Clean your shower head by tying a plastic bag of vinegar over the
shower head overnight. In the morning just remove the bag and it
will be good as new!
Consider shutting off your water main and water heater during
vacations. This will save you money while traveling and reduce the
risk of leak damage!
Run cold tap water through your garbage disposal during use and
for about 20 seconds after you are finished. This will reduce grease
clogs in your pipes.
If your garbage disposal has an odor to it, try running ice cubes
and lemon peels through it for about 30 seconds. If that doesn't
work give us a call!
Consider flushing your water heater twice a year to prevent
sediment buildup and help it run a peak performance.
Avoid setting your water heater above 120 degrees Fahrenheit to
avoid accidental scalding. This is especially important if children
are in the house.
Always set a timer when you are watering plants outdoors in dry
weather. Leaving you water running all night by accident is
expensive and easy to do!
Remember, in case of emergency, familiarize yourself with the
location of your homes incoming main water supply and shut off
If your garbage disposal stops working it may need to be reset.
Look for a small switch on the bottom or side of the unit, if that
doesn't work give us a call! NEVER put your hand or tools into the
Avoid putting stringy or fibrous waste like celery, bananas, or
animal skin into your garbage disposal as these are more likely to
cause a clog.
In extremely cold weather, or if you lose power during cold
weather, open valves to let your faucets and showers drip slowly to
prevent freezing and bursting
As the rainy season begins, consider installing a flood sensor in
your basement or crawl space to help detect water in places It
In the spring check your downspouts and gutters for birds nests
and leaf clogs to prevent water from backing up and causing damage
and erosion around your home.