08 Apr. 20

Could There Be A Worse Time For A Sewer Line Clog?

The entire world is glued to their electronic devices and the media to learn the latest about the Coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean that we all get a pass on the routine events and occurrences that happen around the house. And one of the most severe, annoying, and potentially hazardous issues that homeowners are dealing with is sewer line clogs. And unfortunately, these clogs and problems are happening at a record rate due to the first-ever shortage in toilet paper.

Homeowners across the country and stressing out and worrying about the pros and cons of calling a plumber when they discover a slow clearing drain or a toilet that won’t flush. They hope that the newly formed clog will just wash away. And they will not need to invite a stranger into their home and risk a potential infection. But a small plumbing problem never just goes away. Instead, it gets worse until you are facing a flood and some very costly repairs.

Why Now?

Many homeowners are wondering why, of all times did their sewer line develop a clog during this pandemic. And the answer, while not surprising to the licensed plumbers at Metroplex Leak & Line, is shocking to most consumers. The massive uptick in sewer line clogs is due to the myriad of paper products that people without TP are flushing into the sewer lines. Products like paper towels, napkins, baby wipes, and disinfectant wipes are not designed to be flushed. These items do not break down like toilet paper. And the result is a nasty clog in your home’s sewer line or even the city sewer main.

Our plumbers want you to know that when you have no TP, use what you must to get the job done. Just place that waste paper in a trash receptacle. But never flush it down the toilet. You have many other options from tying the paper in a plastic grocery bag to using a diaper pail. But unless these items find their way to a trash can, you will be calling a plumber to unclog your sewer line very soon.

Signs Of A Clogged Sewer Line

If you have never dealt with a clogged sewer line, then you should learn these vital warning signs from your sewer pipe. Be on the lookout for:

  • Slow clearing drains in your tubs, showers, and sinks
  • Toilets that do not flush completely or correctly
  • Odd noises coming from your sewer line like gurgling

In addition, if you have been using anything other than TP, and then flushing it, it’s time to be proactive. A call to (214) 388-4525, is the only sure way to avoid a nasty backup of sewage into your home.

How The Pros Remove Clogs And Clean Drains

Professional plumbers will be the first to warn consumers against using harsh chemicals to remove clogs and clean drains. And that is not just because they want to do the job for you and overcharge you for some magical chemical drain cleaner. Plumbers know that these caustic chemicals really don’t accomplish anything and can also damage your drain pipes. So a Metroplex Leak & Line pro will never use a chemical drain cleaner in your home.

Our drain cleaning process using only pure water at a very high pressure to disintegrate drain clogs and wash all of the particles out of your home’s pipes. The process also removes all of the nasty, sticky residue that is on the inside of the pipes and could promote future clogs. We are so sure that our process will work and keep your drains flowing for months that we guarantee our drain cleanings.

There is never a good time to experience a clog in your sewer line. But the stress that it is adding to your life during this pandemic could feel overwhelming. Don’t forget that at Metroplex Leak & Line, we are here 24/7 to eliminate your clog, reduce your stress, and allow you to focus on what is truly important. Just call (214) 388-4525 and know that we will get the job done without harmful chemicals and in a manner that is safe for your drain pipes.