If you are struggling with some common plumbing issues, there are some simple and affordable repairs that can improve the quality of your everyday life. Whether you suffer from poor-tasting tap water or enough room to get ready in the bathroom, why put up with it another day? Talk to home improvement retailers and plumbing contractors about resolving these problems and getting the most from the taps and sinks in your home.
Some simple things that make a big difference include:
The quality of your water.
If you find that your water has a funky taste or foul smell, you may need a water filter. Water filtration systems can be installed to address every tap in your home, often referred to as whole house systems, or you can simply install a filter under-the-sink to work on that single faucet or tap. These filters can effectively give your water a better taste, improve the smell of your water, and reduce the contaminants, toxins, and bacteria your family is consuming.
Your water pressure.
Poor water pressure? Fight the frustration of low water pressure with a simple plumbing fix: clean your aerator. These are the tiny screens that are located in the faucet head, typically requiring a wrench or pair of pliers to remove; soak the aerator in white vinegar overnight to remove the deposits and build-up that can cause your pressure to decrease. If you continue to struggle with poor water pressure after maintenance and cleaning, consider checking the water supply lines for problems such as shoddy pipes or leaks.
The aesthetics of your faucets.
There is no reason to settle for unsightly faucets or taps at your sink. Talk with plumbing professionals about the options and costs to replace your faucets and update your sinks. It will make your bathroom feel remodeled and new, for a fraction of the budget.
Do you feel like the space around your sink is wasted or poorly configured? It may be time for an update. Talk with plumbing professionals (such as those from Rapid Rooter Of Central Oregon) and contractors about ways to extend your current counter-space to provide more storage, convenience, and a new look.
Sometimes, the simplest repairs can improve daily living most significantly.Keep an eye on your water meter to gauge water consumption habits and to identify when you might have a problem that is causing waste and costing money. Make yourself familiar with where the water supply shut-off valve is located. You can usually turn this valve on and off using a t-shaped wrench with ease; being able to quickly turn off the water supply can save gallons of water and lots of damage in the event of a broken pipe.