How to Flush a Toilet when the Handle is Broken

Toilet and shower components are household features that we often take for granted. They are crucial for the personal hygiene of any member of your family, and if any of those components could not be used there would be chaotic disorder in your bathroom.

Although it might sound unexpected, one of the biggest problems that could occur in your toilet system is ​a broken toilet handle.

Since most people usually don’t think about this issue, probably because it’s not the first thing that comes to mind when you need to use the toilet, you would be surprised by the consequences of this malfunction.

Luckily, there are ways of coping with this issue.

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How Does a Dual Flush Toilet Work?

The invention of High-Efficiency Toilets made a big difference in water consumption lowering. Instead of old toilets which used to flush 5 gallons of water each time, modern toilets use up to four times less water per flush.

This is very important since in some countries toilet water available for use is limited for each household, and by adding the Dual Flush toilet system, water consumption can be significantly improved in terms of using just enough amount of water per each flush.

On the other hand, if your country has overtaxed water usage or you simply want to spend much less water on toilet duties, this system is the best way of doing so.

The Dual Flush toilets are convenient in more ways than one, and even reduce the chance of your toilet getting clogged.

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Outside Sewer Line Cleanout: Practicality, Benefits and Types

Every year there comes a time when you just have to invest in the maintenance of your sewer pipelines.

When it comes to this point you will find yourself in big trouble with dirty plumbing machines brought to your household, and a great concentration of people and tools in your home can create an even bigger mess.

As a result, you will see that you have already invested way too much money and patience in this simple process, and the worst thing is that you probably didn’t solve the core of the problem so the clogging of your pipes will probably occur again next year.

Hopefully, after reading this article you will think about this a little bit and consider installing an outside sewer line cleanout which could solve all your problems regarding this issue.

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Sewer Cleanout Cap Covers: Usage, Location and Removing a Stuck One

The sewer cleanout cap and its cover are among the most important house components in your home.

While this statement might seem ridiculous for most readers, it actually is a confirmed fact regarding which most people know very little about it. It is a crucial part of your plumbing system, so the easiest solution if the problem occurs is to call a professional to deal with it.

At least that is the way almost all of us think, but if you inform yourself little bit more about the cleanout cap itself, its locations and uses, you just might be able to save yourself from great financial costs, dirt and damage done to your home and a whole lot more issues that this component can bring upon you.

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How Much Water Does It Take To Flush A Toilet?

Nowadays, most people take water consumption very lightly. But, as we are growing in numbers, over time there were some changes made to minimalize the amount of water we are spending unnecessarily.

Particularly, in this case, the question of toilet water usage by flushing is the point of discussion. So, have you ever wondered how much water is needed for a single flush of your toilet and how much does it cost you?

Is it necessary for us to try to prevent water waste, or is it convenient to just flush our toilet as many times as possible, no matter if it is needed or not?

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RO/DI Water: Difference Between Reverse Osmosis & Deionized Water

There has always been a debate concerning human health. Everyone has different opinions about what’s good for you and what’s bad for you. Water is not immune to this debate. It is not surprising that everything we touch is riddled with some kind of toxins.

Living in today’s world, all of us are continually subject to some kind of toxic chemicals. They are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. There are dangerous chemicals in the ground we plant our fruits and vegetables!

So, toxins are not news. But, every day, we try new methods and ways to protect and save ourselves.

Owing to advancing technology, the way we prevent the toxins from entering our organisms is facilitated. I’m mainly talking about purifying water in order to get rid of chemicals and other impurities that are ever so present in our tap water.

The two best (and competing) home systems for purifying water available are RO and DI systems.

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Gas vs Electric Tankless Water Heater: Differences and How to Choose

As a society, we are pretty unaware. We take long showers, we fill up the bathtub all the way, we let the water run while we’re brushing our teeth. All of these things require hot water. And that hot water needs to be heated somewhere.

As we know, the water is heated in a water heater. It’s impossible to function without it; therefore you need to seriously consider all of the pros and cons when you’re looking to purchase a heater. It could be said that the water heater is one of the most essential parts of a bathroom.

There are the usual two types of heaters: conventional and tankless. In this article, we will look into the tankless heaters, and more specifically the difference between electric and gas tankless water heaters.

Tankless water heaters, although higher in installation costs than conventional ones are a better option for your house because primarily they save time and energy.

Furthermore, they can be mounted anywhere, there won’t be any leaks, mineral buildup or corrosion (because there’s no tank!), and because they only use energy when the hot water is needed, you will save on money too!

Now as we’ve established just a couple of reasons for why the tankless heaters are better than conventional ones, we will now see whether you should opt for a gas or an electric tankless water heater.

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Toilet Bowl Not Filling with Water after Flush: Why and How to Fix

The toilet can be a quite tricky thing to fix on your own, and many of us wouldn’t even try. The reason why is because the issues with toilets are usually complicated. You would need sufficient knowledge and tools for fixing it.

But, I have good news for you. If your toilet bowl doesn’t fill up with water after flushing, you are kind of in luck! I said kind of because firstly you’ll need to determine whether the pipes are the problem or not. If they’re not, you’ll be happy to know this issue is a very easy fix.

You’ll need minimal tools, and a set of instructions I will provide you within this article.

Before we start breaking down the reasons why this happens, and how you can fix it, the first thing you need to do is to turn off your water supply! This is essential for every plumbing job you may every need to do in your home.

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How to Fix a Leaky Showerhead

Sometimes, everything is just fine, you take your usual morning (or night) shower, and all of a sudden, you are greeted with this annoying little tapping on the tub floor. And all of us generally have the talent of when trying to sound out a certain noise, it becomes more prominent and thus impossible to ignore.

This tapping noise is actually your shower head leaking. You try to tighten up the taps and it doesn’t work. Yes, you may think it’s best to leave it be, you’ll just try to tune it out and forget about it.

Therefore, many people think that while they can take normal showers they are not going to busy themselves with such a frivolous issue that is a leaking shower head.

But, while doing that you will be doing yourself a huge disservice! The main problem will be your utility bill. With constant water leaking from your shower, your bills will just get higher and higher.

Secondly, this issue can just lead to other problems, so leaving it as it is, will not resolve anything.

Before we talk about anything else we need to determine the source of the problem. So, let’s continue with a detailed description of the most common causes, and they see how to get rid of them.

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What Causes Sewage Smell in the Bathroom (and How to Prevent It)

In the house I grew up in, there were two bathrooms. The second bathroom was built rather late, and it had newer equipment and plumbing system and everything.

But, for some reason, there was a constant sewage odor coming from it.

Still, we were sure it was something wrong with our old bathroom on the first floor since it seemed obvious and logical. It was built in the ’80s; the plumbing system might have been a little outdated, and owing to gravity, all water, gases, and odors would travel down to the first floor.

Oh, how wrong we were. If only we considered other possibilities, I could have gotten rid of my pulsating headaches sooner rather than later.

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