Blevins Plumbing

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Maintenace & Plumbing Tips

Bathroom Plumbing Maintenance

Keep your bathroom plumbing running efficiently with these helpful tips:
  • Run hot water down the drain once a week to help keep your pipes free of debris.
  • To avoid potential damage to faucets and fixtures, repair leaky faucets right away.
  • Showers and tubs should be fitted with strainers to catch soap chips and hair, these strainers should be cleaned regularly.
  • To remove mineral deposits from the shower head, fill a plastic bag with one cup of vinegar and place it over your shower head. You can use a twist tie to hold it in place overnight. Remove bag in the morning and use a damp cloth to wipe off those mineral deposits.
  • Never use your toilet like a wastebasket. Do not flush cotton balls, facial tissue, sanitary products, make-up pads, diapers or sanitary products as they will not dissolve and will clog the lines. Make sure your bathroom has a trash container for all trash disposal.


Kitchen Plumbing Maintenance

Keep your kitchen plumbing running efficiently with these helpful tips:
  • Never put stringy, fibrous, hard to grind waste (carrots, poultry skins, banana peels or celery) into your garbage disposal.
  • Before and after using your garbage disposer, run cold water for 15 seconds down the drain to flush any waste through the pipes.
  • Never pour greasy liquid down the drain. Use a paper towel to remove grease from pots and pans before rinsing off in the sink.

Cleaning Your Garbage Disposal

Buildup of food debris inside garbage disposals can create foul odors. Eliminate these odors with these steps:
  • Grind lemon or orange rinds along with ice cubes in the disposal for 30 seconds.
  • Pour some liquid dish detergent into the garbage disposal while it is still running.
  • Run cold water for around 30 more seconds to rinse away any remaining debris.

Garbage Disposal Stopped Working?

Most disposals have an overload protector to prevent the motor from overheating. The overload sensor could have been triggered If your disposal cut off during normal operation.
  • Turn the disposal switch to the off position.
  • Keep objects and your hands away from the drain.
  • Ensure that the appliance is securely plugged into the outlet.
  • Press the reset switch on the bottom or front of your garbage disposal.
  • Turn the power switch back on to see if your disposal will restart.


A Leaky Faucet

A dripping faucet can seem like such a small problem with your sink, but if not fixed, can lead to a much bigger plumbing problem, and if not properly fixed will only make the problem worse. Need to fix a leaky faucet? Call Blevins Plumbing for fast and professional plumbing services. We will respond quickly to your request and have that leaking faucet back to normal in no time at all. Don't put off calling a plumber because you think that drip is such a small problem, call and make an appointment with us as soon as possible. Then you will have peace of mind knowing that the leak is finally fixed and you won't have to deal with the stress of trying to fix the problem on your own.

Faucet Leaks and what you need to know

You may think a tiny little drip should be an easy fix, but it can actually turn into a pretty complicated job. A faucet leak can be caused by a number of things. Before you can fix the leak in your faucet, it is important to know what is causing the leak. Faucets have moving parts that can wear down over time and may need to be tightened, repaired, or replaced. When you call us, we will complete the following tasks: 

  • Determine the cause of the leak
  • disassemble the faucet and all components
  • install replacement parts if needed
  • Reassemble your faucet and have it working like new

Finding the Right Plumbing Solution

I am a plumbing expert with over 30 years of experience, so if you are unable to determine what is causing the problem, I will come out and diagnose the problem. Once I have established what is causing your issue, the repair will be easy and fast. I have access to all the moving parts on your faucet that might need to be replaced: handle, stem, washer, nut, and decorative caps. In some cases the leak can be an issue much deeper than just the faucet itself, if that ends up being the case, I can  fix the problem.