A smelly drain can stink up the whole room, and even the whole house. Worse yet, when a drain stinks, it's usually an indication that grease, grime, mold, and other undesirable items are building up within it. If you don't do something to fight the problem, you're likely to have a clogged drain soon. So, follow these steps to de-stink a smelly drain before the problem gets any worse.
Step 1: Plunge
Whether you get your water from a well or a municipal water system, you may not be happy with the way your water looks, tastes, or smells. Since the benefits of drinking plenty of water every day is well documented, making your drinking water more palatable can enhance your health as well as the quality of your life. You can improve your water with a few simple steps.
Your tap water may taste bad due to high levels of chlorination or natural minerals in your water.
If the faucet in your bathroom sink has separate controls for hot and cold water, then fixing an annoying drip is a simple DIY home plumbing project. Called a compress faucet, this is the easiest type of faucet for you to work on. In a couple of hours with a few simple tools, you will have a quieter faucet that no longer leaks.
Supplies You'll Need
flat blade screwdriver channel lock or slip joint pliers old rags for cleanup From the plumbing section in the local home improvement store:
Hot water is something that is not only desirable for baths and showers, but washing dishes and clothes. A home without hot water can easily become uncomfortable, especially in the colder months. That's why you should do an assessment of your water heater periodically to ensure that it's in good shape. You should also be aware of the following reasons that you might need to seek out a new heater and have it installed.
People who have a cottage by a river will use a jet pump system to pull water from the river to use in the cottage. On the end of the water intake line for the pump is a footer valve. If the footer valve drops down to rest on top of a layer of silt underneath the water, the silt can get pulled into the pumping system and clog up the water pipes in your cottage.