Thursday, November 14, 2019

When to repair your water heater?

If your water heater is relatively young, there are a few things you can check before calling for help:
If you have an electric water heater, your first stop should always be the breaker panel to make sure a breaker hasn’t tripped. Also, check to be sure the thermostat hasn’t accidentally been turned down.
For natural gas water heaters, check to make sure the thermostat is set correctly. If the water isn’t heating properly, it’s best to contact a professional and they can check to make sure the pilot light is working properly and flush the tank to clear sediment as another troubleshooting step. Common fixes
 for natural gas water heaters include cleaning the burner and replacing the thermocouple--both jobs for an experienced pro, but nothing that will break the bank.
Tel : 281-301-5627

Monday, October 21, 2019

Avoid the Following to Prevent the Garbage Disposal Drain Clogs

There are a few things to avoid in using your sink and garbage disposal to help reduce the chances of clogs or slow draining waste lines.
  • Do not grind up potato peelings. They will form a starchy paste similar to mashed potatoes when ground up and will surely clog your drain.
  • Do not grind up banana peels. These are a similar problem to potato peels except they also add stringy fibers to the mix. Not good.
  • Do not put coffee grounds or eggshells into your disposal. They create very tiny granular waste that will stick to any sludge in the pipe and quickly create a clog.
  • Do not put ground glass in your disposal to ‘clean’ it. It will not sharpen the disposer’s cutting blades, it will not clean your drain pipes and will not easily drain.
Tel : 281-301-5627