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As when dealing with bathroom clogs, clearing clogs in kitchen sinks and laundry tubs is a matter of taking a staged approach: first try the simplest and easiest approaches. If those don’t solve the problem, move on to more complicated and ultimately effective techniques. Snaking is often unnecessary when other methods have been successfully…(Read More)

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Snaking bathroom plumbing fixtures is a very effective way of clearing blockages that are not far from the fixture itself, and in fact the vast majority of blockages are in this category. Typically, bathrooms have three standard fixtures: a tub/shower, a basin, and a toilet. Each of these three is capable of developing a…(Read More)

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If pipes freeze sufficiently to cause a leak, then things can really get out of control: in addition to the cost of repairing burst pipes or damaged valves, costly and disruptive flooding can result…(Read More)

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Lead has a long tradition in plumbing; in fact, the word “plumber” comes from the Latin word for lead, “plumbum”. The Romans discovered that lead made a excellent plumbing material. Waterproof, malleable, and corrosion-resistant, it was used to line aquaducts and to make pipes. But they were unaware of the drawback of lead: it…(Read More)

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