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Garbage Disposal Reset Button

Garbage Disposal Reset Button

What should I do if my garbage disposal stops working? Before calling a professional, be sure to try the reset switch located on the bottom of most disposals.

Extend Garbage Disposal Life

Extend Garbage Disposal Life

What’s the best way to extend the life of my garbage disposal? Always use plenty of cold water when running your disposal, and avoid overloading it.  Never dispose of very hard items like bones or corn husks.  And never use a caustic drain opener. You can extend the life of your hands by never using them to remove items dropped inside – use tongs instead!

Water Heater Maintenance

Water Heater Maintenance

Why doesn’t my old water heater work as well as it used to? This is usually due to a sediment buildup in your tank. As water heaters grow older, they accumulate sediment and lime deposits. If these deposits are not removed periodically, the sediment will create a barrier between the burner and the water, greatly reducing the water heater’s performance level.... [Read more about this property...]

Sewer Line Blockage

Sewer Line Blockage

What can I do about a sewer line blockage? The main culprit is tree roots, and once they’ve blocked the line, there is very little you can do.  A plumbing professional can snake the line to get it as clear as possible, and then use copper sulfide products to kill the remaining vegetation.  But odds are the sewer line will most likely need to be replaced.

Noise in the Pipes

Noise in the Pipes

Why do I hear a vibrating noise in my pipes? Noises can be fairly common in plumbing supply lines. If a washer in a faucet or valve is loose, you’ll hear it rattling or knocking.  If the sound occurs when you open and close faucets rapidly, it generally means pipes are loose, and can be corrected by anchoring pipes more securely. If it really bothers you, you can add air chambers at the end of long... [Read more about this property...]

Water Supply Shutoff

Water Supply Shutoff

Should I close and open the main water supply shutoff valve periodically? Yes. You want to make sure they’re not stuck in the open position just when you have a water emergency!  Do the same periodic check for the shutoff valves on your sinks, tubs, and toilets, too.

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