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Whether it’s in the kitchen or the bathroom, a clogged drain is incredibly annoying. It’s really not something you can ignore—at least for long—because you probably don’t want to inadvertently flood your floor, or lose the use of your sink, tub, or toilet. So what’s a homeowner or renter to do?

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It truly is the stuff of nightmares: faced with an away-toilet situation in someone else’s home, you do your business, flush ... and nothing happens. Or worse, you flush and the toilet water (as well as its contents) slowly starts rising like super-gross flood waters. That alone is anxiety-inducing, but then you do a quick scan of the bathroom and realise that there is not a plunger in sight. Don’t panic or jump out a window. Try these tactics instead.

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Your shower pipes are not like your computer — they're not supposed to be out of date and barely working within a few years. Completely replacing the plumbing system isn't something any homeowner wants to do and if you treat yours right, you shouldn't have to.

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Not looking forward to your shower giving an operatic performance every time you bathe? It's a pretty common problem -- showers that make an annoying high-pitched squeal when you run the water -- but you can probably fix it yourself.