Drain Unclogging & Maintenance

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Drain Maintenance Tips

Drain maintenance goes a long way to keep your drains in good working condition.

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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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Replace Your Bathtub Trap: Installing P-Trap

You might need to upgrade your bathtub trap to a P-Trap.

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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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5 Dangers of Sink Overflow

There are times when you have a problem with sink overflow.

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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.

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Unclogging Your Drain Quick: How to Use an Electric Drain Snake

Make quick work of tough clogs.

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How to Clear a Clogged French Drain Pipe

A drain using a French drain pipe is probably one of the easiest and least expensive of drain systems

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How to Unclog Plastic Pipes without Damaging Them

They get clogged just like other material drains.

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Pros & Cons of Using Galvanized Pipe

A galvanized pipe consists of a common steel pipe which is coated by a thin layer of zinc.

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Plumber's Snake Buying Guide

The right drain snake will make short work of your clog.

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Clogged Toilet? Sanitary Unclogging Techniques

A clogged toilet is not just inconvenient, it can be extremely unsanitary.

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How to Make a Homemade Drain Snake

Using a drain snake is often an inexpensive, easy fix for drain issues, instead of calling a plumber.

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How to Clean Your Shower Drain

If your shower drain has been a little slow as of late, it is most likely in need of a good cleaning.

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Clogged Drain: A DIY Alternative to Drain Snakes

If you're in a hurry or just feeling industrious, make your own drain snake.

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How to Unclog Galvanized Pipe Drains

It is a job you can do in a few minutes.

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3 Tips for Using an Electric Drain Snake

The snake has blades at the end of a long steel cable.

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When to Use a Perforated Pipe

They're primarily useful for irrigation and drainage.

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Best Eco-Friendly Drain Cleaner

Skip the toxic drain cleaner and head to kitchen for a natural option instead.

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What Is Sewer Hydro Jet Cleaning?

Need your sewer or drain cleaned out quickly and easily, then one method is hydro jet cleaning.

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Ways to Manage a Broken Sewer Line

A broken sewer line is something that remains unnoticed until it becomes a big problem.

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Finding a Bathtub Plug Replacement That Fits Your Drain

Having a bathtub without a bathtub plug even for a short time can be really annoying.

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How to Install a Water Heater Drain Pan

You will have to drain the hot water that might be stored in the water heater.

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Difference Between Left and Right-Handed Tub Drain

Do you know which kind of drain your need? Or which one you might already have?

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How to Clean Spilled Drain Cleaner

Liquid chemical drain cleaner is corrosive so that it can remove blockages from drain pipes.

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How to Unclog a Sewer Pipe

Don't put up with smelly clogs in your sewer pipe.

A laundry room sink.
How to Unclog Laundry Room Sinks

Try a plunger.

A drain snake.
How to Make Your Own Drain Snake

A drain snake can save you a pricy plumber's visit.

A grease trap installed on a pipe outside the home.
3 Steps for Grease Trap Installation

Protect your pipes from hardened grease clogs and save some cash by installing your own grease trap.

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Home Remedies for Clogged Sink Drains

You don't have to go to the store to buy chemical drain cleaners for your clogged sink.

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Cast Iron Drain Pipe Repair

Rust on cast iron plumbing doesn't need to become a large-scale re-plumbing job.

A properly functioning bathtub drain.
What You Need to Know When Unclogging Bathtub Drains

Unclogging a bathtub drain doesn't have to be complicated or expensive.

The source of a clog sits on the end of a drain snake.
How to Use Drain Snakes

Owning a drain snake can save you a lot of time and money in the long run if you know how to use it.

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Clearing Heavy Blockage in the Main Drain

When you're main drain is clogged, here's what you need to get it flowing again.

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How to Deal With Grease in Your Drain

Drain grease can be a big problem in your home.

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How to Fix a Clogged Dishwasher

Follow these steps to fix a clogged dishwasher.

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How to Unclog a Washing Machine Drain

Your washer can't run properly with a clogged drain, so get it taken care of.

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How to Use a Drain Snake

If you have any stopped-up drains in your kitchen or bathroom, you may want to usea drain snake.

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Drain Cleaners for Septic Systems

You can use drain cleaners in a septic system, but only if you use the right kind.