Drain Repair

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

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 hour. Save yourself the plumbing service call and unclog your drain yourself by following our step-by-step instructions.

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…

  • Ad Headline

    100+ Projects, Repairs & Tips

  • 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…