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Curious about what keeps the water flowing in the right direction? Or maybe you have a clogged drain. In this section you’ll find information on common drain problems and how to fix them.

How To Unclog A Kitchen Sink
Steps that show how to unclog a kitchen sink by starting with the easiest method and progressing to a more involved process for difficult stoppages.

Snake A Clogged Shower Drain
A clogged shower drain is often very easy to clear with a drain snake. With the right tool and instructions a clogged shower drain can be cleared in no time.

Sink Vent - Installing An Auto Vent
A sink vent is a necessary part of the drain for any sink. Installing an auto vent when a sink vent is not in place can help improve sink drainage.

Drain Cleaning Bladder
When you are dealing with a difficult drain stoppage that is due to sludge, build up, or grease sometimes you can clear the drain with a drain cleaning bladder. A drain bladder fills up with water and forces high pressure water through the drain line to clear a stoppage.

How To Unclog A Toilet
Steps for how to unclog a toilet stoppage starting with the easiest method and progressing to more difficult methods for tough stoppages.

Flexible Drain Parts
Flexible drain parts can be used to quickly connect offset sink drains. Installing flexible drain fittings is as easy as it is to install any other under sink fitting.

Snake A Bathroom Sink Drain
Snaking a bathroom sink drain can be easy with the right tools and know how. The first step to clearing a bathroom sink drain is to find out where the clog is.

How To Install A Sink Drain
Here is how to install a sink drain from start to finish. The steps for how to install a sink drain will depend on how different the new sink is from the old one.

How To Snake A Drain
When faced with a difficult stoppage many do-it-yourselfers will wonder how to snake a drain. If you are looking up how to snake a drain then most likely plunging did not work.

How To Fix A Slow Sink Drain
A slow sink drain is a very common plumbing problem. There are several things that can contribute to a slow sink drain. To clear and avoid a slow sink drain it is best to periodically clean the drain.

What To Do When The Washing Machine Wont Drain
If your washing machine wont drain the first thing to do is break down the problem and try to find the cause. When a washing machine wont drain there could be several different causes.

Drain Snakes
Drain snakes are powerful tools to help clear clogged drains. Knowing what each of the various drain snakes are used for is an important first step when working on a clogged drain.

Replacing A Sink P-Trap
A sink P-trap is the most common type of trap and it is also the easiest to install or replace. This trap is installed under your kitchen and lavatory sinks of your home.

Roots In Drain Lines Can Cause Stoppages
Frequent toilet stoppages can be caused by roots in drain lines growing in from under the concrete slab. If you have a toilet that is frequently blocked, look for the common signs of roots in the drain and learn how to solve this problem.

Remove A Garbage Disposal - How To Remove A Garbage Disposal
Step by step instructions for how to remove a garbage disposal.

Unclog A Bathtub Drain
There are several ways to clear a clogged bathtub drain. Learn to unclog a bathtub drain using a snake.

Sink Overflow - The Purpose Of A Sink Overflow
The main purpose of a sink overflow is to allow air into the drain when the sink is filled with water. To ensure that the sink overflow can serve its purpose it needs to stay clean and clear.

Toilet Auger - How To Use A Toilet Auger
A toilet auger can be used to clear a toilet clog that is too stubborn for a plunger. This guide will show you how to use a toilet auger to clear a clogged toilet.

Clearing a Clogged Kitchen Sink Through the Trap
Clearing a clogged kitchen sink by removing the trap. Step by step instructions for removing the trap under the kitchen sink.

Sink Strainer – How To Replace A Sink Strainer
Sink Strainer – How To Replace A Sink Strainer

How to Unclog a Drain
Unclog a drain using a plunger with these step by step instructions.

Drain Trap – What Is The Purpose Of A Drain Trap
The purpose of a drain trap is in the name. What a drain trap is for and how to ensure yours are doing their job.

Homemade Drain Cleaner – Clearing A Clog Using Homemade Drain Cleaner
Make your own homemade drain cleaner from two common household items.

Working with PVC Pipe
PVC is the standard building material used for drain lines in almost all construction. Working with PVC pipe is easy enough for most home owners to do.

How To Use A Zip It Tool
Use a Zip It to clean your bathroom sink drain every few months or when you notice that the water drains slowly.

Unblocking a Sink with a Plunger
There are a number of things that can block a sink drain; food, hair or grease are all common. Luckily, they can all be cleared using the same methods. Learn more about unclogging a kitchen or bathroom sink using a plunger.

Unblock a Sink with a Snake
A how-to on snaking a clogged sink. The method described within works on both kitchen and bathroom sinks.

Snaking a Tub Drain
The following is a step-by-step guide to snaking a tub drain. The process is similar to snaking a sink, with slight variations.

Retrieve An Item From The Drain
Who has not dropped an item down the sink drain? Learn how to retrieve an item from the sink drain.

How a Kitchen Sink Drain Works
A kitchen sink drain is similar to a bath sink drain. The only main difference is the how the drain is attached to the sink via the basket strainer (in kitchen sinks).

Tub Stopper - Remove A Tricky Tub Stopper To Clear A Drain
A slow tub drain can be easily cleaned out once your remove a tub stopper. Some stoppers, however, are not easily removed. Learn how to remove a stubborn tub stopper and clear that slow tub drain.

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