Posts made in April 2018

The Most Common Garbage Disposal Problems

Garbage disposals are not complex appliances; however, they get a lot of use in the average household.

They are run by motors that rotate blades under the kitchen sink to grind up food particles and other waste. Because they are used so much and are placed in the busy kitchen sink, you want to keep them in the most optimal condition possible. Following are the most common problems to occur in garbage disposals.

Overheating:  When the garbage disposal is turned on and nothing happens, it’s most likely overheated due to being overfilled. When it is too full it turns itself off. If that happens you should look under the unit for a red reset button. If that doesn’t work then check your breaker box to see if a breaker has been tripped,

Jamming: Sometimes a piece of metal or objects like glass and plastic may get sucked into the bowl of the disposal, which causes it to jam. Removing the object with a long tool is the most obvious way to solve the problem. If you can get the object out by yourself. Call the experienced plumbers at Armbrust Plumbing & Heating Solutions for garbage disposal repair in St. Charles, IL.

Clogging: Certain kinds of foods like grease, fat, pasta, and other items that are not easy to grind can clog up the disposal.

In addition, garbage disposals deteriorate with age and begin to leak underneath the sink. You will most likely need to replace your old unit with a new one when this happens.

How to Tell When You Need New Bathroom Plumbing

You may be struggling with the outdated appearance of your master bathroom. When you get estimates for updating the fixtures, shower, toilet, and bathtub, one of the most costly items on the list is to change out the plumbing. It’s expensive and laborious, but oh-so-nice when it’s done. There comes a time when plumbing needs to be updated for the sake of energy efficiency, utility bills, and environmental friendliness. At the same time, a cracked faucet or broken pipe can cause enormous damage to the rest of your house—another reason to update your plumbing if necessary. Some of the ways to tell if your bathroom needs new plumbing include:

Old Hardware: If there are chips, rust, and cracks on your sink or showerhead you risk having pieces of metal in the water flow.

Issues with Your Water: Water dripping around your faucet or running a bath leaves water around the tub means the hardware seals have worn out. A slow drain in the sink, shower, or tub indicates a clog that’s diverting water to the wrong place. If the water flow doesn’t improve with the usual fixes, the drain hardware needs replacing.

Water Volume: The most serious reason that your water volume is too low is that the pipes may be corroded. When pipes wear out their diameter is narrowed, which diminishes the water volume. This indicates a need for pipe replacement.

The Quality of Your Water: Rust-colored or bad-smelling water indicates a need to replace the plumbing—maybe even your water heater. When the hot water tank has corrosion the water is impure and unpleasant.

Mold: Any time you find mold on the walls, floors, around the tile in your bathroom indicates a need to replace the plumbing. Mold in those places comes from water being present where it shouldn’t be.

Contact the experienced crew at Armbrust Plumbing & Heating Solutions when you need efficient and effective plumbing services in St. Charles, IL. Upgrading your plumbing is a practical as well as cosmetic upgrade. We look forward to serving our customers throughout DuPage and Eastern Kane counties, including Villa Park, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, West Chicago, Geneva, and Carol Stream, Illinois.