Posts Categorized: Plumbing Tips

Tips on Sewer Cleaning

While the professional plumbers at All Ways Drains can always help with sewer cleaning at your Coon Rapids home, we wanted to share some tips on what you can do on your own to help keep your sewer lines free of debris and other problems. Taking the time to do a few of these means you might not have to call us for sewer cleaning as often as you used to.               While it might be tempting to use a chemical to unclog your sewer lines or for sewer cleaning purposes, this is actually not a good idea. The chemicals can damage the pipes and cause even more problems over the long term, especially if not used properly. You… Read more »

Common Types of Winter Plumbing Repair

It’s winter and with it comes freezing temperatures and precipitation. When it’s this cold outside, you definitely don’t want to be dealing with burst pipes and other plumbing problems inside of your home. So what can you do to avoid some of the most common problems associated with winter weather and temperatures? Here are a few of our recommendations and a few of the problems we see the most often when doing plumbing repair in Coon Rapids and the surrounding areas. Frozen pipes This is such a common type of plumbing problem that we have already discussed it in another blog post: Four Tips for Winterizing Your Plumbing. When pipes are not properly insulated against the freezing temperatures, they can burst and flood your home…. Read more »

How to Talk to Your Plumber

When you have to call a plumber to your St Paul home or business, it’s probably a stressful time. You’re either dealing with a needed repair or some type of remodeling project, and both of those situations can be a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to prepare for your plumber’s visit and to make it a little less stressful on yourself and maybe even a bit easier to resolve too. When You Need a Plumber for Repairs When your plumber arrives, give him as much background as possible about the problem. When did you first notice it was an issue? Has it progressively gotten worse? Have you tried anything to fix it? What brand or make/model is the fixture… Read more »

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Plumbing

While many plumbing projects involve calling a professional and licensed plumber, there are also some DIY plumbing projects you can do on your own. We specialize in plumbing in Shoreview and the surrounding areas, and we have a few suggestions on what you should (and should not!) do when tackling your next plumbing project, as well as a few basic rules about how to properly use your garbage disposal and other water-using appliances.         No matter what kind of plumbing repair you are working on, even if you are just trying to unclog your toilet, it is a good idea to shut the water off before you begin your work. You should shut it off at the main water valve or in… Read more »

Five Ways to Avoid Plumbing Repair

While sometimes unavoidable, there are certain things you can do to prevent plumbing-related repairs and accidents. With a little bit of preparation and foresight, you can help avoid plumbing repair in your Roseville home. Make sure you know where your water main shut-off is located, and make sure you know how to turn it off. Most of the time, these shut-offs are located behind an access panel of some sort, usually in your basement or on the lowest level of your home. You might need to turn the water main off if you have a burst pipe, and you will definitely need to turn it off if you are doing any work on your home’s plumbing system. Remember that you should never flush anything down… Read more »