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How to Clean a Faucet Aerator and Sink Sprayer

Cleaning clogged faucet aerators and sink sprayers help faucets function like new. Mineral deposits and sediment slow the water flow, so clean your faucet aerators or sink sprayers to get a full flow. [more…]

How to Unclog a Drain with a Snake

If neither cleaning the trap nor plunging clears a plumbing clog, your final weapon is a drain auger (also known as a snake). This tool, a coiled spiral snake that's usually about 1/4-inch thick with a [more…]

How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal

Even if you are careful about what you put down your garbage disposal, clogs happen. There are some simple things you can do to keep clogs to a minimum and steps you can take when that inevitable clog [more…]

How to Prevent Clogs in Your Drains

One of the absolute best ways to prevent slow or clogged drains is to be careful about what you put into them. Clever, eh? Cooking grease, coffee grounds, hair, and soap scum are four of a drain’s biggest [more…]

How to Unclog a Sink's P-Trap

The P-trap is that curved pipe that you see beneath any sink in your home. Unfortunately, the trap’s water-trapping ability extends to hair, grease, debris, and soap scum. This makes a P-trap the number-one [more…]

How to Unclog a Faucet Aerator

Cleaning the faucet aerator helps fix low water flow. Deposits can build up in your faucet, so unclog the aerator by following these steps — you’ll notice improved water flow. [more…]
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