Category Archives: Professional Plumber

cleaning

Are your drains working smoothly? When do you have to clean it? A clean drain is a sign that they are properly maintained and taken care of; taking care of your drain is essential to keep your plumbing in perfect condition. Taking care of your drain prevents the formation of any future clogs, which is really helpful because calling a plumber to fix a clog is not only a hassle but will take time of your day to fix these issues. By maintaining your drain properly, you avoid the risk of having a clogged drain. So, without further ado, let’s learn more about drains and what you can do to maintain and take care of them. Use a drain trap and set your grease aside. Certain products and residue can disrupt the flow down the drain, and these may be anything from crumbs, soap scum, or even hair and they…

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plumber

Plumbing takes skills, and plumbers tend to be technically inclined and good with their hands. One of the most important things that makes a good plumber apart from their skills and experience is their tools. However, let’s be real; most of us know little to nothing about plumbing and tools. I have a master’s in Linguistics and language, and if you ask me to pass you a hacksaw, I won’t be able to tell you what that means or what tool to hand you. Below you can see our list of the best tool that every plumber should own. So, without further ado, let’s get this list cracking! Plumbing tools that every plumber needs Before we get into our list of the tools, you need the most. This list is for people like me that know little to nothing about tools and plumbing. Let’s get into the list of tools…

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plumber

In the first part of this blog series, we talked about some of the myths about plumbing and in this one will delve into the thick of it. For most laypeople, plumbing is a foreign and alien concept that we know little to nothing about. Most of us either call a plumber or our parents when there is a plumbing issue in our home; I just recently moved out of my parents’ home. I still call my mom whenever there is an issue in my condo or something that I can’t do or find as if she will miraculously come to my place at the click of a button. So, we need to learn a lot more about plumbing, not necessarily how to fix it per se but to be aware when and when not to call a plumber for help. We live in the age of the internet, and…

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Universal Multimeter

How to Use a Universal Multimeter or Tester Contents Step 1: Measuring a voltage Step 2: Measuring a current Using a multimeter or a universal tester, you can measure several physical quantities: an AC or DC voltage expressed in volts (V); a resistance, expressed in ohms (Ω); a current, expressed in amperes (A). Today, there are two types of universal testers: digital and analog. Some digital testers have the advantage of automatic gauge selection, making them much easier to use. Always choose the highest rating of the quantity being measured if the rating selection is not automatic. Reminder: The ground wire is usually in the middle of the socket. The letter N indicates the neutral (blue wire). The letter L indicates the phase (red, brown, or black wire). Caution: An electrical outlet can conduct electricity even if the appliance connected is not working. Use a voltmeter or a voltage tester to…

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bathtub

5 Steps to Dress a Bathtub   Contents – Step 1: Locate and mark the location of the bath deck – Step 2: Cut the ready-to-tile panels to size – Step 3: Make the inspection hatch – Step 4: Assemble the tub deck – Step 5: Lay the tiles on the panels Dressing the bath is an essential step in any bathroom design. There are various options available to you. You can opt for a simple solution: a ready-to-install acrylic tub apron that matches your bathtub. But you can also choose to clad your bathtub with ready-to-tile panels that will allow you to personalize your bathroom and give free rein to your desires. To determine how to clad a bath effectively, follow this step-by-step guide. Materials needed to clad a bathtub Ready-to-use tile adhesive Pencil Spacers Cutter Mastic glue Tape measure Spirit level Drill Ruler 60 cm Leveling ruler Jigsaw…

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Silicone Sealant

4 Steps to Apply Silicone Sealant Contents     – How to choose a silicone sealant cartridge?     – Step 1: Clean the space on which you will apply the sealant     – Step 2: Cut off the end of the silicone sealant cartridge     – Step 3: Apply the silicone sealant     – Step 4: Smooth the silicone seal Applying a silicone seal is a simple process, and you can do it yourself. Silicone sealant has many advantages: it adheres to all surfaces, it is waterproof and resistant. It is generally used in rooms such as the kitchen or bathroom, where it is applied between the walls and sanitary equipment (sink, bathtub…). How to choose a silicone sealant cartridge? There are two types of silicone sealant cartridges:     – manual cartridges (which require the use of a gasket gun);     – automatic cartridges. Equipment to apply a silicone sealant. Grouting…

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Hard water

You may have heard this before; the term hard water and soft water have been used over and over lately and repeatedly. What is the difference between soft and hard water?  All types of water are clear, except if it is muddy water or mixed with something else, but pure water is clear. However, we all know that not all water is made the same; some have a higher concentration of minerals than others.  In this article, we will look at the differences between the two types of water and how to tell if you have hard water at home.  What Is The Difference Between Hard And Soft Water?  The quantity of calcium and magnesium in water is the primary determinant of its hardness, and hard water is caused by high quantities of these and other minerals. Water softening systems function by lowering the mineral content in the water. Soft…

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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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Water Pressure

Signs Your Water Pressure Is Too High 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…

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At Home Spa

Turn Your Bathroom Into A 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.…

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