Tips for Fixing a Stinky Garbage Disposal

Tips for Fixing a Stinky Garbage Disposal

Are you noticing a foul smell coming from your kitchen? Stand over your sink and take a whiff. It could be coming from your garbage disposal. Even if you’ve been careful with what you put down the sink, all garbage disposals get build-up from time to time, which basically consists of rotting, decomposing food. It’s likely this could be causing your smell problem.

Thankfully, there are a few quick fixes you can try that may get rid of that build-up and get your sink smelling clean again. Just be sure hands, fingers and all other human extremities are out of the way before trying any of these cleaning tips.

Top 5 Plumbing Emergencies You Can Fix

When the plumbing system breaks down, it can be aggravating and cause you to call a plumber which means you will have to wait for a long time for service as well as spend money to fix the problem. Instead of passing the problem off to a plumber, you can handle a few issues yourself. Below is a step by step guide which will help you learn how to handle different plumbing emergencies.

Clogged Drains

One emergency that can be annoying is a clogged sink drain. A sink drain can clog easily and shut down your home operations. You will not be able to wash dishes if your sink is clogged. To fix this problem, us a plumber's snake to try and clear the area. This should work or you can try a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to eliminate the issue. Take half cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar, pour down the drain and chase it with boiling water. This should clear the area and get you back in operation.

4 Easy Plumbing Jobs You Can Do Yourself

Easy DIY Plumbing Jobs

It's 4 p.m. Saturday and you're cooking dinner for a big crowd, and suddenly, the kitchen sink backs up. Whom do you call? Or can you fix it yourself before guests arrive? Believe it or not, before you call a plumber, you can attempt this job yourself and probably succeed.

In fact, there are several plumbing jobs around the house that you can take on, if you're patient and careful and have the right equipment. Of course, many readers may find the following jobs pretty basic. But if you're a new homeowner, you might want to read further:

Orion Products Group, LLC Introduces SANDITS

SANDITS Disposable and Reusable Sanding Sticks

Largo, Florida (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 -- SANDITS are the easiest, simplest and most convenient way to reach small and difficult to reach spaces to sand, shape, polish and remove rust and corrosion. SANDITS are reusable and disposable 6-inch “sticks” with each tear-drop shaped end coated with either 120 or 180 sanding grit, bonded with marine-grade epoxy making them perfect for a wide range of uses including:

  • Home hobbies such as model making, crafts and jewelry making
  • Automotive, motorcycle and bicycle maintenance and repair
  • Marine use and wet applications
  • Removing rust, corrosion, paint, grime
  • Smoothing wood, plastics and metal

“SANDITS have hundreds of uses,” said Paul Werlin, inventor of SANDITS and President of Orion Products. “They’ve been used on boats, motorcycles, wood-working projects, jewelry making, and auto maintenance, just to name a few. Their low cost and unique shape make them ideal for every toolbox and workshop in America."

Restoration Local Offers Water Damage Prevention and Winterizing Tips As Fall Begins

Restoration Local Water Damage Prevention

Cleveland OH (PRWEB) September 17, 2012 -- Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water restoration service in the country, is offering tips to property owners on beginning the winterizing process for homes and businesses. The change in seasons often leaves structures more prone to water damage problems, and it is always recommended to take proactive measures to defend against leaks and flooding.

As fall begins, winter isn’t very far behind, which means ample opportunity for snow, ice, and other probems that can be sources of water damage. The following are recommended approaches for minimizing this threat.

Cleaning A Faucet Aerator: Simple Plumbing Cleaning Chore

Faucet Aerator

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 -- Faucet aerators mix air with the water, minimizing splashing and reducing the amount of water used (and the energy required to heat hot water) without reducing the effectiveness of the water stream. “An aerator contains a screen and a water reducer/aerator washer,” according to Bob Beall, the most referred plumber in the Northeast Ohio and Southwest Pennsylvania region. According to Mr Rooter, “these little items have a habit of collecting bits of naturally occurring mineral sediment in the water.” Mr Rooter’s Tip Of The Day is delivered directly to your inbox daily from master plumber and president of Mr Rooter Plumbing Pittsburgh/Youngstown. Beall’s family owned and operated business serves 2.9 million residential and commercial customers, offering a free second opinion on any plumbing repair job.

Lawn Belt - An Easy To Install Sprinkler System for Do-It-Yourselfers - Launches Pre-Configured Kits

Lawnbelt's U Fitting Design

McCall, ID (PRWEB) August 22, 2012 -- An online Do-It-Yourself Sprinkler outlet, announced today they will be simplifying their product line for their online shoppers.

Larry Burke, President of LawnBeltUSA remarks, "Ease of design and installation are what many homeowners are looking for in a sprinkler system. Customers want a watering solution that is easy to understand and install. The new sprinkler system configurations will make their shopping experience a lot easier."

The Lawn Belt Sprinkler Systems are made in the USA and are designed so that they can be attached to your outdoor faucet. The freeze proof conduit is only required to be installed less than 2 inches below your turf using a flat shovel. The company also states that their in-ground systems can be easily installed in less than 4 hours.

Flush More with Less: American Standard Blends Maximum Toilet Performance with Water Efficiency

American Standard Maximum Toilet Performance

PISCATAWAY, N.J.(July 19, 2012) — First American Standard flushed the competition with the Champion 4 toilet and its widest waterways in the industry.

Now comes the Champion 4 MAX, a WaterSense-certified, high efficiency toilet (HET) that uses 20 percent less water than standard toilets, yet still attains the highest possible rating in the Maximum Performance (MaP) test — an independent report of toilet bulk removal performance.

The Champion 4 MAX, as well as the new Cadet 3 Décor HET, can successfully flush 1,000 grams (2.2 pounds) of solid waste without clogging.

Even on just 1.28 gallons of water per flush.

DIY Projects Just Got Easier with a Convenient and Design Driven Backsplash Kit for your Kitchen from 1005 Design

1005 Design Kitchen Backsplash Kit

Lima, OH (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 -- The new 1005 Design Backsplash Kit consists of four 18in x 30in panels (15 square feet), finishing trim pieces, and instructions for installation. The panels are installed using construction adhesive and silicone on the joints or trim for water-resistance. The installation is as easy as 1-2-3: MEASURE installation area, CUT panels to size and make holes for outlets, and APPLY adhesive to panels and position on wall with (or without) trim.

1005 Design has arranged a variety of prototyping installs of their product to ensure that it meets all the expectations consumers are looking for in a backsplash product. Two main issues topping the list were easy installation and cleaning once installed. Feedback from test installers was positive with all of them saying they love their backsplash and find it so easy to keep clean.

Vigo Industries Kitchen and Bath Products Featured on DIY Network, HGTV Programming

Vigo Industries Kitchen and Bath Products

Edison, NJ (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 -- Vigo Industries, manufacturer of modern kitchen and bath products, is proud to announce their new product placement agreements with targeted home improvement production companies of the DIY and HGTV television networks. The move comes on the heels of VIGO’s new “High Design for Every Home” slogan and branding campaign, launched in May 2012.

Mr. Rooter Advises Caution at Home When Unclogging Drains as Sluggish Economy Inspires More Do-It-Yourself Plumbers

Mr. Rooter Unclogging Drains

Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 -- Mr. Rooter, a Seattle plumber, understands that times are tough for many area residents, and when unclogging drains a common response is to do-it-yourself (DIY). Most minor clogs can be diagnosed and dealt with easily, as long as the person doing the unclogging pays close attention to these common issues that can make all the difference in a successful DIY experience.

If you do not feel comfortable performing any of the following unclogging methods, be sure to call a plumbing professional.

Cobra Products, Inc. Launches New Website

Cobra Products

SWEDESBORO, N.J., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobra Products, Inc., a division of BrassCraft Manufacturing Co., has launched an updated website, showcasing the company's full line of do-it-yourself drain cleaning plumbing and home maintenance tools.

The streamlined, user-friendly site provides detailed information on the growing range of Cobra® hand-held drain cleaning tools, including augers, flat tapes and plungers for tub, toilet, and sink drains, floor drains, and roof stacks. In addition, the new site features an expanded line of power-operated drain cleaning tools, ranging from 25' to 100' reach. These products are complemented by a full selection of plumbing tools for repair and installation projects, including plumbing and specialty wrenches, tubing tools and saws. The new site also offers a range of specialty home maintenance brushes designed to reach into difficult places to remove lint and dirt build up, which may increase appliance performance and energy efficiency.

TOTO Featured on DIY Network's "Bath Crashers"

TOTO Bath Products

MORROW, Ga., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DIY Network's top-rated home improvement show, "Bath Crashers," features TOTO's premium plumbing products in an episode that premiered Monday, November 7th -- with additional airtimes throughout this week.  Hosted by Matt Muenster, an interior designer and licensed contractor, the series takes its affable host into big-box home improvement stores, where he ambushes a lucky couple and convinces them that he will remodel their bathroom at no charge, in just three days. 

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