A garbage disposal is one of the few kitchen appliances where horsepower is something to consider in your search for a new unit.But how much does it matter?
Here are three easy ways to clean out your garbage disposal and get it smelling fresh again.
Want to keep your garbage disposal running for years?
The easiest things to do is to avoid putting certain things into it that can cause clogs are damage.
Often we assume garbage disposals are simply comprised of a motor powering a set of rotating blades that work to cut up our food.
However, garbage disposals are a lot more complicated than that.
Here’s how they work:
We all have that one drain in our house that just refuses to clear.
You’ve probably tried many different fixes, and none of them seem to work. Luckily, there are other ways you can try to clear this stubborn clog if you have the time and money.
Before fixing the clog, you may want to add a few new tools in your arsenal – a sink plunger and – if you’re a more ambitious do-it-yourself-type – a plumber’s snake or cable auger. You can rent an electric power auger if the clog is far from the drain or very large.
Want to avoid waking up to find your shower water won’t heat up?
Then it’s a good idea to have your water heater inspected annually. Here are some of the things that a professional will do during an annual water heater inspection to help keep you in hot water all year around.
What’s the right temperature?
For energy savings and ensuring the safety of small children, many consumer organizations recommend setting your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees. However, it’s also important to know that water temperatures below 120°F can enable unhealthy bacteria to grow inside your water heater. So, consider both when determining an appropriate temperature for your home and family.
Picture this. It’s the middle of November on a Sunday morning and you’re deep in a Pennsylvania freeze. Go figure.
You turn on the water, but nothing comes out. Frozen pipe. Maybe it’s your first home or you’re new to the area. Or maybe you’re in a new house and didn’t realize you had an exposed pipe.
With some basic preparation, you can prevent this problem.