02 Apr Rhino Rooter Clears Main Sewer Clog
Location: Apartment Complex in Coconut Creek Florida, 33063.
Cause of Problem: Main Sewer backup caused by paper towels and baby wipes.
Resolution: An Apartment Complex contacted Rhino Rooter early on Saturday Morning for a Plumber to assist with a building that was housing 40 plus units that were completely backed up. The Plumber arrived to find that the entire building was clogged with all units on the first floor experiencing sewer backing up into their tubs and showers, yuck! It was the Main Sewer pipe for the building that had become stopped up, which, unfortunately, all of the building drains were connected to. The service tech was able to locate the Main Line Cleanout and snake the drain to get the building sewers flowing again. When the line was cleared, it was found that the line had become clogged by paper towels and baby wipes. Baby wipes and paper towels will not naturally break down in water and become very heavy in the pipes which do not allow them to flow correctly through the sewer system. They will eventually build up and create a blockage. Sometimes they even become very hard to unclog and may require large equipment to handle the problem. It’s best to toss anything besides waste or toilet paper into a garbage bin.
Are you noticing your drains running slow? Call Rhino Rooter today and schedule an appointment to have your drains check. You can reach us at (954) 651-3229 in Broward or (561) 717-8523 in Palm Beach.