Category Archives: Faucet Repair

Bathroom Installation

Safety Standards to Follow in Bathroom Installation Summary Bathroom safety: electricity Bathroom safety: floors and walls Bathroom safety: accessories Bathroom safety: water temperature A bathroom is a place dedicated to relaxation and well-being. To keep it that way, you must respect safety rules for electricity such as humidity, water temperature, or storage. Let’s take a closer look below. Safety in the bathroom: electricity Water and electricity do not mix well. Electrical safety rules are therefore stringent in bathrooms. The (NEC) – NFPA standard defines 4 electrical safety volumes. Volume 0 corresponds to the shower or bathtub itself. Except for those directly integrated into some shower cubicles, no electrical appliance is allowed. Volume 1 corresponds in width to the dimensions of the shower or bathtub up to 2.25 m high. Only waterproof (IPX4) lighting fixtures and extra-low voltage switches (12 V) are allowed. Volume 2 adds 0.6 m to the width of volume…

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plumbing

Plumbing is the set of mechanisms of several pipes and valves that facilitate the circulation and distribution of fluids (gas or liquid) inside and outside a building. In addition, the use of this mechanism ensures better hygiene and improves the sanitation of many homes. On the other hand, plumbing sometimes suffers from certain malfunctions due to a multitude of reasons: age of materials, clogging, and dirt. Therefore, the plumbing system needs to be renovated to ensure its continued cleanliness. Read this article to follow the guide. Faucet Renovation Plumbing defines the entirety of any installation that facilitates the distribution of fluids to all rooms in a house. This includes faucets, pipes, and sanitary installations. Thus, to avoid any malfunction in this distribution, a periodic maintenance, cleaning, or a total renovation are necessary. For a successful renovation of faucets, follow these steps in their entirety, depending on the layout of your…

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plumbing

The number one reason why plumbers are called is because of a clogged sink. This is why it is essential for you to take proper care of the sink. Your sink should allow draining proper, and if you follow our ways to keep your sink clean, you won’t have any worries about this. So, without further ado, let’s get into the list of ways how to keep your kitchen sink clean. 1. What causes clogs? Before we delve into how to keep your kitchen sink clean, we need to talk about the main reasons that cause clogs. Some of the main reasons for blocked or clogged kitchen drains are: Home owners not cleaning their dishwashers often Food being rinsed down the drain Food scraps or fat go into the dishwashers and then down the waste pipe. Coffee ground being rinsed down Congealed oil and fats in the drain So having…

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Water

We always hear speeches about curbing water use. Turn off the tap when you shower or brush your teeth, yet there is still a gap that needs to be addressed. Even if you do everything you can, things can still be done at your level. What should we change to protect future generations? Green plumbing uses methods and technologies to reduce water consumption by investing in environmentally friendly plumbing systems and reducing consumption in every way possible. In general, green plumbing is about things we can’t fully understand. Because even if we do everything we can to save water, our efforts are in vain if there are problems at the plumbing level. Some may think that eco-friendly plumbing is a fad that only makes us spend more money, but in reality, it can save people money on their bills. In some places in the world, some features of eco-friendly plumbing…

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Bathroom Faucet

How to Choose Your Bathroom Faucet How to Choose The Proper Bathroom Faucet You can choose between two main types of faucets for your bathroom: the mixer and the single lever faucet. It’s up to you to select the bathroom faucet that, by its operation or design, but also its price, corresponds precisely to the use you want to make of it. This post helps you choose suitable bathroom faucets. HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BATHROOM FAUCETS? You should take the below criteria into account to choose the most suitable faucet for each bathroom piece of equipment. SPOUT SHAPE AND HEIGHT Like that of the control lever(s), the shape of the faucet spout can be retro, classic, or contemporary to match the style of the entire bathroom. Note: the waterfall spout, widely popular today, takes a flattened shape to diffuse water in a cascade. Be careful with its size. The height of the faucet spout depends on…

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Hard water

How to Descale a Faucet The seat is the surface on which the valve seal rests to prevent water from flowing when the valve handles are turned. This internal part of the faucet may be worn or scaled, causing repeated leaks. Here, the seat should be lapped. Honing flattens the center of the valve heads, allowing the valve to seal when the valve is closed. Begin by removing the valve handles Switch off both the hot and cold water supplies to the faucet. To access the faucet head seats, remove the faucet handles. Using pliers, unscrew the faucet handle cover. The cover comprises the red or blue colored pad (water temperature) on some faucet types, which you may remove with a short flat screwdriver. Then, unscrew the fixing screw located inside the head. Remove the faucet head by pulling it out along its tilt axis. Note: on some faucet models, the head is…

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Steps to Dismantle a Faucet

Pipes and Wrenches | 4 Easy Steps to Dismantle a Faucet Contents     – Precautions to take before disassembling a faucet     – Step 1: Unscrew the nuts that connect the hoses to the water supply     – Step 2: Detach the control stem from the bung     – Step 3: Remove the faucet fasteners from under the sink, basin, or tub     – Step 4: Remove the faucet Removing a faucet is a simple operation that unsophisticated DIYers can do. Replacing a defective faucet, changing a faucet model, or replacing a worn-out gasket: all these operations require disassembling a faucet. To disassemble a faucet, you will need to disconnect it from its support and disconnect it from the hot and cold water supplies. Precautions to take before disassembling a faucet Before starting to disassemble a faucet, you must turn off the water, with the stopcock if you have one, otherwise…

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Leaking Faucet

6 Easy Steps to Repair a Leaking Faucet Repairing a Leaking Mixer at the Base and Changing Its Cartridge Contents – Precautions to take before repairing a leaking faucet – Step 1: Remove the handle from the mixing valve (option 1) – Disassemble the handle of the mixing valve (option 2) – Step 2: Access the cartridge – Step 3: Change the used seals – Step 4: Reassemble the mixing valve – Step 5: Check the mixer installation – Step 6: If the mixer is still leaking, change the cartridge Repairing a leaking faucet by replacing the cartridge seals is something you can do yourself. Moreover, this repair does not require many tools.  The mixing valve differs from other types of faucets in that it has a single control for water temperature and flow. However, sometimes the seals of the cartridge inserted in the mixing valve body wear out and…

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