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How to Unclog a Drain and Septic Tank : Tips and Tricks

Plumbing How To

This article will show some ways to unclog a drain with septic tank, tips to fix a slow drain, problems you may face while unclogging a drain and preventive measures to avoid blocked drains and a septic tanks. As well as how to unclog a septic tank and tricks to solve common septic problems you may have resulting from a full septic tank or clogged septic lines.

Your kitchen sink drain or bathtub is connected to a particular branch line and drains more slow than normal.

How to Make Your Plumbing Freeze Proof for Winter

How to Make Your Plumbing Freeze Proof for Winter

There are several ways to make your plumbing freeze-proof. In this plumbing how-to we will provide you with information on two different ways to protect your home and its plumbing from freeze-damage depending on the situation. The first method described is is best used to protect the plumbing from freezing in homes that are occupied during winter months and the second method is best used when the property is vacant for a longer period of time.

One way to protect your home from any damage resulting from freezing is to regulate and maintain a constant temperature to prevent your plumbing from freezing.

How to Repair a Leaking Drain Pipe : Tips and Tricks

Leaking Drain Pipe

Leaking drain pipes in your home plumbing are not only unsanitary and hazardous but they can also cause a big loss of water. Most of the time a leaking a drain is detected much later than the leak had started and after much of the damage that could have been prevented, has already been done by the leaking pipe.

Leaking drain pipes

Most of the time a leak in the drain pipe will be located near the drain body, or in between one of the lateral pipes connecting the trap. The P-trap itself can develop leaks, usually caused by cleaning the trap or because the drain pipes have been knocked out of line. Most of these leaks are not that difficult to repair with some "do it yourself plumbing".

Unclogging a Drain

Unclogging Drain

In every home over time some parts of the plumbing system might gets clogged. There is just no simple way to escape this. It is however, often very easy to fix most clogged sinks and clogged drains yourself without having to call the plumber to unclog a drain.

We will show you how to unclog the most common clogs you may encounter inside kitchen sinks and bathroom drains. But remember that if you can't clear the clog after a few attempts, it’s probably best to let a drain-cleaning service or plumber unclog the drain.

Clogged kitchen drains

The most common clogged drains you might find in your kitchen are a blocked sink or dishwasher drain, and can often be cleared using a plunger if that does not clear the blockage inside the dran then you should use a sewer snake to unclog the drain.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes

With winter slowly approaching it may be a good time to check your plumbing to prevent your plumbing pipes from freezing when the temperature starts to go down. When water freezes it will expand inside the pipes. When it expands enough it can cause the frozen pipes to burst resulting in serious damage to your home and plumbing. So it better to prevent frozen pipes with some DIY Plumbing then to have to call a plumber to fix them after they break.

The ice that forms inside the pipe does not normally cause the pipe to burst in that specific area where the blockage is occurring, but rather the pipe will break a little downstream between the blockage and a closed faucet in your kitchen or bathroom. When the water continues to freeze inside the pipes and the ice blockage expands, the water pressure in the sealed of section of the pipe between blockage and faucet will start to build up. When the water pressure gets to high this will lead to pipe failure.

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