Category Archives: Plumbing

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What Is the Difference Between a Micro Purification Station and a Septic Tank? The septic tank and the micro purification station are two individual sanitation systems that are very popular in households. Although they are both efficient solutions that can be relied upon for wastewater treatment, they do not have everything in common. Find out more about their differences by reading this article! Odor This is a criterion that must be taken into account when choosing an individual sewage treatment system. In this respect, you should favour micro sewage treatment plants, as they do not give off the slightest smell, as opposed to septic tanks. In fact, the micro-stations have an impeccable insulation, which offers them the possibility of absorbing the bad smells that there could be in the surroundings of the installation. In case you want to have a clear understanding of the characteristics of the two individual sewage…

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Water Pressure

Low water pressure can be exhausting whenever you take a shower, but did you know that your water pressure can be TOO high? People tend to associate high water pressure with an advantage. Still, high water pressure can lead to a shorter life cycle of your appliances and it can also damage your plumbing, leading to leaks and pipe bursts, which can cost you a lot. In this article, we will talk about the various symptoms of high water pressure and how to fix the issues… Symptoms Of High Water Pressure Water Hammering We’ve all heard the ominous pounding coming from the pipes. When a fast, heavy water flow comes to a standstill, it’s known as a “water hammer.” A fixture can halt the flow of water. As a result, a shock wave is sent through your plumbing system. Intense vibrations cause the well-known shuddering sounds in your pipes. Leaking…

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At Home Spa

Imagine coming home after a long and tiring day at work, and you have your personal spa to relax your body and mind. It sounds like a dream. Whether you have a spacious or small bathroom, it does not matter; we can change it into a stress-free and refreshing haven. In this article, we will show you how to use your five senses to turn your bathroom into a spa. Of course, you won’t have a personal spa-therapist, but switching a few elements here and there will provide enough of a spa-like atmosphere for you to relax. Sight The first sense will be sight. The ocular part is essential, as it is the first thing you will ever perceive. I would suggest you paint your walls – go for earthy colors such as brown or green; colors that we usually find in the spa. If you have a small bathroom,…

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Ever Thought About Gutters for Your Vacation Home?

Having a stunning vacation house, especially one within an easy walking distance from the ocean, does sound really nice. However, when you are away from the constant craziness of your daily life and enjoying a lush view, it is easy to overlook an important element that is essential for a safe and long-lasting vacation home – gutters. What Should You Consider When Choosing the Type of Gutters for Your Vacation Home? There’s no denying that rain gutters play a crucial protecting role – collecting the rainfall from your roof or melting snow, eventually diverting them away from the sliding and foundation to where they will undoubtedly cause the least amount of harm. Because gutters represent critical aspects in maintaining the integrity of your vacation home, it’s important that you make an informed decision about the type of gutters you choose for your personal resort. Since I’m pretty familiar with the…

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Plumbing tips

A few budget-friendly plumbing tips to help you save. Do Not Tighten Your Tap. One of the worst things you do to your plumbing fixtures all the time is to tighten your tap excessively. Some of us think it is best to tighten your tap to the extreme to ensure it is not dripping. We believe that we are saving water, but we are damaging our tap’s seal. Because of the additional pressure, it is subjected to, it will wear out faster every time it is tightened. To avoid this, turn the tap until it comes to a natural stop; do not go further than that. Watch What You Flush It’s simple to take it away by flushing it down the toilet. Then you’re shocked by the fact that your toilet is clogged. Certain items should be flushed, while others should be thrown in the trash. If you flush anything…

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Cold Showers

Imagine taking a hot shower and your water suddenly turns cold. If you’re reading this article right now, chances are you don’t need to imagine it. In this article, we’ll be looking at the most likely reasons why your last few showers have been with Arctic water (without confusing you, of course). Your Water Heater May Have Issues. We will start with the most obvious one. The most common issue when your water temperature fluctuates between hot and cold is down to your water heater having issues. Make sure to check the setting of your water heater; it may have gone down accidentally. With most water heaters, it is a problem that you can fix yourself, but if you find it difficult, do not mess with it and call a professional plumber instead. You don’t want to make things worse, after all. Keep in mind that your water heater needs…

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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 just inserted. To remove the…

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Pipe Damage

All of the plumbing fixtures, drains, and pipes in your home are connected to the biggest (and most important) piece of plumbing in your entire home – the main sewer line. Between improper use of these fixtures, drains, pipes and many other outside factors, the main sewer line can take a beating. Eventually, the main sewer line can become clogged (or even collapse) to the point of needing serious repair or even replacement. Knowing what causes sewer lines to clog and the warning signs to look out for can help prevent you from ever dealing with a major repair or replacement. What Are the Common Causes of a Clogged Sewer Line? Almost every homeowner has run into the unfortunate situation of having a clogged drain or a slow-running sink or bathtub. While a single clog can be a pain, it is typically easy to fix. Here are the primary indicators…

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If you are building a brand-new house or planning a major renovation project for an older home, you will want to take the time to think about how you want the plumbing installed. By this, we mean that the placement of fresh water supply lines, sewer and drainpipes and plumbing vents should be installed in the right locations so that water need travel the shortest distance possible. If you have a large home, the farther the water connections are from the main supply line, the lower the pressure. Since it can be challenging to know if you will have sufficient water pressure post-construction or post-renovation, it is a good idea to have a water pressure regulator installed simultaneously. Aside from the above, here are a few other tips and ideas you will want to incorporate into your new home plumbing installation.. Centralize Plumbing In the Basement It makes it easier…

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