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5 Things That Never Go In A Garbage Disposal!

Thanksgiving is here! In the spirit of Turkey Day, we are generally offered helpful tips on how to survive the holiday; tips like cooking the perfect turkey, arranging our seasonal home decor, and the “how to’s” of putting up with your mother-in-law for the entire weekend of Thanksgiving! So with all these tidbits of information, why is it that someone forgot to mention the disaster that awaits when Thanksgiving day foods hit the pipes of our garbage disposal?

Topics: turkey grease plumbing thanksgiving garbage disposal

Ask F.H. Furr: How many years does a typical water heater last?

"... and what can I do to extend its life?" Submitted by Wanda W. of Fairfax, Va.

Topics: hvac service

5 Steps to Banish A Clogged Drain!

We’ve all been there, those times when, despite your best efforts, you're stuck with a clogged drain at the worst possible time. With the holidays coming up, you’ll need to have some basic knowledge about the tricks of unclogging a drain! There are a few key steps you can take to try to clear the blockage yourself. The good news is, if the beast is a little too big to tackle, you can always call Northern Virginia’s #1 plumbers at F.H. Furr for a little holiday backup!
1. Get it out. If you can see and/or reach the blockage, try to remove it. If there’s a massive hairball in the shower drain or your ambitious toddler tried (semi-successfully) to flush a toy down the toilet, you may be able to remove the obstruction yourself. Sometimes plumbing is as easy as just getting rid of the problem.

Topics: plumbing Northern Virginia