Hydro Jetting: Pros & Cons vs Snaking and Rodding

What is Hydro Jetting? Hydro jetting is a drain cleaning service using pressurized water.  A high-pressure hose connected to a pumping unit has a nozzle attachment which ejects water at a high pressure ( up to 5000 psi) thereby obliterating clogs, scales and trees roots in the drain line. If you are struggling with slow … Read more

4 Ways to Get Rid of Sulfur Smell From Your Drain

Why Does My Bathroom Smell Like Sulfur? Sulfur smell in the house signifies the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas. It is formed when bacteria break down organic matter, usually in stagnant waters with low oxygen content. The gas also smells like rotten eggs. A sulfur/rotten eggs smell from drains is a sign that the drain … Read more

Smelly Kitchen Sink? Why & How to Remove the Smell

How Do I get Rid of the Smell in My Kitchen Sink?  A smelly kitchen sink is caused by decomposing food waste in the drain line, empty P-trap, a clogged plumbing vent or a dirty garbage disposal. An S-trap instead of a P-trap could also be the reason your kitchen sink has a horrible smell. … Read more

Why There is a U-Shaped Pipe Under Your Sink

Why is the Pipe under the Sink Curved? The U-shaped pipe under the sink is called a P-trap or drain trap. Its function is to trap potential drain clogs preventing them from clogging the sink farther away. It is also always full of water which creates a barrier, preventing sewer gases from entering the house. … Read more

PVC vs CPVC – Differences, Similarities, Specifications

Which is Better, PVC or CPVC? PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a thermoplastic that is molded into different shapes and sizes to form pipes and fittings. It is cheaper and more effective to use compared to steel or copper. Closely related to PVC is CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride). CPVC is basically a PVC homopolymer that has … Read more

Why S-traps are Illegal – And What to Do About them

Can I Use S-trap for Sink? Each of the several drains in your house are connected to the sewer line outside your house, and needless to say, there is a sewer smell inside the sewer line. That smell is not pleasant. To prevent the smell from coming up to your house via the drains, they … Read more

Vent Stack vs Stack Vent – What is the Difference?

A vent stack and a stack vent are two terms that most folks used interchangeably but they shouldn’t. So, what is the difference between a vent stack and a stack vent? A vent stack is a vertical pipe parallel to the waste/soil to which all floor drain vents are connected. On the other hand, a … Read more

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Find Your Septic Tank

Between 20 and 25% of homes in the United States use a septic system to take care of their house waste. Septic tanks are however not very conspicuous and might be harder to locate especially if you are a new home owner. So, how do you locate the septic tank in your property? There are … Read more