How do I prevent the foul smell coming from my garbage disposal?
This is one of the most common plumbing questions. Bad smells coming from within the drain occur from a buildup of food and debris inside the disposal. An easy and inexpensive fix is orange or lemon peels, ice cubes, and dish soap. Place the fruit peels and ice cubes in the disposal, and run for 30-60 seconds. After that, squirt some dish soap in the disposal while it’s still running followed by cold water. This will wash away the debris while leaving your sink smelling fresh.
What could be the cause of my recent high water bills?
The first thing to check is if your toilet is leaking. Look at the water level within the tank to see if there is water overflowing into the overflow pipe. This pipe is located in the middle of the tank and has a small tube connected to it. You can adjust the fill valve to fix this problem, or call a plumbing professional to ensure everything is working properly.
Is there certain food that are more prone to clog my kitchen drain?
Yes. Some foods to avoid going down the drain include egg shells, pasta, grease, potato skin, banana peels and coffee grounds.
What causes my faucets to start dripping?
There isn’t just one reason for a drippy faucet. A main reason could be high levels of mineral that have managed to corrode the inside of the faucet. Or, some parts of the faucet have worn out inside and need replaced.