Shower Drain Makes Gurgling Noise

I went over to a customer’s house to investigate a noise that the homeowner said was new. The gurgling noise was coming from a small bathroom downstairs that, when any other drain ran in the house, made a loud gurgling sound. The noise occurred when the toilet next to it was flushed or when any upstairs fixture was running. Since …

Cabinet Drawer Knob Screws Too Long

Dressing up your cabinets with new knob or drawer pulls is a great idea. You can totally change the look of your cabinets with just a few hours and a low cost. Cabinet knobs come with screws that enter through the back of the drawer face and screw into the cabinet knob or pull. If the screw is too long, …

Repair a Running Toilet

Do you have a┬átoilet that will start running and then suddenly stop for no reason? You need to replace the fill valve and/or the flapper. I’ll bet it’s the latter. Your toilet is running because either water is running in the toilet or water is running out. Take the cover off of the tank and look at the overflow tube …

Can a Clogged Shower Drain Cause a Leak?

The answer to the question of whether or not a clogged shower drain can cause a leak is that I guess it depends. Generally speaking a clogged drain won’t cause a leak. However, I can imagine times when there are secondary causes that are associated with the backup of water. Regarding a shower drain, as the water backs up back …

Signs of a Worn Shower Cartridge

A shower cartridge is the part inside a shower valve that controls the flow of water to the shower head. The cartridge is connected to a single handle that turns to allow the blending of hot and cold water. How to you know when the cartridge becomes worn? There are several signs of a cartridge needing to be serviced or …