stores, homeowners are turning to things like paper towels, baby wipes, napkins, and tissues to take the place of TP. And while all of these items will do the trick, none of them should ever be flushed. But unfortunately, most consumers don’t realize that. So now that we are a few weeks into the pandemic and the toilet paper shortage, plumbers like Flow Plumbing are seeing a considerable increase in calls about clogged drains.

A Word About Moist Wipes

Most homeowners think of moist flushable wipes as a very suitable alternative to toilet paper. But that is not true in all cases. Some wipes that claim to be flushable do not break down and will create a sever clog in your sewer line. Consumers should carefully read the package and only purchase wipes that are labeled as safe for plumbing and septic systems. And other moist personal wipes will result in clogs.

It’s Not Too Late

If you have been flushing other paper products down your toilet, you might be getting a bit worried right now. But the best thing that you can do is stop using anything but regular TP or plumbing safe moist wipes. This will help to reduce the chances of a drain clog and sewage flood in your home.

And if you know that a great deal of the wrong types of paper have been flushed, it never hurts to be proactive. A call to (214) 388-8838 to schedule a professional drain cleaning is a smart move. Our pros have years of experience and can get the job done quickly and cost-effectively.

How Does Professional Drain Cleaning Work?

Because you and your family are at home almost all the time now, you could be very concerned about how we will clean your drains. The thought of caustic and stinky chemical fumes filling your home is anything but appealing. However, that is not a concern when you call in the team from Flow Plumbing.

Our professional drain cleaning process uses no chemicals at all. We only use very high-pressure water to remove even the most stubborn clogs. The jet breaks up the clog and then washes it entirely out of your home’s pipes. And an added feature of this process is that all of the residue and nasty build up inside your drain and sewer pipes is also removed. This helps to eliminate future clogs from forming and the foul smell that can emanate from sewer pipes and drains.

We Are Taking Extra Precautions

Due to the current pandemic, the entire staff at Flow Plumbing is taking extra care to ensure the health of our customers and our team. The staff who are coming to your home to clean your drains are wearing added safety gear and disinfecting tools and equipment after each use. We are also closely monitoring the health of our entire staff to limit the potential for any issues related to the virus. Our priority is always the safety and well-being of our customers.

It Is A Simple Mistake That Can Easily Be Fixed

If you have flushed anything but toilet paper because of the pandemic, please don’t allow this to cause you unnecessary stress. Other, more important things need your attention. The care and safety of your family should be your primary focus. So instead of wondering and worrying about any clogs in your sewer line, call (214) 388-8838 and let our pros take care of this for you.

As always, we greatly appreciate your loyalty and business. We will do everything that we can to quickly eliminate any sewer or drain line clog in your home so that you can focus on caring for your family during this challenging time.