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How To Clean Your Kitchen Garbage Disposal?

The most important part of this process is your safety. Never take any action that’ll compromise your well-being while cleaning your garbage disposal.

Materials Needed

Distilled white vinegar Baking soda Boiling water Ice Sea salt Lemon (or lime)

Step 1:

First, sprinkle a 1/2 cup of baking soda down the disposal. Add 1 cup of white vinegar and allow the mixture to fizz and make a bit of noise. Let the mixture sit and work for a few minutes. Then, boil a kettle of hot water. Pour the boiling water down the drain.

Step 2:

Fill the drain with two cups of ice. Pour one cup of salt over the ice cubes (rock salt is great if you have it). Run some cold water. Turn on the garbage disposal until the ice is gone.

The mixture of ice and salt will help loosen the grime and debris from the grinding elements.

Step 3:

Let's finish it of. Cut a lemon (or lime) in half. Turn the water on and run the garbage disposal. Add the fruit halves to the disposal one at a time.

That’s it, you’re done! The fruit will clean and deodorize your drain!

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Tankless Water Heater Benefits

Hot water fresh from the faucet is something we take for granted but are you wasting
energy and your budget by using an old, outdated water heater? A tankless water heater
might supply your household’s needs more economically and efficiently than a storage model.
Tankless water heaters are also called demand water heaters because they supply hot water as you need it.

Tankless Vs Storage
Tankless water heaters work differently than storage water heaters, and that means benefits to homeowners.
Storage heaters maintain a tank of water at a constant temperature, but tankless heaters heat water directly
as you use it. Unlike storage models, tankless heaters don’t allow hot water to sit around losing heat as it’s
waiting to be used. The resulting reduction in energy use is as much as 10 to 15%. What’s more, because the hot
water isn’t stored, there’s no large hot water tank taking up space in your home.

Tankless water heaters are usually more expensive than storage heaters, but over the long term, you can save money.
As well as saving on energy bills, tankless heaters last up to 20 years, which is 5 to 10 years longer than storage models.

Electric or Gas?
If your home has an electric and natural gas supply, it’s worth taking the time to choose the right type of tankless
heater for your needs. Though tankless heaters use less energy than storage water heaters in total, their energy use
while they’re running is higher. Check that your gas or electric supply is up to supplying a tankless heater’s energy
requirements before you make your choice.

Before You Decide
A tankless water heater could be the right choice for your family, but there are some factors to bear in mind. Homes that use
41 gallons or less hot water per day benefit most from tankless water heaters and savings decrease at higher water use rates.

A tankless heater might not start up at a low flow rate, such as for hand washing. In addition, a demand heater’s maximum flow
rate might not be high enough to meet the needs of a large household. Running a shower and dishwasher or washing machine at the
same time might be asking too much of some tankless water heaters. If your family is large, consider purchasing a gas tankless heaters.
Gas water heaters are better than electric heaters for supplying a high flow rate of hot water. To avoid paying to maintain a constant
pilot light on a gas heater, you can opt for a model with an Intermittent Ignition Device (IID).

For most homes, the benefits of tankless water heaters are clear. You can have an on-demand, endless supply of hot water while
paying lower energy bills. For professional advice on what’s the best water heater for
your family, contact Clinton Maintenance and Plumbing at 855-500-5531.

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An estimated 12 percent of the water that supplies U.S. houses is wasted on leaks, spilling more than 775 billion gallons of water each year.

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We might remove it, if you ask

Yes, it’s against the rules to remove flow inhibitors from your shower heads, but some of us will do it if you ask.


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Don't use flush-able"wipes

Those flush-able baby wipes are one of the main culprits for clogging pipes. They don’t break down the way toilet paper does. But you don't want to miss these extraordinary uses for baby wipes (just toss them in the trash instead!).

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Know where the main turnoff source is!!!

I can’t tell you how many calls I get from people screaming and crying that their house is flooding and they don’t know what to do. These are 35 things every homeowner should know to save money and prevent big screw-ups.

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PEX stands for Cross-linked Polyethylene. It's a really strong, flexible pipe. With PEX, you can pull an entire pipe run and only have to make two joints.

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Monday is our busiest day... That’s the day wives call us to correct the “work” their husbands did over the weekend.

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A burst washing machine hose is a top homeowner-insurance claim. I’d replace those flimsy rubber hoses with stainless steel ones. And avoid these other laundry mistakes.

Comprehensive Plumbing Services from the Experts.

Emergency Plumbing: Nobody wants to face a true plumbing emergency, but they happen anyway. The good news is that when they do, our staff is ready and able to tackle the problem and get your plumbing system back in good working condition.

Bathroom and Kitchen Plumbing: Do you know what it takes to install a shower, or to service a garbage disposal system? Chances are you don’t, but that’s alright. Our staff has the training and skill necessary to handle any bathroom or kitchen plumbing need that comes our way.

Gas Piping: Completing a gas piping job is nothing to take lightly. In order to safely use natural gas or propane in an effective and efficient way, you need expertly trained master plumbers to come in.

Piping and Re–piping: Whether you are constructing a home, adding on to one, or updating an older space with outdated and corroded plumbing, you’ll need piping services. You can trust in us to do the job right, no matter what your needs are.

Slab Leak Detection and Repair: The entire state of Texas is supported by relatively unstable clay soil. This means that shifts in the earth are common, and as a result can negatively impact your plumbing and cause cracks and leaks in your plumbing and foundation.

Sewer Line Services: We specialize in both residential & commercial sewer line repair, replacement and installation services. Fast response licensed plumbers are here to help with all of your sewer line needs.

Water Leak Detection: Even the smallest plumbing leak can eventually cause gallons of water loss in a month, leading to high water bills for you. Water leak detection allows our master plumbers to listen for a leak in your plumbing system to find the source and repair it.
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