Your oven can be gross—here are the best ways to clean it.

Face it, your oven is filthy—but there’s no need to be ashamed. It seems like every time you use it some new spill or stain forms and slowly bakes into that once-pristine enameled surface.

Luckily, most ovens include self-cleaning modes that can wipe away all that sticky grease and crusty residue. Even manual cleaning can be made easier with proper maintenance and the right cleaning products.

So are you ready to say goodbye to all that grime? First, you need to take stock of your options. Not all ovens are alike, so be sure to check your owner’s manual to see what kinds of self-cleaning settings are available to you, as well as what the manufacturer recommends. With that in mind, here’s the lowdown on the three most popular ways to clean an oven.

1. Use self-clean—but only if you can open every window in the house

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A pyrolytic self-clean cycle burns grime into ash.  View Larger

Aside from luxury ovens, pyrolytic cleaning is the most common type of self-clean function, and also probably the easiest. Pyrolytic cleaning raises the oven temperature to a blistering degree—usually between 900°F and 1,000°F. The cycle lasts a few hours and reduces all that grime to ash, which can be easily wiped away once the oven cools.

While there’s some variation between ovens, you’ll want to remove the oven racks and wipe out any crumbs before running the cycle. Make sure you won’t need to cook anything for at least a few hours, as the cleaning mode will lock your oven and render it unusable for the whole period. When the cycle is over, you’ll be able to wipe away the remaining debris with a damp cloth. (Just wait until the cavity cools down!)

Pyrolytic cleaning raises the oven temperature to a blistering degree—usually 900°F to 1,000°F.

Pyrolytic self-cleaning tends to be the least labor-intensive, as it handles both small and large messes fairly well, and unlike manual cleaning, it doesn’t require the use of nasty chemicals.

However, there is one big downside: your house will smell terrible for a few hours, as the high heat will create fumes from all the grease and debris in your oven cooking off. Get out your box fans, open your windows, and run your exhaust fan. Just don’t leave your house with your oven turned to such a high temperature. Seriously. Don’t do it.

It also tends to release fumes that can be toxic to birds, so move your pet parakeet to another part of the house during the cleaning process.

 

2. Give your oven a steam bath

Not every oven will have this, but some self-clean modes use the power of steam to clean the oven—often alongside a pyrolytic option. These ovens are coated with an enamel that releases grime when it encounters steam and low heat, allowing you to easily wipe it away when the cycle finishes.

The steam clean option works much faster than high-heat cleaning.

The steam clean option tends to work much faster than pyrolytic cleaning (one cycle usually takes under an hour). Furthermore, it doesn’t require nearly as much heat or energy, and it doesn’t give off any nasty fumes.

That said, the clean isn’t as thorough or effective. If your oven has both pyrolytic and steam self-clean cycles, you may want to run the steam cleaner on a more routine basis. This will limit the need for the pyrolytic mode, which is more appropriate for big messy stains.

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3. Don’t forget good old-fashioned elbow grease

Not all ovens offer self-clean options, and not everyone likes to use them. For whatever reason, if you find yourself relying on your own two hands to make that oven sparkle, we have some cleaning recommendations.

It’s a good idea to first remove your oven racks and wash them according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Soaking the racks in a sink full of warm water mixed with a few drops of dishwashing soap can help loosen some of that grime, which can then be scrubbed and rinsed away.

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If your oven still isn’t clean, it may be time to try harsher chemical oven cleaners.

There are a lot of harsh chemicals designed to remove all sorts of burnt scum from your oven cavity. If you have a mind to avoid them, heed this tip from wikiHow: Place 4 tablespoons of baking soda in a 1-liter spray bottle, then fill the rest of the bottle with water. Spray the oven cavity with a focus on the dirtiest areas. Wait at least one hour, then use a scraper to chip away at the worst parts. Spray again and wait another hour. Scrub with a rough sponge, then wipe the oven down with a solution of one part water, one part vinegar. If your oven still isn’t clean, it may be time to try harsher chemical oven cleaners.

You may also want to try a manual steam clean method to loosen caked-on filth prior to scrubbing. eHow suggests filling an ovenproof dish with one part water, one part vinegar, and placing the dish inside the oven cavity. Set the oven to 250°F and let it sit for 30 minutes. Afterward, turn the oven off, remove the dish, and scrub with a sponge.

 

4. In the future, avoid the mess altogether

Of course, the best way to avoid a filthy oven is to not make a mess in the first place. That’s probably not a realistic goal—but it may help to place a cookie sheet or swath of foil under your food to catch any splatters and spills.

Just know that placing extra sheets of metal may affect how your oven cooks, creating hot spots that may be a big problem for certain dishes and baked goods.

Also be sure to clean up individual messes as quickly as possible. It’ll be easier to avoid stubborn stains when they haven’t been baking in your oven for a year! This is especially true of the glass, which can be far more tricky to clean than the inside.

Oven maintenance will never be barrels of fun, but it can keep any cleanliness issues from spiraling out of control, and it can cut down on the amount of elbow grease you’ll need to use.

©Kori Perten

10 possible reasons behind “refrigerator not cooling”

On a hot afternoon, you open your refrigerator in a hope to enjoy a glass of chilled juice. But you find that your refrigerator not cooling. What an unpleasant moment! Here are 10 possible reasons behind “why is your refrigerator not cooling enough or not cooling at all”:

1. Frosted evaporator coil

There are evaporator coils and circulating fan in the freezer zone of the refrigerator. Poor cooling can be a result of excessive frost development on the evaporating coils. Over time frost accumulates over the coils and fan. When frost gets accumulated over the evaporator coils, they get insulated. Due to this, the circulating fan is unable to draw air over the frosted coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because of the frost over the coils, but with no air flow over the coils.This frost should be removed by manual defrosting or automatic defrost (in frost-free refrigerators) for proper cooling inside the refrigerator.

2. Faulty evaporator fan 

The fan circulates the cool air from the freezer to other compartments inside the refrigerator. When evaporator fan stops working it cannot circulate cool air inside the food section. Due to which the freezer continues to be cold but food section does not get cool.

3. Out of order defrost system

In any frost-free refrigerator, there is a defrost system which controls the cooling and defrosts cycle. The components of the defrost system are: a defrost timer and a defrost heater:

defrost timer switches the refrigerator between the cooling and defrosts mode. If it goes bad and stops at cooling mode, it causes excessive frost to build up on the evaporator coils which reduces the air flow. Or when it stops at the defrost mode it melts all the frost and does not go back to the cooling cycle.

defrost heater melts the frost developed over the evaporator coil. But if it goes bad then excessive frost accumulates on coils reducing the cool air flow inside the refrigerator.

So when either of the 2 becomes faulty, the refrigerator does not understand when to cool and when to defrost.

4. Faulty compressor 

A compressor is the heart of the refrigeration cycle. When it does not work properly then the entire cooling process does not even start. The job of the compressor is to compress the refrigerant from a low-pressure cool vapor into high-pressure hot vapors. This compressed refrigerant in the form of hot high-pressure vapors then flows through the condenser where it gets condensed into high-pressure liquid. This liquid then flows through the evaporator coil where it evaporates and cools down to a low-pressure vapor. Air flows over the cooling coils and keeps the refrigerator cool. So when the compressor is out of order, this refrigeration cycle does not even start.

5. Insufficient refrigerant level

If the compressor is the heart, the refrigerant is the blood of the cooling cycle. Refrigerant leakage or under limit refrigerant also effects the cooling inside the refrigerator.

6. Dirt insulated condenser coils

When high-pressure hot refrigerant condenses in the condenser, lot of heat is dissipated during this conversion. But when the condenser coil is dirty and loaded with debris, heat does not flow out of the coils properly. This heat stays inside the refrigerator and reduces the cooling.

7. Defective condenser fan 

In your refrigerator, there is a condenser fan that forces hot air out of the refrigerator. So when it goes bad the hot air cannot be released into the room and remains inside the refrigerator. Because of this, the temperature inside the refrigerator shoots up. A faulty fan motor or defective fan blades prevent the condenser fan from working properly.

8. Defective start relay

A start relay is a small device located near the compressor. It helps compressor in starting up. If the start relay is defective, then the compressor will not start and so the cooling process in the refrigerator will not commence.

9. Defective start capacitor

There is a start capacitor that gives a boost to the compressor to start up. If this capacitor is burned out, the compressor might not start up and the refrigeration cycle will not commence cooling the refrigerator.

10. Faulty thermistor

A thermistor is a sensor that controls the air temperature inside the refrigerator and controls the start and stop of cooling cycle. If it goes faulty, then the refrigerator does not cool at all or cools continuously.

Refrigerator not cooling” is a very common problem and can be taken care by good refrigerator repair professionals.

by DIVYA MISHRA

8 Useful Tips to Take Care of Your Inverter Battery!

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The battery is the backbone of an inverter. It is responsible for the good performance and long life of your inverter. Therefore regular maintenance and care of the battery is very crucial. Just like any other home appliance your inverter and its battery require regular maintenance for effective operation and longer life. Though they do not beautify your homes like your steel coating double door refrigerator or your black shiny microwave, but they do help you live comfortably in the most difficult time i.e. power cut.IS

Inverter battery cleaning tips

Here are some battery maintenance tips:

  1. Always use a well-ventilated area for inverter installation. The inverter battery gets heated up during charging and operation. An airy place reduces the heating up of the battery.It also reduces the frequent water topping requirement.
  2. After installation use battery on a regular basis. If the power cut does not occur, discharge the battery completely once every month and then recharge it.
  3. Check the water level of battery every two months. Ensure that the water level is maintained between the maximum and minimum water limit. Always top up the battery with distilled water. Do not use tap water or rain water as it contains excess minerals and impurities which affect the life and performance of the battery.
  4. Always keep the surface and sides of battery clean and dust free. Use a cotton cloth to clean these surfaces.
  5. Keep the battery terminals corrosion free and rust free. If the terminals get corroded pour hot water + baking soda solution on the corrosive area or use a toothbrush for cleaning. This will remove the corrosion.Once the terminals become corrosion free, apply petroleum jelly or Vaseline on to the terminals, nuts and bolts to avoid future corrosion. Rusting and corrosion are very bad for battery performance. Rusting in terminals reduces the current flow to and from from the battery. This restricted flow of current results in slow battery charging which ultimately reduces battery life.
  6. Be careful that the vents around battery are dust free and open. Blocked vents lead to hydrogen gas accumulation, which may lead to bursting of the battery.
  7. From the safety point of view, install the inverter at safe places in your home which is out of the reach of children or a less used area. But at the same time make sure that it is airy and properly ventilated.
  8. Replace your battery if it is dead or damaged. Regular inspection will keep you updated on your inverter and battery conditions.

It is very important that you use the correct battery as per requirement (called battery capacity). Make sure that you always use the battery with proper Ah (Ampere hour) capacity based on your requirement.

©DIVYA MISHRA

Why Your Toilet Smells & How to Remove the Odor

The bathroom is one of the most sacred places in your home, so when your toilet is omitting a foul odor, you need the problem addressed fast. There are lots of reasons why your toilet smells, so it’s important to identify what the smell is to find the underlying cause. Here are three of the most common less-than-pleasant smells toilets can omit and what you can do about it.

Toilet Smells Like: Sewage

Many homeowners contact us with complaints that their toilet smells like sewage. While there are lots of things that can cause this unpleasant odor, one of the most common is an issue with the p-trap.

The p-trap is a U-shaped pipe that holds a small amount of water in it to form a preventative seal against sewer gases coming up from your toilet and into your home. Sometimes, however, the p-trap allows these gases to escape via a leak, a broken seal, or infrequent use.

This diagram of the p-trap shows where water can remain stagnant.

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Toilet Smells Like: Sulfur

Sulfur is a scent no homeowner wants to smell coming from their toilet, yet each year homeowners are plagued by the stench of rotting eggs from their plumbing and can’t figure out why.

If your toilet is emitting the smell of sulfur, it means the there is bacteria in the water. If you think this may be affecting your bathroom, it’s important to figure out where exactly the smell is coming from and address the issue right away. It can be a challenge to pinpoint exactly where the smell of sulfur is coming from, so we recommend conducting a small test to determine if the smell is coming from a specific drain or all of the water in your home.

Grab a glass and fill it with the water that you believe smells like sulfur. Then, grab another glass and fill it with water from another faucet. Check to see if they both smell like sulfur. If they do, then the bacteria is likely in all of the water. If just one glass smells, then a single pipe may just be contaminated. This problem can be fixed by replacing the drains or disinfecting them to eliminate the smell. In either case, give your local plumbing professionals a call for a second opinion and efficient plumbing repairs.

Toilet Smells Like: Urine

Cleaning and disinfecting your toilet as well as the area around it only to find there is still a strong scent of urine is discouraging. But don’t fret just yet. In many cases, a constant urine smell is likely due to a leaking wax seal, which is located under the toilet and seals the point between the toilet and the drain. Improper installation and general wear and tear can cause the seal to leak. Unfortunately, when this happens, whatever is in the toilet can slowly drip onto the floor behind the toilet. The result? A constant smell of urine no matter how often you clean and disinfect the area.

Luckily, replacing this seal is quick and easy and can be done yourself, or with a quick call to your local plumbing professional.

Contact Wesabi.com for Bathroom Plumbing Services.

If you’re in need of bathroom plumbing services, look no further than Wesabi. We offer comprehensive bathroom plumbing repairs, installations, and maintenance. Whether you’re suffering from a consistently smelly toilet or another plumbing problem, we can help. Contact us today for an efficient plumbing appointment and, as always, the best in customer service.
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How To Clean Oven Without Harmfully Affecting Your Health.

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Cleaning oven is a task neglected by many. Though you clean the stovetop almost on a daily basis, we don’t do much justice to oven interiors even if it reeks of burnt food.
But, cleaning oven regularly is essential because the food remains stuck onto the oven burns every time the oven works. These burnt foods essentially release carcinogenic fumes, which are absorbed by your food. Though you may not notice any ill effect on your health in the short-term, it may cause irreversible damage in the long-term. This is why you should clean food remains inside the oven on a daily basis and deep clean the oven at least once every month.
So, how do you deep clean your oven?

The first thought might be to scrub and clean it with regular dishwashing liquid. But unfortunately, that isn’t a good idea!
While scrubbing dishes, we usually clean it in running water which clears all residues of the cleaning liquid. But is that the case when you clean your oven?

No. As you cannot clean the oven interiors with running water, you would be scrubbing and sponging instead. No matter how thoroughly you try to execute it, residues of the dishwashing liquid will remain in the oven surface. And when you bake a cake or reheat your food, harmful fumes from these residues will contaminate your food. Though you cannot see or even taste it, it is present in your food and you are ignorantly consuming them and hurting your health in the long run.

So, what exactly are there in these fumes? If you look at the composition of the cleaning liquids in your kitchen, you can almost certainly see two ingredients—triclosan and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLES). The side effects of these ingredients include hormone imbalance, infertility, skin irritation, damage to circulatory, respiratory and digestive system, to name a few.
Yes, the goodies you bake in the oven aren’t filled with just chocolate and eggs, but also some deadly chemicals you would want to steer clear off at all cost.

Thankfully, we have natural alternatives that can be used to clean the oven without any harmful side effects. And the best part is that these are mostly household items that are found in most homes.

Alternative 1- Baking Soda Mixture

The ingredients required for making the baking soda mixture are- baking soda (obviously!), vinegar and lime. You will also need damp cloth, scrub, water and a spatula.

Baking soda can be bought through the Konga.com platform & vinegar at Shoprite or other supermarkets

In order to make the mixture, take a bowl and mix half a cup of baking soda and add juice from one lime and enough vinegar to make it a spreadable paste.

This mixture works because baking soda is a mild abrasive and helps dislodge particles and stains from most surfaces. It also absorbs odor. When mixed with vinegar, the mixture cuts through the grease resulting in spotlessly clean surfaces. Lime juice imparts a pleasant smell to the oven.

So, now, let us look at how to clean the oven step-by-step.
Remove Oven Racks: The first step while cleaning oven is to remove the oven racks and wash them in running water with regular soap.

Scrape Food Remains: Remove any food remains onto the oven surface. You can either wipe them off gently or if it is stuck, then gently scrape it off with a spatula.

Coat The Paste: Take the baking soda mixture and spread it thoroughly onto the interior surface of the oven, particularly any greasy areas. Do not apply it onto the vents and heating elements.

Allow It To Dry: Leave the mixture overnight or for 12 hours so that it dries off.

Scrub The Oven: After 12 hours, use a gentle plastic scrub or a scouring pad and gently scrub off the dried baking soda. In order to loosen the dried mixture, spray a little vinegar. The vinegar will react with the mixture creating the foam which will help clean the grease and dislodge any particles stuck onto the surface. If the dried paste stubbornly refuses to come off, scrape it with a spatula gently.

Sponge and Wipe: Residues of the mixture will remain on the oven surface even after scrubbing. So, use a wet sponge or a damp cloth and thoroughly wipe the oven surface. Repeat if necessary.

Now, place the clean oven racks and your oven is ready for next round of baking!

Alternative 2- Charcoal Powder

If you do not like the idea of cleaning with baking powder and vinegar, you can alternatively use this method. This method is quicker as you don’t have to leave it overnight. But on the other hand, you will have to put a lot more effort into scrubbing.
To make the cleaning mixture, take a half cup of charcoal powder (you can buy it at the nearby local market or at a supermarket near you), 2-3 Tbsp of salt and add water and juice from one lemon to make a coarse paste.

If you ask your grandmother, you will know that wood ash and charcoal powder were used since time immemorial for cleaning dishes. Not only is it efficient, but it is also quite safe and side-effect free.

Just like the previous method, clean the oven racks and scrape off any food remains stuck onto the interior oven surface.

Next, dip a scouring pad into the charcoal powder paste and gently scrub the oven interiors.

Then, wipe off the mixture from the surface of the oven using a damp cloth or a wet sponge. Repeat if the residues still remain.

And voila, your oven is ready as good as new!

So, next time you have a dirty oven, forget about chemical-based cleaning liquids and opt for natural methods instead. And do let us know in comments which of these two alternatives worked for you!

 

 

©PARVATHY POTHAN

Back to basics: How does an air conditioner work?

An air conditioner works as a heat exchanger. It takes in warm air in your room and passes it over a set of the cooling coil and then blows it back to the room as cold air. The cooling cycle of your air conditioner involves two basic processes: condensation and evaporation (you must have learned about them in school).

There are 4 important components in your AC that control the cooling cycle:

  • Compressor
  • Condenser coils
  • Evaporator Coils
  • Freon- Cooling agent

Compression and condensation cycle

The coolant (mixed with lubricating oil) enters the compressor as a cold low-pressure gas where it is compressed. This compression increases the temperature and pressure of the coolant which converts it into a hot high-pressure gas. This hot high-pressure gas passes through a series of thin coil called condenser coil where it gets converted into a high-pressure liquid. Whenever gas is converted into liquid heat is released. So the heat released during condensation of coolant is dissipated outside with the help of a condenser fan (located next to condenser coils).

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Working principle of Air conditioner

Expansion and evaporation cycle

This hot high-pressure liquid then passes through another set of thin coils called evaporator coils, where it gets evaporated into a low-pressure gas. As the liquid changes to gas and evaporates, it extracts heat from the surrounding warm air of your room. So the air coming in contact with these coils get cooled and is blown back to the room with the help of an evaporator fan.

By the time the working fluid leaves the evaporator, it is a cool, low-pressure gas. It then returns to the compressor to begin its trip all over again.

 

©Divya

How is AC servicing done?

Ever wondered how is AC service done and what makes it so important every year or less to get it serviced? Read on and you will understand! An air conditioner collects dust and debris during operation which prevents it from cooling properly. Whether you have a window AC or split AC, it is very important to service your AC to ensure a trouble-free performance. Apart from efficiency and performance, AC service also helps you ensure there are no problems inside your AC and that every part of the AC is functioning in an appropriate manner. Missing AC services can cause several problems inside an AC like water leakage from AC, AC not cooling, AC making noise etc. These problems can be prevented by regular AC service and maintenance.

 

HERE’S IS HOW AC SERVICING IS DONE! 

 

Air filter and fin cleaning

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An air filter collects a humongous amount of dust and dirt during operations. Dirty air filters in AC cause problems like ice formation in AC, AC not cooling etc. During AC service, the technician washes and clean air filter. The condenser fins are also rinsed and cleaned for any molds and dust build up during AC service.

 

AC condenser and evaporator coil cleaning

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Dust and dirt are core enemies of your air conditioning or AC system as they cause overheating of the system. During AC service, the technician cleans the dust and debris from the condenser coil and evaporator coil and other key components of the system. In a split AC, the condenser coils are in the outdoor unit.

AC condenser and evaporator fan cleaning

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During AC service, the technician cleans the dust and molds from the condenser and evaporator fan blades. In a split AC the condenser fan is in the outdoor unit.

 

Drain cleaning and leakage check

Water leakage from AC

The technician checks if water is dripping or pooling anywhere in the unit during AC service. He also checks if there is any leakage from the pipes and tubes inside the AC unit. While performing AC service, the technician cleans the drain and removes the dirt and debris to prevent the problem of water leakage from AC unit.

 

Coolant level check in air conditioner

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During AC service the technician checks if the coolant level is just right in the cooling or evaporator coils. When the level of coolant (Freon) is less than the required amount, the temperature of cooling coil drops much below the normal and your AC stops cooling.

 

Overall inspection of the AC unit

AC technician performs the inspection of key components of the unit like compressor, fan motor, evaporator unit, condenser unit, thermostat etc. during AC service to check for any fault. If any fault is found in the components during AC service then technician suggests a repair or replacement as required.

The best way to get optimum performance out of your air conditioner is to have it serviced regularly. It’s always good to have your air conditioner thoroughly checked at least once every year.

©Divya

Things to Keep in Mind During Kitchen Sink Installation

If you have built a new house or just looking to remodel your Kitchen then you need to read this. One of the most important thing that needs to be done to complete a kitchen is the installation of the sink. If you are contacting a professional for kitchen sink installation, then there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. You must be careful about the proper installation so that you face no problems in the future. Moreover, you must be present on the spot when the sink is being installed. The following are some of the things to keep in mind during kitchen sink installation.

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1. Proper placement for kitchen sink installation

The first thing to keep in mind during the installation of your sink is its proper placement. Position it in such a way that it falls in the center of the cabinets and possibly also the countertop. 

 

2. Proper handling of the sink

When you buy the sink, it comes in a certain packing. Make sure you don’t completely open the packing till it is installed. Once you hand over the sink to the professional, make sure he handles it properly and doesn’t bump it to any of the kitchen parts. Remove the packing carefully and only then let the serviceman install the sink in the space provided.

 

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3. Install the faucets beforehand

It is better to install all the faucets such as the knobs, tap and other accessories before you install the sink. This will not only save you time but also a lot of your workload will also be reduced.  Also, this will make it easier for you to see what you exactly are doing before the sink gets installed.

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5 Common Reasons Behind AC Compressor Not Working

A compressor is the heart of an air conditioner system. It is the component that is responsible for cooling your room. It is located in the outside box along with the condenser and fan. This is also called the outer unit of AC system. A compressor is a reliable component of AC. So when it goes bad it indicates that there is a serious underlying fault that needs to be corrected immediately.

 

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There are various reasons behind AC compressor not working:

  • Excess refrigerant flow: The compressor’s job is to compress the low-pressure cool refrigerant into high-pressure hot gas. Excess refrigerant means excess high pressure. This high-pressure builds up inside the compressor and makes it go bad.
  • Lack of lubrication: A compressor needs lubrication for proper operations. Lubricating oil is carried through the AC system and compressor by the refrigerant. The oil will not circulate without refrigerant. When the refrigerant is undercharged or leaks then the lubrication oil also leaks along with it. Less refrigerant means lack of lubrication which damages the compressor.
  • Poor heat dissipation: The compressor compresses the cool low-pressure gas into high-pressure hot gas. This process produces heat. A clogged radiator or dirt covered fins or faulty fan (the ones responsible for keeping the outer unit cool and well ventilated) result in poor heat dissipation from the outer unit. This causes the temperature and pressure to shoot up and damage the compressor.
  • Compressor contamination: Over time dust, dirt and impurities get deposited inside the compressor. This contamination hinders in the proper functioning of the compressor. It also makes the compressor go bad.
  • Overuse & frequent on-off: Frequent on-off of air conditioner hinders in the working of a compressor. Sometimes a long and continuous hour of operation heats up the outer unit. This overheating has an adverse effect on the compressor.

It is a common practice that when the compressor fails you replace it with a new one. But before making the replacement, make sure that you find out the actual cause of failure and fix it. If the actual causes of failure i.e. refrigerant over flow, lack of lubrication, heat dissipation etc. are not corrected, then within no time your new compressor will also go bad.

For AC compressor change or compressor repair connect with Wesabi

7 Jobs You Should Leave to a Plumber.

 

Although most plumbing jobs don’t require a plumber, there are others that you shouldn’t attempt to do yourself. Sometimes plumbing projects may need to conform to certain building code or the jobs may simply be too dangerous to do without the required training and experience. Other plumbing projects may seem simple, but in the end, you may not do things right causing leaks and even water damage to your home.

Below is a list of jobs that would be best left to a qualified plumber.

1. Clogged drains.

This is a very common problem, and while many people try to unclog drains themselves using chemicals, this may actually make the problem worse. It is a good idea to get a professional plumber to come out and give the blocked drain a proper clean so it is less likely to get clogged again. Blocked drains can cause flooding which in turn can cause water damage. Be careful about what you put down your drains. Using the wrong tools or cleaners to clear blockages can corrode or even rupture your pipes.

 

2. Installing new plumbing fixtures.

It’s better to get a professional plumber to install new plumbing fixtures. This is their job and they are experts at it, you may make a mistake or do a poor job which can cause problems especially if there are leaky joints. Get a professional plumber to do these sorts of jobs for you and save yourself time, effort and money.

 

3. Leaky pipes.

The signs of leaky pipes are rust and/or white or green deposits around pipe joints. This is a problem that should be dealt with by a professional plumber. The source of the problem needs to be identified and fixed properly or it is just going to occur again.

 

4. Anything dealing with natural gas or propane.

Always get a professional plumber to deal with projects involving gas or propane pipe work. They have the equipment to detect leaks as well as the materials to properly seal joints and fix leaks. There is a fire and explosion hazard if pipes aren’t installed properly. A slow leak which you may not be able to detect may build up and when the gas mixture reaches the right gas to air ratio, a slight spark from static electricity may cause a dangerous explosion. Using pipes, pipe fittings and thread sealing compound not rated for gas lines is very dangerous.

 

5. Water heater repairs

If you do not know what you are doing, you may actually cause the problem to become worse. It’s best to save time, effort and money by getting a professional plumber to do the repair right away. There is also a danger of electric shock if there is electrical wiring around where water may be present, so it’s best to not take any risks. Installing or repairing a water heater incorrectly can cause water or steam leaks that can lead to water damage.

 

6. Any project involving adding or moving a pipe line.

A project involving moving or adding a pipe line will require a professional plumber. There may be building regulations that need to be followed and you may not be aware of all the regulations that will need to be followed. 

 

7. Problems involving sewage.

Anything involving sewage is a major health risk to you and your family. Although you may be able to fix a simple problem such as blocked toilets yourself, sometimes it’s best to let a professional plumber deal with the problem. Sewage backups definitely require a professional plumber to rectify. The raw sewage blocking your sewer line is comprised of very harmful bacteria that can cause very serious health issues if not handled properly.

Only a professional plumber has the knowledge, skills, and equipment to handle these sorts of problems properly.  Where the job could potentially be dangerous or even just complicated, it’s best to just get a professional plumber to come out and do the job for you. You don’t need to spend time on a project only to resort to calling a plumber anyway. You don’t have to spend more money than you needed to because you underestimated the project.

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