Three Signs You May Have Hard Water

Posted on: 30 June 2016

"Hard water" is a term that covers a variety of types of water with minerals dissolved in it. This water may have an odd taste, leave mineral deposits, and even have an orange tinge to it. Hard water can include many minerals, but the most commonly recognized indicators of hard water are calcium and magnesium. This may mean that you don't need to take calcium and magnesium supplements (since your body can assimilate these minerals when you drink and bathe or shower in hard water), but it can also have undesirable effects on your home life in a variety of ways.
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What Is Causing Your Home's Bathroom To Have A Horrible Smell?

Posted on: 29 June 2016

When a bathroom in your home has a bad odor in it, chances are that it could be from one of the several plumbing fixtures that are inside it. These are some potential reasons that may be causing the smell. A Broken Toilet Wax Seal Every toilet will have a ring made of wax underneath it that helps seal the drain to the toilet's base. Over time, the seal will dry up and crack, which is what allows gasses from the pipe leading to the sewer to get into a bathroom.
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A Homeowner's Guide To Replacing A Toilet Handle

Posted on: 29 June 2016

Toilets, compared to more trouble prone plumbing fixtures such as faucets, don't generally need a ton of maintenance. Yet as the years go on, certain parts of a toilet are liable to break, degrade, or become worn out through use. If you would like to improve your knowledge of how to perform simple toilet maintenance tasks, read on. This article will teach you how to replace an old or broken toilet handle with a new one.
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How Will Installing A Water Softener Benefit You In The Long Run?

Posted on: 28 June 2016

Have you been told that you have hard water and that it would be best to install a water softener? With the price of water softening systems starting around $400, it might be tempting to ignore this advice. However, your plumber or contractor really does have your best interests at heart when he or she recommends a water softener. If you heed this advice, you can look forward to the following benefits in the years to come:
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