If onions, garlic, leeks, and other members of the allium family are mainstays in your kitchen, you may periodically notice a foul smell coming from the pipes in your sink -- even if you are always careful to rinse with hot water after placing food scraps down the garbage disposal. Unfortunately, these stubborn smells can be tough to eradicate, especially if there are one or more clogs well down the pipe.
If you have recently run out of oil for your oil boiler heating system, then you know that you need a fuel delivery as soon as possible. If your boiler will not start immediately after you receive the delivery, then you may need to contact an HVAC professional for assistance. However, there are a few troubleshooting tasks that you may want to consider trying first. Keep reading to learn about what you should do.
Have you ever wondered what your plumber is thinking about as they work away on your clogged sinks or damaged pipes? Although you might assume that they are evaluating the problem and making careful parts lists, your plumber might also be secretly chastising you for making simple plumbing mistakes. Here are three things your plumber wishes you wouldn't do: 1: Reaching For Chemical Drain Cleaner Although most people figure that chemical drain cleaners are a cure-all for tough clogs, they actually work a little differently than you might think.
Like any appliance, garbage disposals can benefit greatly from regular maintenance. Here are four tips to help you prevent clogs in your kitchen drains and keep your garbage disposal in working order. Know What Not to Put in the Garbage Disposal Many common problems arise from homeowners trying to use garbage disposals for materials they were not designed for. Hard food scraps like bones, popcorn kernels, and fruit pits can dull the blades and prevent the disposal from grinding food properly.
If hair dye and strands of hair clog up your sink drain and plumbing pipe, do something about it now. The chemicals in hair dyes can damage the insides of your sink's plumbing pipe over time, especially if they build up along the sides of the pipe. If you lost strands of hair during the color treatment, your problem becomes worse. The hair keeps the dyes from flushing down the drain when you run water in the sink.
Keeping your home's plumbing system in good working order is a family job. Have you taught your kids what should never be flushed down the toilets or poured down the drains? Do your kids know what to watch for to know that there is a plumbing problem that needs to be addressed? If your kids know what to look for, they will be less likely to contribute to making a minor plumbing problem more serious. This blog will show you things that you should teach your kids so that everyone can work together to protect the entire plumbing system in your home.