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Tips for Fixing a Toilet Leaking Around the Base

Is water leaking onto the bathroom floor around the base of your toilet? This is something you’ll want to get fixed quickly to prevent damage to your floor and an increased water bill.

Below are some steps to follow. Hopefully one of these will fix the problem. If you need assistance replacing the wax ring under your toilet or still can’t get the leaking to stop, contact us for expert plumbing repair.

Toilet Leaking at Base Infographic

Clogged Drain Causes & Solutions for the Holidays

It’s never a good time for a clogged drain. But during the holidays, they can be a major problem. No one wants to deal with a drain clog when they’re in the middle of cooking Thanksgiving dinner or when they’re expecting a multitude of house guests. Not only is a clogged drain a bigger problem during the holidays, it’s a more common problem too. If you plan on cooking during this holiday season and entertaining guests, you are more at risk than at any other time of the year for clogged kitchen drains, toilet back-ups, or clogged main sewer lines in addition to other plumbing issues. But rest easy because there is a quick, effective and safe solution; water jetting. As the experts in water jetting for the Twin Cities, we are here to tell you more about common clogged drain causes and solutions for the holidays. 

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The incorrect disposal of cooking grease, overuse of garbage disposals and improper or excessive disposal of paper waste can result in clogged drains this time of year. It’s important to catch a blockage in time and not allow it to go untreated. The faster you have the issue addressed, the faster you can get back to holiday festivities. Water jetting is a fast solution that uses high pressure water to blast the inside of the pipes. Water jetting can cut through tough clogs like grease, dirt, and ice. This method not only clears the clog but it also cleans your pipes in the process! But to avoid the need for drain cleaning in the first place, keep these tips in mind:

  • Avoid overuse of the garbage disposal. Rather than use a garbage disposal, many plumbing professionals advise disposing of table scraps directly into the garbage.
  • Never pour oil down the drain. Baking, roasting and frying can create an excess in cooking oils, grease and fats that need disposal. Do not pour them down a drain! Put cooled fats and oils into a garbage bag, can or into a sealed container before disposing in the trash.

And, these are just a few of the things to keep in mind this holiday season. The holidays are just around the corner! So, if you require professional drain cleaning and water jetting for your Twin Cities home now or in the future, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.

Tips for Fixing a Running Toilet

After you flush your toilet, does the water keep running? This is a common problem and one that should not be ignored. A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons per day! That will definitely begin to up your water bill.

Thankfully, a running toilet is easy to detect since you can hear it. It’s also quite simple to fix in most cases. Below is a guide to help. If your toilet continues to run after attempting to fix it, contact us for expert plumbing repair.

Running Toilet Tips

Prepare for Cooler Months Ahead with a Water Heater Replacement

Has your water heater been acting up this summer? Could it possibly be on the verge of complete failure? Has it been leaking? If any of these pertain to your home and water heater, it is essential to have it taken care of before the cold weather hits. Once it gets cold outside, the water becomes very cold and you’ll need your water heater more than ever. Far before there’s water all over the basement, there are a few signs your water heater will give to let you know it’s about to go. Most people have no idea when their water heater is about to fail. But, you can avoid the disruption and damage of a failed water heater with preemptive repair or replacement. Here at All Ways Drains, we specialize in water heater replacement for Roseville and the surrounding areas and would like to outline reasons to give your water heater a good checkup before fall. 

Water Heater Replacement

The older the water heater, the more likely it is to break down. As a general rule, a tank style water heater will last, on average, 8 to 12 years. If your water heater is pushing the 10-year mark, there’s a good chance it’s time to replace. It is possible for a water heater to last almost twice this long, but it is advisable to have it checked. 

As a water heater ages, sediment will build up on the bottom of the tank. As the sediment is heated and reheated, it eventually will harden. This causes strange noises as well as lower efficiency.

You should also check your water heater for rust or corrosion; this is a huge indicator of the need for water heater replacement. Most hot water tanks are made out of steel and will eventually rust. You may even notice rust in your hot water when it’s drawn from the tap. It is important you call us to take a look and determine if you require water heater replacement right away.

If the pilot light is lit and you know that the gas is flowing to the heater, but it’s still not producing hot water, try turning up the water temperature. If you can’t get your water to warm up, give us a call for water heater replacement or repair.

Having any issues with your water heater? We can send out one of our experienced technicians to fix the problem for you. Contact us about water heater replacement in Roseville today by calling (612) 922-9422 or Contact us Online.

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