Today is the day. Yep, no one is going to stop me. I watched my parents do it most of my upbringing and now I am bringing it back! I mean, do those dirty things truly need my hands to do the work?
I have a friend who probably wasn’t alone when she thought hand washing dishes would conserve water in her home. The truth is hand washing does not conserve more water than a dish washer. Not only will she be exerting unneeded energy, but she also will be using more water than she wants to. Studies show that hand washing dishes may use up to twenty gallons of water. As opposed to newer dish washing machines which typically use around five gallons of H20. Big difference for my friend here! She can save time, money, and physical energy along with being GREENER when she loads her dishwasher!
Have you ever put something down your garbage disposal you later wish you wouldn’t have?
Well, it’s not the first time this has happened. One of our customers had a bad experience by throwing some left over garlic down the drain without thinking twice about it. The next day they were left with an awful smell and no solution. Luckily his wife got in contact with J. Blanton Plumbing. We informed her to cut off part of a lemon and send it through the garbage disposal. The acidity of the fruit will work wonders on the foul smell. Thankfully we solved her problem along with bailing her husband out of a rough spot!
What is the cause of little to no hot water in the shower?
Considering the complexity of water heaters, there are many factors which could lead to no hot water. First you want to check the other faucets in the house. Do they have the same issue? This step will help narrow down the search. If all the fixtures in your home do not have hot water, make your way to the basement or location of the water heater. Check the bottom window compartment of the unit. There should be a flame toward the center of the heater if it is a standard conventional.
Low water pressure in the shower or sink?
Like many plumbing issues, it may take more than just a quick fix to correct the problem. Although it would be nice! City water travels through a lot of pipes to eventually end up in your home. Throughout the journey, water collects different chemicals which cause harm and build up at faucets. Here is a great trick that truly helps. Take a bag and fill it up with vinegar. Next, place it over the end of your fixture and hold it there by wrapping a rubber band around it. Once secure, keep it saturating overnight. Hopefully when you awake the slow running faucet will be a thing of the past! Try it! And let us know if the trick helps!