Plumbing Tips for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season
The holidays are a great time for family and friends, fun and cheer. The last thing you need is a clogged drain to become part of your entertainment plans. Rich foods associated with holiday meals like animal fat, bread, pasta, and cheese are classic culprits that lead to clogged or backed up drains.
Often, a house already has partially clogged drains that go unnoticed until holiday guests arrive and overwhelm the system. More people in the home mean more toilets flushing, more laundry being done, extra showers being taken, and more soap or hair going down drains. A busier kitchen means more water being used and more waste going down the sink drain and garbage disposal.
Following these simple tips, that our plumbing experts have assembled, will maximize the life of your plumbing and help you avoid potential holiday headaches.
Plumbing Tips for the Kitchen
The kitchen is the biggest
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Salvage A Soggy Phone
If you drop your mobile phone into a puddle of wintry slush or even into your toilet, you’ll need to act quickly to remove all water from the device if you hope to salvage it. Remove the battery and power off your device; remove all visible water with a dry towel, and then look toward your pantry for rice. Dry rice is a desiccant, which means that it absorbs water from the air around it. When placed in a sealed container with your device for at least 48 hours, the rice will absorb water from the air, creating a state where the water in the phone evaporates quickly. This may not always work, but it’s worth a shot!
8 Crucial Parts That Keep Your Heater Running
An efficient running home heating system is vital to the overall comfort of your family throughout the winter season. This climate control device is ultimately responsible for the heating and ventilating of your home. Our experts have compiled 8 essential components of your heating system to help you learn the role each one plays in keeping the house warm during the winter months.
The furnace is the key component of your heating system. It’s also the largest – requiring substantial space. It’s typically placed in the cellar, your finished basement, the attic, or a special closet designed specifically for that purpose. The main function of the furnace is to heat a supply of air to be distributed to various rooms of your home via the heater. This heating process is accomplished using one of four possible heat sources: combustion (burning natural gas, oil, coal, or propane), electric resistance,
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How Does Your Washing Machine Really Work?
Over the years, you’ve probably washed your clothes hundreds of times, but have you ever wondered what’s inside your washing machine that makes it do its magic? For example, how does it spin the clothes so fast without leaking water? Why does the agitator switch directions? And, why are there multiple cycles? Our experts venture inside a washing machine to answer all of these questions and more.
Types of Washing Machines
Top Loading Washing Machines
Top loading machines use two vertical drums with a post down the center that has a special design to pull the clothes down in the center as it moves back and forth. The center then pushes them back up on the outside of the basket. This motion is repeated for a determined amount of time. The inside drum is able to move and is perforated so water can escape. The outer drum actually holds the water. In modern washing machines, there are
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