Water is important to all life forms, but it can also be a nemesis to the frustrated homeowner dealing with plumbing problems. There are not many ways to destroy a house faster than to leave a major plumbing problem unfixed.
If a pipe freezes, switch on the nearest faucet tap to that pipe so that water can exit when the pipe thaws. This will relive some of the pressure, which would reduce the damage done to your house.
Never put your bare hands to try fixing your garbage disposal. Even an un-powered garbage disposal is turned off they …