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The Key Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning Services

  • Categories: Drains
  • Date: October 17, 2019

Drains – sewer, storm, and floor – do their job quietly, often unnoticed by you. But when they become clogged, they make their presence known. Plugged sewer drains can create soggy areas in your yard or, even worse, allow sewage water to back up into basements, sinks, and showers. You can prevent a smelly problem […]

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What You Should Do If Your Dishwasher Drain Clogs

“What is that smell in the kitchen?”  You’ve taken out the garbage, cleaned your sink, and checked the food in the refrigerator. You just ran a load of dishes in the dishwasher. What’s the source of that smell? You open the dishwasher and to your surprise dirty, smelly water has pooled in the bottom of […]

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Slow-Moving Drain? Some Environmentally Friendly Tips to Get it Flowing

  • Categories: Drains
  • Date: May 28, 2019

Ugh! You watch the water pool in your sink, slowly trickling down the drain. What is the problem and how do you fix it? Before you look at a solution, it’s critical to first understand what’s causing the problem. In your bathroom sink, hair flows down the drain and builds up inside the plumbing system. […]

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Common Practices that Could be Clogging the Drain in Your Kitchen

  • Categories: Drains
  • Date: May 23, 2019

The doorbell rings and your guests arrive. But as you pass through the kitchen, you see dirty dishwater has backed up into your sink. Oh no! How did this happen?! Likely you have been following some seemingly innocent and common practices that actually clog the drain in your kitchen sink or garbage disposer system. Before […]

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How to Deal with a Plugged Garbage Disposer

Dropping objects into the garbage disposer, simply depositing sticky foods like banana or potato peelings or forgetting to run a steady flow of water when using the disposer can cause a worrisome clog. Before giving up on the appliance, take a few steps to remove the plug. First, determine if an object is stuck in […]

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Problems Associated with Your House Drains and How to Fix Them

  • Categories: Drains
  • Date: September 24, 2018

A multitude of substances can cause a blockage in the various drains throughout your house.  A quick check of your drains can help prevent a messy back-up. Here are the various types of drains you might see throughout your house, what can block them, and the best way to get them clear and back to […]

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Prevention Tips for Outside Drain Blockage in the Fall Season

  • Categories: Drains
  • Date: September 17, 2018

The fall season is approaching. The air cools, the leaves change colors, and they gracefully fall to the ground. While this may look beautiful, the potential problems leaf blockage can cause in outside drains is not so beautiful. These outside drains might be found on your driveway or near outside stairs around your home. Garden […]

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Buying a Garbage Disposer

You’re stuffed to the point of bursting.  Maybe too much ham or fish at the Christmas table.  Or latkes and applesauce while you were celebrating Hanukkah.  Perhaps too much jerk chicken or sweet potato soufflé for Kwanzaa. You may be stuffed.  Did you also overload your garbage disposer to the point of bursting too?  If […]

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