Installing a shower valve can surprisingly cause some unpredicted plumbing problems.
Using a traditional plumbing method for doing this could also create threading problems on the pipe, so you could make yourself a serious plumbing issue, and might be forced to call a plumber.
That being said, it is the perfect time to think about an easier alternative, which you can pull off on your own, without gluing the pipes or connection problems.Continue reading
A flow restrictor is a convenient tool that is able to limit your water consumption. It’s installed in most of the faucets inside your household and it regulates the water pressure as well as the consumption of water.
Not only that the reduced water pressure helps to keep a healthy environment, but also, it helps a homeowner with the water bill as well. However, if you suffer from low water pressure, removing the flow restrictor is essential.
In that light, let’s see how to remove a flow restrictor from your bathroom faucet. Let’s begin.Continue reading
If you live in an area with hard water, it’s safe to say you’ve had to do the irritating laborious work of cleaning your scummy faucets. No one wants to clean faucets with heavy, dangerous chemicals even if they do their job.
They usually do not come cheap in price and can prove bad for our health if we spend too much time inhaling them. Not to mention that scrubbing away can be energy draining.
Many neglect the fact that some of the cheaper and safer substitutes can be found in everyone’s kitchen – such as white distilled vinegar.
Vinegar is one of the safest and most environmentally friendly way to clean almost everything in your household – from your windows, work surfaces, showerhead, and those stubborn, grimy lime scale-ridden faucets.Continue reading
We live in the modern age of economy, technology, and the internet, so we often rely on these tools to help us solve our everyday problems. And it is also absolutely fine to call a handyman and simply pay to solve the issue.
But do we nowadays depend too much on other people, and could we solve an easy problem like cleaning a corroded faucet on our own?
Sinks in our homes can surprisingly become the origin of all kinds of diseases, corrosion, and rust.
And of course, that is a big problem, considering how much time we spend on cooking and cleaning the dishes in the kitchen or washing our hands in the bathroom sink.
That being said, let’s see how can you clean a corroded faucet. Let’s begin.Continue reading
We can all agree that bright chrome finishes are quite appealing in the bathroom, and even more in the kitchen. You might agree that chrome is very beautiful when it’s polished to a shine.
However, it doesn’t take long before chrome polished surfaces get tarnished and dirty.
In a way, chrome finished faucets are easy getting covered with water stains, debris, and all sorts of other dirty and nasty build-ups. In that case, chrome faucets will easily start to tarnish and they will lose their beauty.
But, that doesn’t have to be the case with you as well. With a few simple tricks, you’ll be able to restore your chrome faucets to their prime beauty and shine.Continue reading
It might seem to you that there is a wide variety of shower diverters out there, but that’s not actually true. Any professional plumber would tell you the same; there are only three different types of shower diverters.
So, why are there so many different shower diverters when it comes to size and shape?
Well, every shower diverter can be categorized under the three main types -‘’3-Valve Diverter’’, Two-Valve Diverter’’, and ‘’Tee Diverter’’.
Now, we will discuss each of these types and give you the full insight into their specifications and purpose in general. But first, let’s say a couple of words about their general use and what they are designed for.
In that light, let’s begin.Continue reading
Removing a shower head is usually an easy job. However, in some cases, you might face some difficulties, especially if the shower head was glued previously.
And, as we all know, glue is quite hard to deal with when you want to separate two objects that are glued together.
Luckily, we are here to explain to you exactly how to remove a shower head that is glued on. In that light, let’s continue and see what we prepared for you today.
Let’s begin.Continue reading
The plumber’s tape, also known as the Teflon tape, is one of the most essential things that every plumber has. As we all know, plumbers constantly come across many problems that involve water and the use of the plumber’s tape is absolutely needed.
Anyhow, putting the tape on pipe threads is easy and it doesn’t require any special knowledge or skill. On the other hand, removing the same tape is way more difficult than you thought. So, you’ll actually need some guidelines in order to do so.
And luckily, we are here to explain to you exactly how to remove plumber’s tape. So, let’s start.Continue reading
Removing a shower arm is practically quite easy if you have the right tools.
However, it’s not the same when the shower arm is stuck. But, there’s a solution to every problem and this one requires you to put a bit more effort into it.
Anyhow, removing a shower arm that is stuck is definitely not an easy task to do. Therefore, it’s quite important to follow our steps and do exactly as we explain in this little guide.
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As many of you already know, a Teflon tape is a very convenient type of tape that plumbers use to seal pipe threads. Now, there are plenty of ways to use Teflon tape when it comes to fixing basically anything in the bathroom.
However, most people actually don’t know how to use this type of tape and often wonder if it’s a good idea to use it in the first place. But, we’re here to explain to you the importance of a Teflon tape and why most of the professional plumbers use it.
So, let’s first see a bit more about this tape, shall we?Continue reading