Plumbing Tips

Fixing a clogged sink

What you need to do here is unscrew the trap. The trap is the U-shaped pipe below your sink. First shut off the hot and cold water valves beneath the sink. Go underneath the sink and open up the nuts at either end of the trap. (It is a good idea to place a bucket underneath the trap as you do the work, in order to catch whatever falls out of the pipe.)

You should be able to do this by hand. If you can’t get the job done manually, dig into the tool kit for a pair of pliers, but be careful and very gentle. Use one hand to brace the pipe, and turn the nut with caution, because these pipes will crack very easily under the kind of force you are exerting on them. Once you have the trap removed, flush it out with water in a garden sink if you have one. Use a garden hose if you need a lot of pressure.

If you can’t flush it out, you have two options: buy a new trap or call Tony’s Drain Cleaning Services at 630-596-7712. If you clean out the trap and the sink still fails to drain properly, then you have a clog deeper down in your pipes. At that stage you’ll need to call for professional help because you have something big, sticky, or ugly trapped down there. Be afraid because it could cause you great damage to your pipes. You must call right away to Tony’s Drain Cleaning Services

Fixing a Clogged Tub

Chances are you’re going to need to call a professional drain cleaning service to fix a clogged tub, because the clog will be so deep down in the pipes that you will need specialized tools to reach it. You may be able to deal with the problem yourself with an auger. But first you are going to have to remove the tub stopper, the hardware that stops the drain, which allows the tub to filled with water.

There’s almost always a lever on the tub, usually located underneath the spout. This lever controls the rod that opens and closes the drain stopper, and it’s usually attached to the face of the tub with two screws. Unscrew those screws and remove the rod slowly and gently. When it comes up, you may find a nice rod back down the hole, screw in the lever, and see whether the tub drains. You can open the stopper up again and try an auger. If that doesn’t work, then you have to call Tony’s Drain and Sewer Cleaning. See what here all the areas we provide services: Drain and Sewer Cleaning Services in Illinois

Fixing a Clogged Toilet

A toilet clogs when something, usually a ball of a toilet paper or some object that does not belong in a toilet, gets lodged in the siphon. When that happens you pull out the trusty old plunger. If you see that the water is low in the bowl, please don’t flush again. You may end up with a nasty surprise overflowing on your floor. Just take the plunger, place it over the hole at the bottom of the bowl, and work it up and down and around without ever taking the plunger off the hole. There’s a real technique to this, but it is hard to describe. The idea is to move the plunger up and down while creating and then maintaining a feeling of suction over the hole. Be careful not to splash yourself too much as you do this, especially if the bowl is full. But in reality you don’t need a lot of violent motion to get this job done. Just apply gentle pressure. After a few seconds, remove the plunger. Hopefully, when you release the suction you’ve developed, whatever was in there will drain away down the siphon. Once you get the hang of it, the plunger is going to see you through most clogs. If plunging isn’t working, your next option will be calling Tony’s Drain and Sewer Cleaning in Aurora Illinois (630) 596-7712 (630)212-6206 (Para Español)

Fixing a Floor Drain Clog in your basement.

If your basement floor drain clogs up, it can cause water to back up and flood everywhere. This is a very traumatic experience for everyone, which is why you will need to do everything you can to unclog the basement floor drain.
Usually our homes have 2 or more drains in the basement and on many occasions these drains become clogged by elements such as trash, trees leaves, children’s toys etc. Before calling Tony’s drain cleaning remove the grate covering the drain because many times this grid is filled with elements that are blocking the water.

Most basement drains are large and should already have an access port somewhere in the drain line. The access point will make it much easier for you to rod the pipes with a plumber’s rod or snake. The access hatch allows you to deal with the blockage without having to navigate the sharp bend between the drain and the pipe.

If you’re not able to deal with the blockage the first time, you should call now Tony’s Drain & Sewer Cleaning Services for help.

Original Article you can read also on What’s a homeowner to do book by Stephen Fanuka & Edward Lewine

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