How To Fix a Compression Faucet

Most compression valves have a threaded metal spindle with a disc-shaped stem washer on the end. When the spindle is screwed all the way in, the stem washer covers a hole, and water flow to the spout is stopped. Drips from the spout happen when the seal between the stem washer and the rim of the hole (called the “valve seat”)…

Installing an Undersink Tap Filter System

You turn on the tap and out it comes, but how much more do you know about the water you drink, cook, clean and wash with? It comes mostly from two sources. Surface water is rainfall collected from streams and rivers. Groundwater is water that has been harvested in artificial and natural underground stores or aquifers.…

How to Install a Toilet

If your trusty toilet has developed cracks or leaks, uses far too much water per flush, or is simply a shade of baby blue not seen in 20 years, it may be time to replace it. You might consider this a good time to put in a call to the plumber, but it can be…

How to Prevent Blocked Drains in Your Home

There are few parts of our homes and businesses which can really cause a lot of problems like our drains. Blocked drains can lead to a whole range of potential issues, many of which require costly repairs. Thanks to professional drainage specialists, you can remove all kinds of blockages from your property. However, it is just as…

How to Remove a Toilet & Wax Ring

The toilet is the first fixture to be removed in most remodeling projects. Loosening corroded or rusted nuts and bolts is the most difficult part of the process. Old toilets that will not be reinstalled may be broken up into small, easily managed pieces, using a sledgehammer. Disconnect the toilet and cover it with a…

Put a Stop to Sewage Backup

During a flood, sewage can flow back into your house. Floodwater doesn’t just fill streets and basements. It can also fill sewer or septic systems, causing sewage to “backflow” through drains and into homes. Sewage is a nasty, toxic soup—more damaging, dangerous and disgusting than ordinary floodwater.

Installing Kitchen Sinks

Most drop-in, self- rimming kitchen sinks arc easily installed. Drop-in sinks for do-it-yourself installation arc made From cast iron coated with enamel , stainless steel, enameled steel, acrylic, fiberglass or resin composites.