Tag Archives: Plumbing

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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bidet

With the rising of technology, toilet paper is starting to become a thing of the past. This is not only good for the environment, but it also means that we are using more ecological ways to wash our behind after talking a dump. Bidets are the washing system of the future, and at this point, we have already lost our battle against the machine gods, and we should just accept that and enjoy the use of technology as long as we can because the world where the terminator exist is not far. No, but jokes aside, bidets are a sign of progression and an excellent way to wash up after you’ve done your business. So, without further ado, let’s dive deeper into the waters of bidets. What is a bidet? It is a device that sprays water to clean yourself after you’ve used the restroom. Bidets are receptacles or bowls…

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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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Plumbing tips

For most of us, plumbing is a foreign 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, and 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 miraculous come to my place in 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 there are a lot of myths circulating around, and we need to debunk them because not everything we see online is real. #Myth 1- Mixing hot water with…

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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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Drain

How To Unclog a Garage Floor Drain Have you ever gone to your garage to store something, only to discover stagnant, gooey sludge lying on top of the floor grate? As bad as the mess looks, what’s even worse is that if you don’t have it addressed quickly, it might end up harming any objects you have stored nearby. A garage floor drain is designed to drain any water that enters your garage with your vehicles, spills in your garage, or pours into your garage from the outside. A clogged garage drain can result in a slew of problems, including the loss of valuables and tools. Continue reading to learn about the most frequent causes of garage drain backups, as well as how to prevent them. Causes of Clogged Garage Floor Drains. Lack of Maintenance: If you don’t clean it out every few months, debris builds up and might cause…

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Plumbing Tips for a New Home 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 freshwater 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…

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Tips From Experts: 4 Things to Know Before Opting for a Hot Water System You’ve been yearning for that nice and hot shower and you’ve heard a lot about the importance of a hot water system. But, how much do you really know about it? When it comes to hot water, we are experts and before you break your bank account to get that hot water system, here are some answers to common FAQs about hot water systems. #1. What System Is Best for You? That’s the first question most people will ask. To reduce your confusion, there are many different variables out there and what may be best for somebody else may not be best for you. Factors such as family size, water consumption habits and budget can play a big role as well. Generally, there are two main water-hating methods you can select from: tank and instantaneous water…

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