Easy Fixes For Tennants
How To Unclog The Toilet Without A Plunger
First off, you might want to put a towel or rag right around the base of your toilet to save time from cleaning splashes of water. Squeeze about a cup of dish soap directly into the bottom of the toilet bowl. Once the dish soap has completely sunk at the bottom of the bowl, it’ll start to lubricate whatever is causing the clog to the toilet. Now, start filling a large bucket with as much hot water as you can, then slowly pour it into the toilet bowl making sure not to overfill. This will help the dish soap to do its job even better.d elementum. Nam pharetra, ex lacinia aliquam suscipit, tortor leo dignissim sapien, at rhoncus tellus quam in sem.
Leave it as-is for about 15 to 20 minutes. After a few minutes have passed, you’ll notice the water level has sunk quite a bit, do not flush it just yet. Instead, fill your large bucket with hot water again, then pour it into the toilet to help restart the water cycle and to further push the clog right down the pipe. Once that’s done, then you can flush the toilet. This works for most households but if it doesn’t, then you might want to call for a professional because you might have a bigger clog problem in the pipe itself.
- A List of the supplies needed for patching the hole
- Sanding Block
- Damp Rag
- Patching Tape
- Joint Compound
- Putty Knife
- Paint Brush
- Paint To Touch Up or Repaint Door
How to Clean a Dishwasher that Smells
- What Causes a Smelly Dishwasher?
Depending on how often you run the dishwasher and how heavily soiled your dishes are, these areas should be cleaned to prevent unpleasant smells.
Some dishwashers have self-cleaning filters—sometimes called hard-food disposers—they act as a kind of garbage disposal for food particles. You shouldn’t need to worry about buildup with these. Manual filters are more common and do require cleaning. If you’re not sure which you have, either check the owner’s manual online for the make and model or take a look at the machine itself. Remove the lower rack and locate the drain on the bottom of the dishwasher toward the back. Manual filters are usually cylindrical and have arrows to indicate how to remove them.
- To clean a manual filter: Remove the cylindrical filter and, if applicable, the flat filter under it.
- Wash the filter(s) in warm soapy water, using a bottle brush or old toothbrush to get inside crevices where particles may hide
- Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry
- Use a damp cloth or sponge to clear any food or debris from under or around the dishwasher drain before replacing the filter
- Return the filter(s), making sure to lock it in place
This step is usually enough to eliminate the source of bad smells. If this solves the issue, your dishwasher is ready to go.
Food and other gunk can also become lodged in the small holes of the spray arm. Not only can this cause odors, it may also prevent your dishwasher from cleaning your dishes properly. Remove and inspect the lower spray arm then the upper spray arm for any debris. Check the ports where the water jets out for any blockage, removing food particles or other bits with a toothpick, tweezers, or other small pointy object.
To clean the spray arms, remove them from the dishwasher and simply wash with warm soapy water. Replace the spray arm(s) and resume normal operation.
Step 3: Clean the Bottom Lip behind the Door
One last place food may collect is the bottom lip where the dishwasher door meets the bottom basin. Open the door all the way and, with a soapy cloth or sponge, scrub away any accumulated sludge, grime, or food particles trapped on the lip between the door and the wash basin. Give the bottom edge of the door a wipe-down while it’s open. Once you’ve cleaned away any food debris from the filter, spray arm, and bottom door lip and run a normal cleaning cycle, your smelly dishwasher should be smelling a lot better.
- Even in a clean dishwasher, stubborn odors may linger. This is especially true when cleaning dishes used to cook pungent foods, like fish or garlic. To neutralize these smells, try this vinegar and baking soda method—just don’t put them in at the same time or you’ll have a volcano erupting from your dishwasher. This combo also cuts through any greasy or oily film lining the inner walls of your dishwasher and removes mineral deposits caused by hard water.
- Follow these steps to neutralize unpleasant odors in your dishwasher:
- Fill a dishwasher-safe bowl or glass with distilled white vinegar (approximately 1 cup)
- Place it on the top rack in an otherwise empty dishwasher
- Without adding detergent, run a high-heat wash cycle
- Once the cycle is complete, remove the bowl or glass
- Sprinkle 1 cup of baking soda in the bottom basin
- Run a second high-heat wash cycle without adding detergent
How to Clean your Washing Machine
- Without adding clothes or other detergents. Pour 2 cups of vinegar in the detergent compartment and start the long washing cycle (that uses hot water).
- After a few minutes, pause and let the vinegar act on all components.
- After one hour, restart the washing cycle and wait until it ends.
- Start a short cycle to wash away all traces of vinegar.
- The vinegar will remove limescale, detergent residue and other dirt, including various bacteria and odor. (You can replace the vinegar with two cups of bleach, but it is more toxic than vinegar.)
Baking soda will also help in this matter, but it has a short effect, because it doesn’t kill the bacteria that causes odor.