05:44AM | 07/03/06
Member Since: 07/02/06
1 lifetime posts
My wife and I recently purchased a seven year old home. It was literally lived in by an elderly woman who used only two rooms and lived there only two years. The drains are slow. I wonder if it is from a clogged air vent.

How do I clean the air vent? What is safe to use?


09:14AM | 07/03/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
Unused plumbing can cause major problems and to make sure it is the vents and not just scale deposits on the ferrous drainage I would water jet the waste and soil lines and if the vents are readily accessible then water jet them also.

Many times because of lack of use the piping gets a scale deposit and snaking will not scour the lines clean as new internal condition.

You don't need much PSI something in the order of 1,200 + Good luck


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

For an eclectic table setting or outdoor lighting, try a riff on this project from The SITS Girls blog—converting mason ja... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon