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Old 05-25-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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I have had a FaceBook page for my company for some time, but haven't been doing a very good job of keeping it updated. So today I started to work on it.

I just finished writing an article on drain and sewer stoppages, the causes, and how to prevent them. I am interested in getting both a professional and a non professional take on this article. Professionals, what did I forget to include that would make it more valuable? Non professionals, does this help you to understand your drainage system, what can go wrong with it, how to take care of it, etc?

All thoughts are welcome, both good and bad.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Springtime-Plumbing-Services-LLC/320535234645789



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Old 05-26-2013, 01:39 PM   #2
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Nice article. VERY thorough.
There are some differences in disposal advice between us. I typically recommend scraping plates in the trash first, if possible, and let the disposer take the little bits-o-food that rinse off the rest of the dishes.
I like the mention of rice in the drains, but have also found that egg shells and coffee grounds are just as commonly dumped into the drains and builds up into a mortar-like clog.
Over all it looks as if you put a lot of thought into the article and the honest info and advice will help a lot of customers understand what happens to their drainage system...before you get to the door. The positive comments from the prior customers are awesome, too. Nice to see good things about your company on Facebook. I clicked 'like'.



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Old 05-26-2013, 02:59 PM   #3
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Very good. I just got an education. No bones huh? I learned that one a bit late in life. I always thought that would be like brushing the disposals teeth. Egg shells, rice and other things that never even entered my mind are also bad. I'll tell the Wife.

Although almost perfect; you did catch a bit of Elmer Fudd Disease: Doing so is to invite Clogged Dwain

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Great article. Very informational to homeowners. Only difference that would have changed,which is only a matter of opinion, is the kitchen sink clog area. I've always told people that ANYTHING with a starch will back your drain up (ie for lamens- anything that swells when you cook it).

Good common practice is to scrap plates of in the garbage before rinsing them off as well. I tell homeowners, do what you like, but if u want to see less of me when don't use your garbage disposal as a garbage can.

But all in all , great article!

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Not to hijack the thread, but if you buy an Insinkerator be sure to check the product registration card that comes with it. If I remember correctly, you will see a check list of items that you may put into the disposal that you just purchased. It lists bones as well as many other items that can harm your disposal. If you check off these items and send the card in, you have admitted to misusing the product and could void the warranty.

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Didn't know that, so that's how they get away from there three year warranty

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Thanks for the feedback so far, keep it coming.

Derrick, next time you are online here, why not shoot Austin or Chris a PM asking for admission to the Pro section? Some of the discussion in there might interest you.

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Thanks for the feedback so far, keep it coming.

Derrick, next time you are online here, why not shoot Austin or Chris a PM asking for admission to the Pro section? Some of the discussion in there might interest you.
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Thanks Chris. Where so I go to access the pro area?

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A lot of information given at one time. I take it the information is for consumers? You may want to write in a story form that will engage your reader. Pretend that you are in front of the customer . They need a beginning middle and end. Roughly translated they need to know why it is bad, what to do, how to prevent it from happening.

Writing is tougher to do than it appears. Good job overall.



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