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Toilet : Clearing Clogs Floods Prevention

The toilet is clogged and has overflowed . Have patience . Now is the time for considered action. A second flush is a tempting but necessary gamble. First, do damaged control. Mop up water or if really look up website for severe damage control www.topjobrestoration.com.
Next, considered the nature of the clog . It is entirely natural or might foreign object be contributing to the congestion? Push a natural block blockage down the drain with a plunger . A foreign object should be removed , if possible, with a closet auger . Pushing anything more durable than toilet paper into the sewer may create a more serious blockage in you r drain and waste system.

If the tub , sink, and toilet all back up at once, the branch drain line that serves all the bathroom fixtures is probably blocked and you best recourse is to calla drain clearing service.

Tools and Materials

Towels. Closet auger, Plunger, Skirt (force cup ). Possibly a snake reach further down.

The trap is the most common catching spot for the toilets clogs , Once the clog forms , clog forms , flushing the toilet cannot generate enough water power to clear the trap, so flush water backs up. Traps on modern 1.6 gallon toilets have been redesigned to larger diameters and are less prone to clogs than the first generation of 1.6 gallons toilets.

Not all plungers were created equal . The standard plunger is simply an inverted rubber cup and is used to plunge sinks, tubs, and showers. The flanged plunger , also called a force cup , is designed to get down into the trap of a toilet and use it as a standard plunger.

Drain Clearers

The hime repair marketplace is filled with gadgets and gimmicks , as well as all established products, are intended to clear drains all types . Some help , some are worthless , some can ever make that problem worse. Nevertheless, if you are the type of homeowner who is enamored with new products and the latest solutions , you may enjoy testing out new drain cleaners ashley become available. In this photo , for example you will see relatively new product that injects blast of compressed CO 2 directly into your toilet , sink , or tub drain to dislodge clogs. It does not cause any chemicals to enter the waste stream , and the manufacturers claim the Co 2 blast is very gentle and won’t damage pipes . As with any new product, use it with caution . But if a plunger or a snake is not working , it could save you the cost of a plumber’s house call.

Importantly to have water damage specialist to check out the damaged the backer board has passed through it cause damaged. If it has need dehumidifiers to dry out the drywall cavity so no water damage turns into mold.

How to Re- Grout Floor Tile

Scrape out the old grout with a grout saw or other tool, being careful not to scratch the tiles faces or chip the edges. You may choose to regrout only the filed grout lines for a quick fix, but for more pleasing results and to pleasing results and to prevent color variation in the grout lines, remove the grout around all tiles and regret the entire floor.

Wash h exiled floor with a 1:1 mix of white vinegar and water, paying special attention to the tile joints. Vacuum the floor first to get rid of all debris.

Apply new grout . Prepare grout mix according to the instructions on the package and then pack fresh grout deep into the joints using a rubber grout float. Hold the float at 30 degree angle to the tiled surfaced.

Wipe diagonally across the tiles and grouted joints to remove excess grout and smooth the joints . Seal the grout joints with grout sealer after they have dried for a week so. Note : Sealing the grout joints will help new grout joints will help new grout lines blend with old grout if you are only doing a partial regrouting .

BEFORE you grout or tile you must put placed down Tiling

Tiling Backer Board

Use the tile backer board as the substrate for tile walls in wet areas . Unlike drywall , tile backer won’t break down and cause if water gets behind the tile. The basic types of tile backer are cement board , fiber cement board , and Dens Shield .

Though water cannot damage either cement board or fiber cement board , it can pass through them . To protect the framing members , install a water barrier of 4 milli ply plastic or 15#
building paper behind the backer.

Dens Shield has waterproof acrylic facing that provides the water barrier. It cuts and installs much like drywall , but requires galvanized screws to prevent corrosion and must be sealed with caulk at all untaped joints and penetrations .

Common tile backers are cemented board , fiber cement board and Den Shield . Cement board is made from Portland cement and sand reinforced by an outer layer of fiberglass mesh . Fibercementboard is made similarly, but with a fiber reinforcement integrated throughout the panel . Dens Shield is water resistant gypsum board with a waterproofing acrylic facing .

Staple a water barrier of mili plastic sheeting or 15# building paper over the framing . Overlap seams by several inches , and leave the sheets long at the perimeter .

Cut the cement board in place. Make cut offs and other penetrations by drilling a series of holes through the board , using a small masonry bit. Tap the hole out with a hammer or a scrap of pipe . Cut holes along edges with a jigsaw and carbide grit blade.