Types of Plungers – Where to Use Each

What Type of Plunger Should I Use? A plunger is one of the simplest yet effective tools to clear drains. You will however need to choose the right type of plunger for you to unclog the drain. A plunger works through suction. when you push it down, the water pressure acting on the clog is … Read more

Water Leaking Through Ceiling After Shower? Do This

Why is Water leaking Through Ceiling after a Shower? Water leaking through the ceiling after a shower can be caused by several things and that is why this is one of the hardest leaks to fix. You can however easily find the leak if you know where to look. If water is leaking through the … 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

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

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