Why You Should Call a Plumber for a Smelly Garbage Disposal

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photo courtesy of homemd.com

If you have a smell coming from your garbage disposal that no amount of baking soda can diminish, it is highly recommended that you call a licensed plumber.  Unfortunately, a stinky garbage disposal can be a sign of a serious sewer gas leak in your home. A plumbing professional will have the necessary equipment to see if the source of the stench is your sewer.  If it is not, he or she can move on to finding the origin of the smell and correcting the problem.

Once your garbage disposal has returned to an odorless state, there are many steps you can take to ensure it stays that way. [Read more…]

Water Pressure

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photo courtesy of improvenet.com

If you are like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to the water pressure in your home.  However, this is one aspect of your home’s plumbing you should always be aware of in the back of your mind.  Water pressure is defined as the number of pounds per square inch (PSI) pushing through a water system.  In order for your home appliances, such as washing machines, dishwashers, toilets, showers, and sinks to work properly, your water pressure needs to be between 40 and 60 PSI. [Read more…]