It is funny how everyone takes for granted so many little things that protect them and/or facilitates their life – clean, drinkable water being one of those things. You don’t appreciate how important it is until you don’t have it.
If you are fairly privileged, you have a constant clean water supply. This can all go away and cause contamination of clean water if you don’t have or don’t properly preserve air gaps in your home.
Such a small device is of utmost importance for our well-being. So, let’s establish what it is exactly.Continue reading
Have you noticed that every time you turn on your faucet the water pressure is lower than it used to be?
This is actually a quite common problem in households, and while most people’s first reaction is to call a plumber there is in fact a really simple solution to this problem.
The trick is to locate the aerator on the end of the faucet spout and remove it.Continue reading
As we all know, every household needs to deal with calcium deposit stains every once in a while.
Calcium deposits, also known as limescale, usually come from water that contains softened calcium salts (calcium carbonates). Water that contains a high level of these minerals is commonly known as hard water.
Hard water is easy to notice, the first signs that you are having this problem are white stains and build-up around your faucet. The build-up may also take a yellowish tone and this could be an indicator that there is also some iron in your water and this can lead to your sink being blemished and rusty.
But before you rush and call your plumber to the rescue, you can try out this method to try and take care of the problem yourself.
All you need are a few supplies that you probably already have sitting around in your home. So, let’s begin.Continue reading
When problems with plumbing occur in our households we lose our minds.
As an individual living in the 21st century, you become very dependent on running water inside the house. You cannot imagine your life without it!
Even if your house is brand new, or you take good care of the pipes, faucets, and drains, you have professionals inspect them from time to time, a mishap can still happen.
Sometimes the problem is not with water supply or pressure; it’s with unusual and unexpected sounds that come out of your faucet.
No, your pipes are not haunted. You don’t need to call ghostbusters, but rather a plumber!
But firstly, you’ll need to establish whether the taps are maybe vibrating, producing a screeching high-pitched sound or banging or knocking sound. Perhaps only your cold water tap seems to make noise while the hot one is all fine.Continue reading
When I moved into my first proper apartment with my friend, the biggest problem we faced was the “screaming” faucet in our bathroom.
We called it screaming because if one of us went to the bathroom in the middle of the night, the other one would, without fail, jump out of bed thinking someone was being murdered.
However, this seems to be more than a common problem in today’s houses. The faucets can make high-pitched sounds when turned on, and this problem is neither too complex nor too costly to fix.
You can even do it yourself and save yourself from a long process of moving out as we did. I know, it seems stupid, but the noise was unbearable and the building was quite old so we thought we might as well move out.
But guess what, this also can happen in newer buildings – usually for a different reason on which we will elaborate later.
Anyway, let’s see what the most common causes of “whining” faucets are and some possible solutions.
We should preface this by saying that if you decide to try to fix anything plumber-related in your house yourself, always turn off the water supply first, and then proceed.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
One thing that bothers us all is when there’s low water pressure in our kitchen. To be more precise, you need high water pressure in case you want to do dishes or if you just want to rinse some plates after dinner.
However, that’s not possible if you have low water pressure of hot water in the kitchen sink. And, you need to do something about that.
Luckily, we are here to walk you through the guide and show you how to increase hot water pressure in the kitchen sink. So, let’s begin.
In case you didn’t know, bleach is one of the most efficient homemade remedies when it comes to cleaning.
However, since bleach is a strong chemical substance, it is not recommended to use on everything.
But, can bleach damage our kitchen surfaces or drain pipes if we use it for cleaning? Well, this question doesn’t have a straight answer.
It mostly depends on how you use bleach and in what amount. It doesn’t matter much if you use it for cleaning or for unclogging, all that matters is how you use it.
Therefore, we are here today to talk about bleach and see if you can pour bleach down the kitchen sink.Continue reading