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Most Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

Are you struggling with plumbing problems, but aren’t sure what the next step is? At Rooter Hero Plumbing, we offer premium residential and commercial plumbing services for property owners in California and Arizona area communities. Our team of licensed and insured plumbers understand how important it is for households and businesses to understand plumbing basics, so they can keep their pipes and fixtures in the best quality shape long term. Here are some helpful answers to the most asked questions about plumbing. 

What Kind of Items Can Safely Go into My Garbage Disposal?

One of the most frequent plumbing issues for homeowners involve the garbage disposal or kitchen sink blockages. Thankfully, many of these problems can be avoided altogether by developing good habits. The first step is to avoid putting the wrong kinds of foods into your sinks. Chicken bones, coffee grounds, avocado or peach pits, eggshells, bacon grease, potatoes and rice can all cause major clogs and can also cause your disposal blades to become dysfunctional. 

Can I Use Chemical Drain Cleaners? 

A lot of well-meaning home and business owners attempt to clear out clogs with chemical drain cleaners. While this may seem like an effective and affordable solution, it isn’t the case. Drain cleaners often contain harsh ingredients that may corrode metal pipes or warp PVC. Also, they are largely ineffective at removing large blockages. For best results, it is recommended that property owners invest in drain cleaning and hydro jetting services every 1 to 2 years. By using high powered water jets to remove the layers of buildup, pipes can be left refreshed without worry of damage or toxic chemicals.

What Causes Recurring Clogs? 

Recurring clogs are often caused by one of three issues. First, it could be buildup of grease, soap residue, hair, food and other debris. The best way to rid yourself of this type of blockage is to invest in drain cleaning and hydro jetting services on a regular basis. The second most frequent cause of clogs is root infiltration. Thirsty roots can make their way into your underground pipes via loose joints or small leaks and end up catching all the solids that make its way down your drains. Hydro jetting can often take care of minor to moderate root growth. The third reason that property owners often experienced clogs is because of hidden pipe damage. If your drain line or sewer line has partially collapsed or become bent out of shape, then it can block off the flow of water. This rare problem will usually require a pipe replacement. 

Do You Need Help from a Certified Plumber? Call Rooter Hero Plumbing Today 

Are you struggling with frequent clogs, running toilets, hot water issues or other plumbing problems? Get your plumbing system back under control fast with help from the experts at Rooter Hero Plumbing. Our certified and insured plumbers are always available to lend a helping hand. Contact our office for details about our wide range of commercial and residential plumbing services or to schedule an appointment with a licensed plumber in your California or Arizona area neighborhood. 

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