Tag Archives: professional plumber

heater

Who does not want to save money on their water heater bills? Did you know that your water bills count up to 18 % of your total bills? It definitely makes your pockets hurt, huh? Have you ever taken your hot water for granted and when your water heater was broken down you felt betrayed and had to shower with cold water on a Monday morning? In this article, you will learn how to create an efficient home; saving money and energy. 10 Water Heater Tips; 1. Lower The Thermostat Many manufacturers already have a certain degree for their water heater, which is normally at 60 degrees Celsius but most homes are mostly comfortable at 48 degrees Celsius. When you are done with the adjustment you will want to take a quick shower to see if there is a noticeable difference in the temperature. If it does not make a…

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plumbing

About a trillion gallons of water are wasted in the United States annually due to plumbing problems; this is the equivalent of 40 million swimming pools. It is crazy how much it is and how it is easy to fix these even without the help of a plumber. However, if you feel that you are not apt for the job, it’s better to contact a plumber as you might cause even more damage. We will teach you the basics of plumbing and guide you to make it easier. Most leaks can be solved with a quick wrench tap and some basics. Some may feel that residential plumbing is tricky, but it can be made easy with the correct guide, and your wallet will thank you. This article will go through different parts that make up your pipe system; you will also know what problems you can solve yourself are and…

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clog

There are many things you need to know before hiring a plumber. Just like letting a stranger into your home, you need to be careful in choosing your plumber. I don’t know anything about plumbing, and I’m not necessarily good with my hands. The perfect plumber should meet all of your requirements, and you should hire someone not because they are known in the area but you should hire someone who is experienced but knows what they are doing. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you need to know before hiring a plumber. 1. Call a professional plumber Although it is sometimes tempting to repair, renovate or install the plumbing in your home, the risk involved far outweighs the benefits of doing it yourself. Whether you are a novice or a black belt in DIY, no one is safe from mistakes. Between…

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hard water

Hard water can be an expensive condition to live in. When dissolved minerals in the water react with heat in your home’s pipes, scale and buildup form, causing damage to your pipes, appliances, and fixtures. Rainwater is pure and devoid of minerals or soft water when it falls as rain. As it passes through the ground, calcium and magnesium are gathered. Water that has accumulated many minerals is called hard water. Hard water isn’t bad for your health, but it is bad for your house. A water softener treats hard water by eliminating the minerals that cause it using an ion-exchange process. The resin within the system traps mineral ions that cause hardness and damage to your property and exchanges them for sodium and potassium ions. How To Know If You Have Hard Water A hard water area covers over 85% of the United States. You may have hard water…

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scam

There is a lot of things that you need to know before hiring a plumber. Because you are letting a stranger in your home, you need to be careful when you are choosing a plumber. I don’t dabble in plumbing, and I’m not necessarily good with my hands. The perfect plumber needs to hit all your requirement, and you need to hire someone not because they are well-known in the area, but you should hire someone who is experienced but know what they are doing. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you ought to know before hiring a plumber. 1. Insurance Plumbing can be a dangerous job, and this is why when you are hiring a plumber, you need to know that they are insured in case anything goes wrong. Plumbing is not a glamorous job and is not meant for…

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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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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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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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