Drains

Fix your leaking showerhead

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Drip, drip, drip. Many homeowners are familiar with this sound, particularly at night! You can fix your leaking showerhead. You need not be a plumbing expert to do so. If you can manage pliers and a wrench, than you have the skills to fix this very annoying problem (and expensive!) problem yourself. Aside from the nuisance of the issue you can waste hundreds of gallons of water a month with a leaking showerhead. Leaking showerheads are actually easier to deal with than leaking faucets. Often times it is simply a matter of replacing an old showerhead. Take a look at … Continue reading

Clear a Clogged Garbage Disposal

A clogged garbage disposal will quickly put a damper on your Holiday cooking efforts. The combination of an aging garbage disposal and greasy food is a recipe for a clogged kitchen sink. These devices last no more than 10 years and should be replaced. We recommend to homeowners that they use plastic garbage bags for their food craps, particularly with a major cooking effort, so they don’t wear out their garbage disposals as fast. If your garbage disposal does jam up you can likely fix the problem without calling a plumber. There should be a sticker on the unit, along … Continue reading

Clogged Bathtub Drains

Rare is the home whose bathtubs don’t become clogged over time.  All of the bathroom products we use, shampoos, soaps and skin products mix very well with hair and dirt and can create clogged bathtub drains. The water drains very slowly, or not at all.  Fortunately unclogging this drain can often be done without calling in the services of a plumber. If you have a clogged bathtub drain, you may be able to quickly solve the problem by removing the stopper and pulling the clog at that point.  If you cannot see the blockage (not accessible) then a toilet plunger … Continue reading

Drain Cleaning

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Are the sinks in your home draining slower and slower or do you have a clogged drain? Over time the pipes in your home will build up debris that starts clogging the drainage through your pipes. The best way to avoid a big problem is to perform periodic drain clearing. Hair in the bathroom sink is a big culprit and will cause your drains to clog. Food scraps and grease in the kitchen sink will over time clog your drains. Other small items mysteriously end up down the sink or toilet which will lead to clogged drains and the need … Continue reading