When a toilet backs up or clogs, the signs are pretty obvious. You may find paper stuck in the bowl or that the water simply won’t go down, but a stopped up sewer line may not be as obvious - that is, if you don’t know what to look for. So, the next time you hear or see any of the telltale signs below you’ll want to call in a plumber right away. Chances are you’ve got something blocking the mainline.
Our toilets take enough of a beating as is, they don’t need any surprises from you or your family members. What do we mean by that? We mean that you should only be flushing toilet paper and human waste, not any of the other things you might find in your bathroom. For more details about what should NOT be flushed down the toilet, see below. You might be surprised at a few of the items on the list:
Did you know that you can breathe in more chlorine during a 5-minute hot shower than you ever could drink in a day from your drinking water? Well, chlorine is good, right? Isn’t it the stuff that cleans out the water in my pool? Yes, it is. But when local water companies mix it with ammonia to stretch their chlorine supply, it can put your health at risk.
Shopping for last-minute gifts, preparing large meals for the whole family to enjoy and having the kids home from school all contribute to making the holiday season a hectic time of year. Pair that with lack of patience and poor decisions and you can easily find yourself in the midst of a plumbing disaster. So before you find yourself ready to rip your hair out, avoid these common holiday plumbing mistakes:
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