Drain Unclogging & Maintenance

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6 Things to Never Pour Down Your Pipes

The easiest clog is the one that never happens.

Here's How to Avoid Brown Friday Plumbing Disasters

Take a few simple steps to keep things flowing smoothly.

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DIY Drain Repair

Don't let a backup lead to water damage.

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Stop Leaking With Smart Pipes

Protecting your home from water damage just got easier.

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Troubleshooting a Washing Machine Drain that Overflows

Floods are a hassle, so tackle repairs promptly.

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How to Unstop a Double Kitchen Sink Drain

Sink drains tend to collect small amounts of food over time.

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Natural Drain Cleaner for Home Use

Keeping your drains free from any clogs requires either harsh chemicals or a natural drain cleaner.

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12 Easy Ways to Use Grease Cleaner

It does so much more than clean hands.

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How to Sandblast Drain Pipes

Wet sandblasting equipment can blast out clogs in your pipes

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How to Install Piping in a Tub Drain

Damages pipes below your tub drain can cause big issues.

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DIY Hot Water Heater Repair

Hot water heater repair may intimidate new DIYers, but it is not that complicated.

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Sewer Cleanout to Prevent Future Problems

A sewer cleanout provides access when there's a problem.

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Basic Plumbing Questions Answered

Tackle the basic plumbing projects in your home.

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Definition and Use of Ball Plunger

A ball plunger is a type of manual plunger that is usually used to help remove clogs in toilets.

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How to Clear a Floor Drain with a Power Auger

An auger can power right through the problem.

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4 Methods to Clearing a Clogged Sink

They range from chemical to physical.

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How to Snake a Drain

Whenever you are looking to snake a drain, you will find that this is not a very difficult task.

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Troubleshooting Plumbing Drain Problems

Understanding plumbing helps troubleshoot problems.

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How to Choose a Drain Cleaner

Choosing the right drain cleaner for your home can be quite confusing.

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How to Install Drain Pipe

This is a great job to do yourself as plumbing practice.

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Pros and Cons of Using a Drain Cleaner

What are the pros and cons of drain cleaners?

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5 Tips for Installing Flat Roof Drainage

Settling water can cause huge structural issues.

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How to Minimize Basement Condensation

Basement condensation is the reason why basements develop musty and moldy odors.

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What Is a Sink Flange?

If you have a sink in your home, then you probably see the sink flange every day without realizing it.

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What to Consider on a Drain Snake Cable

In order to remove some drain clogs in your sinks, or bathroom fixtures, a drain snake is used.

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Approaches to Eliminating Smelly Shower Drains

Bothersome shower smells are not uncommon.

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Clogged Toilets: Prevention Methods

Clogged toilets are a normal phenomenon in every household.

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How to Replace a Tub Drain Pipe and Overflow Tube

An old bath tub drain can develop leaks and may need to be replaced with a new one.

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How to Repair a Leaky Sink Trap

A leaky sink trap under your kitchen sink can cause mold and mildew.

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What to Do When you Have a Clogged Sewer Line

A clogged sewer line is an issue that requires instant solution. Any delay can result in disaster.

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How to Drain Pipes for Winter

When the brutal cold of winter approaches you will be in a race to drain pipes of water. I

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Cleaning Clogged Basement Drain Lines

Every single home you go into that has a basement will have a basement drain installed.

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3 Types of Replacement Floor Drain Covers

There are different types of floor drain covers as they are made from different materials.

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How to Clean a Tub Overflow Drain

No matter how well you try to take care of it, a tub drain will be subjected to a lot of abuse.

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How to Fix a Leaking Tub Overflow Drain

The overflow part of a tub drain can be repaired if the overflow pipe has developed a leak.

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What Not to Flush Down the Toilet

You may be surprised by what's on this list.

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6 Ways to Unclog a Tub Drain

Hair, grease and other debris accumulate over time.

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How to Clean a Drum Trap

Keep that drain flowing freely with a clean trap.

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Pros and Cons of a Concrete Sink

You will find that there are a lot of different reasons why one should get a concrete sink.

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Drain Cleaner and Opener Information

Let us give you an overview of some common clog causes and cures.

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What to Consider When You Replace a Sewer Line

In order to properly replace a sewer line, there are a few things to keep in mind.

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4 Common Causes of a Clogged Shower Drain

If you have ever wondered what causes a clogged shower drain, some of the culprits may surprise you.

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How to Clean a Drain Auger

After using an auger to clean the drain, it will be necessary to clean the auger for storage.