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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 »

Spring Plumbing Tips

Now that winter is finally over and spring has arrived, many people are starting their spring cleaning tasks. This time of year is perfect for airing out your home, yard work and giving your home a little TLC. As a trusted plumbing contractor in St Paul, we have a few suggestions on how you can make sure your home’s plumbing system stays in good working order during the warm spring and summer months. Frozen pipes are a big hazard during the winter. Even if you didn’t experience any burst pipes this winter, you should still be sure to check for signs of leaks. Make sure you check all of your faucets for any drips or leaks. Take the time to have a plumbing contractor fix… Read more »

How to Tell if Your Sewer is Backed Up

Sewer backup is a huge and stinky hassle when it happens. Not only are you faced with potential water damage, but you also might have to throw out some belongings that have been contaminated by raw sewage. But if you pay attention to the warning signs, you might be able to avoid this problem. All Ways Drains specializes in repairing sewer backup in Edina and the surrounding areas. Here are few different things to keep an eye on that could alert you to a potential problem. One of the biggest signs of sewer backup is more than one plumbing fixture is backed up. So if you have noticed most or all of your toilets are clogged, or one of your toilets and your shower drain… Read more »

How to Fix a Clogged Drain Using Vinegar

A clogged drain in your Minneapolis home can be a pain. And sometimes, harsh drain cleaners can do more harm than good to your plumbing and pipes. One of the best and safest ways to clean out a clogged drain is with vinegar. Here are a few simple steps you can take to clean out a clogged drain using this multipurpose cleaner. The first thing you need to do for the clogged drain is to allow the water to drain out. This might take awhile, but the vinegar solution will be more effective if you let all of the water drain out. However, sometimes this might not be possible if the drain is completely clogged. Next, make your clogged drain cleaner. You can use vinegar… Read more »

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