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Drains

Knowing how to maintain your drains can save you from minor emergencies, premature re-pipes, and even a visit from your local plumber.

If you have checked out our advice and still need help, we offer quick & effective drain cleaning in Tracy and beyond.

How to (And How Not To) Eliminate Sewer Odor in Your Home

Sewer problems can lead to some truly disgusting smells in your home. Before you use your space again, you’ll want to remove the smell. There are a few ways to get rid of the smell and a lot of misinformation about this process online. Get real tips on how to [...]

By |2021-03-25T21:25:13+00:00January 13th, 2021|Drains, Sewers|

Why Grease is Such a Big Problem for Drains

You've heard that grease can clog kitchen drains, probably since you fried up your first slice of bacon with dad. However, getting rid of grease is inconvenient, and you might be tempted to ignore that little voice in your head and just pour it down the drain. If you knew [...]

By |2020-12-23T10:21:52+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Drains, Plumbing Tips & Opinions|

Dropped a Ring Down Your Sink? Here’s What to Do

What happens if you drop a ring down your sink? Whether it’s a favorite piece or even a family heirloom, it’s easy to panic when you drop a ring down the sink. Don’t worry. The ring isn’t gone forever. It has most likely stopped in the trap, where it [...]

By |2020-12-07T07:16:46+00:00November 4th, 2020|Drains, Plumbing Tips & Opinions|

What to Do If Water is Coming Up Through Your Bathtub Drain

Water coming up through your bathtub drain can be an alarming sight. Usually, this is sewage water. It could be from the sink or toilet, and can be dangerous, so you’ll need to act quickly. Find out what could be causing this problem and what should you do about it. [...]

By |2019-06-06T18:58:09+00:00March 4th, 2019|Drains|

Drain Cleanouts: Helping You Drain Your Home’s Main Vein

When you think of your home’s many creature comforts, which ones immediately come to mind? Is it your A/C system? Your heater during the winter, maybe? It could be that it’s your shower. Maybe you just love your backyard. These are all good things, and they all make us feel [...]

By |2020-10-09T14:48:22+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Drains, Sewers|

What’s the Difference Between Waste Pipes and Soil Pipes?

There are a lot of pipes that carry water into your home, and about as many pipes that carry waste water (and other stuff) back out of it. But did you know that there are specific types of pipes for bringing waste out of your home? It’s true! And the [...]

By |2020-09-14T09:21:10+00:00May 17th, 2017|Drains, Pipes|

Preventing Tree Roots in Sewer Pipes

If you’ve ever had a tree root invade your sewer line, then you understand just how frustrating (and devastating) it can be. Tree roots have a nasty habit of causing clogs, cracking your pipes, and essentially wreaking havoc on your entire plumbing system. And it doesn’t matter if the tree [...]

By |2020-10-09T14:48:46+00:00February 8th, 2017|Drains, Pipes, Sewers|
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