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Tips & Hints
It is time to get a new water heater if: the tank leaks, you hear a rumbling noise, or the efficiency is down from where it was previously.
The toilet needs repair if: it is leaking from the tank or the base, or if you hear a water running noise when it is flushed or runs periodically without flushing it. This can cause extremely high water bills.
The garbage disposal suddenly stops: check the plug under the sink to see if it is still plugged into the electrical outlet. If any object falls into the disposal DO NOT attempt to remove it on your own. A plumber must be called.
The toilet is clogged: DO NOT attempt to snake your toilet with a wire coat hanger.
Avoid pouring fats or cooking oils down the drain because liquid fats solidify in the pipes and create clogs. Wipe congealed grease from pots.
Run cold water down the drain for about 15 seconds before and after using the garbage disposer to flush waste down the main line.
Turn on the garbage disposal before adding food debris.
Maintenance Increases Your Plumbing’s Life.
Proper and regular maintenance of your plumbing increases its lifespan, reduces the need for costly repair and prevents plumbing emergencies. At just $79 a year our Plumbing Maintenance Plan gives you the peace of mind you need all year long.
Preventing toilet clogs
Today’s high efficiency toilets use a lot less water. Do not flush garbage down your toilet. Never flush cotton swabs, cotton balls, hair, facial scrub pads, diapers, sanitary products or similar items down the toilet. These items will not easily dissolve and are responsible for most clogs.
Frost proof spigots work only when the water hose is disconnected during the winter months, so be sure to disconnect your water hose from the spigot before outdoor temperature reach below freezing.
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