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How to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Happy

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Your garbage disposal is an invaluable tool in the kitchen, but improper care can lead to foul smells and dangerous malfunctions. It is important to understand how to properly operate and maintain your garbage disposal to improve its performance and lifespan. Plenty of Exercise Just as you need exercise to keep your body healthy, your […]

What Size Water Heater Do I Need for My House?

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Every new homeowner looks forward to their new house. They can decorate how they want, stock their kitchen with the foods they enjoy, and make changes to the home as they see fit. One thing many homeowners might not think about is the size of the water heater they need. You want to ensure that […]

How to Detect Gas Leaks and What to Do About Them

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Gas leaks are extremely dangerous. Not only is the gas flammable, but it is also toxic to human beings and, over time, can lead to extremely adverse health effects. Knowing the potential warning signs of a gas leak and knowing how to respond can mean the difference between life and death. Here is what to […]

Low Water Pressure in Kitchen Sink

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When you’re expecting a rush of water from your faucet, it can be disappointing and time-consuming if you’re only met with a trickle. Low water pressure from your spouts can make it harder to complete everyday tasks like doing the dishes and add up to a fair amount of time lost waiting for glasses to […]

Ever Wonder How a Toilet Works? Here’s The Straight Flush

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We shudder to think of our daily lives without an essential modern invention — the toilet. Once we flush, it’s out of sight and out of mind, but when it stops working, it’s all hands on deck. It is important to know the parts of a toilet and how it works so you can accurately […]

Tips for Enjoying Your Showers

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Everyone appreciates a nice, warm shower. The day’s dirt and grime are swept away, and we’re refreshed and rejuvenated. Looking for simple ways to make your shower a bit more enjoyable without wasting too much water? Your plumbing experts at Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain have some ideas to make your shower as soothing and refreshing […]

Water Heater How-To’s — and What NOT to Do!

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While you probably rarely think about it, your water heater has an extremely important job in your home. For instance, it is in charge of ensuring that you have a warm shower in the morning and hot water for your dishwasher. Whatever you need hot water for, your water heater is working for you. To […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Tankless Water Heater

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Innovations in water heaters have made it possible for homeowners with limited space or access to water save on both with a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters only heat and draw on water when necessary, eliminating the need for a bulky water storage tank. Consider the following when deciding whether or not your home […]

Five Foods That Shouldn’t Be Put Down the Garbage Disposal

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Many households today enjoy the convenience of their garbage disposal. Food scraps that stubbornly stick to the plate are ground up by the sharp spinning blades and carried out of your pipes, preventing a clog. Most people know that there are certain foods/waste that should never go down the garbage disposal, such as bones and […]

Avoiding the Holiday Clog

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The holidays are upon us once again, bringing warm memories, savory smells, and hearty laughs all shared around the bountiful feasts of ham, mashed potatoes, green bean casseroles, and other favorite Christmas dishes. Once the bellies are full, the dishes and leftovers remain, ready to be cleaned and put away until the next time they […]