A lot of people have been having plumbing clogs caused by flushing so-called flushable items. If you have frequent clogs or can’t rid yourself of a clog, call Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help.
You’ve been planning to take the kids to Dinosaur World for a morning of fun during the “cool” part of the day. You’ve also been wondering if a dinosaur or other large beastie has moved into your plumbing system because of the frequent clogs and backups. It seems as, just as you get one cleared, another forms. It’s frustrating, to say the least.
It probably doesn’t help to discover that you’re not the only one that has emerged from the pandemic lock down with one or more plumbing problems.
“Some wastewater utilities say they are facing a nasty pandemic problem: More disposable wipes being flushed down toilets are clogging pipes, jamming pumps and sending raw sewage into homes and waterways,” according to the Washington Post.
The Post adds, “Utilities have urged customers for years to ignore ‘flushable’ labels on increasingly popular, pre-moistened wipes used by nursing home staffs, potty-training toddlers and people who shun toilet paper. But some utilities say their wipe woes significantly worsened a year ago during a pandemic-induced toilet paper shortage, and have yet to let up.
“They say some customers who resorted to baby wipes and ‘personal hygiene’ wipes appear to have stuck with them long after toilet paper returned to store shelves. Another theory: People who wouldn’t take wipes to the office are using more while working from home.”
The result for city and county systems are massive “fatbergs” that can block major sewer lines and take days to clear. The result for homeowners is somewhat the same, on a smaller scale – blockages, backups, slow drains. In short, a gummed-up plumbing system.
The long-term lesson is do not flush anything but toilet paper and human waste. Ignore those labels that claim the contents are “flushable.” In the short-term, you need to get your plumbing system cleaned out.
If you’re suffering from clogs, sewer blockages and slow drains that you can’t clear or that seem to frequently recur, you need to call the trusted 24-hour Tampa Bay plumbers at Billy the Sunshine Plumber.
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