Thermostatic vs Pressure Balance Shower Valves Guide

Traditionally, there were 2 knobs/handles in the shower. One handle was for controlling the cold water pressure and temperature while the other one controlled the hot water volume and temperature. That kind of installation posed one constant challenge. If say you are enjoying a nice shower after work or before dashing out and someone happens … Read more

How to Fix a Leaking Shut Off Valve in Minutes

Do you have a bucket or cup under your shut off valve because it is dripping? I know how frustrating that can be. What you may not know is that fixing a leaking shut off valve is incredibly easy and you will rarely need to pay a plumber to it for you or replace the … Read more

How to Remove Calcium Buildup in Faucets/Shower Heads

If you live in an area with hard water, it is not unusual to have ugly stains on your faucets and fixtures. Iron and calcium buildup in toilets, sinks, tubs and other fixtures make them look ugly and old that they really are, and may even be confused with poor hygiene. Calcium deposits affects both … Read more

4 Ways to Loosen a Stuck Shut off Valve Fast!

Your house has a main water shut off valve that turns on and off water to the whole house. There are also other shut off valves to turn off water to specific fixtures. These are the shut off valves you see under the kitchen and bathroom sink, on the wall behind the toilet, behind the … Read more

How to Fix a Stripped Faucet Handle Fast!

A faucet handle is usually connected to the cartridge (also known as a faucet stem) inside the faucet valve. The cartridge is responsible for turning the water on and off as well as regulating the water pressure/volume when you the handle clockwise or counterclockwise. The tip of the faucet stem has teeth (splines) which must … Read more

How to Fix a Leaking Moen Bathroom Sink Faucet Fast!

It goes without saying that Moen faucets are probably the best faucets in the market and hence their lifetime warranty. That does not however mean that they will never fail. Moen faucets will leak from time to time especially in areas with hard water. So, what causes a Moen faucet to start leaking/dripping water from … Read more

How to Fix a Leaking Delta Bathroom Sink Faucet Fast!

Delta faucets are without a doubt some of the best in the market, but that does not mean they will not leak from time to time. Continued use of the faucets causes wear and tear resulting in leaks. Water quality also plays a big part in faucet parts’ longevity. If you live in area with … Read more

How to Fix a Leaking Delta Single Handle Kitchen Faucet

Delta faucets are some of the best and long-lasting faucets in the market. That notwithstanding, they will leak from time especially in areas with hard water but debris can also play part in it. So, why is your Delta kitchen faucet leaking and what can you do to fix it? Well, the solution to that … Read more

Moen 1222 vs 1225 – Which Cartridge Do You Need?

If you have a leaking Moen shower/tub faucet, the cartridge is usually the culprit. This also applies to instances when you have no hot or cold water to your faucet, or when the water pressure is just low. Before you replace your Moen cartridge, you will first need to know which cartridge you need in … Read more

How to Replace a Moen Shower Faucet Cartridge

Moen faucets are some of the best if not the best in the market. What makes this faucet so reliable is their innovative cartridge designed by Al Moen himself though the original designed has been improved. A Moen cartridge can last for up to 30 years. In areas with hard water, the cartridge will however … Read more