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How to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Running Smoothly

How to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Running Smoothly

Upcoming holidays mean family gatherings, parties with friends, and lots and lots of food - which adds up to a lot of kitchen cleanup. And nothing ends up working harder around the holidays than your sink drains and garbage disposals. Here are a few tips to help make your holidays a little bit easier this year.
November 03, 2021 by dave becker
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Homemade Cleaners vs. Custom Formulated Enzymes

Homemade Cleaners vs. Custom Formulated Enzymes

There are dozens of recipes for homemade cleaners available, some more effective than others. They offer big savings over purchasing commercial products, are much safer for kids and pets, are healthier overall, and are better for the environment. But are they better than the custom formulated enzymes in Earthworm® products?
October 22, 2021 by dave becker
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Chemical Cleaners vs. Enzymes

Chemical Cleaners vs. Enzymes

While popular, traditional chemical cleaners are toxic, abrasive, and environmentally destructive. Earthworm® products offer a cleaner, greener solution, but they are also as powerful and effective as chemical cleaners.
September 22, 2021 by dave becker
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How to Clean Carpet Stains

How to Clean Carpet Stains

Carpet stains can be frustratingly difficult to remove. Due to a number of different stain substances and carpet materials, there are different remedies that are recommended to remove carpet stains. The most important first step is to always gently blot the stain with a dry, white towel. Never rub the stain as this can lead to saturation within the carpet fibers and make it more difficult to ever remove the stain entirely.
August 20, 2021 by dave becker
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How to Clean Pet Stains & Odors

How to Clean Pet Stains & Odors

No matter how adorable your pet appears, even the best of them are prone to accidents. Pet stains and odors can be some of the most challenging messes to clean from carpets. Common tips involve moistening, spritzing, blotting, and using water, vinegar or light detergents. But many times you need something more to clean your carpets or upholstery. Stronger commercial products can offer varying degrees of success, but all of them contain chemicals which can damage your carpet, and worse, can harm your pets or your family. Earthworm® Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator is different.
July 21, 2021 by dave becker
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How to Care for a Septic System

How to Care for a Septic System

According to the EPA, over 60 million people in America depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater. And while they tend to be utilized in rural and less populated areas, about one-third of all new developments are still designed with septic systems. Septic systems offer clean water and waste removal that is often more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly than giant water treatment facilities.
June 15, 2021 by dave becker
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How to Clean a Smelly Drain

How to Clean a Smelly Drain

Odors from bathroom or kitchen drains can be some of the most unpleasant smells in your home. There can be many causes of these odors, but most of them can be prevented with regular maintenance. A smell like rotten eggs can be caused by bacteria growing on debris within your drain. A dank, musty smell is usually mold that had developed within the drain. If your house smells like sewage, that can indicate blockages in your pipes which are keeping the normal preventions from stopping sewer gases from entering your home. And if you have a garbage disposal, the gradual buildup of food particles, oils, fats, or coffee grounds can be the culprit.
May 22, 2021 by dave becker
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How to Clear Hair from a Drain

How to Clear Hair from a Drain

Some of the most frustrating drain clogs are caused by hair. These clogs tend to occur in bathrooms, where you undoubtedly have more drains than in any other area of your home. The combination of hair with soap, shampoo or shaving products creates a thick mass held together almost like glue. Over time, such buildup creates clogs which can be difficult to remove.
April 18, 2021 by dave becker
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How to Fix a Clogged Drain

How to Fix a Clogged Drain

A clogged drain is not only annoying; it can also fill your house with an awful smell. Any number of materials can build up in your drains and cause clogs, but the usual suspects are hair, dirt, and soap scum. Over time, these things slowly collect within your pipes until they become a full clog. Here are a few options to clear those clogs and get your drains running smoothly.
March 19, 2021 by dave becker
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How to Fix a Slow Drain

How to Fix a Slow Drain

The average American home has ten drains. And no matter where they are located, they all have one thing in common: they are susceptible to clogs and blockage. Drains rely solely on gravity to carry waste water from your home, and constant usage will eventually lead to build-up of hair, soap, dirt, and other matter which can make any drain slow.
February 20, 2021 by dave becker
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