Category Archives: Plumbing Solutions

Prevent Dried Drains: Brodi VapourBlock to the Rescue!

Closing up a country home or cottage for an extended period can present its fair share of challenges. One common issue that arises during these closures is dried drains, which can result in unpleasant odors and potential plumbing problems. However, with the right tools and products at hand, you can mitigate these issues effectively. Enter Brodi VapourBlock, a citrus-based dry drain maintainer that acts as a powerful odor stopper and sewer gas smell eliminator. In this article, we will delve into how this remarkable product can be used to prevent dried drains, keeping your country home or cottage fresh and odor-free during periods of closure.

Understanding the Problem: Dried Drains

When a property is left unoccupied for an extended period, the water in the plumbing system evaporates, leaving behind dried drains. This can result in foul odors emanating from floor drains, sinks, and other plumbing fixtures. Additionally, the absence of water in the plumbing traps can allow sewer gases to escape into the living spaces and allow insects and rodents to enter.

The Solution: Brodi VapourBlock

A simple yet effective solution to combat dried drains and prevent sewer gas odors. This citrus-based dry drain maintainer is designed to create a vapor barrier that seals off drains, trapping water vapor and preventing evaporation. Here’s how it works

Easy Application

Incredibly straightforward. Simply remove the cap, pur down the drain opening, and let it work its magic. The self-levelling feature ensures that both sides of the p-trap are sealed. It offers long-lasting protection against dried drains.

Citrus-Based Formula

What sets the Brodi VapourBlock apart is its citrus-based formula. Unlike traditional drain maintainers that use harsh chemicals or oils, this product harnesses the power of natural citrus extracts. Not only does it effectively prevent odors, but it also leaves behind a refreshing citrus scent, making your country home or cottage a pleasant place to return to.

Versatile Application

Suitable for a wide range of drains, including floor drains, sink drains, and shower drains and toilets. Whether you’re closing up your cottage for the winter or leaving your country home unoccupied for an extended vacation, this product will keep your drains fresh and odor-free.


Closing up a country home or cottage shouldn’t mean returning to unpleasant odors and plumbing problems caused by dried drains. With the Brodi VapourBlock, you can effectively prevent these issues and maintain a fresh and welcoming environment during periods of closure. By creating a vapor barrier that prevents water evaporation, this citrus-based dry drain maintainer acts as a powerful odor stopper and sewer gas smell eliminator and a deterrent to rodents and insects.

Investing in the Brodi VapourBlock is a small but impactful step towards preserving the integrity of your plumbing system and ensuring a pleasant return to your country retreat. Say goodbye to foul odors and hello to a fresh, citrus-scented atmosphere.

Choosing the right dental impressions material

Denture, made of dental impression plaster

First impressions last, and nowhere is that truer than in dentistry. After all, without the ability to take an accurate and stable replica of the patient’s teeth and soft tissue, it’s almost impossible to get a well-fitting prosthesis or restoration. Dental impressions are used to make anything that fits over or replaces teeth – from mouth guards and braces to crowns and veneers.

A lot of the success of an impression comes down to the materials that are used for the job. One area that people may find challenging is that there is the hope one material can address every specific need.

But is that the right material for the job?

When it comes to taking a dental impression, there are several ideal characteristics of the materials. They need to be both non-toxic and non-irritant, with a reasonable set time and no unpleasant taste for the patient. It should be accurate in terms of how it correctly reproduces the surface and its stability.

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Drain Keeps Clogging From Plaster? Install a Plaster Trap, ASAP

a plaster trap used under a sink in a trauma room of a hospital, as well as used for dental office and dental labs
A plaster trap under a sink in the trauma room of an hospital | Reddit

Plaster has a funny way of seeping into every corner and crevice, including your plumbing. If flushed down the drain, this adhesive (and hardening) substance, over time, can build-up in your pipework. Initially, this can just cause drains to flow a bit slower than usual. But, eventually, enough plaster can build up and completely seize the drain.

Whenever this does happen, unclogging a plaster blocked drain can be a costly, time-consuming task, in some cases requiring new plumbing. However, there’s a simple solution to stopping this from happening: Install a plaster trap.

Keen on learning more? Let’s dive into more.

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When urinal odors start building up, what do you do?

urinal is out of order, odor and slow running

So your business is having trouble with smelly urinals. Smelly urinals certainly are a lot of trouble, a messy and stinky bathroom means that customers will be uncomfortable, which we can all agree is not the vibe you want for your business. Especially in the restaurant industry, bad smelling urinals can be a killer to your mood, your atmosphere and your customer’s outlook on your place. Is there a way to quickly and efficiently destroy urinal odors? Yes, there is, and we’ll discuss it today.

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How to Eliminate Drain Odors and Sewer Smells

Preventing sewer smell, sanitary sump pit

So you’ve got sewer smells emanating from somewhere in your business’ location. These awful smells, like many others, are bad for business, especially if you’re in the restaurant industry. A bad smelling restaurant can mean that customers will lose their appetites and by extension, you’ll lose business. However, awful smells are bad for any business in general, so are there any ways we can eliminate and possibly prevent those odors? Yes, there are, but let’s explore why we get those odors first.

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Having blockage in drains? These emergency repair products can save you the day.

Drain openersSo your business is having an issue with some blockage in your drain. Drain related issues can be very time to consume, let alone occasionally expensive. So what can a business owner do? Do you have to call a plumber, or can you find a way to fix your blockage problem on your own? Yes, there is a way and today we’ll be exploring that solution.

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The best bars deserve the best drain treatment

Bar beer tappingSo it seems that your business has a clogged drain. At first, it doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, but then the odors start to stink up your place of business. While stinky odors are bad for any industry, the worst place you could possibly find them is in a bar. People wanting to eat or drink in your place of business will smell those awful smells, turn around and walk right out. So is there any easy way to fix your slow running or clogged drains and return your business to the sweet smelling place it deserves to be? Yes, of course there is and we’re going to show you how. Continue reading The best bars deserve the best drain treatment

Insulating water pipes with pipe wrap or spray-on pipe insulation

Find out how to properly insulate water pipe in odd shapesSo you’ve decided to insulate your business’ cold water pipes– congratulations! There’s just one question: how are you going to do it? You’ve heard of two different types of insulation: a pipe wrap and a spray-on pipe insulation, but you can’t decide which to go with. What are the advantages of each? Why should you insulate your pipes at all?

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