What to Do When Your Dishwasher Won’t Drain

What to Do When Your Dishwasher Won’t Drain

If you open your dishwasher to find a puddle of standing water inside, don’t worry. There are a few things you can do to solve this problem. Before you panic, run the dishwasher again. Sometimes, the washing cycle gets interrupted and the unit doesn’t finish draining.Run your garbage disposal. Your dishwasher drain hose and your garbage disposal are connected, which means that a clogged garbage disposal can make it hard for the dishwasher to empty.Check the detergent. Did you accidentally...
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Common Summer Plumbing Problems You Should Watch Out For

Some plumbing problems are more common in the summer than at any other time of year. Here’s what you should be watching for this summer so you can keep your home working well all summer long. Flooded Basements Sudden thunderstorms or downpours are more common in the summer than at other times of year. These can flood your basement and do a lot of damage quickly. If you don’t have a sump pump, consider installing one. If you do have...
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A Hard Plumbing Truth: It’s Better to Call Than to Wait

A Hard Plumbing Truth: It’s Better to Call Than to Wait Here at Larry & Sons, we can’t tell you how often we get emergency calls from people who say things like, “It’s been making a weird sound for a while and now there’s water everywhere,” or “My toilet has been clogging every few days but I could always get it out until now.” Many times, we end up fixing significant plumbing problems that would have been much easier to...
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Unclogging Your Shower Drain

Unclogging Your Shower Drain Showers are great, but finding water pooling around your feet isn’t fun. If you’ve got standing or slow draining water in your shower, it’s time to unclog that drain so you can get everything back to normal fast. Use Your Fingers Put on a pair of gloves, dig around in your drain, and pull up anything you can find. Sometimes, hair clogs collect within each reach. If you can pull these out, you may not have...
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Two of The Best Questions to Ask When Hiring a Plumber

Two of The Best Questions to Ask When Hiring a Plumber When you call a plumber, you may feel like you’re at their mercy. However, that’s not true. You are actually the one doing the hiring since you don’t have to work with anyone you don’t want to work with. Here are a couple questions that can help you make the best choices for you and your family. Do You Offer Estimates? When you need to have a job done,...
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