Trouble Shooting Tips
There are many things a homeowner can do to prevent plumbing problems or to self-diagnose a problem. We have listed a few of the more common problems as well as some facts that you should know about plumbing:
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Garbage Disposal Smells
The probable cause if a build up of food debris in the disposal. Citrus fruits such as oranges or lemons often get rid of the smell if dispensed and disposed of in the disposal.
How to avoid pipes freezing
Turning off the water is not enough. You must also disconnect the garden hose connected to the faucet to allow the water in the pipe to drain out. This will allow the piping to withstand the cold weather.
Low water pressure
If you have low water pressure in certain faucets try removing the air raider from the faucet. THis is the part at the end of the spout that unscrews. Sometimes debris get caught in the screen. Note if you see a white residue with white plastic splinters this is a sign that could mean your water heater is ready to be replaced.
Take off the tank lid and with your finger touch the rubber to the bolts and flapper. If you get black on your finger than it's time to think about replacing the tank parts.