The garage floor drain is one of the most underappreciated pieces of plumbing hardware out there. No matter what, they work hard. Your garage floor drain handles all the random liquid that finds its way from outside into your garage. This can include appliance run-off, animal hair, engine oil, spillage, fixture … [Read more...]
How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink
Knowing how to fix a clogged bathroom sink may depend on what’s clogging it. You can flush soap scum clogs with vinegar and baking soda or tweeze hair. For bigger clogs in your bathroom sink, a plunger or drain snake works best. Figuring out why your bathroom sink is not draining is the first step towards … [Read more...]
How to Snake a Drain Using a Plumber’s Snake
If you’re dealing with a clog too stubborn for a plunger but you’re not ready to throw in the towel yet, a manual drain snake may be your best bet. A plumber’s snake or drain auger is a tool that “snakes” down into pipes to remove clogs. Snaking a pipe is the middle ground between plunging and calling in the big … [Read more...]
How Mike Diamond Clears a Sewer Line Infographic
If tree roots or other debris get into your sewer line, the resulting backup can be a huge (and smelly) inconvenience. A clog in your sewer line could bring your whole plumbing system to an unpleasant halt. To get the water moving, you need to get into the sewer and clear away the obstruction . Enter the … [Read more...]
What’s That Smell in My Kitchen?
Do you have a mysterious, unpleasant odor in your kitchen? Something that doesn’t go away, no matter how many times you mop or take out the garbage? Check your kitchen sink. Your kitchen sink might be the hardest working plumbing appliance in your home. If there’s a problem with it, chances are the food you run … [Read more...]
How to Clean Hair Out of a Drain
Even if you use a drain stopper, enough hair could eventually slip into your drain to slow it down. To get your drain flowing again properly, either break up hair clumps enough that they’ll pass through the drain or pull all the hair out of the drain manually. If your shower, tub, or bathroom drains aren’t draining … [Read more...]
Why does my shower drain smell?
Shower drains can start to smell for several common reasons. Mold or mildew might be growing beneath your drain cover. Your p-trap could be malfunctioning, allowing sewer gas to rise up through your pipes. Or there could simply be hair or grime stuck in your shower drain strainer. Luckily, most of the reasons your … [Read more...]
How to Unclog a Bathtub
The most effective way to unclog a bathtub drain is to use a cup plunger to force the blockage out. Remove your tub’s strainer and stopper, fill the tub with a few inches of water, and plunge forcefully and continuously until the blockage comes up out of the drain. There are several effective means of unclogging … [Read more...]
Why Won’t My Dishwasher Drain?
You’re a busy person. You've got kids, a job, responsibilities, and a thousand other things to juggle. Because of this, you absolutely need your dishwasher to work at all times. You barely have time to load the thing. You definitely don’t have time to hand wash those same dishes if it stops working! If your … [Read more...]
How to Unclog Your Shower Drain
There’s no end to the mundane, unpleasant experiences we all have to deal with at some point. Going to the dentist. Taking your driving test. Finishing a shower and realizing you're standing in half a foot of dirty, soapy standing water. Some of these mundane, unpleasant experiences are unavoidable, but some of them … [Read more...]
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