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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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Bathroom toilet

DIY Bathroom Installation Do you want to install a toilet? The installation of a bathroom implies having some knowledge about the connection and the evacuation. Be careful; the installation is different if it is a macerator toilet. Everything depends on the situation in which you find yourself installing a toilet. If you have a DIY project, this post has what you need to read before you get going. The installation of the toilet does not have to be redone. This is the case if the toilet is installed on a vertical evacuation in the floor (model with a hidden rear central CA outlet or S from underneath) or a horizontal evacuation in the wall (model with a rear H outlet) under your installation. You do not have to intervene at the water inlet: the installation is simple. The drainage system of the new toilet is different from the old one…

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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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Faucet Aerator

6 Easy Steps to Descale a Faucet Aerator Contents     – The different methods to descale a faucet     – Step 1: Descale the outside of the faucet     – Step 2: Unscrew the aerator from the faucet     – Step 3: Remove the aerator from the faucet     – Step 4: Descale the aerator from the faucet     – Step 5: Reassemble the aerator from the faucet     – Step 6: Screw the aerator back on Descaling a faucet aerator is easy and accessible to everyone. Moreover, it does not require expensive equipment. Loss of pressure, splashing, over-consumption of water, even leakage: the accumulation of scale causes many inconveniences and deteriorates your faucet. Generally, scale is deposited in the faucet orifice. It is also necessary to descale the seats of the faucet heads inside the faucet itself. Here the scale prevents the faucet from closing properly and dripping. The…

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Unclogging a Drain

Pipes and Wrenches | Unclogging a Drain Contents     – Method 1: Unclog your sink by removing and cleaning the drain     – Method 2: Unclog your sink with a plunger     – Method 3: Unclog a sink with a pressure washer     – Method 4: Unclog the sink with a chemical product It is common for food, grease, or any dirt to get lodged in your sink’s trap and clog it. The clogged trap prevents water from draining normally and can cause your sink to overflow. Unclogging a drain is easy to do yourself. In most cases, it takes less than half an hour to unblock your sink. Method 1: Unclog your sink by removing and cleaning the trap Removing the drain and cleaning it is the most effective way to deal with a clogged sink.     – First, place a bowl filled with a few inches of water…

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