If you’ve decided to convert from a hot water tank to a tankless or on-demand water heater, you’ll need to understand how to keep that system running at its best. After all, tankless hot water heaters are vulnerable to some problems as well. Here’s a look at some of the issues you should watch out for and some tips to help you deal with them.
If you have hard water, it means that your home’s water supply has a higher concentration of minerals than necessary. High mineral levels can lead to various types of mineral deposits and buildup inside your tankless water heater. Over time, this can actually reduce the efficiency of the water heater or ultimately lead to a failed water heater system.
To avoid problems like this, have your water tested before you install an on-demand water heater. If the test results show hard water, install …Read More
When your drains start to slow down, it’s best to try some home remedies before you resort to using a plumber. This is because a common reason for slow drains are clogs close to the drain’s entrance, which are problems that you can fix by yourself. Try these 3 methods first.
Vinegar and Baking Soda
When you combine vinegar and baking soda together, the mixture will foam up. The chemical reaction between these two materials can be abrasive when it is poured directly down your drains. For small clogs, this technique is a great first step towards unclogging a drain. Vinegar and baking soda are also very inexpensive, and non-toxic materials.
All you need to do is pour ½ cup of baking soda directly down the drain, followed by a mixture of 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of hot water.
Manually unclogging a drain can be …Read More
Nothing is more irritating and dangerous than a toilet that is rocking. However, the rocking can be a sign that water damage is eminent from a leak. It is best to begin with the simplest problems, but you may need to replace the entire toilet if the rocking doesn’t stop.
If the bathroom floor was redone, the floor might not be level. If the installer did not carve the flooring away around the toilet, the floor might be the problem. Look at the flooring around the toilet and see if you are able to tell if it was cut away properly.
Broken or loose closet bolts may cause the toilet to wobble. This is a simple fix with the tightening of the bolts. You need to remove the plastic caps on each side of the toilet’s bowl. Use a screwdriver to pry the caps. You will see a …Read More
If you are looking for improvements to do to your home, the plumbing in your home is an area with a lot of room for improvement. There are things like filtration systems that can give you better water quality and reduce hard water problems, efficient water heater upgrades, and energy-efficient improvements like insulating lines and replacing fixtures. Here are some of the plumbing improvements for your home that are worth the investment:
1. Improving Water Quality With The Addition Of Filtration
Water quality can be an issue in many areas. Problems like hard water can make water less healthy to drink, as well as cause extra wear on appliances and mechanicals. A whole home water filtration system will give you clean water to drink and reduce wear on the appliances in your home. There are many different systems that deal with different issues that you may have with water quality.…Read More
You did it! You officially purchased your first home. You just did something huge. Not everyone achieves the dream of homeownership. But now that you’re the proud owner of a new home, what kind of upkeep should you be aware of? For starters, there’s that septic tank…
The septic system is part of your property. If it isn’t well maintained, it could very easily hurt the resale value of your home. Don’t worry! You can easily upkeep the septic with these five tips for new homeowners:
Tip #1: Ditch the Garbage Disposal
Before you panic, it’s not like we’re telling you to ditch the dishwasher. Think about it. How useful is a garbage disposal?
The garbage disposal chops discarded food into small pieces and sends them to the septic. Most homeowners don’t realize that those particles do not break down in the septic tank. They sit there. They accumulate. Eventually, …Read More
Does your toilet tank mysteriously seem to turn on and refill itself at random intervals, even when it has been a long while since you’ve used it? Don’t call in the ghost hunters just yet. It’s not a ghost or goblin causing this phantom flushing – it’s a leak in your toilet tank. Here’s a closer look at what this problem entails and how to fix it.
How does a leaky tank lead to phantom flushing?
Your toilet’s tank is set up so that when the water level falls below a certain height, as happens after the toilet flushes, it automatically refills. If water leaks out of the tank and into the bowl, then the water level in the tank will drop, simulating a flush, and the tank will be triggered to refill.
Usually, a part known as the “flapper” is to blame for this leaking. The flapper is a …Read More