Explaining Drain Problems

Photos and descriptions of plumbing problems, their cause, and their solutions.


If you see water seeping from the base of your toilet, it is most likely due to a failing wax ring. The wax ring forms a seal between the toilet and the flange (the part that connects the toilet’s drain to the plumbing system. The wax ring keeps water from […]

Stopping toilet leaks


Roots are one of the most common causes of drain blockages. One would assume that roots would be a summer problem, but in reality, roots are constantly on a lookout for water and nutrients, exactly what is flowing in drain lines. Roots won’t grow through healthy PVC pipes, but they […]

Tree Roots – A Year-Round Problem