Choosing Better Plumbing Fixtures

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Choosing Better Plumbing Fixtures

I have never been the kind of person that loves to decorate their home, but when we started planning our first new home build, I got kind of into the process. I decided to choose high-end fixtures that would really set our home apart, and the difference was astounding. It was amazing to see how much nicer the plumbing fixtures operated, and how enjoyable it was to use them. This blog is all about choosing better plumbing fixtures and understanding how to install them on your own. You never know, you might uncover a new skill that will really benefit you in the future.

4 Home Appliances A Plumber Can Fix

You might think that a plumber just fixes things like your sinks, toilets, drains, and pipes. However, a plumber can repair much more than that. Here are four home appliances a plumber can fix.

1. Water Heater

Your water heater is responsible for providing your household with hot water. Not only does hot water give you a chance to take a relaxing shower, but hot water is important for keeping your clothes and dishes clean.

If you want continued access to hot water, you'll want to call a plumber right away if you notice any of these signs:

  • Your water temperature is erratic.
  • The hot water looks reddish-brown.
  • You see water leaks around the tank.
  • The tank makes strange sounds.

One more sign your hot water heater is in need of repairs is that the hot water doesn't last long enough.

2. Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal provides a convenient way to collect food waste. A garbage disposal also helps to eliminate odors that accompany food in the garbage. Plus, this appliance makes it easier to wash your dishes.

If you notice any of the following signs, it means your garbage disposal is in need of repairs:

  • The appliance runs too quietly.
  • It leaks water.
  • You notice strange smells in your drain.

One more sign your garbage disposal needs repairs is it repeatedly gets jammed.

3. Water Softener

If you have hard water, a water softener is an important appliance to have. Water softeners remove certain minerals from the water that cause it to harden. When your water goes from hard to soft, you will have a lot fewer problems with your pipes and your appliances that use water.

Sometimes, though, your water softener will stop working as it should. You will want to call a plumber if you notice any of these problems:

  • Your skin feels sticky after washing it.
  • Your tap water tastes different.
  • Your soap doesn't lather like it should.

If you see signs of hard water, it means your water softener is not working properly. Hard water signs include spots on your dishes, stiff clothes, and a crusty buildup around the faucets.

4. Dishwasher

Another convenient home appliance is the dishwasher. Like other appliances, dishwashers can stop working, too. Call a plumber if you notice any of the following:

  • You see water leaks on the floor.
  • Your dishes aren't getting clean enough.
  • The latch is broken or it no longer locks.

One more sign your dishwasher is in need of repairs is the water no longer drains out from the bottom.