Stoppage Prevention and fix with American!

Stoppage Prevention and fix with American!

Stoppage Prevention and fix with American!

You might be surprised how many household items can cause a stoppage due to how frequently they are used. Some of these items, like toilet paper, are used to wipe, but that doesn’t mean it should be flushed. The rule of thumb is to avoid flushing anything that isn’t toilet paper or waste, but that doesn’t stop people from making a few mistakes here and there.

Here are some commonly-flushed items that could cause a stoppage:

  • Wet Wipes such as baby wipes and cleaning wipes

  • Tissues

  • Feminine Hygiene Products like tampons or pads

  • Condoms and condom wrappers

  • Food

  • Toys which are usually flushed by a child

  • Dental Floss

  • Q-Tips and Cotton Balls

Toilets are relatively simple but have many working parts, and a blockage isn’t the only problem that you could encounter. If these problems aren’t dealt with quickly and maintenance isn’t performed regularly, even more problems could arise like leaks which could lead to serious flooding.

If you think you can handle this job yourself, grab a plunger. Start by establishing a tight air seal over the opening of your toilet and then use strong rhythmic pulsing. You may end up getting whatever is causing the stoppage to come up especially if the obstruction is still in the toilet bend. If it is further down the drain line, then you will want to call a plumber. They have the proper tools to not only seek out what is causing a clog to begin with, they can assess the time it will take to get the job done, give you a proper quote, or even suggest if a new unit needs to be installed depending on how bad the damage is.

If you happen to be a plumber or feel like you can handle the task by yourself, American Plumbing proudly serves Broward County with our Plumbing Super Store. Conveniently located between the Florida Turnpike and State Road 7, you can find all the top-rate plumbing parts & equipment featuring major brands like Kohler, Briggs, Rheem, American Standard, Moen, Delta, and Crane. Our trained staff are experts in all kinds of plumbing services so they can help you find what you need, from the simplest of repairs to full remodeling.

American Plumbing can handle all your stoppage problems as well as any other plumbing need imaginable. Our professional and highly trained team of plumbers will go to your home, assess the problems and come up with a plan to help fix or replace it. We are quick, clean, dependable, and very affordable. Call today if you have any questions at 954-584-7733.

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