How to Unclog a Shower Drain When Drano Doesn’t Work

Have you already tried to pour Drano down your shower drain, without luck? That’s not surprising. Most shower drains are caused by a clog of hair. The clog holds water, which dilutes the Drano and lessens its potency. Never mind that hair is hard to dissolve. What should you do next? Now that you’ve used [...]

By |2019-06-20T05:33:27+00:00June 20th, 2019|Plumbing FAQs|

Shower Drain Smells Like Sulfur?

Have you ever stepped into your shower, awaiting a nice, refreshing shower, only to be struck by an awful smell? Just what makes you shower drain smell like sulfur? Whatever you do, don’t dismiss the smell. It could be the sign of a serious problem, a sewer leak. We’ll discuss what you need to know [...]

By |2019-05-23T18:37:41+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Plumbing FAQs|

Slab Leak Insurance Coverage: What You Need to Know

A slab leak happens when a leak develops in or near the concrete foundation of your home. If you have one, you may be surprised to learn that slab leak insurance coverage is complex. Not all homeowner’s insurance policies cover all aspects of a slab leak by default. We’ll walk you through what you need [...]

By |2019-04-04T19:28:13+00:00April 4th, 2019|Plumbing FAQs|

Is Drain Cleaner an Acid or a Base?

A drain cleaner can be an acid OR a base. Commercially available liquid drain cleaners can range from extremely base to extremely acidic. For example, Drano has a pH of 11, on a scale of 0-14, making it very basic. While many promise complete clog removal or prevention, they are rarely effective and can be [...]

By |2019-06-06T01:07:21+00:00February 28th, 2019|Plumbing FAQs|

How to Keep Tree Roots from Growing Into Sewer Lines

As far as a tree is concerned, a sewer line is the jackpot. The sewers carry water and nutrients no matter the time of year. So, trees tend to grow towards them. The problem is that some tree roots are quite strong, while some sewer lines are quite weak. Trees can rip holes in sewer [...]

By |2019-02-21T11:37:13+00:00February 21st, 2019|Plumbing FAQs|