How to Quickly Turn off Water Supply for Repairs

To quickly turn off the water supply for repairs, follow these steps: Kitchen or Bathroom Sink Both kitchen and bathroom sinks have 2 shut off valves, one for the cold water and the other for the hot water. When doing any repairs like replacing the faucet or cartridge, you will need to turn off both … Read more

How to Find Hidden Waters Leaks – Outside and Inside

To find hidden water leaks in your home, follow these steps: Related: Signs of a slab leak. Locating the Leak Before calling in a plumber, you can try to find the leak in or outside your house and see if it is something you can fix yourself. Even if you can’t, you will be in … Read more

No Water in the House? Why and What to Do

Causes of No Water in the House and Solutions Troubleshooting the Problem I will with troubleshooting no water in the house for people who use water from the city. If you use water from a well scroll to the bottom of this post. 1. Is It Only 1 Faucet or the Whole House? The first … Read more

Tap or Bathtub Water Yellow? Why and What to Do

Causes of Yellow Water in a Tap or Bathtub and Solutions Note: Yellow water can sometimes be associated with health concerns, particularly if it’s due to heavy metals or contaminants. If you suspect water quality issues, consider getting your water tested by a certified lab. How to Fix Yellow Water from Tap/Bathtub The first thing … Read more

How to Adjust a Well Pressure Switch Fast!

If you need to adjust the pressure switch on your well pump to control water pressure, follow these steps: How to Adjust your Pressure Switch Adjusting a pressure switch is very easy and every homeowner who uses water from a well should know how to do it. The only thing you should remember to do … Read more

ABS vs PVC Pipes – What’s the Difference/Better Choice?

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) and PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)  are 2 of the most popular plumbing pipes. Although both are plastic, there are some distinct differences that make each better for certain tasks than the other. So, what is the difference between ABS and PVC and which one should you use for your project? The main … Read more

How to Replace a Shower/Tub Cartridge Like a Pro

Replacing a shower/tub cartridge can help fix issues like leaks or temperature control problems. Here are the basic steps: To easily identify what type of cartridge you have, look for the brand name, logo or initials on the face of the faucet, handle or escutcheon. If there is nothing, you will need to remove the … Read more

Pressure Reducing Valves – All You Need to Know

Pressure reducing valves (PRVs), also known as pressure regulators, are essential components in plumbing systems that help control and maintain safe and consistent water pressure throughout a building. Here are a few key facts about pressure reducing valves: Do You Really Need a Pressure Reducing To start with, the code requires a pressure reducing valve … Read more

How to Identify Your Shower Faucet and Cartridge Fast

Identifying your shower faucet and cartridge is crucial for making repairs or finding compatible replacement parts. Here’s a brief summary of how to do it: Types of Shower Faucet Stems A shower faucet stem is the part connected to the handle that turns left or right inside the shower valve to turn the water on … Read more

Should you Buy a House with Polybutylene Pipes? Why Not?

Polybutylene pipes were the pipes of the future in the 1970s.  They were cheap, light and easy to produce. By the early 1990s, there were about 10 million homes with these pipes especially in the Mid-Atlantic States, Pacific Northwest and American Southwest. The production and use of polybutylene pipes (poly b or PB as they … Read more