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Monday, 24 April 2017 18:57

Why does my sink. . .STINK?

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You walk into your kitchen and a mystery smell is coming from somewhere, but you’re not sure where. You check the refrigerator to see if food or leftovers have gone bad and need to be removed. You take out the trash and spray air freshener, yet the smell still lingers. Where is it coming from? Chances are the smell is coming from your kitchen sink.

This unpleasant odor may indicate that dangerous bacteria have accumulated in your sink drain and garbage disposal from food particles and grease that have built up over time.  Considering the kitchen is the heart of many homes, and one can’t even make a cup of coffee without using the kitchen sink, its best rectify the problem as soon as possible.

Here are a few helpful tips:

Freshen Up - After using grind up “Ice” on a regular basis and a few lemon or orange peels, occasionally and enjoy the fresh scent!

The Garbage Disposal –
The garbage disposal’s job is to grind down food particles so they can wash freely through the drainpipe. However, with regular use, greasy food bits can tend to build up and stick to the blades of the grinder and decompose, which can create a smelly kitchen. The easiest way to dislodge the grease from the blades is to regularly pour hot water down the garbage disposal as it’s running to help wash away the grease.

Another home remedy that also effectively works is fill the sink with 2-3 inches of hot water and then add to the water, vinegar and baking soda; unplug and let flow down the drain as the garbage disposal is running.

Bacteria Build-Up - The build up of bacteria in the drainpipe can create a foul smell. Bacteria thrive off of the warmth of the kitchen, water and the build up food that doesn’t wash through the drain. To remove the bacteria and stop the odor that it creates, you can use baking soda and vinegar, bleach or a commercial cleaner.

If using baking soda and vinegar, be sure to run hot water afterwards to flush through the pipes. If you decide to use a commercial cleaner, read all directions and verify that it is safe for kitchen use to avoid food contamination.

Clogged Vent – If you continue to have an odor after cleaning and clearing the garbage disposal and kitchen sink, this could indicate that the vent that runs from the sink to the roof vent is clogged. You can clear a clogged vent by using a plumber’s snake. From the roof, introduce the snake from the top of the vent and push until the blockage is cleared. You can also try pouring hot water into the vent and try and clear it.

Having a smelly kitchen sink can be both a health hazard and indicate a build up of bacteria, as well as become an odor filled inconvenience. In many cases if the smell is mild it can be addressed with “Home Remedies” listed above.   However, we have a product called “Bio-Clean”, which is so safe... that you could actually drink it because it is all natural. You should use it on a quarterly basis as a preventative application. Call or stop by Central, and we can share this amazing product…I also like to use it in the dishwasher…

Whether you are in Kalispell, Whitefish, Bigfork, Columbia Falls or anywhere else in the Flathead Valley. . .As always, your Comfort is our Central concern, call 756-6656, for all your heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical and drain cleaning needs.




For Immediate Release
October 20, 2016
Contact: Trinity Clark
Ph: (406) 756-6656

Central Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical is Providing Support to the 
Save A Sister
 Initiative

 Kalispell, MT – Central Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical, is providing support to the Save A Sister™ initiative to help raise money to promote breast cancer awareness, educate the community and improve women’s access to screening mammography.

“From October 23rd thru October 29th 2016, Central will be donating 1% of all service sales to this worthy cause and our service techs will be asking customers if they would like to make a donation”, states Debbi Waldenberg, president of Central.

 “Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same,” she concludes.

 Save a Sister is a Flathead Valley community volunteer effort coordinated with help from Kalispell Regional Healthcare, North Valley Hospital, and the Flathead City-County Health Department to promote breast cancer awareness and prevention and to raise funds to support education and post-operative durable goods that are not paid by insurance. All funds stay in the local area. Call 751-7524 for more information.

Central Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical has been voted the “2016 Best of Flathead” two years in a row and is a family-owned company that provides heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical and drain cleaning sales, service and installation for residential and commercial customers throughout the greater Flathead Valley, to include emergency service 24/7. For more information call 756-6656 or visit the web at www.centralmt.com or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/centralmt.

For Immediate Release
September 9, 2015

Kalispell, MT – Central Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical is sponsoring the Riveting Rosie’s and participating in this year’s upcoming Fourth Annual Montana Dragon Boat Festival held on Flathead Lake in Lakeside, September 12th and 13th, 2015.

Racing for the second year, the Riveting Rosie’s dragon boat team is a group of Flathead Valley Mom’s digging in their paddles to raise money for Save a SisterTM. This breast cancer awareness initiative is an alliance among Kalispell Regional Healthcare, North Valley Hospital and the Flathead City-County Health Department. The collaborative goals are to promote breast cancer awareness by providing funds to improve women’s understanding, access for mammography screening, distribute educational materials and provide post-operative goods that are often not covered my medical insurance.

“We have all experienced a friend or family member that has battled breast cancer,” states Debbi Waldenberg, president of Central. “Sponsoring Riveting Rosie’s dragon boat team and participating in this year’s race, is an exciting and fun cultural event for Central to join in and help promote community awareness and support this worthy cause.”

The Montana Dragon Boat Festival is one of the top 10 largest such festival in the nation. The sport itself, is the eighth fastest growing sport in the world.

Central is a family-owned company that provides heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical sales, service and installation for residential and commercial customers throughout the greater Flathead Valley including emergency service 24/7. For more information call 756-6656 or visit the web at www.centralmt.com or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/centralmt.

 

For Immediate Release
October 17, 2014
 
CENTRAL GOES PINK TO SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS​​
 
Kalispell, MT – Your heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical service call this week will help Save a Sister.
 
Central Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical will be going pink to support breast cancer awareness and Save a Sister starting October 19. “We will be supporting breast cancer awareness during the week of October 19 - October 25, 2015, by donating 1% of all service sales as well as ask our customers if they would like to make a donation,” said Debbi Waldenberg, president.
 
“Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same,” she concludes.
 
Save a Sister is a Flathead Valley community volunteer effort coordinated with help from Kalispell Regional Healthcare, North Valley Hospital, and the Flathead City-County Health Department to promote breast cancer awareness and prevention and to raise funds to support education and post-operative durable goods that are not paid by insurance. All funds stay in the local area. Call 751-7524 for more information.
 
Central is a family-owned company that provides heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical sales, service and installation for residential and commercial customers throughout the greater Flathead Valley including emergency service 24/7. For more information call 756-6656 or visit the web at www.centralmt.com or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/centralmt.

For Immediate Release
May 4, 2015

 Your heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical service call can help save you money and promote energy efficiency.

 Kalispell, MT – Many homeowners still don’t realize how much energy they waste on a daily basis. Much of the energy consumed in the United States is wasted through distribution, loss of heat and inefficient technology. Central Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical promotes the most cost effective and efficient ways to combat this problem and reduce energy costs for residential and business customers.

 “Energy efficiency plays a role in almost every aspect of our trade.” States Debbi Waldenberg, president of Central. “Our team receives consistent technical training, safety training and continuing education from national organizations to make sure everyone at Central is at the forefront of our industry and always current on the latest innovations, developments, rebates and energy efficient technology.” 

 As an added benefit to their customers, Central offers the Comfort Care Program to ensure consistent efficiency. As a Comfort Care Program member the customer enjoys priority status with Central and peace of mind in knowing that the heating and cooling equipment in their home is maintained and inspected two times a year to ensure that it is running at peak efficiency and safety.

 Other benefits include:

  • Priority Service - Service call is moved to the top of the schedule giving the quickest response time possible 
  • 10% Savings - Members receive a 10% discount on all service calls. 
  • Twice the Warranty - Members get twice the warranty coverage than our regular customers
  • System Checks - Two system checks a year to keep heating and cooling equipment running at peak performance. Properly maintained equipment will add years of energy-saving service 
  • Satisfaction Guarantee - No job is ever done until you’re 100% satisfied with our people and our products

Central is a family-owned and operated company that provides heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical sales, service and installation for residential and commercial customers throughout the greater Flathead Valley including emergency service 24/7. For more information about the Comfort Care Program and energy saving tips call 756-6656 or visit the web at www.centralmt.com or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/centralmt for up to date news and energy saving tips.



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