Posts Categorized: Plumbing Tips

Call on a Plumber For Sump Pump Issues

Ground water often finds its way into a house’s lower level, requiring the need for a sump pump. It is far beyond aggravating and destructive, it is an absolute nuisance. Many homeowners face this dilemma. Back-ups involving the mucky stuff that one never really wants to encounter are very real. The plumbers at All Ways Drains can help you with any and all sump pump problems, providing repair or replacement services. We offer the following tips to help you in your effort to make sump pump issues a thing of the past: Inside of your house: Be sure to have a back-up battery for your sump pump Implement a sewer backflow check valve, especially if sewage has ever backed up through your floor drain Perform… Read more »

Old House Often Means Old Pipes and Possible Plumbing Repair

Many functioning homes in city and suburbia alike were built many decades ago. These homes were often supplied with piping that has worn out its welcome through the rigors of time, poor material for the purpose it was meant to serve and so on. The likelihood that substantial plumbing repair has been conducted on these homes is very real. For those fortunate enough to not have had to deal with such headaches, it may just be a matter of time. All Ways Drains has been serving the greater Maplewood area for over 15 years, providing reliable service and efficient repair. Common age-related plumbing pipe issues in older homes that call for frequent plumbing repair: Outdated pipes—Using galvanized pipes as an example, turn on your hot… Read more »

How to Get Your Plumbing Ready for Spring

Believe it or not, spring will be here in just a few short months. So we thought we would take the time to give tips on how to get the plumbing at your Edina home ready for the warm, rainy spring months. First of all, take some time to inspect any pipes that run along the inside walls of your house. Keep a close eye on them and look for signs of leaks or damage. If your pipes are wrapped in insulation, remove that so you can look underneath. Make sure to re-wrap your pipes if it’s still cold outside or temperatures are expected to drop below freezing again. Then check underneath the sinks in your home and look for signs of pooling water. These… Read more »

DIY or Call Plumbing Contractors?

If you are having a plumbing problem, you might be thinking about trying to fix it yourself. You might think that you can watch a few YouTube videos and they will teach you everything you need to know. While this might work for minor plumbing problems, like replacing a washer in your faucet, it might not work as well for larger issues. So how can you tell if the repair work is minor enough to handle yourself vs. calling plumbing contractors to your Minneapolis home? Here are a few examples of repairs that should always be handled by plumbing contractors like us.       Low water pressure throughout your entire house If your shower head has low water pressure but the rest of your… Read more »

Three Most Common Reasons to Call a Residential Plumber

As a residential plumber in Roseville, we have definitely seen our share of plumbing problems big and small! Here are a few of the problems we fix the most often and more information about how they are usually repaired. Leaking Faucets Leaking or slowly dripping faucets are incredibly common. As a matter of fact, most people have had to deal with them at one time or another. Usually, the reason faucets leak is when the washers in the faucet are ripped or dislodged. When this happens, a trickle of water is allowed to drip out of your faucet and into your tub or sink. Not only can the dripping sound sometimes get annoying, but it also wastes water. This is sometimes a repair that you… Read more »