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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Air Gap: Installation and Importance in Plumbing

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.

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Shower Trap: What It is and How to Clean It

As a student, I lived in dorm-rooms for all of 4 years. I had fairly luxurious rooms, and every one of them had a bathroom. However, in the first year, my room smelled absolutely disgusting. I was on the first floor, and whenever someone above me would shower, sewer odors would escape from the kitchen sink and shower.

Even though I took good care of my plumbing system, cleaning it frequently and thoroughly, nothing helped the smell. Months later I found out why. Firstly, there was no p-trap installed anywhere in the building, and the building itself was quite old.

Therefore, even though I cleaned my bathroom and kitchen every 7 days, that doesn’t mean my predecessor did, right? And with all the other stress that came with moving to the new city, new school, and exams, I became resigned to the smell. I just kept my windows open.

Thankfully, I remained healthy. It should be emphasized that no one should resign to my technique.

To continue, I mentioned this interesting thing called a p-trap. Let’s see what it is.

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What is a Plumbing Stack? How to Fix a Clogged Vent Pipe?

Plumbing stack or plumbing vent is a quintessential part of your home plumbing system, and you may not even be aware of it.
A vent? An air vent essential for the plumbing system? Yes, you read right.
If you’ve encountered gurgling sounds coming from after you flush your toilet, or you can smell strong, pungent odors in your bathroom or kitchen, you may need to check your plumbing stack.

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Basement Floor Drain Backing Up: Causes and Fixes

Last year, I had the unpleasant experience of having my basement drain backing up. I went out of town for a couple of weeks, and when I came back, I was faced with a disaster! My whole basement was flooded, plus it smelled foul!

It turned out that while I was away, there was a huge snowstorm, followed by an increase in temperature; therefore, the snow immediately started melting. After long and miserable work, I fixed it all up.

It is always better to at least consult a professional if you want to tamper with the plumbing system in your house. When it comes to sewer lines, it’s best to leave the problem to the plumber.

This doesn’t mean you don’t need to inform yourself about the symptoms and causes of a clogged sewer line. You may deem it superfluous, but your precisely described situation can be extremely helpful, and save some time for the plumber.

Taking into account all of this, read on to find out why your basement sewer line becomes clogged, how can it be fixed and how can you prevent future problems.

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  • November 29, 2019
  • Sewer

Washing Machine Drain Pipe, Discharge Hose and Plumbing Connections

Having a washing machine in your home is a great way of saving time and money when doing laundry. Whether you live in an apartment or a house, there is a good chance that there will come a time when you will need to install a washing machine.

However, this task can be a bit complicated if you are not familiar with installing these appliances.

We will try to give you some insight on how to perform best in this process, and, the most important thing is learning how to connect the plumbing hoses and how to maintain your washing machine.

Firstly, we are going to present to you a few options on how to connect your washer drain hose to a drain pipe.

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