Faucet prices are all over the place and it can be puzzling to look at the array of faucets in a plumbing store or catalog and try to pick out the best one. Faucet prices may be all over the place, but there is a reason for that. Although many faucets look alike, they’re not created equal on the inside. Faucets made of better materials, such as copper or brass, will carry a higher price. But they also offer better performance and a longer life.
It is possible there is lead in your water supply, in which case you will want to learn how to test water for lead in your home. Lead can get into the water supply due to the poor quality of water pipes, kitchen or bathroom fixtures or from the pipes that connect a house to the main waterline. It’s important to note that exposure to lead in drinking water has declined significantly in the last two decades due to implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act and the EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule.
If the water pressure in your shower has dropped you most likely have a clogged shower head. The primary cause of a clogged shower head is mineral buildup. Over time the minerals in your water will leave deposits in your shower fixtures. This is extremely common and also extremely easy to fix. Continue reading Fix a clogged shower head
Anaheim and Moen have issued a garbage disposal recall for disposals sold in the United States and Canada due to an impact hazard. Consumers should stop using the recalled garbage disposals immediately and contact Anaheim Manufacturing to arrange for a free replacement and installation.
If you’re considering doing home plumbing repairs on your shower or sink, eventually you may need a plunger. There are several types of plungers on the market, so eventually the question arises, “What type of plunger should I buy?” It’s important to have the right tool for the job and we’ve explained the different types of plungers below.
If have a clogged tub or clogged shower drain there is no need to panic. It’s not unusual for hair and soap residue to build up to create a clogged drain. Below we offer some easy steps you can take to clear a clogged drain in your shower or tub.
We’ve updated our list of faucet manufacturers supplying the United States and North America for 2017. Many of these faucet manufacturers will be available at major home supply stores. Local plumbing suppliers can also help you buy these faucets. You may also be able to buy directly from the manufacturer or from online sources.
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The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
The EPA Fix a Leak Week runs from March 20 through 26, 2017 to remind residents to check home water systems for costly and wasteful water leaks. Leaks in an average household can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year. That’s more than 1 trillion gallons wasted nationwide. Continue reading Fix a Leak Week Tips and Information
Plumbing books can be a good addition to the do-it-yourself bookshelf. We’ve taken a look at all of the plumbing books for sale in 2017 and made our recommendations of the best ones for you to consider buying.
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