F.A.Q

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If your toilet clogs frequently, you need to investigate all the fixtures in your bathroom. Slow drainage in your sink could mean that you have an obstruction in your main sewer line such as tree roots, or sludgy build up, and that is going to require more than a cheap plunger. But if the sink has no problem, the source of the clog is probably in your toilet trap. This could be caused by many things. If you have kids, don’t be surprised if toys, crayons, toothbrushes, socks or anything else is blocking the line . Or it may be that someone decided to flush facial tissue, paper towel or some product other than toilet paper down the commode.  Those papers aren’t designed to disintegrate like TP. Or the problem could simply be a  poorly designed toilet and it just doesn’t work very well. In these instances a plunger will probably create a temporary solution, but if the clogs are frequent you should probably have a plumber take a look.  He can run an auger through the line to clear things up or even replace the toilet.

There are several things that will keep your garbage disposal working well. First, be sure you follow the garbage disposal manual’s advice on what items to put in the disposal. Second, ice is an effective way of cleaning and sharpening the blades. Third, citrus peels (such as lemons) will act as a deodorizer.  You only need to use small pieces. Drop them in the disposal and then grind them. Finally, be sure that you run your garbage disposal anytime you put food into it. We recommend running the water at the same time until the food has passed through the disposal. Allow the water to run an additional 15-30 seconds so the disposed product flushes completely through the drain line.

There are both storage tank and tankless hot water heaters. Storage type water heaters have insulated tanks where water is heated and stored until needed. Tankless water heaters do not store water, but rather heats the water as it passes through the system when needed.