Posted on 12/9/2019 4:00 AM By Drain Blaster Bill's
Archery is the sport of using a bow to shoot arrows. As with anything, the level of proficiency depends on the skills of the user. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. Today, it has grown into a competitive sport and recreational activity, and is still used for hunting by many people.
Posted on 10/7/2019 9:01 AM By Drain Blaster Bill's
Clogged drains are a problem that plagues every household from time to time, and fittingly, the question of how to clear those drains presents another conundrum. If you’re thinking of reaching for the store-bought drain cleaners, think again. Not only can those products damage your plumbing, but for certain types of clogs, they’re largely ineffective. Instead, professional drain cleaning services such as drain snaking and water jetting provide an effective, safe option when you’re drains are hopelessly clogged. Drain Blaster Bill discusses the differences between the two and when each is appropriate.
Posted on 9/23/2019 4:00 AM By Drain Blaster Bill's
How many times do you flush your toilet every day? Do you wash dishes? What about taking a shower? Assessments from the United States Geological Survey estimate that over the course of one day, each person in your household uses 80-100 gallons of water. If you have a 4-person household, that equates to nearly 400 gallons of water and other gunk flowing through your pipes each day! And just like you must maintain the fuel lines in your vehicle to ensure proper functioning, it’s important to maintain your drains, too. How does routine drain maintenance help ensure your pipes stay in good working order? Drain Blaster Bill explains below.
Posted on 8/5/2019 10:35 AM By Drain Blaster Bill's
Dishwashers make washing dishes easy, but there is nothing easy about them when food, paper, and scraps clog up a dishwasher and cause a backup. The occasional clog is normal considering the job a dishwasher does on a regular basis. However, a backup of dirty water is a problem no one wants.
Posted on 5/20/2019 4:00 AM By Drain Blaster Bill's
Modern technology has combined with tried and true drain cleaning techniques to utilize drain cameras to resolve plumbing issues. These tiny, high-definition cameras can be attached to a thin, metal pipe that is inserted in the drain. The inserted material is flexible enough to even swing around 90 degree turns in your piping. These cameras are hugely beneficial to both the homeowner and the drain cleaning technician to allow for a successful diagnosis and fast repair. Below, let's examine some benefits of using drain camera technology.
Posted on 4/22/2019 8:13 AM By Drain Blaster Bill's
The gunk in your plumbing system can build up over time and harden. Soap scum, chemicals, toothpaste, and grease all contribute the gunk. Eventually, these substances can become as hard as a rock. Conventional remedies do not remove the blockage. Eventually, you’ll notice the water back-up in your drains. Things can get messy.
Posted on 4/15/2019 8:10 AM By Drain Blaster Bill's
Most of the cost of drain cleaning comes from labor. This is especially true if a drain cleaning company charges by the hour. Add to that all the time spent using conventional methods of drain cleaning that take more time than necessary to clear out your drains and septic system.
Posted on 3/25/2019 4:00 AM By Drain Blaster Bill's
Your plumbing system provides you with the clean water you and your family drink, cook with, and bathe in. It also serves as the conduit to remove water that is dirty or contaminated from your home. The pipes that accomplish these tasks wind through your crawlspace, under your floor, and behind your walls.
Posted on 3/11/2019 10:56 AM By Drain Blaster Bill's
It may not feel like it yet, but spring is just around the corner. You probably go to great lengths to shake off the winter blues and get your home ready for spring. Your plumbing is one of the most complex and important systems in your home and is particularly susceptible to the harsh winters here in Minnesota.
Posted on 1/28/2019 2:37 PM By Drain Blaster Bill's
As utility bills continue to climb in Minnesota, you may be looking for practical ways to reduce your expenses as much as possible. One way to trim some of off of your water bill is to conserve water. There are several ways you can either reduce water consumption or make your plumbing system more efficient.
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