M&M Plumbing

Family Owned & Operated in Olympia, Washington

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  • Click the image to access the original article on getting rid of mold and mildew in the bathroom.Click the image to access the original article on getting rid of mold and mildew in the bathroom.Here is the link to the original article: http://shor-tn.us/mm-getridofmold

    We found this article on the Home and Living Cheat Sheet website and think this is excellent advice.

    The authors suggest two key factors in getting rid of mold and mildew in the bathroom:

    1. Make sure you have a properly installed shower curtain liner. Curtain liners are cheap, so there's really no reason why you can take their advice and put up one that completely covers your shower opening. Then of course, make sure you keep the liner inside the tub so the water that hits it flows down inside the shower.  Spending a few dollars on a shower curtain liner could literally save you thousands of dollars in repairs from mold, mildew and dry rot.

    2. Test your shower or bath tub liner. If you have a liner installed in your bath or shower, it's very important to be sure they don't leak. If water gets between the liner and the original shower enclosure, you can end up with some really nasty mold growth, and once that starts the only real way to fix it is to remove the liner.
  • Boiling lemons in the microwave can help remove old food smells. Photo: Yasser Abusen (flic.kr/p/f3v6xw)Boiling lemons in the microwave can help remove old food smells. Photo: Yasser Abusen (flic.kr/p/f3v6xw)We've all had it: a stinky microwave.

    You know that smell: the spaghetti you reheated two weeks ago. Or the plate of salmon that now has your microwave smelling like a fish hatchery. But why does this happen, and more importantly, how do you fix it?

    Microwave ovens have fans that dissipate heat from the motor and carry away steam from the cooking chamber. In the case of rangetop overhead microwaves, the fans also serve double-duty as the ventilation system for the rangetop. When you cook items in the microwave, the steam created carries the odor through these systems and makes it coat all of these systems. Once the smell is in there, it continues to be blown around by the fans. While most odors get weaker over time, oil-based odors (like fish) can stick around for weeks.

    Here's a simple fix suggested by the website The Snug:

  • Warning: This is NOT a plumbing tip!

    Nope... not a plumbing fixture! But knowing which way to run your fan can save you energy year round.Nope... not a plumbing fixture! But knowing which way to run your fan can save you energy year round.But as Olympia area plumbers, we also know a thing or two about other home maintenance tips. When we come across things that can help our plumbing customers, whether or not it's related to their toilets and faucets, we try to pass them along.

    Here's a common question that many people have: If you have ceiling fans, you can help circulate air through your house to save energy on heating and cooling. But which way should you run the fans, clockwise or counter-clockwise?

    The answer depends on the season.

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M&M Plumbing

Serving Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Thurston County

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