Learning To Love Plumbing

3 Signs Your Home Water Softening System Is In Need Of Professional Attention

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Having a hard water problem in your home is anything but a simple issue. From causing excess sediment in your water-related appliances, to leaving your skin with a sticky residue, too much calcium, magnesium, and other minerals are a major nuisance. A water softening system is the most logical solution for hard water, and in most cases, a good unit will work well without problems for a long time. However, occasionally problems will come up that will require professional attention.…

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What Should You Do If Your Toilet Won't Stop Running?

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If your recent water bill has been unusually high, or you hear water running after your toilet is filled, your toilet might be running and you may just need to perform a few simple toilet repairs to remedy the problem. Each component that is involved in filling your toilet tank may be the culprit. These include: The flapper The flapper is a rounded flat rubber piece that covers the toilet tank’s center drain.…

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How To Adjust A Toilet Float Cup Valve

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If you have  a slow-filling or constantly running toilet, the issue could be the toilet cup float valve. A float cup device is attached to an actuating rod that controls the water level in modern toilets. Water levels that are too low can cause slow refills after flushing or clogs, and water levels that are too high may cause continuous running after flushing. You should be able to adjust and repair the float cup valve yourself.…

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