Floss, Don't Flush | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Floss, Don't Flush | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

When your toilet or sewer system clogs up and you can’t clear the clog by yourself, call the drain-clearing experts at Billy the Sunshine Plumber.

You’re looking forward to this weekend’s Operation Backpack at the Jerome Brown Center. Well, actually, you’re more looking forward to getting the kids back in school. It’s been a hot summer, which makes the time off from school seem even longer than it is. Not only has the summer seemed long and the kids seemed especially cranky because of the hot weather, you’ve been dealing with house-related issues. It’s nothing terribly serious, but the problems need to be fixed.

Like the toilet. It seems to back up and refuse to flush frequently. You’ve used a plunger and dumped chemicals in the bowl, which seems to help temporarily but soon it’s happening again. The toilet bowl just fills up without flushing the waste.

Sounds as if you have a clog somewhere farther down in your sewer system than in the toilet itself. Toilet clogs can be caused by many things, but most often they’ve built up because people are flushing things that shouldn’t be flushed. 

Things like dental floss. Or cigarette butts.

Yes, those things are little so most people don’t think they’ll cause clogs but that’s not the case.

“Waxed or unwaxed, dental floss becomes a veritable seine net catching all sorts of debris, clogging toilets and sewer pipes. When septic systems are involved, dental floss winds around moving parts and burns out motors,” the Today show says.

As for cigarette butts, the Today show points out, “Cigarette butts belong in the trash, not the toilet. They can clog the toilet and wreak havoc with a septic tank — especially filtered or plastic-tipped smokes.”

If you have been flushing floss or cigarette butts or anything else you shouldn’t have been flushing, you don’t need to worry that things can’t be fixed. Your toilet and your sewer system can be fixed. Just call the drain-clearing pros at Billy the Sunshine Plumber. 

Billy Sunshine has been the drain-clearing plumber of choice in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties for almost 100 years, since his founding in 1924. In almost 100 years, Billy the Sunshine Plumber has unclgged a lot of toilets and cleared a lot of drains and sewer pipes. Billy Sunshine is always available – 24/7/365 – nights, weekends, holidays. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is always here to help you.

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