When it comes to keeping a kitchen clean and getting rid of food waste, a garbage disposal can provide a lot of help. If it is not operated or maintained correctly, however, it can easily develop problems that can affect the way it operates.
If you have a toilet that won’t flush or a faucet that goes drip, drip, drip every night when you try to sleep, then you probably know that you have a plumbing issue that requires your attention. But – how do you know when there really is a problem if there are no obvious signs? A problem that could potentially turn into an actual emergency if the issues isn’t fixed? Let’s take a look at some warning signs that could indicate that you either need to get out your plumbing tools or call in a professional before it’s too late.
Dripping faucets, a toilet that won’t stop running, or even a leaky pipe beneath the sink. These are just a few of the simple plumbing problems that a homeowner can usually handle on their own, often without the need for hiring a professional plumber.
Take a look online and you’re bound to see a horror story (or two or three) about an inexperienced plumber who either didn’t fix a plumbing problem right the first time, or actually made the problem even worse.
If you are having a recurring drainage issue it could indicate that there is a bigger problem that may require the attention of a local professional plumber.
While some plumbing problems may require a more professional touch, other plumbing problems are relatively easy to handle and you can probably handle the repair job yourself. Let’s take a look at some of the more common plumbing problems we see and how to fix them.
Whether you’ve lived in your current home for years or you’ve just moved in to your first house ever, there are some things about a home’s plumbing system that every homeowner should know.
When the water pipes in your home are quiet and working normally, you probably don’t give them much thought. As long as the water goes down the drain when you use the sink and the toilet flushes without spilling water out onto the floor, it’s all good. Right?
Not all garbage is created equally and while some items are well-suited for the garbage disposal, other items are not. Here's a list of what should and shouldn't be in your kitchen disposal.
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