Q: How can I protect my pipes in the winter?
A: Cover and insulate all exterior pipes. Remove hoses and make sure all spigots are
covered (cloth, foam, or any insulation).
Q: What can I do if my garbage disposal stops working?
A: Using a flashlight, check and remove any foreign objects in the disposal. Press the
reset button on the bottom of the disposal. If applicable, rotate with an allen
wrench on bottom center of disposal.
Q: How do I turn off the water to my house in an emergency?
A: Some common cut-off valves locations are: the edge of a crawl space, a box by the
house or street, or any accessible place inside the house. If a water shut off tool is
not available, you can turn off the meter with a crescent wrench and a pair of pliers.
Q: How can I stop my toilet from running continuously?
A: Adjust water level to 1/2in. below overflow tube. Replace any worn or warped
rubber flapper, located at the bottom of the tank.
Q: What do I do if my hot water heater is leaking?
A: Check drain valves, relief valves, and elements for leaks. If there are no visible
leaks than the hot water heater needs to be checked by a plumber.
Q: How can I un-clog my toilet?
A: Plunge your toilet. If still clogged use an auger (toilet snake).
Q: What do I do if my drains are slow?
A: Remove cap from clean-out located on the exterior of house. If water flows out
than your sewer line is stopped up and you need to call a plumber.