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 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 Maintaining a Water Heater
Valuable tips and general information are revealed for checking, flushing and maintaining a home's water heater.
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.
Plungers and Augers
Plungers are a useful tool for plumbing problems, but there are other tools that can come in handy during such emergencies.
Basic Pipe Tips
The plumbing system in your home is simpler than you might think. Find straightforward information about pipes, fittings and the fundamentals of plumbing repair.
Water Heater Maintenance Tips
Check out these tips for recognizing problems with a water heater and keeping it maintained.
Tips on Solving Common Toilet Problems
Master plumber Ed Del Grande explains how even the average homeowner can easily fix common toilet problems.
Plumbing Emergency Tips
Ed the Plumber offers tips on the tools needed to make a plumber's emergency kit and what to do during plumbing emergencies.
Watering the Lawn: Zones and Other Basics
Learn about everything related to installing a home irrigation system.
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