Category Archives for "Bathroom"

How to Clean Tarnished Chrome Faucets

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.

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What are the 3 Main Types of Shower Diverters?

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.

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How To Remove A Shower Head That Is Glued On

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.

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How to Remove Plumber’s Tape

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.

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How to Remove a Shower Arm that is Stuck

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.

Let’s begin.

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Do You Have to Use Teflon Tape on Shower Head?

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?

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How to Remove Flow Restrictor from a Peerless Shower Head

In case you didn’t know, a flow restrictor is equipped on almost every shower head that you can find on the market nowadays. This tool is specially designed to regulate the flow of water that comes through the shower head.

Anyhow, the flow restrictor usually lowers the PSI which results in loss of water pressure. This way, you are able to save a lot of water because you are simply using less. But, what happens when you don’t have strong water pressure and the flow restrictor is lowering it even more?

Well, you get pretty poor water pressure that makes your shower head basically useless. So, the only thing to do is to remove flow restrictor from a shower head.

In that light, let’s see how to remove flow restrictor from a Peerless shower head.

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Why is There Low Hot Water Pressure in the Bathroom Sink Only?

Low water pressure in a single faucet can be caused by lots of things. However, the situation only gets worse when the pressure drops only when you use hot water.

But, there’s nothing to be afraid of since this kind of problem is easily fixable and they can’t create many problems when it comes to plumbing.

Anyhow, one of the most common places where using hot water and the water pressure decreases is the bathroom sink.

Since the bathroom sink is usually a single faucet that means that the problem of low water pressure can be caused by only a few things.

That being said, let’s dig a bit deeper into this problem and see everything that you need to know about it. Let’s start.

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Shower Diverter Problems: How to Fix a Shower Diverter Gate

In case you didn’t know, the shower diverter gate is a plumbing term that is describing the valve which you use when you want to change the water flow from the faucet to the shower.

Now, as we can see, the diverter gate is actually quite an important part of the bathtub faucet.

The shower diverter gate must work flawlessly or else you wouldn’t be able to use your shower head at all.

Anyhow, since the shower diverter is usually installed to the bathtub faucet, the whole repairing process will require you to work on the faucet as well. So, we will explain to you exactly how to fix a shower diverter gate.

Let’s begin.

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How to Change a Shower Head with a Ball

In case you didn’t know, ball shower heads come in two different varieties – The removable ones, and the fixed ones. Now, it is more common to face a removable ball shower head in today’s bathrooms since they are a bit better choice.

Fixed ball head joints are not bad as well. But, as we can conclude from the numbers, people tend to get removable ball head joints more.

With this being said, it’s quite understandable that changing a shower head with a ball is way easier when you have removable ball head joint. Anyhow, let’s see how to change a shower head with a ball in the most efficient way.

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