1. What should I do when I have a leaking faucet?  Any faucet that is leaking needs immediate attention. If it’s something you cannot fix yourself, call a professional. Not only will it save you money on your water bill (a small drip can waste 150 gallons of water or more per day). It will also help you avoid further damage to fixtures, walls and/or floors, which will be more expensive to repair or replace in the long run.
  2. How do I tell if I have a leaking commode? Put a few drops of food coloring in the toilet tank. Avoid flushing or using the toilet for 15 to 30 minutes. When you return to the bathroom, if the color of the water in the toilet bowl has changed, you need to have the flushing mechanism (ball/flapper) replaced.
  3. Why should I check my tub drains regularly? Clean away any hair or soap or anything that has accumulated there. Flush the drain with hot water. This should help keep the tub drain flowing freely.
  4. Why should I not pour grease down my drains?  This will cause unnecessary build up in your drains and the pipes will become clogged.  Suggestions would include putting liquid grease into a container and refrigerate.  Put solidified grease into your regular trash or if necessary place in a plastic bag or old coffee can to dispose of properly.
  5. What do I do for a foul odor coming from the garbage disposal?  You can solve this problem by putting lemon or orange peels with a couple of ice cubes into your disposal and run it while running cold water into the disposal.  This will help it smell better. Avoid putting harsh items likes bones into the disposal or overfilling it and run plenty of cold water when running your disposal.