Posts Categorized: Plumbing Tips

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 »

Tips on Planning a Bathroom Remodeling Project

May is National Home Remodeling Month, and in honor of this annual event, we thought we would take the time to discuss bathroom renovations. Renovating a bathroom is a popular home remodeling job, and there are plenty of decisions you will have to make when you tackle this type of home improvement project. Here are a few tips on what to think about when you are planning your bathroom renovations. When you are coming up with your budget for your bathroom remodeling project, make sure you include some funds for any unexpected surprises. “Expect the unexpected,” as the saying goes. Sometimes, there is hidden water damage or other issues you were not planning for. Try to build in a cushion of about 15% to 20%…. Read more »

FAQs about Plumbing

At All Ways Drains, we are happy to answer questions about our services and all things plumbing-related. But there are some questions that we seem to get pretty frequently. We love answering questions about what we do, so here are a few of the questions we get the most and our usual responses. And when you need a plumbing contractor in Minneapolis, give us a call! Q: My shower is not draining as fast as it used to. What should I do? A: You can use products meant to unclog drains, but these can sometimes hurt pipes, especially in older homes. There are a few other ways to try to fix this problem yourself though. You can use a solution of a 1/2 cup of… Read more »