It’s a good idea to regularly check under your sink for water leaks. If your have a particularly cluttered cabinet water leaks may not be obvious. Remove the items under your sink and check for any moisture on the cabinet base.
Most faucet repairs are easily completed without any special tools or skill. When it’s advisable to call a plumber, we’ll tell you so.
Plumber’s tape is a thin film used to seal pipe threads against leaking. Plumber’s tape is also called thread seal tape, Teflon tape or PTFE tape, but they are all made from a thin polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) film and come in different widths for different uses.
The Kräuse Oletto single handle kitchen faucet is a contemporary style that would fit into any minimally-designed kitchen. And sometimes you just want to upgrade rather than doing a faucet repair. The Oletto is a good step up for a lot of kitchens and we love the commercial-style spring design that gives this faucet unique character.
A new study shows that while activated carbon drinking water filters are capable of removing heavy metals like lead and disinfectants like chlorine, they may actually increase bacterial concentrations in filtered water. The study was conducted on Ann Arbor, Michigan, city water and showed that “filters significantly alter the bacterial abundance and composition of drinking water.”
That leaking faucet in your kitchen or bathroom may be costing you more than you expect. A faucet dripping at a rate of one drip a second can waste between 2,000 and 3,000 gallons of water a year.
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.