What type of plunger should I buy?

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.

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Faucet manufacturers 2017 for North America

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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How to clean mineral deposits on a faucet

Clean mineral deposits on a faucet with these easy steps. Over time crusty white mineral deposits will build up on bathroom and kitchen faucets and around sink drains. But don’t worry, there’s no need to replace your faucet. These unsightly mineral deposits can be easily removed  with just a little work. When you are done  your faucet and drain will look like new.

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How to test your water for lead

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. But it is possible that there is still lead in your water supply, due to the quality of home water pipes, fixtures or the pipes that connect a house to the main waterline.

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Hands free faucet

If you’ve been impressed with the automatic faucets in public restrooms, you can get the same convenience at home.

The EZFaucet can attach to your existing faucet and is turned on or off when an infrared sensor detects movement.

EZFaucet claims you can save up to 70% on water usage due to the reduction in water use when people are soaping up, lathering and drying their hands.

Understanding faucet prices

It can be puzzling to look at the array of faucets in the hardware store and try to pick out the best one. Prices are 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.

Styling can also effect the price. Just like you will pay extra for a flashy new car, you will see the prices of the more stylish lines are higher than their more humble cousins. But you can also expect that the flashy designs carry top-rate parts. So take a close look at what you’re paying for and make sure you do spend a little extra to get a durable fixture.