Killing Roots in Sewer Line FAQs

Killing Roots in Sewer Line FAQs

Shrub and tree roots can grow inside the sewer line and if not removed, can cause clogging problems. Although cutting the roots that have infiltrated can be done, not all can be removed. Another solution is the use of tree root killing chemicals. Here are some of the most common questions and answer about solving the problem of tree roots in sewer lines: Q: Is tree root infiltration a frequent … [Read more...]

Snaking a Sewer Line FAQs

Snaking a Sewer Line FAQs

Q: Can I use a snake to remove the clog even it is coming from my basement? A: If the problem is just a partial blockage, you can try to use a plumber’s snake with a spade tip. This might be a clog between your basement floor drain and the line going to the city sewer. Also, snaking your sewer line is just one of your options. Q: The sewer line cleaning company I talked to recommended that … [Read more...]

Grease Buildup in Sewer Line FAQs

Grease Buildup in Sewer Line FAQs

Q: What is FOG? A: FOG refers to “Fats, Oil and Grease” which can build up in your kitchen drain or garage. It is a result of food processes like preparation and cooking. It can also come from machine lubricants dumped into floor drains. Q: Is it alright to pour grease on my house drains? A: No, it is not recommended because it will cause grease buildup in your sewer line. Q: Can I mix hot … [Read more...]

How to Insulate Steam Pipes

How to Insulate Steam Pipes

Buying or inheriting an old house also means that you will most likely have an old steam heating system coupled with asbestos insulation. We now know that asbestos used to be revered in the past, but we have learned these days that it's not really the case. Now, some homeowners of old homes have two choices when it comes to dealing with asbestos: they either wrap it in plastic while others … [Read more...]

How to Install a Bathtub Drain Pipe

How to Install a Bathtub Drain Pipe

A drain pipe for bathtubs is an essential piece of bathroom hardware. It doesn't matter if you are installing a new tub or replacing an old one, you need to have a drain that functions properly. This is so water stays in the tub when someone wants to have a bath and water also drains when taking a shower. The purpose of a drain is to make sure the water flows out of the tub and through the … [Read more...]