It's getting colder, and you want to prevent frozen pipes as best as you can! A faucet that won't yield water is the first sign of frozen pipes. If a severe cold snap hits, prevent freezing and subsequent bursting of pipes by following the suggestions below. Even if the pipes do freeze, you can thaw...Read More
Two assemblies are concealed under the lid of a toilet tank; a ball cock assembly, which regulates the filling of he tank, and a flush valve assembly, which controls the flow of water from the tank to the bowl. When someone presses the flush handle, the trip lever raises the lift wires (or chain) connected...Read More
Do you leave your home during the winter months? If so, then you want to make sure that you know how to winterize your pipes while you're away. Here are some steps you can take to make it easier on yourself.
- Turn off the main shutoff valve or have the water company turn off service...Read More
We hope that your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow. Spend time in each other's company and enjoy being together on this day of thanks. We will be back on Friday with a new blog.Read More
Like sink faucets, tub faucets can be compression style or washerless. To take apart any style tub faucet, pry off the cap, unscrew the handle, and remove the escutcheon. In a compression faucet, you'll see the stem and packing nut. You may need to use a deep-socket wrench to grip and loosen a recessed packing...Read More