How to Remove and Replace a Sink Pop-Up Stopper

When a pop up sink stopper is working properly, it is usually very easy to use. Just pull up the lift rod to fill the tank or push it down to drain the sink. If however one part of the sink pop up mechanism is broken, you will not be able to use the stopper … Read more

Bathroom Sink Not Draining? How to Unclog It Naturally

A clogged bathroom sink is usually caused by soap scum and hair which combine to form a ball that restricts water from flowing and hence standing water in the sink. If you or the people who lives in your house have thick hair you will notice that your bathroom sink and bathtub/shower drains will clog … Read more

How to Get Rid of Pink Stains/Mold in Bathroom Fixtures

Most people especially those who live in areas with hard water will experience limescale or brown/yellow stains in their bathroom fixtures. Pink stains are however not caused by water quality. Pink stains, also known as pink mold in bathroom fixtures is caused by a bacteria known as Serratia Marcescens. The airborne bacteria are found naturally … Read more

Get Rid of Rust Stains From a Bathtub & Sink Fast!

Your bathroom sink and bathtub are made of white shiny porcelain or ceramic (or other materials) and will remain so unless stained. A brown discoloration is usually caused by rust and is not easy to remove unlike other stains. So, why is there rust stains in your bathtub and sink and how can you remove … Read more

How to Remove Black Sludge from Sink Drain Fast!

Are you seeing black gunk coming up from your sink drain. I know how gross that is and I will tell you where it is coming from and how you can get rid of it. Black sludge in your sink drain is caused by bacteria growing in the biofilm inside the drainpipe. The biofilm is … Read more

How a Sink Drain Works – Plumbing Diagrams

Both your bathroom and kitchen sink are connected to the water supply system and the drain-waste-vent system (DWVS). The water supply system supplies water to the sink faucets while the DWVS carries wastewater out of the sink. The main difference between the 2 is that the water supply pipes are smaller in diameter than drainpipes, … Read more

S-traps vs P-traps – Differences and Code Requirements


An S-trap and P-trap, which are commonly referred as drain traps are the curved parts of your drains just below the drain opening. You can see them under your bathroom/kitchen sink, on the side of your toilet but you can’t see the one in the washer/tub or washing machine drains. Both derive their names from … Read more

How to Kill Mold in a Sink Drain Naturally

Mold spores are everywhere in our homes but you cannot really see them and most will never grown unless the conditions are favorable. For mold to grow, the surface has to be wet (contain moisture) especially at temperature of between 770 F and 860 F. The reason your sink drain gets moldy is because it … Read more

How to Fix a Stripped Faucet Handle Fast!

A faucet handle is usually connected to the cartridge (also known as a faucet stem) inside the faucet valve. The cartridge is responsible for turning the water on and off as well as regulating the water pressure/volume when you the handle clockwise or counterclockwise. The tip of the faucet stem has teeth (splines) which must … Read more

How to Fix a Leaking Moen Bathroom Sink Faucet Fast!

It goes without saying that Moen faucets are probably the best faucets in the market and hence their lifetime warranty. That does not however mean that they will never fail. Moen faucets will leak from time to time especially in areas with hard water. So, what causes a Moen faucet to start leaking/dripping water from … Read more