01 Apr. 20

Why The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Dangerous For Your Plumbing

Few things qualify as shocking after the last few weeks of news about the virus spread, social distancing, and businesses shutting down. But some news stories are still shocking to the American public. And one of them is a warning about protecting your home’s sewer and drain lines. It turns out that the toilet paper shortage is more than just an inconvenience; it is also the cause of catastrophic issues with residential and city sewer lines.

All across the country, municipal service crews and plumbers like the team at Action Air & Plumbing are discovering massive clogs in sewer lines. These clogs are comprised of paper towels, baby wipes, napkins, and even disinfectant wipes. And this is a severe problem because none of these products are designed to be flushed into the sewage system. They don’t break down like toilet paper. Instead, they float along amassing debris and waste until they become lodged in the sewer line and create a clog. And very soon, that blockage will create a sewage backup.

A Suitable Solution To No Toilet Paper

All homeowners will agree that when there is no toilet paper to be found, something needs to be used in its place. And that is not the issue. The issue is that consumers need to realize that this new waste paper must be appropriately disposed of in a trash receptacle. Not flushed into your home’s sewer line and then on into the city main.

No one would ever toss this type of waste into a typical bathroom trashcan. So proper disposal might require yet another change in our daily lives, but it is a change that will help you avoid a nasty flood of sewage and filth in your home. Placing the waste paper in a plastic bag and taking it out to the trashcan outside is a simple and cost-effective solution. Some homeowners are also opting for a diaper pail like waste receptacle that helps contain the odor and is easy to take out to a trashcan once a day. All that really matters is that you do not flush anything but toilet paper.

Oh No – It’s Too Late!

Because we have been dealing with a lack of TP for several weeks in some regions, the problems are already becoming apparent to many homeowners. It could be a toilet that is not flushing correctly or a sink or tub drain that is clearing more slowly than usual. But the message is the same. These are signs of a clog or blockage in your home’s sewer line. And without a fast call to (806) 787-6501, you are going to be cleaning up a sewage backup in your home. A professional drain cleaning is the only guaranteed way to eliminate the clog in your sewer line without damaging the pipes or your fixtures.

What Is Professional Drain Cleaning?

Homeowners need to understand that not all drain cleaners are alike. They are as different as the many paper products that you might have tried to flush. Harsh chemicals are not the answer simply because they are more likely to destroy your drain pipes that they are to eliminate a tough clog. Instead, you need a completely safe and effective drain cleaning from the pros at Action Air & Plumbing. Our licensed plumbers use only very high-pressure water to blast apart clogs and blockages in your drain and sewer pipes. That debris, along with any residue build-up, is washed out of your home’s sewer line and into the city main.

Why You Can Trust Action Air & Plumbing

Everyone is on edge and is dealing with significant added stress due to the health concerns and financial implications of the Coronavirus. And that includes our staff. So we appreciate that you are concerned about inviting anyone into your home during this time. However, the longer you wait to deal with any sewer line blockage in your home, the higher the chance of a massive contamination issue.

To help eliminate your added stress, our crews are using extra personal protective gear, cleaning and disinfecting tools after each use, and practicing social distancing in your home. As always, we are here 24/7 to help you, and we will always put your health and safety first when working in your home.