Hydro Jetting: Pros & Cons vs Snaking and Rodding

Hydro jetting, snaking, and rodding are three common methods used to clear clogged drains and sewer lines. Each method has its pros and cons. Here’s a summary comparing the pros and cons of hydro jetting against snaking and rodding: Hydro Jetting Hydro jetting is a high-pressure plumbing and drain cleaning technique used to clear clogs, … Read more

4 Ways to Get Rid of Sulfur Smell From Your Drain

If you’re dealing with a sulfur smell coming from your drain, it’s likely due to the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas, which can be both unpleasant and potentially harmful. Here’s a summary of effective ways to get rid of sulfur smells from your drain: Let us now look at the reasons you have a sulfur … Read more

Smelly Kitchen Sink? Why & How to Remove the Smell

A smelly kitchen sink can be quite unpleasant and is often caused by a buildup of food particles, grease, and bacteria in the drain. Why the Sink Smells How to Remove the Smell Why Kitchen Sinks Smell? Let us now look at the reasons why your kitchen sink is smelling in more details. The following … Read more

Why There is a U-Shaped Pipe Under Your Sink

The U-shaped pipe under your sink is known as a “P-trap” or “sink trap.” Its primary purpose is to prevent foul odors and harmful sewer gases from entering your home through the kitchen or bathroom drain. The P-trap achieves this through a simple design: Why You Need a P-trap To understand why a P-trap is … Read more

PVC vs CPVC – Differences, Similarities, Specifications

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 undergone a chlorination process to improve … Read more

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

S-traps are illegal in modern plumbing systems due to several safety and functional concerns. These concerns include the potential for siphoning of water from the trap, which can lead to sewer gases entering the living space and posing health risks. Here’s a brief summary of why S-traps are illegal and what to do about them: … 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