Diagnosing And Preventing Common Furnace Odors

Foul odors from the furnace can be alarming. Most furnace smells are harmless, although a few could signify trouble or even danger. This guide can help you identify the odor and its cause properly so you can take the correct steps to fix the situation. A Dusty, Musty Smell This odor is most common when the furnace is turned on for the first time for the season. It results from dust being burned off the burner, or from dust and mildew or mold spores from being heated inside the duct work. [Read More]

How To Replace A Leaky Or Unsightly Kitchen Sink Drain

Do you have a kitchen sink drain that leaks? Maybe the drain doesn't leak but looks awful. Sometimes, cheap drains can become damaged when you use chemicals to free-up clogs. No matter the reason for your wanting to replace the drain in your kitchen sink, you can do it fairly easily with just a few supplies and a little time. Find the Location of the Leak If you are making this repair because of a leak, you need to find the exact location of the leak before you go ripping things apart. [Read More]

How To Take Care Of Entry Points To Avoid Clogging Problems

Most plumbing or sewer drain problems occur, or at least originate, from entry points, such as toilet bowls and drain holes. This makes sense because anything that goes into the drain must pass through the entries. Therefore, preventing problems in these entry points would prevent most drain problems. Here are some of the entry points you need to take care of to prevent clogging problems: The Toilet Because the toilet seems to " [Read More]

At-Home Options To Fix Your Clogged Bathroom Sink

Having a clogged bathroom sink can be very inconvenient, especially if you only have one bathroom in your home. Well, if you want to perform your own at-home repairs on your clogged sink while you wait for your plumber, then you may want to consider doing the following: Take out The Stopper: Do you often brush or comb your hair over your bathroom sink? If so, then hair can easily wash down into your drain and begin to build up, which can clog your drain. [Read More]