The kitchen is the heart of your home, so it is important that you take care of it when you can. Dealing with a few small issues can vastly improve your day-to-day, as well as extend the life of what you have. Before leaving on a summer trip, consider addressing a few quick issues to make your home all the better to come back to.
Low Water Pressure in Your Sink
Low water pressure in your sink could be caused by a clogged aerator and can be a quick and easy fix. This piece is a little screen that covers the mouth of your faucet where dirt can collect. To check, just unscrew and scrub away any debris. If it is in especially bad condition you can always find an inexpensive replacement at any hardware store.
How to Fix that Funky Smell from the Garbage Disposal
Funky smell coming from your garbage disposal? Just add 2 cut and peeled lemons and 1 cup of ice into your sink drain with the water on, then turn on your disposal until everything has cleared out. This will remove any mystery odors. If the smell comes back quickly, you might have a larger problem at hand, and should call a licensed Roto-Rooter plumber near you.
Always Check this in Your Dishwasher
One of the most important things to check before you leave for a trip is your dishwater. No one wants to come back to a kitchen filled with water and warped floorboards. Give the filter a good clean to avoid any clogging, and double check that there are no holes or tears. It can usually be found at the bottom of your dishwasher, but you can always look up the manual for your specific model to be sure.
When Should You Call Roto-Rooter?
It is extremely important with all plumbing-related issues in your home to think about the big picture. If you have more than one ‘symptom’ it could be a sign that something larger is brewing. Consider checking your bathroom as well. Roto-Rooter offers thorough video inspection services that can identify the problem so the work can be done right. This will save you time and money in the long run, as well an ensure the continued health of your home.
Roto-Rooter understands that sometimes you must try things for yourself before you call in our experts. See more DIY tips and tricks below.
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