Posts Categorized: Plumbing Repair

Ask a Plumber: What’s a Water Hammer?

Simply, a water hammer is a strange banging noise that can occur after flushing the toilet, using the dishwasher or turning on the water. It’s called a water hammer because it almost sounds like someone is taking a hammer to your plumbing. Water hammer, in reality, is actually caused by the rushing of water through your pipes. And, depending on the age of your home, the solutions to help reduce this sound can vary. If you’ve been experiencing this odd banging noise, it’s time to call the professionals. When you need a plumber in Roseville, trust the experts at All Ways Drains, we are here to help with all of your plumbing related needs. We’ve put together a brief analysis of what water hammer is,… Read more »

Winter Plumbing Tips: Why Frozen Pipes Burst

At All Ways Drains we are here to help with all things plumbing and plumbing repair related. For over 15 years, we have been helping your neighbors with all of their plumbing repair needs. And, we’ve noticed that during the frigid Minnesota winters, we tend to see an increase in the need for frozen pipe repair. We’ve decided to provide you with some great information on what can cause frozen pipes, how to prevent them and what to do once you’ve got one. And we hope that when you need plumbing repair in Minneapolis, including frozen pipe repair, that you will give us a call at All Ways Drains! Frozen Pipe Causes Water is a powerful thing! Water expands as it freezes and this expansion… Read more »

Inspection as Means of Prevention Against Plumbing Repair

Your plumbing is surprisingly delicate. It is amazing that more issues do not arise within one’s home over time. Your plumbing set-up could run for years without a single issue and then, out of nowhere, a pipe bursts and you flood an entire floor. To make absolutely sure that your plumbing is still in good shape is to schedule regular plumbing inspections. Should your plumbing network go without occasional observation from a professional plumber, your run the risk of being in need of a plumbing repair in your Shoreview or otherwise local home, with any of the semi-complex tangled web of piping and drainage that make up your plumbing network. You go through your daily life and observe that there have been zero issues with… Read more »

Products to Band-Aid Your Plumbing

When it comes to your home’s plumbing, you never can be too careful. So many different products exist on the market it is hard to know which—after solving the initial problem you bought it for—will do its own damage to your sensitive plumbing in its aftermath. Sometimes, it is hard to know which product to reach for and when to use it. If you are having issues with plumbing in your Roseville home, look no further than All Ways Drains. We would like to share with you some products that will assist in putting a band-aid on perhaps a larger problem with your plumbing. One common product in use is thread paste or pipe dope. This is one of the most frequently used products on… Read more »

Plumbing Contractor Misperceptions

If you own a home or business near Edina or neighboring quadrants, it is quite likely you have had to hire a plumbing contractor to take care of any of a myriad of potential plumbing issues. While those who have not had to hire a plumber likely operate under certain opinions or misperceptions on plumbers, those who have hired them in the past know them not to be. So, if you have never hired a plumber, take a look at the common misperceptions they face below. We at All Ways Drains would like to change your thinking to the positive. General misperceptions of the Plumbing Contractor: Not a Professional Your plumbing contractor is indeed a professional. Plumbing contractors put a lot of money into their… Read more »