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Three Reasons For An Overflowing Basement Drain

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An overflowing basement drain can be a major cause for alarm, especially if you don’t know whether it is simply wastewater or raw sewage bubbling up into your home. The following can help you determine the cause of the backup so you can choose the right course of action to fix the problem. Tree roots By far the most common cause of a blockage, if you have trees or shrubs on or near your property, they are the likely culprit.…

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Staring Into The Abyss: Do-It-Yourself Drain Cleaning

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You may be considering cleaning your own stopped or slow sink drain to save a couple dollars, and while this may not take a lot of skill or specialized equipment, it can be an extremely unpleasant task. The farther that you must go into your drain line to remove the offending blockage, the more odious (and odorous) the task. However, if you remain undaunted and wish to slink into the slimy mire of your drain line, you should expect to encounter the following conditions.…

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Time To Head Home: How To Avoid Plumbing Problems In Your Winter Home

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Winter will soon be officially over. If you’re a snowbird, that means it’s time to shut down your second home. If this was your first time heading to warmer climates during the winter, you might be familiar with the proper shut-down techniques. Unfortunately, that lack of knowledge could leave your second home susceptible to damage while you’re away. This is particularly true when it comes to your plumbing. Before you shut down your second home, here are three steps that will help prevent plumbing problems.…

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