Monday, October 26, 2015

How to remove Hard Water Stains from your Toilet Bowl

The secret to getting rid of stains from hard water

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How to get rid hardwater stains in the toilet. (Photo credits)

For most homeowners, removing hard water stains – wherever it may have set in – is a pesky chore. But apparently, it does not need to much of an effort, and that you do not have to purchase expensive stain removers! OSHA Plumbers in fact shared that all you need to remove these stains is a pumice stone. "My best advice is just to clean the toilet more often and use the toilet more often. The two seem to go hand-in-hand, don't you think? Many of you may be asking, where do I find a pumice stone? Well, these babies are often used in pedicures and clear away the rough, dead skin from your feet. This post is getting better and better, isn't it? Try the nail polish/foot care aisle of your local drugstore or discount retailer. They aren't difficult to find! Best of luck to you and your toilet bowl. I can guarantee that once you try this, you will be amazed at the results. It's takes literally minutes and I promise that the pumice stone will not scratch a porcelain surface. It's funny how something so natural can clean better than some of the harshest cleansers out there. But it just goes to show you how helpful a piece of hardened lava foam can truly be!"

Check the step-by-step instructions here.

Just Vinegar meantime shared yet another household staple that could help in removing hardwater stains from the toilet. Plumbing Info

"There are so many uses for vinegar, but I had never thought of using it to get rid of hard water stains in a toilet… I'll never let my toilet get to that point, but when we bought our house, we had to change our toilet bowls that were really badly stained… Had I known this then, well… we could have saved a lot of money!"

Read about the tip here.

Related Plumbing Repair Services: also subscribes to the idea of making use of vinegar to remove hard water stains. 

"Mineral stains can leave the toilet bowl looking brown and rusty. But you don't have to get rid of the toilet. Just take a little time to do some cleaning. You're going to want to make sure you have a plunger handy, as well as a towel, a scrub brush, and the secret ingredient revealed in the video (don't worry — it's not expensive and is likely one you already have in your house). Oh, and you'll need some toilet paper, but we're guessing you already have that! Pretty awesome to see the toilet come out good as new!"

Watch the whole procedure here.

Do you have hard water stains in your home?

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

How to clean a faucet

Ways to clean a faucet

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Keep the cleaner clean. (Photo Credits)

You use a faucet to get water to clean stuff, but have you ever gave it a though as to how to clean your own faucet?

Plumbing shared how to clean hard water stains off a chrome faucet. "I just soaked a paper towel in distilled white vinegar, wrapped it around the worst area and let it sit for about 30 minutes.  Then, I used an old toothbrush to get in those hard to reach spots and get the gunk out. You can use the vinegar-soaked paper towel to clean the rest of the faucet that doesn't need to soak since vinegar is perfect for getting rid of water spots.  This method also works great for getting that hard water crust from the bottom of the faucet where it meets the counter."

Read the rest of the instructions here.

Hard water, not hard to clean.

The website Worthy Tales shared yet another technique on how to remove hard water stains on faucets. Plumbing Association of San Diego 

"Plenty of people who have had their faucets for a little while will have noticed them starting to look dingy. The dinginess often lingers regardless of how often the people in question clean the faucet, which may be a function of the manner in which they are cleaning it in the first place. In this video, people will learn how to clean their sinks and faucets in a way that is going to promote clarity and shininess, making the sink look like it is new again. Essentially, this trick just involves soaking the area in vinegar for a while and then wiping the hard water and calcium accumulation away with a sponge. The narration of the video comes with a solid demonstration, which should allow people to easily learn how to do this trick themselves."

Watch the video here.

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The website Popsugar meantime shared how to keep your faucets shiny.

"For every sink there's a faucet — but do you give it a good cleaning every time you wash your sink? Along with scouring the outside of your faucet, there are a few other spots that need a bit of attention, too. The next time you're buffing your brushed nickel, take a few minutes to give the internals a deep cleaning sans any harsh chemicals."

Check out the whole procedure here.

When was the last time you cleaned your faucet?

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

The damaging consequences of leaking pipes

Other causes and consequences of leaking pipes


Leaking pipes have more damaging consequences. (Photo Credits)

Leaky pipes do a lot more than waste water. It also has other unintended consequences.

Your Central Valley shared in its website that the leaky pipes are further contributing to a drought. Plumbing Association of San Diego   

"Water experts say the very system that delivers water to our homes and businesses, is making the state's drought even worse! They say some cities have pipes that are at least a century old, and everyday, hundreds of gallons of water are leaking out of these pipes…Experts say when a leak is detected, pipes need to be replaced and flushed before they are put back into service, which requires extra water."

Check out the rest of the article here.

Something could have been making it worse

The LA Times for its part has reported that water conservation measures in view of a drought could be causing some leaky pipes in their area. A/C And HVAC

"Sanitation districts have worried about sewer spills for years, but officials say they have had to become especially vigilant in recent months as water use has plummeted. Shorter showers, more efficient toilets and other reductions in indoor water usage have meant less wastewater flowing through sewer pipes, sanitation officials say. With less flow to flush the solids down the system, those solids are collecting and can eventually damage pipes."

Read the rest of the report here.

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News Agency KOB 4 meantime reported that in its jurisdiction about 1.3 Gallons of water are wasted due to leaks.

"Here in New Mexico we should all be doing our part to save one of our most valuable resources: water. But what if we told you that every year in the metro area more than a billion gallons of clean drinking water vanishes before it even reaches your tap. They pump it out of the ground, treat it, and then send it to homes and business all over Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. But last year alone, 1.36 billion gallons of that water never made it to our taps."

Watch the report here.

Have you ever thought about the other consequences of a leaky pipe?

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Consequences of a Leaky Pipe

Why leaky pipes can cause illnesses

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A Leaking pipe can get a lot of people sick. (Photo Credits)

At home a leaking pipe is a nuisance that usually merits a call to the plumber, or a trip to the hardware store to get materials for a DIY Fix.

On a larger scale though, leaky pipes have consequences that could even endanger a good number of people.

The British Broadcasting Corporation for instance says leaky pipes can cause illnesses to a large number of people. Plumbing Info 

"Leaky pipes may be causing upset stomachs because they allow contaminated water to get into the system, it is being claimed. Sheffield University's Prof Joby Boxall issued the warning after studying the risks posed by leaky pipes. His team recreated a mains water pipe system and then damaged part of it to see what happened to the water. They found that when a pipe leaks, it not only spits out clean water, but also sucks in dirty water."

Read the rest of the article here.

Takes in Dirty Water

The Medical Daily shared the same University of Sheffield study to its readers. OSHA Plumbers  

"Even worse, microorganisms and pathogens, once they've entered the network, might attach to the inner surface of the pipe. After multiplying there, these illness-causing microbes might become dislodged by a change in water pressure and then reach your tap, ultimately your drinking water, at even higher concentrations. While leaks don't pose a risk to drinking water most of the time, water pressure — more precisely, a sudden drop in water pressure is key. Whenever there is a sudden change in water velocity, total water pressure will drop. Valve or pump failures, for instance, might spur a pressure drop as would a sudden demand on the system — such as when firemen pump out large volumes to fight a blaze. In fact, pressure drops regularly take place in operational water networks, according to results from a few studies, most of them conducted in the United States."

Check out the article here.

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Apart from illnesses, leaky pipes lead to water deficit.

In its website Natural News shared that in the United States, leaky pipes run up to a trillion gallons per year.

"At the moment, huge parts of the world — like California and Brazil — are suffering from drought. Something as simple as taking a shower whenever you want may become a luxury in the near future.
If we want to keep the luxury of running fresh water, we're all going to have to make an effort to reduce the 1 trillion gallons of water being lost each year. Not only is it important to fix our leaks, but we have to change our attitude as well."

Learn more about the article here.

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