Drain Cleaning

There’s A Drain Snake For The Job

March 27th, 2015|

In the plumbing world, there is a tool for every job. And if you try and use the wrong tool, you may wind up with a bigger mess than before.

When you have a clogged drain, one of the best ways to remove the clog is with a drain snake. However, drain snakes come in many […]

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Can You Put Drano Down The Toilet?

December 17th, 2014|

Drano is one of the oldest, longest selling drain cleaners on the market today. Invented in 1923, its original slogan promised “Once every week, Drano in every drain”.

But is that still the case today? And more importantly, is Drano the best solution when your toilet has a clog?

Mixing Cleaners

Lets start with the most important, mixing […]

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What’s In Your Drain That’s Causing A Clog?

November 29th, 2014|

If you have a home, and you have a drain, at some point in time you’ll have a clog. You can control it by watching what you put down the drain, yet invariably at some point something will build up, causing a clog.

Clogs can be caused by a variety of things, depending on which drain […]

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5 Common Drain Problems That Signal It May Be Time To Call In A Professional

October 22nd, 2014|

We’re a society of do-it-yourselfers and quick fixes. If something is broke, we want to fix it fast. And if we can head down to the big box store and pick up a quick fix we can do ourselves, all the better.

While its true that some minor clogs can be fixed quickly with home remedies, […]

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When Your Washing Machine Won’t Drain

September 6th, 2014|

Have you ever opened up your washing machine at the end of its cycle, only to discover that the cycle is over, but the washing machine is anything but drained? Inside you find your clothes sitting in a pool of water, sopping wet from top to bottom. There is no throwing sopping wet clothes into […]

Your Drain Can Only Take So Much Abuse

August 30th, 2014|

I was at a dinner party recently, and I witnessed the owner of the house stuffing the remaining dinner down the drain, packing it in as fast as it disappeared. The garbage disposal was working on overtime, trying to keep up with the mess. And while it did a good job and sent everything down […]

The Dangers Of Drain Cleaners

June 25th, 2014|

Every day, people make the mistake of heading into their favorite store and buying one of the most dangerous chemicals they can bring into their homes … drain cleaners.

Every year over 1700 people suffer injuries from chemical drain cleaners. Everything from minor skin burns, to blindness, even death can occur if chemical drain cleaners wind […]

10 Common Household Items That Will Clog Your Drain

May 1st, 2014|

1. Cooking Grease – Grease comes in a variety of formats, depending on what you are cooking. When its time for clean up, those few tablespoons full of grease may look harmless in your pan, but resist the urge to send it down the drain. Over time, grease hardens and builds up inside your drain […]

What You Should Never Put Down The Drain

March 12th, 2014|

No matter where you are in your home, inside or out, when you have something to dispose of, one of the first gut reactions is to send it down the drain.

What we put down the drain inside and outside our homes all take their toll on our environment. Studies show that nearly half of all […]

How A Plumber Unclogs Your Drain

March 1st, 2014|

When your drain fails to work as it is intended, the first thing you reach for is probably the plunger. If that doesn’t work, you may consider chemical drain cleaners, but any professional will tell you that these chemicals can do more damage than good.

The best thing to do when your drain is clogged is […]

Clogged Drain? Don’t Mix Your Drain Cleaners

January 22nd, 2014|

Watching the water in your kitchen or bathroom sink refuse to swirl down the drain is sure to give you feelings of frustration. A clogged drain can be such a bother!

When your sink does not drain, it will not take long for the water standing in the basin to become stagnant. Your first line of […]

What’s Blocking Your Plumbing? Wet Wipes

January 3rd, 2014|

While wet wipes have been around for ages, they are becoming a big trend in our American bathroom culture. Their convenient, comfortable, and are increasingly winding up in shopping carts instead of traditional toilet paper.

Wet wipes are marketed well. They’re flushable, so why not use them instead?

While wet wipes truly may be flushable – one […]