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Cure Your Smelly Sink Drain

Cure Your Smelly Sink Drain

How to Cure a Smelly Sink Drain -Start with a clean, empty sink.-Boil about 2 quarts of water.-Once boiled, flush the drain by pouring the hot water down the drain all at once. (Please be careful. Do not dump the hot water in a way that it will splash and burn you.)...

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Toilet Cleaning Tip

Toilet Cleaning Tip

Drop 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp citric acid Sprinkle all around the inside of the bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes, then swish and flush. And if you cringe at the idea of getting splashed by toilet water. Pushing the toilet brush in and out of the trap before you...

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Spring Plumbing Tips

Spring Plumbing Tips

  Check for leaks!!   üToilets – drop a few drops of food in the tank. Within the hour you will see colouring in the bowl if there’s a leak üTaps – inspect taps inside and outside for drips.  Even small amounts of water leaking can cost you $$ üPipes –...

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Not All Faucets Are Made The Same

Not All Faucets Are Made The Same

Our customers frequently ask why a big box store has the "exact same" faucet as the design stores at a fraction of the price. Well, the simple answer is they don't. They generally are not the same quality and will not last as long. If you can, buy a quality product...

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Winter Plumbing Tips

Winter Plumbing Tips

Close and drain shut off valves leading outdoors Disconnect, drain and store your garden hose Protect pipes from freezing – locate all pipes that are exposed in an unheated area of your home or in exterior walls that you can access and wrap them in a blanket foam...

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Do you need a water softener?

Do you need a water softener?

Do you need a water softener? Are your bathroom fixtures discoloured? An orange or pink discolouration on your bathroom fixtures is a good indication your water contains too much iron/calcium. If you’re seeing this on the outside of your plumbing fixtures, imagine...

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Directions for Homemade Drain Cleaner

Directions for Homemade Drain Cleaner

Any natural/essential oil users in the group? I just read that Castile soap causes build up in your drains because it does contain some oil in the ingredients. Both our Iron Horse Plumbing households are green households, our wives make their own hand soaps etc. using...

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Preventative Drain Cleaner

Preventative Drain Cleaner

Every month or so give your pipes a good preventative cleaning, to keep them clear of hair, grease or clogs. Pour down the drain 1/2 cup of baking soda, followed by 1/2 cup of white vinegar. The mixture will foam up a bit. Let it sit for 10-15 mins to dissolve the...

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Do you own a wire coat hanger?

Do you own a wire coat hanger?

Do you have one of these at home? We have 4 girls between the two families at Iron Horse Plumbing – That’s A LOT of hair!!  Try this home DIY to pull out that long hair clogging your drain. Open up the wire hanger and create a hook at one end Take the metal grate off...

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