Causes of low Water Pressure
There are many reasons why a home may have low water pressure. Learn about a few alternative ways to improve water pressure in a home.
The showerhead has a screen inside that can get clogged by mineral deposit build-up.
Solution: Remove the showerhead and then remove the screen. Using a small toothbrush, clean the mineral deposits from the screen or use a cleaner specifically for removing mineral deposits.
Mineral deposit build-up can clog the aerator in a sink.
Solution: Remove the aerator by unscrewing it from the faucet. Using a small toothbrush, clean the mineral deposits from the screen or use a cleaner specifically for removing mineral deposits.
Mineral deposit build-up can clog a shut-off valve.
Solution: Unscrew the stem from the valve, then clean out the valve using a small toothbrush.
Tips for Calculating Wasted Water
Determine how much water could be saved in a home with these basic tips for calculating wasted water.
Tips on Replacing a Sagging Pipe Under the Floor
When dealing with extensive plumbing problems, it's important to consult a professional to ensure proper repairs and safety measures. But here are a few tips to help DIYers replace sagging pipes.
Tips on Determining Hard Water
Too much of the same mineral will lead to hard water. Not only can the water smell and taste bad, it can also damage appliances. Here are a few tips to find out for sure if a home has hard water.
Tips on Solving Common Toilet Problems
Master plumber Ed Del Grande explains how even the average homeowner can easily fix common toilet problems.
Tips on Maintaining a Water Heater
Valuable tips and general information are revealed for checking, flushing and maintaining a home's water heater.
How to Repair Faucets
Learn how to fix common problems with kitchen and bathroom faucets.
How to Install an Anti-Scald Valve
Stop sudden shower water temperature changes by installing an anti-scald valve in your shower.
Let Nature in With an Outdoor Shower
Outdoor showers aren't just for poolside and public beaches anymore. They're fast becoming a refreshing addition to the everyday home bathroom.
How to Inspect Your Home's Interior
Home maintenance can prevent problems before they begin -- learn what you should regularly check for signs of potenial issues.
Plungers and Augers
Plungers are a useful tool for plumbing problems, but there are other tools that can come in handy during such emergencies.
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