Here's a feature I think every house should have: a hot and cold water spigot on the outside of the house. It never occurs to most people that is possible to have more than just ice cold water squirting from that garden hose. Well now that you know it's possible, just think of all the benefits you could have with warm water available outside.
Here are some great reasons to have a hot and cold water spigot outside your home:
If you are to believe TV commercials, print advertising and the packaging on many water filtration products, you'd think most water is full of everything from dirt and mold to lead and deadly spores. The truth is, most of this is advertising hype. Virtually all municipal water (city water) in the United States is safe to drink from the tap. There are strict, Federal guidelines governed by the Environmental Protection Agency requiring proper treatment and testing of municipal water systems. The United States has some of the safest water in the world.
Here in Olympia, and other cities around South Puget Sound, are no exception. In fact, you're more likely to have safe water living in the city than using well water. That being said, there are two important steps you should take to ensure the safety of the water in your home:
In our last blog article, we gave you some simple solutions for cleaning and maintaining your garbage disposal. In this article, we will cover the do's and don'ts of using your disposal. Most of garbage disposal repair and replacement calls we make could have been avoided by taking better care of this appliance in the first place.
As we write this, most people around Olympia are recovering from two of the biggest family holidays of the year -- Thanksgiving and Christmas. Big family get-togethers mean lots of food, and lots of use of your garbage disposal. If you're finding that your kitchen sink is not draining like it should, or that your sink has a lingering smell that won't go away, there are some simple steps you can take to clean and maintain your garbage disposal. As much as we love the work, we hate to charge for a service call when there is a a simple fix that a customer can do themselves.