Sewer smells cannot only be nasty, but they can create headaches and other health issues. Some of these things can be rectified by the home owner without additional cost. Every drain in your home has a trap. It is U-shaped in order to hold water to keep methane gas from getting into your home. Check any drain that is not getting water on a regular basis, and pour a cup or two of water in the drain and allow time for the smell to go away. At the base of a toilet, you can hold a flame from a lighter near the base of it where it meets the floor. If it is not sealed properly, the flame will either blow away or suck in. If this happens, you know you have a sewer gas leak under your toilet. Inspect your home for any pipes that have had a fixture removed and has not been capped off. If not, there could be other causes like a nail or screw put into a wall that peirced the vent pipe. This can be determined by a smoke test. If you have done all these things and still have not resolved the issue, please contact fullnelsoninc.com/contact. We hope this information has been helpful!
Sometimes a plumber is called and, what, that only took 2 minutes??? There are some simple plumbing solutions out there that do not require a lot of time that customers can take care of on their own. One example is, "When I turn on my faucet, water sprays everywhere", or "my faucet doesn't have the same pressure that it used to." Before you make that call to the plumber, try taking off the aerator. It is located right where the water comes out and usually screws off. Because water has calcium and some areas are more prone to hard water, that can build up causing those issues. Clean it off, or replace it. You may be surprised what a little build up can do to your faucet. Same with shower heads. With those, soak them in CLR (Calcium, Lime and Rust remover...read directions) and that should help pressure and other issues with your shower. Regular maintenance like this will help keep your faucets and shower heads clear and free of build up.
This is a pretty long blog today, but we think it's important enough to share. Every day, our plumbers go to homes. Wealthy, middle class and poverty ridden. We see it all. While the house may be different, our policy does not change. Showing respect, shaking a hand, smiling, what we should always do. People matter and deserve to be shown respect...ALWAYS! One of our partners/customers is Rebuilding Together Clay County. We urge you to check out their website to see the wonderful work they do every day at www.rebuildingtogetherclaycounty.org/. Recently, our company was called to a home where the customer was living in pretty bad conditions. She had this to say, “I really appreciated how kind the plumber was. He put on blue shoe covers and talked to me with politeness and James was very respectful of my bathroom. I can say that he was very quick and it’s so nice to be able to wash our hands and not have to empty out the sink each time we go to the bathroom. My daughter can wash her face in the bathroom instead of walking to the kitchen every morning. It’s so nice to not worry about my autistic son trying to drink the dirty water because he’d just put his cup in the sink and grab the nasty water if I did not clean it every single time behind my 2 other sons. Thank you so much for helping our family and answering our prayers. God Bless You.” Our client said this, "It’s heart tugging to know there’s people in our community living in these types of situations. Thank you for the respect you show our clients!"
The message is clear. This is only one home, one family. It's the simple things that matter and one of the many reasons why we do what we do every day. Have a great weekend everyone!
Today we will discuss digging. You may see the commercials on television about not digging in your yard until you call first to have your yard marked. We cannot urge you enough to do this...as stated on the commercial, "it's the law!" Not only that, but digging into the "unknown" can hurt you physically and financially. Gas, Water, Electrical...all very harmful if not taken seriously. Take the time to call. It's keeping you safe! For your reference, here are the websites and numbers for your state:
Missouri One Call: https://www.mo1call.com/ Phone: 1-800-344-7483 or 811
Kansas One-Call: http://www.kansasonecall.com/ Phone: 811
It's fast and free. We want our customers to stay safe and know how important it is to call BEFORE you dig!
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