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All About Plumbing
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25840 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 542-7850
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How To Unclog Bathtub Drains Household drain systems remove wastewater from sinks, tubs, and showers, dumping it into your home's sewer or drainage system. A household drain system consists of the drain assembly at the sink, tub, shower, or floor and the pipes that conduct it out of the house. Most drains include a trap (a U-shaped pipe) below the fixture to trap sediment and to create a barrier that prevents drainage odors from traveling back up the pipe, through the drain, and into the room. Household drain systems also include a ventilation system to allow gases and odors to escape through a home's roof. Clear a clogged (not stopped) bathtub with a plunger: If you have a dishwasher, pinch off the rubber dishwasher drain hose that leads to the garbage disposer using a clamp or locking pliers. If clearing a bathtub, remove the drain stopper and cover the overflow opening with a wet rag. Remove the sink basket or tub stopper and clean any debris from the drain opening. Fill the sink or tub with sufficient water to cover the plunger cup, usually about 2 inches. If you are working on a double sink, seal the other sink with a stopper so the plunger can create a vacuum. Set the plunger on the drain opening and repeatedly pump it up and down, then pull away sharply to dislodge debris. Repeat if necessary. Turn on warm or hot water to flush loosened debris from the drain. If the clog remains, use an auger (see below) or an expansion nozzle to clear the drain. Clear a clog using an auger: Remove the stopper or strainer. If unable to do so, disassemble the drain trap and feed the auger directly through the pipe. Make sure you have a pail and rags nearby in case of a water spill. Release the setscrew on the auger and begin feeding the cable into the open drain. Once the auger tip hits the clog, set the screw and crank the auger clockwise to break up the clog. Continue breaking up the clog and moving it down the drain line with the auger. Once there is no more resistance to forward motion of the auger, stop and carefully remove the auger. If the clog can't be moved, continue twisting the auger to possibly snag and retract the clog. NOTE: If your drain remains clogged after these steps, do not use a caustic or acid based liquid or crystal drain cleaner. They can sometimes damage pipes, and will complicate matters further. Call us and we will be happy to provide a free quote to open your drains. We have additional tools that help us to efficiently open any drain, which is a simple process unless there is damage to the pipe itself.

How to Shut Off your Hot Water Tank If you have a hot water leak in your home, or your Water heater is leaking, locate the Water heater. It is usually in the utility room of a home with basement, or near the laundry room of a home without a basement. There will be 2 water pipes coming out of the heater on top. On one or both of those pipes will be a shut-off valve. If it is an older style gate valve (see picture), turn the round handle clockwise to the right until it stops. If it is a newer style Ball lever valve, rotate the handle until it is crosswise on the pipe (most will stop in that position).

How To Unclog A Toilet If the water in a toilet bowl begins to rise above its normal level after you flush, suspect a clog. To prevent an overflow, remove the top of the tank and close the flush valve by hand--putting either the flapper stopper or the ball stopper back in the closed position. Most toilet clogs are caused by accumulations of paper products in the bowl’s narrow trap or by miscellaneous items that accidentally fall into the toilet and get stuck in the trap. A complete blockage can cause a toilet to overflow; a partial clog can result in sluggish flushing. Whatever the cause -- toilet blockages are more than frustrating. To unclog a toilet with a plunger, bail out excess water, leaving enough to cover plunger cup. If possible, use a flanged plunger. Place plunger • cup snugly over drain opening. Standing directly over plunger, pump up and down vigorously 10 times. On last stroke, yank up on plunger with a strong pull. If that doesn't work, Please Give us a call. *Excessive plunging can cause the wax ring to fail and cause further problems. Use a closet auger if plunger fails to unclog toilet. (Available at Home Depot or Lowe’s for about $55) Place auger bend in bottom of toilet drain opening; push auger cable into trap. Crank auger handle clockwise to get cable past trap. If the auger becomes hard to turn, pull it back a little and try again. When auger tip hits clog, continue rotating handle thru clog. Pull back and repeat if water goes down, Clog is typically broken up. Test by gently slowly adding water to bowl by lifting handle slightly, then normal flushing if water is going down. If that doesn’t work, Please give us a call. Never use a chemical drain cleaner to unclog a toilet. Such products can be harmful to pipes and to people, and they are not effective in penetrating toilet clogs. If you cannot unclog the toilet with a plunger or an auger, the problem may be a blockage somewhere else in the drainage system, possibly in the main drain or the vent stack. NOTE: If your toilet remains clogged after these steps, do not use a caustic or acid based liquid or crystal drain cleaner. They can sometimes damage pipes, and will complicate matters further. They will also dissolve the wax ring that seals your toilet to the drain pipe requiring replacement. Call us and we will be happy to provide a free quote to open your drains. We have additional tools that help us to efficiently open any drain, which is a simple process unless there is damage to the pipe itself.


How to Turn off your Water at the Main Water Shut-Off Ever have a water leak or a broken water pipe and need to turn off the water to stop the flooding? Do you know how to turn off the water to your house if there is an emergency? Turning off your water supply can save a lot of damage from occurring. Everyone in your home should know how to shut off water to your home if there is an emergency such as a broken pipe. In the event of an emergency, you will want to turn off the water supply to your home as soon as possible to prevent water damage to your property. Your house valve will be found near the water meter in your basement or crawl space or can be outside your home (look for the little trap door in your lawn). Typically, an older house valve will be a round wheel (called a gate valve). Newer houses or replacement valves have a straight handle (called a ball valve). In houses with the round wheel valve, rotate it clockwise until the water stops. Give the newer straight handle valves a quarter turn to shut off your water supply. To turn the water back on, either turn the round wheel valve counterclockwise, or turn the straight handle valve a quarter turn counterclockwise. You may want to attach a label to your house valve for quick identification (so that you can find it even in the dark). Taking a few minutes during daylight hours to locate and learn how to operate your house valve could save you a lot of money in repairing flood damage.