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

6 Effective Ways to Unclog a Slow Drain

How Do You Clear a Slow Drain Naturally? A slow draining kitchen/bathroom sink, bathtub, shower, toilet or washing machine is a sign of a partial clog in the P-trap or drain line. In some instances the same could also be caused by a clogged plumbing vent. To unclog a slow drain, pour 1 cup of … Read more

3 Effective Methods to Clean a P-trap

A P-trap is the U-shaped bend under your kitchen or bathroom sink, which is also found in all of your drains like tubs, showers and washing machines. Cleaning a P-trap is important as it ensures your fixtures drain fast and that there are no bad smells. The main sign of a clogged P-trap is standing … Read more

Is Drain Cleaner Acid or Base? Is Any Better?

What PH is a Drain Cleaner? A drain cleaner can be acidic or basic/alkaline. Acidic drainer cleaner have a strong acid as the active ingredient like sulfuric acid, while basic drain cleaner have a strong alkaline active ingredient like sodium hydroxide. Modern commercial drain cleaners are basic while acidic drain cleaners were mainly used in … Read more

Why You Should Never Use Chemical Drain Cleaners

Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Safe? As a homeowner, you will from time to time encounter clogged drains no matter how much you try to avoid them. And that is the reason why there are so many chemical drain cleaners in the market promising to clear your drain in minutes. But are chemical drain cleaners safe? … Read more

Smelly Kitchen Sink? Why & How to Remove the Smell

 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. To get rid of the smell from your kitchen sink, clean the … 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

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

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