Most homeowners know how to work a plunger and pour chemical drain cleaner down a clogged drain. Yet, sometimes these measures are insufficient for drain cleaning. Either the drain remains clogged or it perpetually re-clogs. When this happens, often because something unusual was pushed or flushed down (think children), more dramatic measures are needed. Drain…

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Keeping your showerheads clean and free of hard water deposits, mold, and even algae is a very important part of maintenance. While wiping the outside can help it stay shiny, you have to pay attention to its inner workings periodically. If you have hard water, you’ll notice that pressure is reduced over time, and in…

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We all know that kitchen sinks are one of the best tools for use on daily basis. Your kitchen sink is likely to absorb large amounts of food debris, including oils as well as fats, which can cause clogged drains. Likewise, shaving hair and other obstructions can clog the sink and render it unsuitable for…

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There are two common kinds of bathtub leaks—the faucet drip and underlying plumbing. In other words, you may be asking this question because you can hear the Chinese water torture of your bathtub, hate wasting the water and are worried about the bathtub. Or, you may have water damage on the ceiling below the bathtub…

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At Deschutes Plumbing, we are about to have one of our busiest week’s of the year.  In fact, the Thanksgiving plumbing disaster, weekend can be one of the busiest times of the year for emergency calls to plumbers nationwide. The preparation of a big holiday meal and it’s cleanup can lead to a lot of unwanted waste in…

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Don’t want a contractor to dig an ugly trench to replace sewer line? Here are some plumbing alternatives. Tree roots often invade and clog broken sewer lines. Experts say copper sulphate, available from plumbers and garden centers, repels roots. While this may only be a temporary fix, it can buy time before extensive work is…

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