PLUMBING QUESTIONS

This section will answer your most frequently asked plumbing questions.

How Crush can help you with your water quality issues?


Our Plumbing Techs can help you solve your water quality problems. Just contact us to schedule a visit to walk through your water quality options.




Here's how Crush can help you with your water quality issues?


Our Plumbing Techs can help you solve your water quality problems. Just contact us to schedule a visit to walk through your water quality options.




How can I get rid of bad taste in my water?


Bad tasting water has many causes, from older water pipes within your home to minerals and chemicals in the water. Our water quality experts can install a Reverse Osmosis filtration system under your kitchen sink which will eliminate any bad smells or tastes in the water supplied to that faucet. A Water softener can eliminate all those hard water deposits on your shower heads and faucets. If you have bad tasting water, give us a call to discuss your water quality options.





I always get bad odors from my disposal. Is there something I can do to eliminate these odors?


Try the following: 1. Run HOT water down the disposal for a couple minutes 2. Shut water off and pour about a half cup of baking soda down the disposal 3. Follow with a little white vinegar 4. Allow the solution to foam in the disposal. This will clean the disposal and eliminate smells. 5. Citrus fruit, such as lemon or orange peelings, put through the disposal will also help clean the disposal and it will make your kitchen smell good, too. If none of these solutions work, give us a call and we will service or replace the disposal unit.




Is having a garbage disposal on a septic tank system okay?


Yes, there is no reason not to have a garbage disposal on a septic tank system. The newer garbage disposals on the market are more quiet and powerful and will help the finer chopped food debris to be flushed away easier. Give us a call about the new line of disposals on the market.




My disposal quit working. Is there anything I can do to fix my garbage disposal?


• If there is no sound or hum from the disposal, press the red “Reset” button on the bottom of the disposal unit. • If the disposal does not start, check the electrical panel to see if the breaker has tripped. • If the disposal hums but the cutter is not turning, something has probably jammed the blades. You can attempt to free the blades by using an allen wrench to turn the cutter flywheel from the bottom of the disposal. • If none of these solutions work, give us a call and we will service or replace the disposal unit.




What can I put down the garbage disposal?


Food scraps, scrapings from your plates or pans, and some peelings should safely go through the garbage disposal. When operating your disposal, follow these precautions: • Start running the water first, then drop your peelings down the disposal. • Continue running lots of water while putting anything down your disposal, and then continue running water for 20-30 seconds after disposing is complete and disposal is shut off. • The purpose for running all that water is to carry all of the ground up material from the kitchen drain (1 ½” – 2” diameter) to the 4” building sewer line, which may be 30-40 feet away. Consider the condition and age of your drain system: • In new construction, the piping is likely ABS plastic, the fittings are smoother, and the grade is better, which allows the material from the disposal to be carried away much easier. • Many older homes were plumbed with Cast Iron or Galvanized pipes and are more prone to buildup and spots that may clog. Additionally, if the disposal is old, the cutters and parts may be worn and the grinding of material may be inadequate.





I always get bad odors from my disposal. Is there something I can do to eliminate these odors?


Try the following: 1. Run HOT water down the disposal for a couple minutes 2. Shut water off and pour about a half cup of baking soda down the disposal 3. Follow with a little white vinegar 4. Allow the solution to foam in the disposal. This will clean the disposal and eliminate smells. 5. Citrus fruit, such as lemon or orange peelings, put through the disposal will also help clean the disposal and it will make your kitchen smell good, too. If none of these solutions work, give us a call and we will service or replace the disposal unit.




Is having a garbage disposal on a septic tank system okay?


Yes, there is no reason not to have a garbage disposal on a septic tank system. The newer garbage disposals on the market are more quiet and powerful and will help the finer chopped food debris to be flushed away easier. Give us a call about the new line of disposals on the market.




My disposal quit working. Is there anything I can do to fix my garbage disposal?


• If there is no sound or hum from the disposal, press the red “Reset” button on the bottom of the disposal unit. • If the disposal does not start, check the electrical panel to see if the breaker has tripped. • If the disposal hums but the cutter is not turning, something has probably jammed the blades. You can attempt to free the blades by using an allen wrench to turn the cutter flywheel from the bottom of the disposal. • If none of these solutions work, give us a call and we will service or replace the disposal unit.




What can I put down the garbage disposal?


Food scraps, scrapings from your plates or pans, and some peelings should safely go through the garbage disposal. When operating your disposal, follow these precautions: • Start running the water first, then drop your peelings down the disposal. • Continue running lots of water while putting anything down your disposal, and then continue running water for 20-30 seconds after disposing is complete and disposal is shut off. • The purpose for running all that water is to carry all of the ground up material from the kitchen drain (1 ½” – 2” diameter) to the 4” building sewer line, which may be 30-40 feet away. Consider the condition and age of your drain system: • In new construction, the piping is likely ABS plastic, the fittings are smoother, and the grade is better, which allows the material from the disposal to be carried away much easier. • Many older homes were plumbed with Cast Iron or Galvanized pipes and are more prone to buildup and spots that may clog. Additionally, if the disposal is old, the cutters and parts may be worn and the grinding of material may be inadequate.





Does Crush provide a toilet tune-up to assure your toilet is working properly?


Yes. We service all toilets and give them a “Toilet Tune-Up,” where we will check for leaks and make sure all the parts of the toilet are working correctly. Give us a call today to book one.




When I flush the toilet, everything does not clear out of the bowl?


There can be several reasons for a toilet not flushing properly: • There may not be enough water moving from the tank to the bowl to clear it out, or the fill valve in the tank is not adjusted correctly. • The siphon jets under the edge of the bowl may be clogged with hard water deposits and may be restricting the amount of water flowing to the bowl. • There also may be an object stuck in the toilet, blocking the bowl from clearing. If your toilet bowl is not clearing when you flush, give us a call and we will find out why.





How Crush can help you with your water quality issues?


Our Plumbing Techs can help you solve your water quality problems. Just contact us to schedule a visit to walk through your water quality options.




Here's how Crush can help you with your water quality issues?


Our Plumbing Techs can help you solve your water quality problems. Just contact us to schedule a visit to walk through your water quality options.




How can I get rid of bad taste in my water?


Bad tasting water has many causes, from older water pipes within your home to minerals and chemicals in the water. Our water quality experts can install a Reverse Osmosis filtration system under your kitchen sink which will eliminate any bad smells or tastes in the water supplied to that faucet. A Water softener can eliminate all those hard water deposits on your shower heads and faucets. If you have bad tasting water, give us a call to discuss your water quality options.





I always get bad odors from my disposal. Is there something I can do to eliminate these odors?


Try the following: 1. Run HOT water down the disposal for a couple minutes 2. Shut water off and pour about a half cup of baking soda down the disposal 3. Follow with a little white vinegar 4. Allow the solution to foam in the disposal. This will clean the disposal and eliminate smells. 5. Citrus fruit, such as lemon or orange peelings, put through the disposal will also help clean the disposal and it will make your kitchen smell good, too. If none of these solutions work, give us a call and we will service or replace the disposal unit.




Is having a garbage disposal on a septic tank system okay?


Yes, there is no reason not to have a garbage disposal on a septic tank system. The newer garbage disposals on the market are more quiet and powerful and will help the finer chopped food debris to be flushed away easier. Give us a call about the new line of disposals on the market.




My disposal quit working. Is there anything I can do to fix my garbage disposal?


• If there is no sound or hum from the disposal, press the red “Reset” button on the bottom of the disposal unit. • If the disposal does not start, check the electrical panel to see if the breaker has tripped. • If the disposal hums but the cutter is not turning, something has probably jammed the blades. You can attempt to free the blades by using an allen wrench to turn the cutter flywheel from the bottom of the disposal. • If none of these solutions work, give us a call and we will service or replace the disposal unit.




What can I put down the garbage disposal?


Food scraps, scrapings from your plates or pans, and some peelings should safely go through the garbage disposal. When operating your disposal, follow these precautions: • Start running the water first, then drop your peelings down the disposal. • Continue running lots of water while putting anything down your disposal, and then continue running water for 20-30 seconds after disposing is complete and disposal is shut off. • The purpose for running all that water is to carry all of the ground up material from the kitchen drain (1 ½” – 2” diameter) to the 4” building sewer line, which may be 30-40 feet away. Consider the condition and age of your drain system: • In new construction, the piping is likely ABS plastic, the fittings are smoother, and the grade is better, which allows the material from the disposal to be carried away much easier. • Many older homes were plumbed with Cast Iron or Galvanized pipes and are more prone to buildup and spots that may clog. Additionally, if the disposal is old, the cutters and parts may be worn and the grinding of material may be inadequate.





I always get bad odors from my disposal. Is there something I can do to eliminate these odors?


Try the following: 1. Run HOT water down the disposal for a couple minutes 2. Shut water off and pour about a half cup of baking soda down the disposal 3. Follow with a little white vinegar 4. Allow the solution to foam in the disposal. This will clean the disposal and eliminate smells. 5. Citrus fruit, such as lemon or orange peelings, put through the disposal will also help clean the disposal and it will make your kitchen smell good, too. If none of these solutions work, give us a call and we will service or replace the disposal unit.




Is having a garbage disposal on a septic tank system okay?


Yes, there is no reason not to have a garbage disposal on a septic tank system. The newer garbage disposals on the market are more quiet and powerful and will help the finer chopped food debris to be flushed away easier. Give us a call about the new line of disposals on the market.




My disposal quit working. Is there anything I can do to fix my garbage disposal?


• If there is no sound or hum from the disposal, press the red “Reset” button on the bottom of the disposal unit. • If the disposal does not start, check the electrical panel to see if the breaker has tripped. • If the disposal hums but the cutter is not turning, something has probably jammed the blades. You can attempt to free the blades by using an allen wrench to turn the cutter flywheel from the bottom of the disposal. • If none of these solutions work, give us a call and we will service or replace the disposal unit.




What can I put down the garbage disposal?


Food scraps, scrapings from your plates or pans, and some peelings should safely go through the garbage disposal. When operating your disposal, follow these precautions: • Start running the water first, then drop your peelings down the disposal. • Continue running lots of water while putting anything down your disposal, and then continue running water for 20-30 seconds after disposing is complete and disposal is shut off. • The purpose for running all that water is to carry all of the ground up material from the kitchen drain (1 ½” – 2” diameter) to the 4” building sewer line, which may be 30-40 feet away. Consider the condition and age of your drain system: • In new construction, the piping is likely ABS plastic, the fittings are smoother, and the grade is better, which allows the material from the disposal to be carried away much easier. • Many older homes were plumbed with Cast Iron or Galvanized pipes and are more prone to buildup and spots that may clog. Additionally, if the disposal is old, the cutters and parts may be worn and the grinding of material may be inadequate.





Does Crush provide a toilet tune-up to assure your toilet is working properly?


Yes. We service all toilets and give them a “Toilet Tune-Up,” where we will check for leaks and make sure all the parts of the toilet are working correctly. Give us a call today to book one.




When I flush the toilet, everything does not clear out of the bowl?


There can be several reasons for a toilet not flushing properly: • There may not be enough water moving from the tank to the bowl to clear it out, or the fill valve in the tank is not adjusted correctly. • The siphon jets under the edge of the bowl may be clogged with hard water deposits and may be restricting the amount of water flowing to the bowl. • There also may be an object stuck in the toilet, blocking the bowl from clearing. If your toilet bowl is not clearing when you flush, give us a call and we will find out why.





Does Crush provide a toilet tune-up to assure your toilet is working properly?


Yes. We service all toilets and give them a “Toilet Tune-Up,” where we will check for leaks and make sure all the parts of the toilet are working correctly. Give us a call today to book one.




When I flush the toilet, everything does not clear out of the bowl?


There can be several reasons for a toilet not flushing properly: • There may not be enough water moving from the tank to the bowl to clear it out, or the fill valve in the tank is not adjusted correctly. • The siphon jets under the edge of the bowl may be clogged with hard water deposits and may be restricting the amount of water flowing to the bowl. • There also may be an object stuck in the toilet, blocking the bowl from clearing. If your toilet bowl is not clearing when you flush, give us a call and we will find out why.





Does Crush provide a toilet tune-up to assure your toilet is working properly?


Yes. We service all toilets and give them a “Toilet Tune-Up,” where we will check for leaks and make sure all the parts of the toilet are working correctly. Give us a call today to book one.




When I flush the toilet, everything does not clear out of the bowl?


There can be several reasons for a toilet not flushing properly: • There may not be enough water moving from the tank to the bowl to clear it out, or the fill valve in the tank is not adjusted correctly. • The siphon jets under the edge of the bowl may be clogged with hard water deposits and may be restricting the amount of water flowing to the bowl. • There also may be an object stuck in the toilet, blocking the bowl from clearing. If your toilet bowl is not clearing when you flush, give us a call and we will find out why.





I always get bad odors from my disposal. Is there something I can do to eliminate these odors?


Try the following: 1. Run HOT water down the disposal for a couple minutes 2. Shut water off and pour about a half cup of baking soda down the disposal 3. Follow with a little white vinegar 4. Allow the solution to foam in the disposal. This will clean the disposal and eliminate smells. 5. Citrus fruit, such as lemon or orange peelings, put through the disposal will also help clean the disposal and it will make your kitchen smell good, too. If none of these solutions work, give us a call and we will service or replace the disposal unit.




Is having a garbage disposal on a septic tank system okay?


Yes, there is no reason not to have a garbage disposal on a septic tank system. The newer garbage disposals on the market are more quiet and powerful and will help the finer chopped food debris to be flushed away easier. Give us a call about the new line of disposals on the market.




My disposal quit working. Is there anything I can do to fix my garbage disposal?


• If there is no sound or hum from the disposal, press the red “Reset” button on the bottom of the disposal unit. • If the disposal does not start, check the electrical panel to see if the breaker has tripped. • If the disposal hums but the cutter is not turning, something has probably jammed the blades. You can attempt to free the blades by using an allen wrench to turn the cutter flywheel from the bottom of the disposal. • If none of these solutions work, give us a call and we will service or replace the disposal unit.




What can I put down the garbage disposal?


Food scraps, scrapings from your plates or pans, and some peelings should safely go through the garbage disposal. When operating your disposal, follow these precautions: • Start running the water first, then drop your peelings down the disposal. • Continue running lots of water while putting anything down your disposal, and then continue running water for 20-30 seconds after disposing is complete and disposal is shut off. • The purpose for running all that water is to carry all of the ground up material from the kitchen drain (1 ½” – 2” diameter) to the 4” building sewer line, which may be 30-40 feet away. Consider the condition and age of your drain system: • In new construction, the piping is likely ABS plastic, the fittings are smoother, and the grade is better, which allows the material from the disposal to be carried away much easier. • Many older homes were plumbed with Cast Iron or Galvanized pipes and are more prone to buildup and spots that may clog. Additionally, if the disposal is old, the cutters and parts may be worn and the grinding of material may be inadequate.





I always get bad odors from my disposal. Is there something I can do to eliminate these odors?


Try the following: 1. Run HOT water down the disposal for a couple minutes 2. Shut water off and pour about a half cup of baking soda down the disposal 3. Follow with a little white vinegar 4. Allow the solution to foam in the disposal. This will clean the disposal and eliminate smells. 5. Citrus fruit, such as lemon or orange peelings, put through the disposal will also help clean the disposal and it will make your kitchen smell good, too. If none of these solutions work, give us a call and we will service or replace the disposal unit.




Is having a garbage disposal on a septic tank system okay?


Yes, there is no reason not to have a garbage disposal on a septic tank system. The newer garbage disposals on the market are more quiet and powerful and will help the finer chopped food debris to be flushed away easier. Give us a call about the new line of disposals on the market.




My disposal quit working. Is there anything I can do to fix my garbage disposal?


• If there is no sound or hum from the disposal, press the red “Reset” button on the bottom of the disposal unit. • If the disposal does not start, check the electrical panel to see if the breaker has tripped. • If the disposal hums but the cutter is not turning, something has probably jammed the blades. You can attempt to free the blades by using an allen wrench to turn the cutter flywheel from the bottom of the disposal. • If none of these solutions work, give us a call and we will service or replace the disposal unit.




What can I put down the garbage disposal?


Food scraps, scrapings from your plates or pans, and some peelings should safely go through the garbage disposal. When operating your disposal, follow these precautions: • Start running the water first, then drop your peelings down the disposal. • Continue running lots of water while putting anything down your disposal, and then continue running water for 20-30 seconds after disposing is complete and disposal is shut off. • The purpose for running all that water is to carry all of the ground up material from the kitchen drain (1 ½” – 2” diameter) to the 4” building sewer line, which may be 30-40 feet away. Consider the condition and age of your drain system: • In new construction, the piping is likely ABS plastic, the fittings are smoother, and the grade is better, which allows the material from the disposal to be carried away much easier. • Many older homes were plumbed with Cast Iron or Galvanized pipes and are more prone to buildup and spots that may clog. Additionally, if the disposal is old, the cutters and parts may be worn and the grinding of material may be inadequate.





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