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Why does my kitchen sink smell bad? (quick & easy fixes)

We’ve all been there. You walk in the door and you realize your room (or whole house) stinks to High Heaven! Then you play that fun-filled game called “find the nasty smell”. It could be a full trash can or even a bathroom that needs to be cleaned but sometimes your astute nose leads you right Read more about Why does my kitchen sink smell bad? (quick & easy fixes)[…]

What HP (Horsepower) Garbage Disposal Should I Buy?

When considering the right garbage disposal unit for your situation there are a couple things you need to think about. One of the most important factors is how powerful the disposal should be to suite the needs of your family. In this article we will look at how much power your garbage disposal should have. In Read more about What HP (Horsepower) Garbage Disposal Should I Buy?[…]

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Are garbage disposals good for the environment? (the surprising answer)

Are garbage disposals good for the environment, or is pumping pulverized food waste into our plumbing system as weird as it sounds? An Emerson survey from 2018 found that over half of homeowners in the United States were unaware that garbage disposals actual helped to ​reduce ​landfill waste and improve environmental conditions. Even as recently as 1997, Read more about Are garbage disposals good for the environment? (the surprising answer)[…]

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Sink Only Drains When Garbage Disposal is On (What to do?)

Flickr Commons image via TWP Inc.If you have ever experienced a clogged sink you know how annoying and disgusting it can be. Whether your kitchen sink is draining slowly or doesn’t seem to drain at all, there may be a simple fix. If you have a garbage disposal on the other side of the sink Read more about Sink Only Drains When Garbage Disposal is On (What to do?)[…]

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What is the most common garbage disposal wrench size?

For those who have a garbage disposal in their kitchen, you know the magic of grinding food waste and how amazing these machines are. Until they’re not, that is. If your disposal becomes jammed your sink can fill up with dirty water while the offending food waste sits at the bottom of the disposal. What Read more about What is the most common garbage disposal wrench size?[…]

Garbage Disposal Laws: What are they?

What are the garbage disposal laws that United States residents need to be concerned about? Since we live in Virginia, and are currently looking at buying a new garbage disposal, I decided to do a little research on this topic, which is surprisingly political. Given their environmental impact, garbage disposals have been a topic of Read more about Garbage Disposal Laws: What are they?[…]

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Why are farmhouse sinks so expensive?

First, it’s important to point out that not ​all ​farmhouse sinks are super expensive. In fact, you can checkout our list of the best farmhouse sinks for some that are quite budget-friendly. However, it’s true that generally speaking, farmhouse sinks – like the ones with the exposed apron front – are more expensive than traditional top-mount sinks. But Read more about Why are farmhouse sinks so expensive?[…]