Why You Should Never Use Chemical Drain Cleaners

Using chemical drain cleaners can have several negative consequences, which is why many experts recommend avoiding them: Why You Shouldn’t Use Chemical Drain Cleaners Now let us look at the reasons why using chemical drain cleaners is a bad idea in more details. The following are the reasons why you shouldn’t use chemical drainer cleaners: … 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

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

Will a Toilet Eventually Unclog Itself? When It will/Won’t

A toilet may sometimes appear to unclog itself, but it’s typically due to specific factors in the plumbing system rather than a true self-unclogging mechanism. Here’s a summary of when a toilet might seem to unclog itself and when it won’t: When a Toilet Might Seem to Unclog Itself When a Toilet Won’t Unclog Itself … Read more

Is Drano Really Septic-Safe? Here is the Truth

As a homeowner, every once in a while you will need to unclog a drain. And most homeowners prefer doing it themselves given how expensive plumbers are. The thing about unclogging drains is that it is not a fun thing to do. Most of us want to get over and done with it as fast … Read more

4 Ways to Unclog Drains When on a Septic System

Unclogging drains is a challenge for most people, but it can be an even bigger challenge when you are on a septic system. Why is that though? Because a septic system depends on bacteria inside a septic tank to break down waste. Unclogging drains with anything toxic will disturb that balance resulting in expensive repairs. … Read more

5 Things to Do if Drano Doesn’t Work

If Drano or a similar chemical drain cleaner doesn’t work to clear a clog in your plumbing, consider the following steps: What to Do if It Doesn’t Work Of course it is not the end of the road for you if Drano fails to work. And it doesn’t mean you have to call a plumber … Read more

Does Drano Really Work? And How Does it Work?

Drano is probably the most popular chemical drain cleaner in the market. There is however all manner of information regarding it on the internet, some good and some bad. So, should you use Drano to clear drain clogs? And how does Drano work in clearing clogs? Better still, why do plumbers hate Drano? By the … Read more

6 Reasons Why Plumbers Don’t Recommend Drano

Why do plumbers advise against Drano? Is Drano that bad for your plumbing? Plumbers often have reservations about Drano and similar chemical drain cleaners for several reasons: How Drano Works To understand how Drano works, you must first understand what is in it. What makes it clear clogs and why it is so corrosive. Drano’s … Read more