There are many ways to clear a clog in your drain, but none is as effective or inexpensive as using hot water from the tap. All you need is an old rag and some elbow grease! Simply plunge the rag into the hot water and wrap it tightly around your hand before shoving it down the pipe. If that doesn’t work, break out chemicals, call a plumber or keep reading.
These days, we take it for granted that when the water runs from our taps, it’s clean and safe to drink or wash with. But this wasn’t always the case. In fact, until fairly recently in history—less than 100 years ago—most people couldn’t drink their tap water without fear of illness because they didn’t know..
We’re our plumbing’s worst nightmare. Really. Bad habits that you often don’t think about, like flushing a wipe down the toilet, are actually doing damage to the drains and pipes in your home. Not only are you worsening the condition of the pipes, but you could end up having to pay thousands of dollars in..
“Don’t panic!” That’s most likely what you’re going to hear when you have a plumbing emergency, but we know it’s not easy. When the pipes are gushing water, or the toilet is overflowing, you start thinking about all the things that could be ruined if this catastrophe continues. So, it’s okay to be upset and confused—but you need to act fast. The moment a plumbing emergency occurs, there are a few things you can do to limit the damages and make it easier for the plumber to do their job.
Ottawa homes are as unique as the families that reside within them, but most Ottawa homes are going to experience the same plumbing issues. Clogged drains are incredibly common, and there are several ways clogs can happen. Blockages aren’t always serious, but sometimes you are going to need to call in a professional plumber for..
When rain falls, do you start sweating just a little? Having a basement prone to flooding can be the cause of a lot of stress. If you live in an area that is prone to torrential rain or flooding problems, or even if your plumbing system has been under the weather lately, you should be..
When you are dealing with a plumbing emergency, the last thing you want to do is get stuck chatting on the phone. That said, getting the results you want does require you to ask around for the best plumbing contractors. You want someone who is going to be professional, trustworthy, and transparent with their pricing.
Nothing is more annoying than a leaky faucet. The constant drip, drip, drip is enough to drive anyone up a wall. Rather than trying (and failing) to ignore a leaking faucet, it is best to repair it as soon as you can. Not only will repairing the faucet save your sanity, but it will also..
Every house in a developed country, no matter where they are or the size, is going to have basic plumbing. The plumbing may seem like the most complex part of a house, but if you understand how the plumbing system works, you will realize how straightforward plumbing can be.
Renovating a bathroom is an adventure, because even the simplest changes can completely transform the look and feel of the space.