How To Handle Kitchen Grease Clogs

Most cooks rely on some kind of fat or oil to provide a nonstick coating to pans and enhance the flavor of food. While grease can be a wonderful ingredient in the kitchen, unfortunately, it can also badly damage your pipes. Grease can congeal inside your pipes, causing clogs and poor drainage. Here are three things you can do to manage the situation. 1. Stop sending solids down the drain. [Read More]

Snakes And Clogged Drains: A DIY Guide To Help You Make Your Own Pipe Auger Tool To Clear Clogs

If you have a blocked drain in your home, you may want to try all the tools you have available before contacting the plumbing. A plumber's snake or pipe auger is a tool that you use to put in the drain and clear the blockage. There are a lot of different ways you can make your own auger tool to clear minor clogs from your drains. The following guide will help you make a simple auger tool to clear blockages from the drains in your home: [Read More]

Tips To Prevent Plumbing Pipes From Freezing

Plumbing pipes often burst when they freeze since water expands when it freezes. A burst pipe can lead to serious water damage in the house. Every homeowner who wants to prevent such disasters should take measures to prevent pipe freezes. Below is an overview of such measures. Avoid Cold Drafts The outside air is typically several degrees colder than the indoor air during the cold season. The cold air from outside can easily freeze your pipe if you allow the air inside. [Read More]

3 Big Signs You Have A Big Problem With Your Septic System

When you build a house, you have two options regarding your plumbing system: you either run off of your traditional sewer system or run off of a septic system. If you live in a rural area, chances are that your property will need to be hooked up to a septic tank rather than a sewage system because you won't have access to the city's lines. The great thing about septic systems is that they tend to be more economical and environmentally friendly. [Read More]