Drain Repair

These drain repair articles will help you fix leaks, remove clogs, replace and modify all the drains in your house.

Unclog a Bathroom Sink Without Chemicals

Bathroom sink clogged? Here's an easy fix that doesn't require chemicals or drain snakes.

Drain Repair projects

  • Eliminate Drain Odor

    Kitchen and bath drains that get frequent use are usually full of water, but basement floor drains can dry out, allowing sewer gas in. To slow…

  • How to Unclog a Drain

    If the plunger and the snake fail, you probably have a big clog somewhere in the drainpipe. Here's how to locate the clog and grind your way…

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  • Replace a Shower Drain From the Top

    Replace a shower drain without tearing open the ceiling below. Use a special drain assembly and install it from the top.

  • How to Clear Clogged Drains

    Learn the best techniques for clearing clogged sink drains using a plunger and a snake. Avoid emergency visits from the plumber and save…

  • How to Replace a Worn Brass Drain Assembly

    Brass coatings on bathroom sink drains sometimes corrode and wear away due to cleaning products or other chemicals. This article explains the…

  • Modify a Floor Drain to Prevent Flooding

    An inexpensive backwater valve installed in a basement floor drain can prevent major flooding problems caused by a blocked or overloaded sewage…

  • Tricks for Splicing Plastic Drain Pipe

    Whether you're working with PVC, ABS or cast iron, Mission couplings are essential for fitting a section of pipe into an existing run of…

  • Dishwasher not Draining

    Does your dishwasher not drain or not drain completely? You might need to call a repairman, but try these three simple tests first.

  • How to Clear Clogged Sink Drains

    Clogged sink drain? With a few inexpensive tools and a little practice you can clear up all but the most stubborn drain clogs in less than an…