Category: Drains

How to Prevent Hairballs From Clogging Your Shower

Preventing Hairballs From Clogging Shower Drains

If you’re a bald bachelor who lives alone, you probably don’t get too many hair clogs in your shower. Unless you have a lot of body hair, your drain is usually pretty clear. Now contrast that with a family of five, whereas you’ve got a husband, wife and three daughters. In this scenario, four out… Read more »

How to Keep Your Drain Lines Clear

Clogged Drains

Remember that old Elton John song, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart?” How about “Don’t Go Clogging My Drains” as a parody? The Muppets should sing that one, complete with a hairball and such. Clogged drains can cause issues in your kitchen, bathroom and other rooms of your home. What are some tips for keeping your… Read more »

Tips for Preventing Your Shower From Clogging

Shower Drain

If you think a family with five daughters is more prone to shower clogs than a single bald man living alone, you’re correct! That said, shower clogs can happen to anybody. Ways to Prevent Your Shower From Clogging One of the best ways to prevent shower clogs is to use a hair catcher in the… Read more »

Things to Keep in Mind When Draining a Dishwasher

Draining Dishwasher

Have you ever had to drain a dishwasher? Perhaps your dishwasher isn’t draining water properly and a clog has occurred somewhere. Over time, water gets leftover and it starts to smell funky. Maybe the solution is simple, like cleaning a filter. Or maybe the drain hose/valve has a clog. If and when you’ve got a… Read more »

Don’t Let a Slow Drain Become a Major Problem

A slow drain in your home is usually the indication of a minor blockage somewhere in your plumbing system. Over time, dirt, debris, hair, soap scum, toothpaste, food particles, and more can build up inside of your plumbing pipes and cause them to drain slower than usual. By doing some routine maintenance on your plumbing… Read more »

How to Avoid Fruit Flies In Your Drain or Apple Basket

If you’ve ever bought bananas at the grocery store and got them home, you’ve probably noticed they brought with them little flies. Many kitchens end up with fruit flies after people buy or acquire various fruits. Proper sanitation is important if you want to avoid fruit flies in your home. Otherwise, these little buggers are… Read more »

Four Ways to Properly Clean Your Shower’s Drain

Keeping a shower drain clear can be a pretty difficult task. It’s not that cleaning a shower drain is that difficult, but it’s just such an easy chore to neglect. As the old saying goes, out of sight, out of mind. For many, staying on top of such a task is all about finding the… Read more »

A Three-Step Plan To An Unclogged Drain

Everything that takes stuff in has its limits. Your gas tank can only take so much before the handle at the pump clicks. A computer can only handle so much data before it shoots back an error message. Even your own body, say, if you’ve eaten too much pizza, will let you know in it’s… Read more »

What Causes Drains to Backup?

Brutinel Plumbing often gets calls to investigate drain backups. What causes them? Well, for starters, typical culprits include a buildup of “solid material,” which clog a drain. Think about the times you shave or cut hair at a sink, with hairs going down the drain. Add to that grease, sanitary napkins, paper towels, disposable diapers,… Read more »