Dealing With a Blocked Toilet

How to Prevent Clogs in Your Shower Drain

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If you have thick hair which you wear rather long, then you’re probably aware of some of the pretty hairy problems you often get into. Hair can be the reason why you have blocked drains every few weeks. What you may not know, is that you can prevent hairballs from being your drain’s downfall. Here are four different ways to help you keep your drains hair-free. Use a hair catcher   Read More»

How to Flush Your Toilet Without Heating Up The Shower Water

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You’re taking a nice warm shower, gently rinsing away a day’s worth of grime and stress. Then, all of a sudden, the hot water temperature spikes. You leap backwards to escape the flow of scalding water then simply stand there in the cold, gently rubbing your skin. Looks like someone flushed a toilet in your house. If this scenario sounds familiar, you probably have a trunk and branch plumbing system, with individual pipes branching out from a common line. Read More»

How to Recover a Wedding Ring Which Has Been Washed Down the Sink

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If your wedding ring has fallen from your finger and been washed down the plug hole of your kitchen sink, you will probably be panicking like crazy. However, by remaining calm and taking the following steps, you can ensure the safe retrieval of your wedding ring.  Shut off the water If the kitchen taps are turned on, you should immediately turn them off. Any water which enters the drain will increase the chance that your ring will be washed further down the pipe. Read More»

Clogs Happen! Is Your Drain Ready For Menopausal Hair Loss?

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One of the most common causes of a shower drain clog is hair. Now you are entering the menopausal stage of your life, chances are you will experience hair loss more than normal because of your fluctuating hormones. Since you don’t want to be dealing with a clogged drain while the hormones are rampaging, there are several things you can do to prevent the blockage from happening. Drain inspection Because there is a good chance of the shower drain receiving extra strands of your hair over the next 12 months, it is advisable to have your shower drain inspected and cleaned before your hair sheds. Read More»

Do You Need a Plumber for That DIY Repair Job?

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Not all plumbing repairs in the home necessarily need the attention of a professional, as some clogs, leaking faucets, and other such issues can be fixed by most homeowners, and with nothing more than standard, everyday tools. However, while some repairs can be DIY jobs, some are better left to a plumber, either to ensure the work is done right or because the repair itself may be more complicated than you realize. Read More»