Clogged Pipes – All About the Gross

Clogged pipes are gross. The clog is gross. The back up is gross. The smell is gross. It’s a gross fest. We all hate clogged pipes, but how do we either A: prevent them, B: get rid of them, or C: do both? Well, that’s what we’re going to talk about today. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Clog 101. An overview of one of the more gross household maladies.Clogged Pipes

What Causes Clogged Pipes

Clogged pipes are the worst, whether it’s the kitchen sink backing up or the bathroom shower. It’s a horrible stinky mess. So what exactly causes all of this nastiness? Allow me to enlighten you.


In the kitchen, grease is the biggest culprit of clogged pipes. Whenever you wash a pot or pan after cooking up some delicious ground beef or big batch of bacon, all of that grease goes right down the drain. Guess what it does in there? It congeals. Over time is becomes a disgusting, mucky mess of nasty.


Our main contributor to clogged pipes in the bathroom – hair. Over time, the few – or not so few, as the case may be – hairs that we shed during showering and picking and/or brushing out our hair wash down the shower and sink drains. As we all know, hair has a way of sticking to everything. Well, when it heads down the pipes, it snags on the walls of the pipes and can get lodged. After that, more hair gets washed down the pipes, and that hair snags on the hair that’s already there, and so on, and so forth.

Soapy Goo

When we shower or wash our hands the soap we rinse of gets washed down the drain. When there is already hair or other debris in the pipes, that soapy water washes over said hair or debris and a little gets deposited on it. Over time, it becomes soapy, gooey, hairy, disgusting mess. And voila. You have an epic case of clogged pipes.

Other… Stuff

While not exactly clogged pipes, this is closely related to it. I’m talking about your septic tank. Over time, toilet contents can build up in ¬†your septic system. Now, while a septic tank may be large, it’s only so large, and while there may be certain safeguards against disaster, a tank can only take so much before you end up with a disgusting bathroom bog of… well, you know… in the backyard. Ugh.

Preventing and Treating Clogged Pipes

Luckily for all of us, Roto-Rooter has a complete line of products to help us prevent and treat clogged pipes. Their products are the strongest you can get, with more enzymes and active ingredients than any other brand on the market, which means you can reliably prevent clogs. AND if you ever do get a clog, you can knock it out like a boss.

From their buildup remover, designed to keep kitchen grease at bay, to their gel cleaner, their hair clog cleaner, and their septic tank treatment, Roto-Rooter is your first and last line of defense against all things gross that lurk in your pipes. So whether you’re kitchen sink is giving you attitude or your shower smells like a sewer, trust Roto-Rooter to help you with your clogged pipes. They know a thing or two.

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  1. Clogged plumbing is always a source of ultra disgustingness. I’m glad there’s something out there to help keep all that stuff in order!

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