Depending on your comfort level with DIY-type activities, it can be tempting to try and tackle any problem that may happen at your home all by yourself. While this is true in some instances, such as replacing faucets and unclogging toilets, one area that you never want to try to tackle all by yourself is your home's electricity. Without proper training, tools, and knowledge of your home's electrical system, you're setting yourself up for massive issues that can result in huge damage to your home.
If your old kitchen faucet is all worn out, then it's time to look into a replacement. Part of the process of a new faucet install is picking out exactly what faucet you would like. The following are just a few things you should consider.
1. Mount Style
Faucets come in two main mount styles -- sink mount and wall mount. Sink mount faucets are installed either along the edge of the sink, or on the counter directly behind the sink.
Having a water softener installed may be one of those things you keep planning to do but then put on the back burner. Maybe you're having trouble justifying the cost, or perhaps you just haven't felt like sticking around and waiting for the plumber. Well, it's now the time to schedule that water softener installation! Here are some reasons why it's totally worth it.
Your shower experience will be so much more satisfying.
A leaking hot water heater can be both an inconvenience and a hazard. Fortunately, most reasons for a leak only require a small repair. The following are the five most common reasons for a leak.
1. Failed Temperature Regulation
When the temperature inside a hot water heater gets too high, steam and pressure build up in the tank. This pressure is released through the top of the tank, through the pressure relief valve, and it is then routed through a pipe towards the ground.
The well pump that moves the water from your well to your house can wear or fail. Some common things can cause a failure of the well pump, but many can be remedied so that the well and the well pump continue to be viable for many years.
One of the most common reasons a well pump stops working is the age of the pump. A submersible well pump typically lasts about 15 years in a perfect situation.