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 […]






3 Ways to Maintain Pipes

When was the last time you thought about the pipes in your home? Normally we don’t even think about the very things that provide water and sewage to an entire household given how accustomed we are to having these on demand. Pipes aren’t permanent though, they need to be maintained and eventually replaced or you risk […]






What Not to Put Down a Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposal units are an extremely handy addition to any kitchen sink since they conveniently get rid of organic waste and food scraps that could otherwise create an unpleasant smell in a trash can. Since kitchen disposal units are installed between a sink’s drain and a trap, their shredding mechanisms grind the food for it to […]






How to Avoid Plumbing Scams?

Home contractor scams are on the rise. Plumbing cons, unfortunately, are not an exception. Boston Drain Company has been in the business for many years to know how to avoid being taken advantage of and choose a reputable professional to fix a customer’s drain or sewer problem.   One of the most common scams involves […]






Why You Shouldn’t Use Liquid Drain Cleaners

  Drain-unclogging chemicals may look like a quick and easy solution, yet liquid drain cleaners can do more harm than good. Not surprisingly, you won’t catch a plumbing professional using one of those products in their own homes. We compiled a few explanations and tips you might need for managing a plumbing clog.   All […]






What is Biofilm?

Biofilm is a bacterial buildup, that turns up on your plumbing fixtures and on the walls of the pipes. You might have encountered biofilm at the ring around your faucet, or while clearing a hairball from your shower drain. Biofilm is not just a type of microorganisms. It’s a collection of several species of bacteria […]