5 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Drain

  There is a multitude of things that we are taught not to do as a kid – walk in the street, talk to strangers, etc. One thing that most of us know is that there are very few items that actually belong in, and should be flushed down, a toilet. Sometimes, though, it seems […]

5 Reasons to Never Use Liquid Drain Cleaners

Although drain cleaner is a popular product, found in nearly every supermarket and home goods store in the United States, it may not be as useful as most consumers think it is. There are, as a matter of fact, numerous hazards that can result from using drain cleaner in your home. As you read this […]

How Often Should You Call a Drain Cleaning Company

Drains are vital parts of plumbing systems in general and are essential to taking away wastewater from sources like faucets. Problems can arise that cause a drain system to clog, leak, or become damaged. This can make life a little more difficult, since a clog, for example, would interfere with the proper functioning of the […]

How a Video Pipe Inspection Can Save You Cash

  Sewer lines have been around for centuries, but pipe maintenance methods haven’t changed much since then – you wait for a costly problem to appear, then spend too much money getting your pipes dug up, inspected and replaced. Finally, there is a 21st-century method of pipe maintenance that’s as easy as it is cost-effective. […]

How to Avoid a Drain Emergency in the Winter

  Plumbing problems of any kind are not fun to deal with. Drain issues, in particular, though, can be frustrating. Depending on which drain in your home stops functioning, you may find yourself unable to use your kitchen fully, take a shower, or wash your hands in the bathroom. None of these potential scenarios are […]

How to Prevent Shower & Bath Drain from Clogging

At the end of a long, stressful day, nothing feels better than a warm shower or an inviting, tension relieving bath. It’s a spa treatment in its simplest form when you are able to soak your aching body and lather up, washing away the dead cells, dirt, and sweat. Nothing can be worse than expecting […]

How to Unclog the Drain with a Plumbing Snake

    Also known as a snake, toilet jack, and rooter, a plumbing snake is a long, coiled auger, employed in dislodging difficult plumbing clogs, particularly when the use of a plunger or drain cleaner proves futile. At around 1/4-inch in thickness and with a handle on one end, this tool does the reverse action […]

Maintenance of Main Sewer Lines

As a homeowner, one of the costliest and, commonly overlooked, parts of the home are your sewer lines. Without maintenance, these lines can bust and lead to very costly water damage. Let’s discuss what leads to these costly repairs, how to prevent them, and what proper preventative maintenance of your sewer lines looks like. Prevention […]