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Ask a Plumber: What’s a Water Hammer?

Simply, a water hammer is a strange banging noise that can occur after flushing the toilet, using the dishwasher or turning on the water. It’s called a water hammer because it almost sounds like someone is taking a hammer to your plumbing. Water hammer, in reality, is actually caused by the rushing of water through your pipes. And, depending on the age of your home, the solutions to help reduce this sound can vary. If you’ve been experiencing this odd banging noise, it’s time to call the professionals. When you need a plumber in Roseville, trust the experts at All Ways Drains, we are here to help with all of your plumbing related needs. We’ve put together a brief analysis of what water hammer is,… Read more »

Products to Band-Aid Your Plumbing

When it comes to your home’s plumbing, you never can be too careful. So many different products exist on the market it is hard to know which—after solving the initial problem you bought it for—will do its own damage to your sensitive plumbing in its aftermath. Sometimes, it is hard to know which product to reach for and when to use it. If you are having issues with plumbing in your Roseville home, look no further than All Ways Drains. We would like to share with you some products that will assist in putting a band-aid on perhaps a larger problem with your plumbing. One common product in use is thread paste or pipe dope. This is one of the most frequently used products on… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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