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.

Mr. Rooter LLC Tips to Identify Root Intrusion in Pipes

Mr. Rooter LLC Tips to Identify Root Intrusion in Pipes

Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 -- When tree or bush roots grow through a crack or a bad joint in a pipe, it’s called root intrusion. Roots from trees and bushes hundreds of yards away can do significant damage to a plumbing system. The older the pipe, the more susceptible it is to cracks, breaks and deformations, thereby making it more likely to become a victim of root intrusion.

Since root intrusion can cause a major blockage in plumbing systems, it’s important to look for warning signs to avoid a plumbing emergency. To do so, pay attention to the lowest plumbing fixtures in your home.

For instance, after a bath or shower, look for the water to drain in a swirling, cyclonic action. If it does not, it could mean a sudden backup or flooding is waiting to strike. To prevent any damage, call a qualified, licensed plumber.

As Winter Hits, Comfort Systems Offers Tips on How to Get the Most from a Heating System

As Winter Hits, Comfort Systems Offers Tips on How to Get the Most from a Heating System

Nashville, Tenn (PRWEB) January 10, 2013 -- A round of harsh weather can hit at any time. As seen recently in the Midwest and Northeast, one strong weather system can cause temperatures to plummet from cool and comfortable to freezing and frigid. Middle Tennessee has yet to see many consecutive days of serious winter weather, but that is not to say chilly weather is not following closely on the tails of this most recent winter storm. The residential and commercial heating professionals at Comfort Systems believe one should always be prepared for unpredictable extreme temperature changes.

There are five simple things a home or business owner can do to reduce the chances of their heating system malfunctioning while saving money on energy costs during the coldest times of the year:

10 Ways to Act Quickly With First Aid for Frozen Pipes

10 Ways to Act Quickly With First Aid for Frozen Pipes

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 05, 2013 -- “If pipes do freeze,” says Beall, “the first sign may be a faucet that refuses to yield water. But all too often, the freeze-up is announced by a flood from a break.” Water expands about 8 per cent in volume as it begins to freeze, generating pressure that splits pipes, especially where expansion is impeded by joints or bends. “Ice may form throughout a long straight section of supply line before it meets and obstruction and cracks the pipe; thus, says Beall, “the entire length of pipe that supplies a stopped faucet should be considered suspect, both for ice blockages and leaks.”

Appliance Fixx Heat & Air Provides New Tips and New Appliances for Energy Efficient Climate Control

Appliance Fixx Heat & Air Provides Tips for Energy Efficient Climate Control

Flower Mound, TX (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 -- Appliance Fixx Heat & Air, a leading HVAC company in Flower Mound, Texas, is pleased to provide new tips and new appliances for customers who are looking to increase energy efficiency and reduce the cost associate with their heating and air conditioning system. The company provides these tips through a comprehensive assessment that is completed by one of their trained technicians. The assessment determines if replacing the furnace, boiler or air-conditioner will make the home more comfortable and energy efficient, or whether duct tightening, insulation or routine maintenance will improve energy-efficiency.

"We will assist you in the planning, installation and modernization of your climate control system, providing energy efficiency tips whenever possible," said Don Berry, owner of Appliance Fixx Heat & Air. "All of our projects begin with an inspection of your home or business. Our comprehensive assessment will provide you with a variety of products and options to fit every budget. We know how busy you are and go to great lengths to keep inconveniences to a minimum while the project is completed."

BLANCO launches new online how-to videos designed to assist consumers with the most frequently asked questions about sinks and faucets

BLANCO’s short how-to videos offer expert tips and advice

LUMBERTON, NJ – BLANCO, German innovator of finely-crafted sinks and faucets, debuts educational how-to videos on The videos offer step-by-step tutorials designed to answer the most frequently asked questions about sinks and faucets including: 1) How-to clean a SILGRANIT® II sink 2) How-to change a ceramic faucet disk cartridge and 3) How-to select a stainless steel sink.

BLANCO’s short how-to videos offer expert tips and advice from purchasing a sink or faucet to maintaining one for the long term. BLANCO plans to continuously update this online channel with new videos ongoing (on topics such as how to buy a faucet or how to green your kitchen).

Don’t Take Your Plumbing for Granted This Winter

Don’t Take Your Plumbing for Granted This Winter

Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 -- It happens every year: people make New Year’s resolutions to save more money, but they forget to prevent their plumbing from becoming a money eater. As a result, winter is one of the busiest times for plumbers. Plumbers frequently spend the winter months fixing frozen pipes.

Roto-Rooter plumbers are proud to be of service in an emergency. However, they know most people prefer to prevent a plumbing problem rather than deal with costly repairs.

Pittsburgh Plumber, Mr Rooter, Offers Expert Plumbing Advice On How To Choose The Right Size Drainpipe

How To Choose The Right Size Drainpipe

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) December 11, 2012  -- “You must pick a drainpipe diameter large enough to keep the fluid from slowing down (you need at least 2-ft. per second) and to allow air in the pipe at all times,” says Mr Rooter. Bob Beall, master plumber and owner of Mr Rooter Plumbing, offers free expert plumbing advice daily to consumers in the Southwest Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio region.

“Practically speaking, there are four different pipe diameters to work with: 1 1/2 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch,” says Beall. Mr Rooter recommends staying away from 1 1/4 inch because its small diameter can become easily clogged and fill with water.

“There are very complicated tables the consumer can use to help choose minimum pipe diameters, but the following simple tips will keep you out of trouble,” says the most referred and trusted plumber in Pittsburgh and Youngstown.

R.S. Andrews Plumbing Offer Tips for Choosing the Right Water Heater for Residential and Commercial Use in Atlanta, GA

Tips for Choosing the Right Water Heater

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 06, 2012 --  The holiday season seems to be the time of year that water heaters spring a leak. Gone are the days of simple choices of hot water heaters. R.S. Andrews Plumbers offers Atlanta homeowners money saving tips to help you choose the right one.

The rising cost of electricity and natural gas have promoted the development of new technologies in the water heater industry. The plumbers from R.S. Andrews Plumbing in Atlanta are trained and experienced in all the latest water heater breakthroughs that will save Atlanta residents money and provided all the hot water needed.

Homeowners and property managers in Atlanta, GA now have choices when it comes to making hot water. Many of these options did not exist a few years ago.

How to keep your drainage clog free in an eco-friendly way

How to keep your drainage clog free in an eco-friendly way

The sink drain in the home is an important part of everyday activities. Home owners use their drain for washing dishes, disposing of food garbage and many other uses. The drain needs to stay clear to be able to provide home owners with access to water and the ability to clean but sometimes the drain can become clogged. A clogged drain can become an aggravation to home owners as anything you try to do with the sink will be delayed until the drain is unclogged. Thankfully, there are a few steps that can be taken to avoid a clogged drain. Follow the tips below to avoid this issue.

Boiling Water

One of the best ways to prevent a clogged drain is with boiling water. Once every week, home owners should take a pot of water and boil it. The water should then be used to flush the drain. This option takes just a few minutes and is an eco-friendly way to keep your drain clear. No harmful chemicals are used and you can keep your drain free and clear of clogs.

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.

Holiday Travel & Home Plumbing Tips to Avoid Costly Problems

Seasonal Tips from the Experts at Roto-Rooter

CINCINNATI, Nov. 27, 2012 -- When pipes freeze, water pressure builds causing cracks, whether the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can unleash 250 gallons of water in a single day.  Cracked pipes are one thing but, the real problem comes when the pipes begin to unfreeze.  If you're planning on traveling for the holiday season, take the proper steps to ensure your home's plumbing system will survive the cold and your house is protected from disaster.

If you have a house sitter, leave them instructions for turning off the main water supply to your home, should a problem arise.

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: AHRI Provides Tips for Flood Damaged Heating, Cooling Equipment

AHRI Provides Tips for Flood Damage

Arlington, VA -- Homeowners who have experienced flood damage are advised to take important safety precautions with regard to their home's heating and cooling systems, according to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), the trade association representing manufacturers of HVAC and water heating equipment.

"Standing water in a yard, house, or basement can damage a home's heating, cooling, and water heating equipment in ways that are not always readily apparent and putting families at risk," said AHRI President & CEO Stephen Yurek. "We advise homeowners to play it safe and replace, rather than repair, flood-damaged heating, cooling, and water heating equipment."

The association has compiled a list of heating and cooling equipment for homeowners to consider replacing if flood-damaged:

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:

Temperature Control Service Educates Homeowners on Getting the Best Performance from an HVAC System

Temperature Control Service HVAC System

Irmo, SC (PRWEB) October 09, 2012 -- Temperature Control Service, a leading HVAC repair company in Irmo, South Carolina, recently provided several key tips for homeowners who are looking to maintain their own heating system and ensure that their heater is working properly throughout the winter. For homeowners who are not able to perform the recommended maintenance, Temperature Control Service provides routine maintenance services, in addition to their usual repair and replacement services.

Draining and Flushing A Water Heater w/Master Plumber Trade Secrets

Draining and Flushing A Water Heater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 -- “Whenever it is necessary to change an element in an electric heater, leave the heater unused over a freezing winter, or when the heater needs cleaning, it must be drained,” according to Bob Beall, master plumber and president of Mr Rooter Plumbing Pittsburgh.

An electric water heater will need to be drained prior to replacing the unit, as well.

According to Mr Rooter, “to drain a heater open both its drain valve and the T&P valve (or a hot water faucet in the house) to break the vacuum the water will pull as it drains.” Beall adds, without breaking the vacuum, some water will always stay in the heater.

TRADE SECRET: Hard water can build scale that reaches the bottom element in a just a few months. If the heater is not drained, the element will be covered by the scale and burn up.

Installing an Up-Flush System in the Basement

Up-Flush System

Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) September 17, 2012 -- “Installing a toilet or full bath in your basement will add convenience to a home and can increase its selling price,” says Bob Beall, the most referred plumber in the Southwest Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio region. A basement toilet, according to Beall, or bath installation, however, “will prove difficult if it becomes necessary to cut the concrete floor to accommodate the drain line.”

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.

Are all Air conditioning Installs equal?

WE=mc2 Solutions Air conditioner Tips

Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 -- WE=mc2 Solutions Inc. is providing tips and tricks regarding new Air conditioners, and specifically new installation dos and don'ts and in general what to watch for when purchasing a Central A/C system.

To start, the labor and expertise that goes into making an AC work and run properly. Over the years of experience with working with various company's, the service Manager at WE=mc2 Solutions Inc. Ben Weissig has seen "high quality work and some work that would make a True refrigeration mechanic cry". Some of this not so quality work According to Ben was due to "cutting costs or corners others yet just for lack of knowledge and know how".

As Summer Sizzles, ACCA Offers Tips to Choose the Right HVAC Contractor

ACCA Tips to Choose HVAC Contractor

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 -- On July 10, NBC’s Today Show aired an undercover investigation segment on air conditioning repairs. The “sting” operation took place at a home in New Jersey, where contractors were called to a home experiencing a problem with its air conditioning system. When they misdiagnosed or misled the customer, they were confronted by the Today Show team about their methods.

Robert C. (Bobby) Ring served as Today’s expert consultant for the segment. Ring is president of Meyer & Depew Co., a contracting business in Kenilworth, New Jersey. He also serves as a member of the national Board of Directors of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the nation’s largest non-profit trade association serving the indoor environment industry.

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