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What to Do about a Sewer Backup

It is every homeowner’s worst nightmare: the smell and sight of raw sewage seeping back up into your home. It is definitely a stressful time when you are dealing with a sewer backup, and you might not know what to do at first. All Ways Drains can help with you are experiencing sewer backup in your Roseville home, but in the meantime, here is what you can do while you wait for us to arrive. First things first: check your toilets sinks and waste pipes and if you spot any blockages, try to clear them out with a plunger or a snake. Do not reach in with your bare hands, as this is unsafe and unsanitary. If you are not sure how to clean out… Read more »

How to Avoid Clogged Drains

Clogged drains aren’t just a nuisance. They can actually lead to a variety of other plumbing problems and, if left unchecked, could result in costly repair work. So how can you avoid a clogged drain in your Coon Rapids home? Here are a few tips! Avoid chemical drain cleaners If you have a clogged drain, it is probably quite tempting to get some chemical drain cleaner and pour it down the drain. However, this can actually have the opposite effect of what you want to happen. Drain cleaners can erode cast iron pipes, plus they sometimes do not take care of the entire clogged drain, which means the problem will happen again anyway. You can call us and we can come out and snaked the… Read more »

Common Summer Plumbing Problems

It’s summer time, and that means you and your family are probably busy with outdoor activities, barbecues and plenty of opportunities to relax. But even though it’s vacation season, your plumbing doesn’t get much of a break. If anything, it’s working harder than ever! So here are a few tips on how to avoid plumbing repair in your St Paul home this summer (and throughout the entire year). Because you are probably outside more often when it is warm out, your washing machine and dryer are probably doing a lot of extra work. Make sure you check them both regularly for signs of wear and tear. Your washing machine should get some extra attention in order to avoid causing the need for plumbing repair. And… Read more »

Residential Plumber Services and Frequently Asked Questions

As a residential plumber serving Shoreview and the surrounding areas, we are often asked the same questions about our services and tips and tools of the trade. These questions are some of the ones we hear the most often. And you can always call us if you have any questions about plumbing and our services that are not covered here. Q: Why is my faucet dripping? A: The usual reason for a leaky faucet is that the washers in them need to be replaced. This is a relatively simple task but if you have never done it before, you should call a residential plumber, like the ones at All Ways Drains, for help. Q: How can I prevent my shower drain from clogging? A: Clogged… Read more »

Tips for Avoiding Plumbing Repair

When it comes to needing plumbing repair, there is never a convenient time for your home’s plumbing system to break and need repair work done. But there are a few preventative measures you can take to help prevent plumbing repair in your Edina home. Here are a few suggestions on what to do from the pros here at All Ways Drains. For one thing, when it comes to your toilets, you never want to flush anything down them that is not human waste or toilet paper. You should not flush diapers, feminine hygiene products, tissues or anything like that. These items can clog up your toilets, drains and sewer and cause a host of issues that will require a call to us for plumbing repair…. Read more »

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