Mallick Plumbing & Heating Blog : Archive for February, 2018

Water Stain on the Ceiling? It May Be an Emergency

Monday, February 26th, 2018

water-leak-from-pipeIt’s not something you want to see on the ceiling: a circular stain of discoloration marring the pleasing décor of a room. But when you notice a ceiling stain, the solution isn’t to get a can of paint and brush over it to disguise it. A ceiling stain is often an indication of a more serious problem that will require calling on a professional plumber to repair it.

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Why You Need Kitchen Sink Drain Cleaning

Monday, February 12th, 2018

kitchen-faucetThe bathroom is the room in your house that contains the most plumbing and the most fixtures. It also uses the most water, accounting for around 40% of the freshwater used in the house each year. (Even short showers take up a lot of water.) But the bathroom sink isn’t the sink that gets the most use in the house, or the harshest use. That “honor” belongs to your kitchen sink. Not only does more water go down it, it has to deal with cooking oils, fats, grease, and food waste.

Your kitchen sink drain leads a rough life, and it needs help sometimes. You can do your best to keep fats, oils, and grease out of the drain, but you should also have professionals help you out with regular drain cleaning to see that the kitchen sink drain is restored to its best condition.

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Rusty Water: What It Means, What to Do About It

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

fresh-water-from-tapYou come back from an extended vacation and turn on the faucet in the bathroom for the first time in weeks. You’ll expect the water to have a brownish-red tint to it, but it will soon fade as the sink gets back into action. But when you spot this ruddy color in the water at other times, it may mean you’ve got rust in the plumbing system. The water will give off a metallic odor as well.

Is this unhealthy?

With the exception of a condition called hemochromatosis, people who drink rust in water won’t suffer ill health effects. Rust is oxidized iron, which isn’t harmful. But this doesn’t mean you should tolerate having rust in your home’s water. It looks ugly, for one, and it also can cause staining to fixtures, surfaces, and your dishes.

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