Toilets have changed gallon they flush in the last several years. Older toilet are better for not getting clogged due to more water flushing. Less water flushing simply equals more chance of clogged a toilet. Low flow toilets don’t just clog up your toilet more but it also can clog branch drain lines and sanitary main sewer lines. The reason is simply, they flush less water.
What can you do to make sure your low flow toilet doesn’t clog as often. Number one you might have to flush a couple times while in the bathroom. Number two, use less toilet paper, and lastly use thinner toilet paper. Clients who own cabins and are on septic tanks use septic safe toilet paper. I’ve been in lots of cabins that also use low flow toilets. If you are one that ends up clogging your toilet often and you find yourself plunging time after time maybe consider buying and investing in a power flush toilet. The toilet flushes less water but uses power behind it and give it a boost.
Please if you have questions about low flow toilets or want a power flush toilet installed call us today!
Main Sewer Line Clean-Out Cover
Every property has a sewer line clean out in their home to bring waste to the city main sewer line. If your not familiar with where this would be, it’s smart to ask a plumber where this is before your in panic time and actually having a back up. When a property starts to flood sometimes it can be because your main sewer line is clogged. Several reason below as to way a sewer line gets clogged up.
Main sewer lines can get obstructed and or clogged for several reasons. One being caused by tree roots that get through your line weather its clay, cast iron, or plastic. No matter what roots grows with water and tree roots will find their way to a water source. Another, reasons sewer lines can clogged is from foreign products that get flushed or accidentally put down drains. Just because products say there are “flushable or septic tank safe” doesn’t mean they should be flushed. Our company is here for you when you clog your own sewer line and these days we also have camera technology to view your sewer line and see the condition it’s in.
Sewer lines can be repaired meaning excavated if necessary but this is at last resort. Before digging up a broken line you must be 100% sure it needs to be repaired. Lots of times properties have horrible access’s or small clean-outs to properly even clean their sewer main line. After a company cleans your sewer line they can camera it and see the condition and pitch the line is in. If the camera shows that a repair is needed then that the time to install an outside clean out to properly be able to clean in the future. Weather your line needs snaking or jetting to clean the line outside is where the mess should be.
No matter the reason your drains get clogged Ken’s Sewer Service is only a call away.