Pipe cleaners are a common household plumbing problem that can lead to extensive damage to your home. These household products can get stuck in your plumbing system and cause you much expense. It is important to know where to locate those pipe cleaners in order to prevent unnecessary plumbing repairs. The first thing to be aware of is that they are not designed to clean the interior of your pipes. Pipe cleaners are designed for removal and removal only. When placed inside the pipe, they might clean the inside, but in most cases it clears out more than necessary.
You will find the pipe cleaners inside the trap and that would be the first place you can look. If you are not sure where the pipe cleaner came from, you can call your plumber. A common mistake is leaving the pipe cleaner in the trap, because this usually clears out the contents that the plumber removed. When the pipe cleaner comes out of the trap, they might clear the contents by running the pipe cleaner in a circle inside the trap.
If you find the pipe cleaner stuck in the trap or you cannot get them out you will find that they are made to get stuck in your plumbing system, but you can get some away from the trap area. If you find a drain cleaning device, this should always be placed at the bottom of the plumbing system. The bottom of the plumbing system should only hold a couple of drain cleaners. If it does not, a plumber can use their tool to remove it from the drain.
If you find a plunger it is a much more difficult matter to remove the plumber, and you should seek assistance from a plumber. A plumber can clear out your plumbing system. It is important that you take care of this problem, because if the problem stays and gets worse, you will likely spend a lot of money on plumbing repairs. If you leave it, it will cost you more to replace the plumbing system that has gotten stuck.
As a homeowner, you will have to be aware of which tools are needed for a particular plumbing job. If you are not sure how to clean your pipes and which tool is needed for which job, seek help from a plumber.