No homeowner wants to have to deal with a leaky bathroom or kitchen faucet. For one, it's annoying. For two, it causes your water bill to skyrocket. Luckily, a faucet is one of those plumbing fixtures that you can easily uninstall and re-install yourself with little to no issues, as long as you have a little bit of basic know-how and are willing to put in the effort.
This article is going to guide you through the steps you need to take when installing your new model of faucet.
If your traditional water heater tank needs replacement, it may be a good time to switch to a tankless hot water heater. New EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) standards for residential hot water heaters went into effect on April 16, 2015. These new standards mandate that hot water heaters sold after the date must meet higher efficiency requirements than previous models.
Hot water tanks will be larger because of thicker insulation, which increases both the price of the tanks and their size.
If you are experiencing water pressure issues in your sink, it may be the aerator. All bathroom and kitchen faucets have an aerator on the end of the tap to help control the flow of water. Aerators occasionally get clogged with debris and only need a cleaning to unclog them. Here are some tips on how to clean faucet aerators.
Remove the Aerator
Cover the drain to avoid losing parts.
If you're like most people with little to no plumbing experience, you may get intimidated by the sheer thought of repairing your own plumbing. While there are many times you want to call out a professional plumber, some jobs are simple enough for you to repair yourself. While a leaky pipe under your kitchen sink can cause a lot of trouble, it is easy to locate and it can generally be fixed with little to no plumbing knowledge.
If you have a septic tank then you need to be careful so you don't bring on major problems. Putting the wrong things down the pipes or doing other things that aren't good for your septic tank can lead to damages that can be costly to repair. Follow the tips below to make sure you don't cause problems for your septic system.
Don't put these items down your sinks.
Grease, oil and fat – These things will harden in your drain and cause your sink to clog.