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A Short Kitchen Remodeling Guide For Every Homeowner

kitchen remodelingKitchen remodeling seems to be among every homeowner’s goals after years of staying in the same house. Since your kitchen gets the most action, it’s often the one that deteriorates first in terms of appearance and functionality. Imagine years of cooking in the same room. Think of all the parties that you’ve prepared for. Think of all the memorable holidays you’ve had because of battering your kitchen with hours and hours of use. Your countertops turn ugly with all the scratches. Your plumbing system experiences major problems like pipe corrosion and clogging. At the end of the day, you’ll simply want to renovate, redecorate and refurnish. But what are some of the most common mistakes we encounter when remodeling kitchens? Read this interesting article we found online:

The 4 Most Common Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes

What’s the secret to a successful kitchen remodel? Knowing what mistakes to avoid! Almost everyone who has been through a remodel has a war story to share about what they’d do differently. Whether it’s the neighbor’s never-ending remodel, or the friend of a friend whose contractor couldn’t get along with the architect, keep your dream kitchen from becoming a nightmare by protecting yourself from these common first-timer mistakes.

Now that you’ve read such informative article, do you have any remodeling ideas in mind? Do you want to follow a theme? Are you willing to sacrifice design over functionality? Do you have the money for such a project? Are you ready to pay for professional assistance? If you’re still not sure about what you should do, why don’t you check these remodeling ideas and designs first? From there, you should be able to start mapping out your kitchen renovation plans. Continue reading A Short Kitchen Remodeling Guide For Every Homeowner

Posted on: December 6, 2013

Clogged Toilet Problems Tips

clogged toiletOne of the most dreadful plumbing emergencies at home is getting a clogged toilet. This problem is not only dreaded because of the repair expenses but also because of the trouble that people at home would have to go through. Imagine doing your thing in the morning only to find out that your toilet won’t flush.

And you still have to go work! Now isn’t that annoying? One of the things you can do to prevent toilet clogging is avoid throwing in your sanitary napkins or bathroom tissues in there. Read this interesting article that details how Arcata officials found out that they have a similar public toilet situation:

All clogged up; Arcata officials to public: Toilets are not trash cans …

Arcata officials are reminding residents that feminine products, disposable wipes and dental floss should not be flushed down the toilet — even if the products are labeled “flushable” on the packaging– after a rash of sewer …

Reading the above clip, you’ll understand that throwing in items like napkins and tissues in the toilet is definitely a no-no. These items will get stuck in the pipes therefore blocking the smooth flow of water and waste from your toilet to the sewers. To further give you an idea on how you can prevent and fix toilet clogging, here’s another article that might help you: Continue reading Clogged Toilet Problems Tips

Posted on: November 4, 2013

How Much Does It Usually Cost To Replace A Water Heater?

There will come a point in time when your hot water heater dies out on you. If repair is no longer possible and replacement is the only way to get your supply of hot water in the house, you’ll have to be financially prepared because your wallet’s going get some beating. You’ll need enough money to pay for the heating system; parts, materials and supplies; labor and debris disposal cost. Here’s a rough estimate of what you’ll have to prepare for water heater replacement cost.

1. Water Heating System

A regular water heater costs about $300 to $450 depending on the brand and specifications of the unit. This is however the non-discounted retail price in the market which means that you may still be able to find lower deals especially if there are sales or promos.

2. Project Materials and Supplies

Water heater replacement may require several materials and supplies. These include but are not limited to fittings, mounting hardware and connectors. Such provisions may amount from $40 to $45 approximately. Continue reading How Much Does It Usually Cost To Replace A Water Heater?

Posted on: October 28, 2013

Never Take A Cold Bath Ever Again With Proper Water Heater Care

The winter season is closing in and the temperature just gets colder by the day. What else can make us uncomfortable in the morning but having to take a bath in cold, freezing water? That said, we always have our water heaters to give us warm, relaxing baths!

However, just like any other appliance we use at home, we need to observe proper hot water heater maintenance to keep them functional and also to avoid  getting ripped off by unexpected repairs.

Effortless Ways To Care For Your Hot Water Heater

  • Keep your gas heater clean. Regularly rid of the sediments that build up at the bottom to lessen the amount of energy it takes for the device to heat the water.
  • Flush and drain the tank at least once a year.
  • Lower the temperature of your hot water heater. A temp of more than 125 degrees may damage the heater.If it’s a gas heater, just turn the dial to your preferred temperature and that’s it.
  • On the other hand, if you have an electric heater, remember to turn off the power first. Then, check the panels to change the temp. Refer to your heater’s manual for instructions.
  • Maintain just the right amount of pressure in the tank. If the pressure is too much, you’ll notice that there’s a leak in the pressure relief valve.
  • Install water and gas safety valves to let the heater automatically shut down when there’s a problem.
  • Inspect your tank’s liner when you get brownish water from your hot water faucet. It’s a sign of a possible rupture.
  • Perform regular check-ups and stay alert for possible signs of water heater problems. These signs include but are not limited to:Rotten egg odor
  • Heating incapability
  • Rusty water
  • Unusual sounds or noises
  • Water leakage at the floor of the heater

 

These are effective hot water heater maintenance tips that will help keep your unit in great condition. If you need commercial or residential plumbing services in the US such as water heater care, only trust Plumbers 911. You may us through our websites: http://florida.plumbers911.com/ (Florida), http://washingtondc.plumbers911.com/ (Washington DC) or http://california.plumbers911.com/ (California). For immediate attention, call us at 305-662-0668 (Miami-Dade County FL), 954-468-0512 (Broward County FL), 561-327-6287 (Palm Beach County FL), 800-731-1139 (Central Valley CA) or (877) 932-5325 (Washington DC)!

 

Posted on: October 8, 2013

How To Replace A Shower Head In A Few Easy Steps

how to replace a shower headA new shower head might be a luxury or a necessity. Either way, it’s easy to replace the old one yourself. The only question is how to replace a shower head?

Many of use aren’t that skilled when it comes to plumbing. That said, let these simple, easy-to-follow directions help you get your shower up and running in no time!

Replace Your Shower Head Using These Simple Steps!

 

  • Gather your materials. You’ll need the following items:
  • Remove the old shower head.
      • Remove the shower head from the pipe that extends from the shower wall.  Use your wrench to grip the notch at its base and turn it counter-clockwise. Be careful not to apply too much pressure. Once the notch loosens, remove the old shower head and set aside.
      • Wipe the pipe clean.  Remove any debris, dirt, plumber’s tape, etc.
  • Wrap the end of the pipe with plumber’s tape. Make sure the threads of the pipe are covered.Install the new shower head.
    • Fit the new shower head to the pipe and turn it clockwise.
    • Tighten until secure.  You should not need to use a wrench; most can be tightened by hand.
  • Run the shower and check for any leaks.
      • If you notice leaks, attempt to tighten the shower head by hand a little more.
      • Be careful not to over tighten.

Just follow the above-mentioned steps to learn how to replace a shower head. If you need shower or faucet repair, simply call the best Washington DC Metro plumbers, professional Miami plumbing experts or the most reliable plumbing company in California. Reach us through our websites or call us at 305-662-0668 (Miami-Dade County FL), 954-468-0512 (Broward County FL), 561-327-6287 (Palm Beach County FL), 800-731-1139 (Central Valley CA) or (877) 932-5325 (Washington DC)!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on: September 18, 2013