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If no water enters your washing machine during the fill cycle, or if only cold water is entering the appliance, there is a strong possibility that the water mixing valve needs to be replaced. Before replacing the valve, however, you should check that the hose screens are clear. There may be screens both where the hoses mount to the valve and where the hoses connect at the faucet.
Vibrating water pipes aren’t normal, so it’s essential to act quickly when you hear an unusual racket coming from inside the walls of your home
It can be scary (or at the very least irritating) to hear a rattling noise coming from your plumbing. Whatever you do, don’t ignore it! The first step is diagnosing the cause of your vibrating water pipes, and then you can work on getting your plumbing in working order again.
We all know that quality matters, especially when choosing a new faucet. But it’s not always true that you get what you pay for, and sometimes, even something suspiciously cheap can end up being a great deal. So how can you know what to pick? The answer is simple (albeit a bit boring): do the research!
Some questions to ask, regardless of price:
Making your home beautiful is one thing, but making sure it’s in working order is a whole other beast to tackle.
Thankfully, there are so many easy repair tips and simple upgrades that can pay off big time and keep your home (and your family!) happy for years to come.
“Whether you have a big budget for some major plumbing upgrades, or just want to refresh your current setup with some cheap tricks, there are always things you can do to spruce up your home
Fresh, drinkable water is a limited resource that is necessary to our survival. More than 97% of the water on Earth is salt water and must be treated before we can use it in everyday life to cook, clean, and consume. The remaining percentage of water that is fresh and useable to humans is mostly frozen or stored underground as ground water. For these reasons and many more, it is important to do your part in conserving water at home. Discover how you can use water more efficiently and preserve the limited stock of water that we have on Earth with these simple ideas and tips!
As with any contractor you hire, there are practical things you need to establish before the work begins. Here are key questions to ask a plumber:
1) Are you licensed?
This is the big one. Never, ever forget to ask this question, and don’t just take the plumber’s word for it. Many operate without a license, but many homeowners assume every plumber needs to have one, so this question is always worth asking. Being licensed means the plumber is registered with a governing body at the state or local level…
We have all have been in that situation. Your dinner guests are over, you’re cleaning up, you’ve just crammed an entire three course meal down your garbage disposal, hit the switch, and nothing happened. The last thing you want your guests to see is you underneath the sink performing emergency plumbing in your best clothes.
The next day, you decide you are not going to make this mistake again. You’re going to buy the best garbage disposal there is. You head down to the local hardware store, hit the right aisle, and that’s when you realize you have no idea what you’re looking for…
Unless you’re currently living in a brand-new home, there is a good chance that your household plumbing could stand to be updated. Many homeowners fail to realize the warning signs associated with plumbing damage until it’s too late.
Plumbing experts Cummings Plumbing Heating and Cooling of Tucson, Arizona, provide their insight into household plumbing systems. They share the top four indicators that your plumbing system needs to be replaced…
Low water pressure can mess up a lot of things in the house: a good shower, dishwasher work, cleaning dishes in the sink, getting water from your fridge, and a whole other slew of issues. It’s important to figure out what’s causing the low water pressure and fix it so you can get back to peak performance in your home.
Corroded galvanized iron pipes are a common cause of low water pressure. If you live in an older house, it may well have galvanized iron pipes that have corroded inside over the years. The accumulated corrosion eventually restricts the water flow. Fortunately, there is usually a solution.
Apprentice plumber: An entry-level plumber, learning the trade. State requirements may include a high school diploma or GED, an aptitude test and that the applicant is 18 year of age or older. Apprentices may work with a journeyman, under the supervision of a master plumber.
Auger: A flexible metal rod, usually made of spring material, with a cutting or clearing device on one end. It is used to clear clogs in drains. Closet augers, also called toilet auger, have a tubular guide to permit entry through the toilet trap design. Larger, longer augers are used to clean underground drain lines and may be motor driven.