Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Some easy tips for safety as well as common solutions at your home. The water hammer is my favorite. I would venture to say that almost all of us if not all of us have experienced the banging water pipes. The most frustrating time especially when the baby's sleeping is the middle of the night toilet flush and just as the flapper closes and water almost finishes BANG. Thanks Edgar at Altamont Inspections!
* Minimize the chances of spontaneous combustion by temporarily storing work rags and other flammable waste in a fire -resistant container until they can be can properly disposed.

* To reduce water hammer, a banging noise in water pipes, shut off the incoming water to your home. Open the highest and lowest valves, often a bath valve and an outdoor hose bibb. Drain all water from these pipes, to restore air cushions in the plumbing system. Turn the incoming water back on. Open each faucet in the house, which may release air before water flows. this should eliminate or diminish the noise.

* Clean a garbage disposal, by grinding up two trays of ice cubes made from a mixture of one half cup white vinegar to one half gallon of water. Be sure to clearly label them so no one tries to use them.

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