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Water Jetting vs. Traditional Drain Cleaning Methods

When it comes to pipe cleaning services flushing out plumbing systems, there are two standard methods: Stick a piece of equipment such as snake down into the pipes and remove the obstructions, or you can utilize water pressure to clear all items inside the plumbing. While both of these methods have their pros and cons, water jetting has proven to be a more efficient and practical approach. Here's why:

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Benefits of Water Jetting for Your Clogged Drains

Nearly everyone has heard of drain cleaning and snaking when it refers to your drains. Snaking is often the first line of defense when a homeowner has a clogged drain. A plumbers snake can also lead to unseen damage to a homeowner's pipes and might not be the best method of unclogging a drain. 

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How to Unclog a Toilet Fast

Ah, the undeniable, choked-up gurgle of a toilet struggling to flush. Few sounds can trigger instant dismay and disgust quite like that distinctive, constricted bubbling. Luckily, unclogging a toilet isn’t usually a major ordeal. There are lots of ways to get the job done, and usually, it requires a couple of minutes at most.

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Winter Weather: How To Prepare Your Plumbing

Winter is right around the corner here in Minnesota, and if you’ve lived here a while, you know how crucial proper winterization really is. When temperatures plummet, your home’s plumbing system is vulnerable; to protect it, you must be proactive about inspecting, cleaning, and insulating your pipes. If you’re not sure how to get started, our experts at Drain Blaster Bill can help. Below, we explain the necessary steps you need to take to make sure your drains and pipes are ready for winter.

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4 Signs You Need Shower Drain Cleaning

It’s recommended you remove hair and sludge from your shower drain on a monthly basis. You can also pour a pot of nearly boiling water down the drain to help flush out any clogs that may be lurking in the drains. Eventually, though, you will need to have your shower drain professionally cleaned.

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6 Tips on How to Fix a Slow Drain

If you’ve ever looked down at your shower floor in disgust, watching as dirty water pooled around your ankles, you know just how irritating a slow, clogged drain can be. At Drain Blaster Bill’s Sewer and Drain Cleaning, we’re here to help you keep your drains flowing freely. We know it’s not always convenient to schedule professional drain cleaning, and if you only have a minor clog, intensive cleaning techniques may not be necessary. The next time you’re dealing with a drain blockage, give these tips a try. You might be surprised at what you can achieve with items you already have hanging around your house.

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How to Prevent Common Summer Drainage Problems

Drainage problems can happen on residential, commercial, and agricultural properties at any time of year. But during summer, there are a few drainage issues that tend to be more prevalent than others. Luckily, these issues, which we detailed in our blog, 5 Common Summer Drainage Problems, are largely preventable with a few simple yet highly effective tips and tricks.

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7 Things to Never Put Down Your Drains

Many times when our team is called for a mainline sewer cleaning, we discover the clog is caused by dropping the wrong things down the kitchen sink, toilet, and shower. These are the most common items that block up the works and cost you money on plumbing repairs and services.

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5 Common Summer Drainage Problems

Learn about the most common summer drainage problems that may affect your home and property and what you should do if you find yourself facing these drainage issues.

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Common Causes of Clogged Bathroom Drains

Clogged bathroom drains can be a mild annoyance or a major disaster. A minor clog might cause your toilet to flush inadequately or force water to back up while you shower. A severe clog, on the other hand, like a mainline sewer blockage, could easily force hazardous biowaste back through your pipes and into your home.

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