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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal?

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1-Turn off your disposal. Before doing anything to your sink and disposal make sure that you turn off the disposal to prevent any accidents and injury.

2-Determine what's causing the clog. Use a flashlight to look down the drain. Depending on what kind of blockage you see, you will be able to determine what tools you will need to remove the clog.

3-Manually turn your blades to try breaking up clogged materials. In some cases, you may find that your disposer is clogged under your sink. You will need to manually run it to remove the clog.

4-Do not pour chemicals down a garbage disposal. Unclogging a kitchen sink is different than unclogging garbage disposals. The chemicals used to unclog a drain can eat away at the plastic parts of your disposal.

5-Shut off the electricity to the garbage disposal completely. If you have determined that you need to manually remove debris from the disposal, shut off the switch. Then, cut the power for the disposal with the breaker box, in case the switch is faulty.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Garbage Dispsoal Houston TX



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STEP 1
For homeowners attempting repairs, the first thing to do is turn off the breaker that controls the disposal—a successful home repair will never be remembered as much as a trip to the emergency room.

STEP 2
Once the breaker is turned off, shine a flashlight into the clogged disposal. Do you see any objects that could be causing the clog? If so, carefully use a pair of long-handled tongs or pliers to retrieve these items and clear the way. Once all visible items have been removed, turn the breaker back on, and then turn on the disposal. (It may be necessary to push the reset button on the disposal.) If it drains water and works properly, congratulate yourself and be sure to tell everyone it took hours to fix (kidding); otherwise, continue on.

STEP 3
Again, turn off the breaker. With no more foreign objects to retrieve, it’s time to consider another cause for the clog: lingering leftovers. Food can clog garbage disposals when it isn’t broken down enough to be flushed out of the drainpipe. In these situations, it’s helpful to use a plunger first to try to loosen food that has clogged the disposal.

STEP 4
Ensuring the breaker and disposal are both off, pour ¼ cup of baking soda in the garbage disposal. Next, pour ½ cup of white vinegar over the small pile, and be prepared for fizz and foam. Because many garbage disposals contain plastic parts, harsh drain cleaners can be detrimental. The combination of baking soda and vinegar ultimately offers the same type of unclogging ability, but on a much gentler scale.
After five to 10 minutes, turn the breaker and the disposal back on. Then run hot water into the disposal for another few minutes. (Again, the reset button may be necessary to get it started.) If it works properly, call it a day and make yourself a cocktail this time. If not, you may want to consider calling in your last resort: the professionals.

STEP 5
Turn off everything and call a plumber. But the job isn’t done after your pro clears up the problem and goes on his way. Remember to do your part by putting half of a lemon in the disposal every 2 to 3 weeks to keep the blades operating properly and the disposal smelling as fresh as your newfound respect for plumbers—this 2-minute maintenance can save you hours of headache down the road.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Water Heater Houston TX

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1- Checking Out Your Water Heater
Unlike tankless water heaters, standard tank-style water heaters use an insulated storage tank that holds anywhere from 30 to 80 gallons of water at all times. Water heaters are generally very reliable, but occasionally they do have problems, such as little or no hot water, rusty or smelly water, odd noises, and even leaks.

2-The Problem: No Hot Water
There is nothing more shiver-inducing and unpleasant than a cold shower. If your water is not at an agreeable temperature, your water heater could be at the root of the problem. Key things to check on a gas water heater are the pilot, the thermocouple, and the gas control valve. On an electric unit, look at the thermostats and the heating elements.

3-The Problem: Inadequate Hot Water
Inadequate hot water means your shower starts out hot and quickly turns cold. If your water heater is producing some hot water but not enough to meet your needs, there are several possible issues to address, including the temperature setting, the heating elements (electric heaters only), sediment in the tank, and a damaged or disconnected dip tube.

4-The Problem: Rusty or Smelly Water
It can be quite worrisome when you turn on your faucet to discover discolored water or a nasty rotten egg smell. Pipe corrosion or bacteria buildup could be the possible perpetrators in this case.

5-The Problem: Strange Noises
If you're hearing mysterious noises coming from your basement, it's probably just your water heater. A low rumbling or popping noise is the sound of boiling water. Excessive buildup of sediment in the bottom of the tank is causing the tank to overheat and, in turn, causing the water to boil. You'll have to remove the sediment by flushing your water heater.

6-The Problem: Water Leak Around Base of Heater
Any kind of leak is always a nuisance. A leaky water heater could be the result of a faulty T&P (temperature and pressure) relief valve, or a leak from a nearby plumbing connection or even the tank itself. A T&P valve and plumbing leaks can be repaired, but a leaky water heater tank cannot; the unit must be replaced as soon as possible.

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