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What To Do If You Accidentally Flush a Clorox Toilet Wand

What To Do If You Accidentally Flush A Clorox Toilet Wand
The short answer is you’ll want to retrieve it with a snake, stiff wire, or a wet vac/shop vac. 
If you’ve never flushed anything down the toilet you didn’t mean to then you’ve never lived. In fact one of the most common calls we get for toilets is where someone’s accidentally flushed something down the toilet. Usually it’s blocks or kids toys, a wash cloth, or a Clorox Toilet Wand. The toilet wands seem to make their way to being flush because the release accidentally gets hit when your flushing or because someone cleaning with the wand doesn’t realize that they are not flushable. In the event that you do accidentally flush a Clorox Toilet wand, you will want to make every effort to retrieve it. Even if it looks like water if flowing down as you flush, they actually can get stuck in the trap of your toilet and cause clogs later on after you’re trying to flush a number two. This will only make matters worse. 

Does a Fan Cool a Room With No One In it?

Does a Fan Cool a Room With No One In It?
In general no, a fan cools the occupants of a room, not the air within or the room itself. 
Have you ever wondered why some home owners leave fans on in rooms they aren’t in? Perhaps in a bedroom during the day a ceiling fan might be left on all day. Is there any benefit to this at all, or are they just wasting power? The answer may not be so simple. 

How Serious is a Leak in Your Crawl Space?

How Serious is a Leak in Your Crawl Space?

A crawl space home structure differs from a basement or slab. When standing directly up, the normal crawl space has a dirt or crushed rock floor and isn’t high enough for an adult. So just how serious is a leak in your crawl space? In short, a leak or standing water of any kind can be pretty serious, it can cause wood to rot, mold, and insulation to soak from humidity and fall out of the floor joists due to increased weight. 

Is It Safe To Leave Your Home With Your Washer And Dryer Running?

The question of the day is: Is it safe to leave your home with your washer and dryer running? The answer is Dryer-No, Washer-Probably not. 
In the busy world of today the luxury of an automatic washer and dryer is more of a necessity. It would be unimaginable to have anything less than the ability to toss in a load of laundry and forget it. But like Peter Parker’s uncle said “With great power comes great responsibility”. Even though it’s very tempting to leave the house and run errands with the washer or dryer running, you’re setting yourself up for risk of floods and fire. 

How Much Does Watering Your Lawn Add to Your Water Bill?

The Costs Of Water

Most home owners can add another $200-300 per month to their water bill when watering their lawn during dry seasons if you’re using city water. In Charlotte NC there are 4 Tiers for costs for Water ranging in price for Ccf (the unit for cost 100 cubic feet of water/748 gallons). Watering most small yards once or twice a month are going to put you in Tier 3 or for usage which is $5.29/Ccf as of the time of writing this article. Keep in mind if you go over 16 Ccf then you’re water usage cost per Ccf rate goes to $10.03/Ccf. If you are also on city sewer then you need to also add in your costs for that which is $5.43 /Ccf (you pay for this even if the water is going on your lawn vs down the drain). That’s $10.72 per 748 gallons.

Anticipating Plumbing Repairs in Your New Charlotte Home

Anticipating Plumbing Repairs in Your New Charlotte Home

Welcome to your new home in the beautiful city of Charlotte, NC! As you embark on this exciting chapter, it’s crucial to be aware of potential plumbing repairs that may arise. In this comprehensive guide, South End Plumbing will walk you through common plumbing issues specific to new homes in the Charlotte area. By understanding these potential repairs, you can take proactive steps to maintain your plumbing system’s integrity and ensure a worry-free living environment. Let’s explore the plumbing repairs you may encounter in your new home.

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