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How to Get Rid of a Garbage Disposal Odor

April 23, 2019
Category: Drains

You come home from work, head into your kitchen to get a drink, when you’re hit with a horrible smell. You open the fridge and sniff, nope. The trash can? No dice. Where could this smell be emanating from? You walk towards your sink, sniff, it’s the garbage disposal. Now you’ve found the smell, but […]

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The Case Against Chemical Drain Cleaners

April 4, 2019
Category: Drains

Chemical drain cleaning products are advertised as a quick and easy solution to common plumbing clogs in your home. But are they really as safe and efficient as they claim to be? There’s a big reason why professional plumbers not only refuse to use these products in their customers’ homes, but also in their own […]

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Is Your Shower Losing Water Pressure?

February 26, 2019
Category: Drains, Plumbing Systems

There’s nothing quite as disappointing as getting into your shower just to feel the water cascade over your body with inadequate pressure. At this moment there’s not much you can do; the shower needs to happen, as does cleaning yourself, but it’s clear that your water pressure isn’t going to be helping you. Your shower […]

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Does Your Main Sewer Line Have a Clog?

December 28, 2018
Category: Drains, Plumbing Systems

It’s common for homeowners to find themselves with plumbing issues when they least expect it. Sewer line clogs are not so easy to detect since the main lines are beneath the ground outside of your home, but they can cause extensive damage if they malfunction. Being aware of how plumbing problems occur and the warning […]

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Garbage Disposal Maintenance Guide

November 8, 2018
Category: Drains

Garbage disposals are exceptionally convenient additions to any home, but they don’t give you license to throw just anything down the drain. Your garbage disposal needs love and care just like any other part of your home’s plumbing and today we’re going to discuss a few ways that you can take good care of it. […]

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These Should Never Go Down the Drain

October 3, 2018
Category: Drains

Clogged drains can be a big mess to deal with, and clogged sewage lines can not only be a mess, but very expensive! What types of things can cause major problems when they go down the drain? Let’s look at the top five offenders and why you should never let them get into your pipes. […]

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When Should You Replace Your Kitchen Sink?

August 22, 2018
Category: Drains, General

Unless you are in the midst of a kitchen renovation, replacing your kitchen sink probably isn’t at the forefront of your mind. However, sometimes unseen issues with the sink may force homeowners to replace it before they have a major, leaking mess on their hands. Let’s look at some reasons why you may want to […]

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Five Tips to Prevent Clogged Drains in Your Home

August 15, 2018
Category: Drains, Tips

Having a clogged drain is never fun, and depending on the extent of the clog, it can be a real pain to get your drain flowing again. But there are several things you can do to help prevent clogs from happening in the first place. The location will have a big impact on the kinds […]

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Why Does My Kitchen Drain Smell So Bad?

June 28, 2018
Category: Drains

Kitchen sinks see a lot of horrors over the years. Grease, old macaroni and cheese, and other nastiness has probably made it into your sink. It’s unfortunate, but it’s the truth. Now, you have a nasty smell coming out of your kitchen sink drain and you don’t know why. Today we’re going to be taking […]

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Bathtub is leaking through the hole near the faucet?

June 5, 2018
Category: Drains

Have you ever noticed the small hole near the rim of your bathtub, just slightly under the faucet? This is an overflow hole, and it has a specific and important purpose when it comes to preventing water damage in your home. The Problem: A lot of us have adapted to a more fast-paced lifestyle and […]

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