Monday, 3 September 2018

8 Useful Plumbing Hacks





Actually, in any office, one of the necessities that cannot be avoided is pipe connections. This may include sewerage,water and gas. Mostly, these piped connections may sometimes be prone to failing. To secure oneself from this failure menace that may arise, below are useful tips that may come handy during the plumbing exercise.

For a start we will put our focus on the water piped connections. In Singapore, water pipes are probably the most common piped connections in use. Every house needs a sufficient and constant water supply for use in the sinks, kitchen, washrooms and many other places.

1. First people must avoid at all costs the behaviour of pouring food wastes and any other form of solid items at the kitchenette sinks. This prevents sinks from experiencing blockage, clogging and also accumulation of unclean water. But in the case sink clogging occurs, chemicals that are used to clear up the mess should be avoided and a drain snake used to unclog the sink. If at all this method does not work, one can use the shop vacuum which usually helps in sucking out all of the solid clog stuck in the sink drain.

Once the drain has been cleared, one should pour out hot clean water in the sink drain to completely clean the pipe of whatever debris which may have remained. In the case one has a sink that is of the P trap model, one should simply get it out that is the p trap and thorough clean out the clogged debris or any other solid wastes trapped in them and and then fix it back. One should not be paranoid concerning fixing a sink as its not a hard task.

2. Every toilet bowl should be properly sealed to avoid leakages hence at the long run avoid unnecessary water bills. One should check on the taps in the kitchen sinks to ensure that they are not dripping as even a single drop in the long run makes gallons of water go to waste. In most cases leakages occur at the thread where two or more pipes have been joined. To avoid this a sealing compound may be used. In the case where a sealing compound may be inaccessible, the threading tape which serves the same purpose may be used.




3. At the bathrooms, the shower heads may at times also drip. Usually if this occurs, one simply detaches the showerhead then rolls over some tape in an anticlockwise manner round the threads as this is where most of the dripping occurs due to poor connections in the threads. This will make the water connections to become tight and thus the issue brought about with the leak will actually stop. In other scenarios, shower heads may clog due to the presence of solid materials in the water including deposits of minerals that maybe found inside the water. To address this problem, take out the shower head and use some hot water or also vinegar to clean it. A soft brush is normally used to scratch it to make sure that it is properly cleaned.

4. One of the most important factors to ensure durability of an item is by maintaining it so as to ensure of a long life span. For the toilet bowl to last for a longer time, try must be maintained well. When the pipes have rusted they must be replaced with new pipes. Below our kitchen sinks pipes down there usually grow old and rust faster. In the case one has troubles in the loosening of an aged pipe, one should try to use the pipe wrench. If it does not work then one should use some heat to make the pipe dope loose.

5.To ensure effectiveness in the plumbing at Singapore, one should purchase and fix a necessary pipes for specific functions. For example,in a washroom that uses warm water a plastic PVC pipe can't be installed. Also getting the correct size of the pipe one needs for the plumbing job to be done is a must. Ensure you check out on parameters which include the needed carrying capacity of the pipes and also the personal pipe specifications.

One should not buy very large pipes in the terms of the diameter dimensions as in many cases, spaces where the pipes are normally installed in the office are normally small. One should avoid at all cost having too many joined places in the piped network as the more they are, the more the possibility of the presence of leaks. The pipes should be as gentle and straight as possible.

6. Another plumbing must have is the shut off valve as it helps in convenience and comfortability. This valves uses the principle where one does not have to shut off the whole supply so as to fix one area of the house.




7. It is very crucial for one to have knowledge on where the shut off points are located at and also the main switch are located at. This makes it very easy to control the water supply in the event of a major leak in the house. It also enables the most appropriate solution be found with no or very minimal wastage of water.

8. Another important tip will be on how to notice upcoming issues within your piping system. In many cases whenever there are leakages on the piping system passing on top of the ceiling, the ceiling turns to color brown because of the rust that comes from it. In some other cases when the leaking water drips on the walls, paint found on this walls may at times start to peel off. The house may at times produce a certain stench and this evidently shows that there is an underlying problem with the kitchen sink or even the toilet drain.

In other instances the bathroom may have a problem in its drain and hence it brings about the problem of accumulating of water on the bathroom floor.

The toilet too might have some problem in its flushing hence leading to dirty water in the bowl and this shows the problem comes from its drain. This can be solved by using the right-sized toilet bowl.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Qualification For The Right Plumber




















Your home is your sanctuary, a place of comfort and harmony. Other than this, it is also your gem and the most valuable asset that you have to service and love dearly. For your home to remain a sanctuary you have always hoped for, your plumbing needs to be well serviced every now and then. This is due to the fact that plumbing is a mechanical system that is subject to eventual failure. When it fails you need to choose a plumber in the right way possible. Not choosing the right plumber is just like adding salt to a very painful injury, which will cause more problems with your plumbing system. 


Well, have you been wondering which plumber to call when your plumbing system fails? Don’t be worried anymore. The right plumber for you is no other than with the following qualifications.

Verify Trust

Isn't it awkward to invite a stranger to your home with your valuables and children and everything indoors to fix your home? How do you ensure that your home is safe when the plumber comes in to service your plumbing system? As much as it sounds crazy, the solution is simple. Trust is everything you need to let a stranger into your home and even leave him/her alone working on plumbing problem as you carry out your daily chores. Imagine that you are out of your home for a romantic weekend and you receive an emergency call from your neighbor claiming of a plumbing system problem with sewage leaking at your home! Will you leave your long-planned weekend and rash to your home to supervise a plumber rectify the plumbing system? No. A trusted plumber is all you need. To get one, ensure that you have a local trusted plumber that you have met before, interviewed, welcomed him/her to your home and of course inquired his/her reliability from other homeowners that the chosen plumber has their homes serviced before.

Education Requirement

Every profession has an education requirement that forms its backbone. Technical professions such as engineering and plumbing require a deep understanding of rules and principles employed in carrying out different tasks at different locations with varied conditions. Education for plumbers ensures that every plumber is equipped with the right knowledge in both theory and practice to enable him/ her carry tasks associated with the plumbing discipline effectively. A college education such as a certificate, diploma or degree is mostly required in every profession. However, in Singapore, to be a plumber one needs to possess a Builders certificate or Advanced Certificate in Plumbing & Pipefitting or Trade Diploma in Plumbing Technology or Nitec Certificate in Facility Technology

Insurance Cover

Plumbing is a mechanical task making it a risky job susceptible to accidents and damages as the plumber proceeds with his job. Sometimes, the plumber suffers minor injuries such as bruises requiring not much attention, as first aid will definitely do the job. At other times, there are huge damages to plumbing system during servicing which will require more costly to repair or even sometimes replace part of the system. 


















Major injuries on the plumber such as deep cuts will attract higher hospital bills, which requires expensive medical treatment. Insurance cover comes in handy to cover medical expenses on the side of the plumber in case of major injuries and also compensation for noticeable damages caused by a plumber in the process of fixing a plumbing system in a home. How do you feel knowing that you are not liable for any accidents and damages caused by the plumber in the cause of his/her operation? 


That’s the beauty of employing a plumber with an insurance cover.

Plumbing Charges

In every service, there's always a fee incurred to keep every service provider in the business. Keep in mind that most of the times cheap is considered to be expensive. Cost against quality is the best principle in choosing the right plumber for you. The price that a plumber charge is very important and every aspect of it needs to be explored in choosing the right plumber for you. It is better to use a plumber from a company that uses "flat rate" pricing system. This system means the plumber will come to your home, look at and diagnose plumbing problem and then quote you a price from a printed menu. A plumber that employs the highest workmanship in his job is the best option and worth going for even if sometimes the price might be a bit high but they say sometimes you have to spend more to get more. 

Valid License

A licensing body that awards and verifies licenses to the deserving professionals in that particular discipline governs every profession. Plumbers are no exception. In Singapore, there has been a new licensing scheme effected on April 1, 2018, which requires all plumbers to be PUB Licensed Plumbers and also registered with Singapore Plumbing Society.
Make no mistake in checking your chosen plumber to ensure that he/she is, in fact, a licensed plumbing practitioner because in this era and age, there are many quacks in every sector of our economy posing themselves as someone they are not.




















Reputation cross-check

Everybody has got a past either desirable or undesirable. In choosing the plumber to fix your home, you need to do at least a background check through every legal means possible such as checking employee record with the company he/she has worked for who will give detailed information about the plumber in question and recommendations about his reputation. One can also call or visit in person to have a face-to-face conversation with the plumber’s previous customers. Plumber previous customers will give an overview of the service they have received from the plumber in question and even sometimes give a rating for their services. Plumber fellow employee is another rich and primary source of information that one needs to consider in finding more about the plumber before welcoming him/her to your home. 

I have no doubt that if you consider the things mentioned above in choosing your plumber, am certain that you will get the best outcome and maintain your home as a sanctuary to live in it and enjoy with your family and friends as long as you live.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Various Causes Of Sink Choke and How To Prevent Them







Choked sinks are very common in many houses and commercial areas. Many property owners find it difficult to solve this issue, especially when it overflows, and floods the surfaces. A choked or blocked sink usually occurs due to a build-up of materials in the pipes or a may be poor installation. To prevent this, you must start tracing the root cause then get expert drainage services. Let us look at some of the reasons why a sink may choke and how you can prevent a blocked sink.

Food Particles
Most homeowners just let the food particles dive into the drains when they clean their dishes. The food leftovers may go down and block the piping once they are thrown in the sink. Over time, once the fat accumulates and sticks to the pipes, it hardens and leads to blockage. If you suspect that your sink has been blocked by oily food particles, you can solve this situation by blending different ingredients such as baking soda, hot water and vinegar to melt these fatty substances. Also, you may look for cleaning products that dissolve fatty elements in the kitchen sink.

Foreign objects
Tissue and cotton bands are also one of the main causes of clogging in the sink. Children also throw and push toys, paper, and school supplies that may fully obstruct the sink piping. You can prevent this problem by observing the best sink care. Used supplies such as tissues should be put in the trashcans and not pushed down the sink. A blocked sink may spill dirty water so it's best to fix this situation immediately by contacting the plumbing services.


















Hair

Another reason why a sink may choke is due to the build-up of hair. Cleaning agents and homemade solutions may not be enough because hair is known to resist decomposition. Hair can also bring unusual smell in the bathroom sink once it has been exposed to chemicals. A plunger can be used to get rid of the hair, but sometimes it sticks with soap and slips down the pipes. Contact your drainage expert to learn more on how to deal with hair stuck in your pipes.

Vegetation growth
Even though this may not be common, this factor can lead to extensive and expensive repairs you may have to deal with. Often times our pipe systems may have been connected when our houses were built long ago and new unforeseen blockages may occur by way of vegetation growth. Due to different materials being pushed down the sink, vegetation may grow in the pipes and thus trigger sink blockage.

Grease
If you notice a choke in your kitchen sink it may be due to a build-up of oils. If you wash greased items in your sink, the greases and oils may clog up piping. Do not wash greased equipment in your kitchen sink. The grease will get inside the plumbing in its liquefied form and then later solidify while getting hold of extra debris. This may create a difficult clog that may even damage the pipes.

Broken pipes
Your pipes may collapse once the water can't flow well. Damages like as splits, holes, and cracks may lead to blockage if not given quick attention. These are mostly due to plumbing issues and poor installation. You can help prevent serious spilling and blockages by identifying the main cause. Look for piping professionals who can solve problems in-depth.

How To Prevent A Sink Choke

Many people realize that they may have a choked sink when the sink is overflowing with water that refuses to go down the drain. However, a choked sink can be spotted earlier than this or even stopped from happening at all with a number of measures. It is crucial to keep in mind that if you take some precautions, you can avoid a blocked sink altogether. Avoid flushing any large bits down your drains.


















You can do this by installing strainers in your kitchen and bathroom sinks. Also, don't let soap go down the drain. Many people think that if soap goes down the drain, it will dissolve away. That is not the case. Finally, wash your sink more often, by pouring boiling water down the drain or pouring a mixture of baking soda and vinegar down the drain. This will keep you sink clean and smelling fresh.

To spot the first signs of a choked sink you need to look out for the tell-tale signs of a blockage. Foul smells are mostly the most obvious sign. Most sinks are built so that smells cannot come up through the pipes. If there is a bad smell, then it is probably due to something in the drain. The next sign is slow of water. The slow drainage may get worse so it's always good to unblock the drain before it things get much worse.

A large number of people use cleaning agents and chemicals to clear a blockage. These chemicals are mostly a thick liquid that is intended to dissolve the blockage. If your sink has blocked due to grease and other oily products, then these homemade solutions and cleaning agents would come in handy.
You can also use a plunger to try and clear the drain. A plunger creates a large amount of suction and tries to shift the blocking materials out of the way. You can coat the rim of the plunger to make sure that the seal is airtight seal then fill the sink with enough water to cover the cup of the plunger. Then, pump the plunger several times to move the blockage.

If your sink has a U- bend trap then this can be cleared easily by removing it. Place a basin underneath the trap then unscrew it from the pipework. You should be more careful as drain water may spill out as you remove the U trap. Once you have removed the trap, check for the obstruction and remove it. Replace the bend and the sink should work well now. Also, many DIY stores sell 'drain snakes' which you can put down the drain and remove the materials blocking the sink.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Solving The Issue of Clogged Toilet







Toilet clogging can be a massive disorder and can be exorbitant if the homeowner can not eliminate the blockage and is forced to hire a specialist. The problem is especially normal in the current toilets. Align the models with larger amounts of water per flush and use more "mass" to push the spilled material through the tubes. Other a la mode models are designed to improve water consumption. They consume as much water as is needed for ordinary flushing but do not withstand big things. Owners should, therefore, use additional guidance to ensure that every single amount of waste is within the rinse limit of the can, taking into account a final target. The lack of certain things in a toilet can avert many wooden shoes.

Things that can clog up

Towels
Toilet paper should disintegrate into the water and separate with the goal that it forms neither a filled mass nor a "net" in the funnels. In any case, it is crucial for many people to use other materials in their place. Paper towels are the best known, but users should never wash them in a can because they should do the opposite of tissue: Stay firm when wet. They tend to pack and form outrageous masses that are larger than the separation of the pipe.

In fact, even the fabric will not wash sufficiently when used in large aggregates and, in the meantime, rinsed. It can twist with the goal that only the outside of the "ball" falls into the water. It is best to use only a few leaves at a time between rinses to hold a clogged can.

Toys
Young toys are another common cause of interim toilets. Continuously curious teenagers are consistently inspired by toilets and put things in to watch them cleanse. However, the vast majority of toys are over-shaped, solid and larger than the pipe. A skilled worker can be called upon to protect her. The best way to achieve an important disconnect on this subject is to close the toilet when it is not in use and to keep the latrine entrance closed. Adolescents should be watched to make sure they are not playing in the latrine. An added benefit of this is that children are not exposed to unnecessarily unhygienic conditions.


















There are several approaches to being able to understand what the best course of action is for your situation.

Decide on the type of modification
The essential thing you should do is find out what kind of fitting you have. If there is room in the bowl, you should embed a pool of weakened filler to see if you can adequately load the blockage with the goal of it flying out openly. If your toilet has sunk so much that it is laden with water, you should stop taking water as this will cause further problems. In addition, you risk arise, focus on how much water you put in.Select the gadgets to use

Uncomplicated gadgets, such as a cylinder and a curl, can be used to eliminate many obstacles as they pass. Drain cleaners may be useful to remove most types of waste but are not suitable for dealing with foreign problems such as toys. Following these simple principles and considering the ideal use of typical instruments for shredding groups saves most owners of expensive art bills.

Before starting the blockage, the main action is not to keep the can bowl full. This should be conceivable by slaughtering the water from the dividing wall by turning the valve to the other side or by evacuating the cover and closing the can fold; Whatever the flow of water in the bowl.

Next, it's a smart plan to put something on the floor around the toilet to effortlessly create order when specks or spills occur. Day after day paper, old clothes or paper towels will be useful. Now it is the perfect open door for the cylinder. At the point where high-temperature water flows over the cylinder prior to use, it becomes smoother and forms a better seal and is more practical.


















If time is allowed, high-temperature water will help if it is given before dipping into the can. The heat isolates the clog, and he can take a shot anywhere, but usually the jumping makes less strenuous.
Now, by far the most terrible squares in a jovial effort will be to evacuate all blockages, while trying to disperse stray toilet water near her body. A few people really go into toilets, sinks, or other cans to avoid even the tiniest drops of water hitting their bodies.

Despite their efforts, many people are sprinkled with the dirty water. This, along with the blockage of the toilet, makes the experience even more annoying. How could you stay away from it later? Regardless of dietary changes, here are some basic ways to make sure your can stays up without constipation.

How To Avoid Toilet Clogging

1. Try not to use the top fabric.
Many people use huge amounts of tissue when using the can and this can cause blockages to form in the sewer. Locking the toilet tissue thrown into the toilet bowl maintains this type of constipation.

2. Do not try to wash paper towels.
Paper towels are made to grip and should not be isolated in a comparable manner to the texture. Paper towels in standard toilets are an incredible way to make a problem.

3. Uses a drain cleaner so often.
The unstable use of a mechanically tested drain cleaner can counteract blockages and guarantee that your sewer line remains free.

Conclusion

If none of these arrangements work, you should probably call a knowledgeable craftsman to investigate. Usually a pestle or a snake will handle any clogging, but if you have a real substantial obligation connection to your drain then a craftsman may need to disassemble things to get it out. If none of these arrangements work, you should probably call an expert craftsman to investigate it.

Usually a pestle or a snake will handle any clogging, but if you have a real essential obligation that is glued to your drain, then a home improvement needs to disassemble things to get it out.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Tips On How To Choose The Right Plumber

















When you look for a plumber, you tend to look for someone you have already been recommended or whose advertisement has been published in one of the local newspapers. This will surely lead you to choose someone who has the best professional experience. However, the experience is one of the most important aspects when you wish to choose a plumber to do up the job for you. Some of the below hints will make your job easier in finding a good plumber for you work. So if you have any water issues like water pouring from the ceiling or any fixing issues in your new bathroom, then not to worry, as you now will be able to contact the plumbers at your location.


Hints for finding a plumber

· Always ask your family or friends for some recommendations.

· Check out any of the internet directories online. You will be able to put different search criteria's, and this will make it easier for you to search plumbers around you. Also, you will get to read about plumbers experience along with their specialist skills.

· Look into local magazines since there are many plumbers who often advertise in the classified ads all the year round. This helps in increasing the chances of getting someone who might get ready to complete your work.

· Another option that we have is to search in the local newspapers. Many of the plumbers also advertise there in the classified ads.

· If you already have a plumber, then you may call the supply shop to know if they are available. In case if they are not available then you can request them to suggest someone else for this job.

· Try to plan in advance. So whenever your friend has plumbing work done ask them who did it and if they were good. Keep details of the recommended plumbers. Then, when the leak or blockage occurs you know who to 'phone straight away.

What to look for

Having a plumbing problem is not a common problem but anybody tires to look forward to such an issue since it might occur anytime. A lot of people are not aware of any plumbers because they might not have had a plumbing issue before and therefore assume that they might not have one. Some of them feel that it is not complex and hence it can be done by themselves by opening up the directory and just picking any random guy. But this is certainly a big mistake. Following are some attributes that you should look for.

License
The first thing that you must always verify when checking out a plumber is whether or not she or he is authorized to deliver the services in your location. Some plumbers may be licensed, but not necessarily that all may have it.If you hire a plumber who is not licensed and they give you work that is not up to mark, then there is simply nothing you can do despite probably having paid for the service already.



Type of services offered
First check with the list of services they offer. Some plumbers who are real professionals will have a shorter list than others. This is not necessarily a bad thing as some emergency plumbers choose to focus their skill set on a certain number of services and do away with the rest. It is always good to pick out a plumber that has the exact services that you require instead of thinking that any plumber can handle the job easily.

Proper tools for the work
Another essential consideration that you need to consider when picking out a professional plumber is the amount of experience he has and whether he has the necessary equipment to perform the job.


Questions You Should Ask Your Plumber Before Hiring Them


Knowing a decent plumber, who has done work for you before comes in exceptionally helpful in a crisis. Finding at nine on a Sunday night that your boiling water framework has blasted is not an extremely decent circumstance.

Points To Be Considered For The Right Plumber 

The following are enrolled various safeguards that you ought to make a note of:

· Check whether the plumber or their organization in is authorized - This is the most basic thing to check. With the best possible permitting you can rest guaranteed that you and your neighbor both are safeguarded if there is any mischance or fiasco.

· Rely on proposals - now and again, suggestions are very useful. If your companion or close relative, living in the same region have used the pipes benefits as of late and is fulfilled by the administration, then you can give them a possibility.

· Go through online surveys - You can likewise experience the online audits and elude two or more organizations preceding picking a plumber.



· Check to what extent they are working - You ought to approach them for to what extent they are around here. You can likewise inquire as to whether you can visit their premises. This will guarantee you that the handymen are not going to escape part of the way through the work.

· Compare to know the right one for you - You ought to likewise go for two or more quotes before concluding. If you see that one affiliation is charging higher than the others, then ring them and ask them for what reason they are charging increasingly and what additional offices they are giving.

· Look for assurances - This is one of the goals. You ought to ask where there is a full or incomplete assurance. If that somebody is very certain about their administration, and then you can expect a full cash back surety if there should raise an occurrence of any issue.

· Ask for their past work - To judge whether they convey what they are stating and whether they have done anything comparable before, request their past work.

All these are a portion of the strides that you ought to remember before appointing your work to any plumber.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Common Office Plumbing Problem To Prevent



















Washrooms and toilets of a commercial or office buildings are used by many people and more often than the normal household ones. Thus, the chances of having issues are also frequent in office washrooms. But you have to make sure that you are taking enough precautions and steps to prevent all these common office plumbing issues. To deal with these issues you have to make sure that you are hiring one of the best plumbing services in Singapore. It is better to rely on the best professionals to do these tasks.

What Are The Common Problems?

Plumbing problem may vary from one office to another depending on various factors. But there are some problems which are quite frequent and occur more often. Some of these problems which you should prevent are –

1. Clogged Drains/Toilets: This is one of the most common issues that are faced by many offices in Singapore. Many people use these toilets daily and the chances of clogged drain and toilet increases with the number of people using it. The first and foremost thing that you need to do if you face this problem is to turn off the water. Thus, it can avoid overflowing of water and making it a complete mess. For this, you have to call a professional plumber who can help you to clean the clog from the toilet or drain and allow the water to flow away. But in order to prevent this problem to occur often at your office building, it is better to go for a regular maintenance and cleaning of the washrooms and toilets. A professional plumbing service can take care of these maintenance services and ensure that everything is alright.

2. Leakages In Water Pipe: Leaks or leakages in the water pipe can cause dripping of water constantly from the pipe. This is also a common plumbing issue which needs immediate attentions. Otherwise it can create a complete mess by making the washroom full of water. These problems generally caused due to the damaged washers, seals or O-rings. It can cause wastage of a lot of water as well as huge water damages to your washroom and surrounding areas. It can increase the growth of mold and other problems. Thus, it is better to prevent such problems like leakages by regular maintenance and if by chance it happens then you have to call for immediate help from a plumbing service.



3. Low Pressure Of Water Flow: Often there is an issue of low water pressure. It can be due to many problems but it is quite irritating if the pressure of water flow is low. It takes a lot of time to wash your hand and face properly. The reasons behind this low pressure can be the deposition of sediments in the pipe. Often due to sediment and other particles build-up in the pipe, the water cannot flow in adequate amount like they should flow. These sediments may take up a long time to get deposited to hinder the speed of the water flow. But you need to make sure that you prevent this problem to occur at your office. Thus, it is very much essential to go for a regular maintenance of the pipe lines by a reliable plumbing service.

4. Running Toilet: This is also a frequent plumbing problem that can be seen in many office spaces. Truth is that it is even more irritating than that of the leakages. It may not have any sound like leakages but it can significantly increase the water bills. You have to make sure that you are getting the best servicing done to stop this. If this problem is left unattended then it can waste a lot of water causing a huge loss of money. Often the flapper valve of the toilet may not work properly and thus the water will not be controlled like the way it should be. The water will constantly flow out from the tank to the toilet bowl. Another reason behind this running toilet can be the deposition of minerals and sediments inside the tank. A professional plumber can determine the right problem and also prevent it from happening further.

5. Dripping Valve: The sound of the dripping valve or faucet can be really annoying. It continuously drips off water from a valve causing a lot of water loss. One of the biggest problems of this is the wastage of water as well as making the whole washroom full of water. This dripping can be seen from the water pipes attached to the toilet or even to the washbasin. This can be caused to the loose valve or even a damaged washer. You have to make sure that you are getting the best plumbing professional to get this plumbing problem fixed.



Why To Call A Professional?

Plumbing works need a lot of professional skills. Only a person who is expert and well trained in managing the plumbing issues can handle this. They have all the essential equipment and tools that can help them to fix the problems of your washroom and also prevent them from occurring again. It is also important to make sure that they are doing regular maintenance for your office washrooms so that these problems do not continue. You need to call a professional expert in plumbing to get all these fixed. It is better to choose a service which is available 24 hours a day because you can anytime need the help urgently.

Conclusion

Most of the people have a tendency to take the plumbing issues very lightly. But some of these common problems should not be neglected as these can cause a huge damage. It can increase your water bills as well as cause water damages to the floor, walls and certain furniture as well. So, in order to prevent such incidents make sure that you contact the best plumbing service in Singapore. It will help you to get rid of these plumbing problem as well as you can get regular maintenance of your overall plumbing networking from some expert and trained plumbers.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

12 Ways To Solve Low Water Pressure Problems


















Many plumbing problems call for the expertise of a reputable plumber. Low water pressure is among those problems. When facing such a problem, your faucets or shower heads water stream doesn’t flow at full capacity, and you will take more time to accomplish your tasks.


Here is how to solve low water pressure problems so that you enjoy uninterrupted water supply either at home with your loved ones or in the office.

1. Replace or Fix Pressure Regulators
One of the common causes of low water pressure in some cases is a pressure regulator that is not functional. If you try to replace the pressure regulator on your own, you might end up causing more problems that will cost a lot of money to fix. Instead, call plumbing professionals to do the repair. It won’t cost you that much to repair or replace a broken regulator.

2. Repair Water Leaks
Cracked or damaged water pipes also cause a drop in water pressure because some water gets wasted. The size of the damage doesn’t matter. So, how do you determine whether the reasons for the low water pressure is a cracked or damaged pipe? The trick is to shut off all taps and check your water meter reading after a few hours. If you notice that the reading has changed, you should immediately get in touch with a certified plumber to repair the leak or leaks.

3. Take Care of Mineral Deposits
If your plumbing system comprises of galvanized iron pipes, over time they will be blocked due to mineral deposits. Besides, shower heads and faucets are also clogged by these mineral build ups preventing maximum water pressure. If you believe the deposits might be the leading cause of low water pressure, call a plumber to correct the issue.

4. Regulate Water Usage during Peak Hours
You must have realized that during peak hours when people are preparing to leave for work in the morning, the water pressure is usually low. The reason is that most people prepare to leave for work almost at the same time, and there is a high water demand. When the demand is greater than the supply, there is likely to be low water pressure. To increase water pressure in your home during these peak hours, try to reduce water usage in your home or change your schedule. It’s as simple as that.

5. Check Municipal Water Pressure
If you have tried everything to increase water pressure in your home or office with little success, try checking the municipal water pressure. Low municipal water pressure is one of the leading causes of low water pressure in most areas. Check with your neighbors to discover if they also face the same problem. If you find out that it is the primary cause, you can install larger sized pipes or install a boost pressure system.



6. Clean Faucets And Shower Heads
Is the low water pressure issue affecting only one area in your home? If that is the case, then the problem might be solved by either cleaning the faucets or shower heads. Sometimes, they are clogged and reduce water pressure in certain areas of your home significantly. Make sure that the aerator screens are unblocked. To clean clogged faucets or shower heads, use a mixture of vinegar and water.

7. Check Intake Valves
Check if the valves located between your home or office and the municipal water source are open. They sometimes shift without anyone tampering with them and without a doubt the slight changes are enough to cause a noticeable decrease in water pressure in your home. There are two valves that you should keenly observe. They are the start valve that acts as the central intake line from the meter and the customer valve found inside the meter box.

8. Choose the Right Shower Head
If your shower head has a flow constrictor, whose primary function is to reduce water pressure. To solve the low water pressure problem just remove this device. After removing it, fix the shower head back and always remember to choose the right shower head. If this doesn’t work to increase water pressure, only replace the shower head with powerful shower heads.

9. Look For A Professional Plumber
If you have been facing low water pressure issues now and then, your plumber might be the problem. Some plumbing problems such as this are bound to reoccur especially if the plumbing is unprofessional. You can contact a different plumber to take care of this issue to see if the problem will reoccur again.

10. Replace Clogged, Damaged Or Old Pipes
The size of the supply pipe plays a significant role when it comes to determining the water pressure in your home. If you believe that the diameter of the tube is responsible for the low water pressure, replace the pipe with one that has a wider diameter. Besides, you can opt to replace blocked pipes instead of cleaning the to eliminate the problem for good. Lastly, if the tubes have served for a very long time, they may get rusted and corroded due to natural wear and tear. Replace damaged or cracked pipes if you want to solve the little water pressure issue once and for all.



11. Install A Pressure Boost System
If you would like to boost the water pressure in your home or office, you can consider installing a pressure booster system. They are cheap and easy to install.

12. Check Height of Tank
If your tank is placed much higher, then the chances are that water takes long to travel, and this can reduce its pressure. If you find out that the height of the tank is the leading cause of low water pressure, contact a plumber so that it gets placed at a reasonable height that will increase water pressure in your home instead.

Final Thoughts:

Well, low water pressure problems are quite frustrating and expensive if not fixed properly and promptly. Whether it’s a leaky pipe, mineral deposits to mention a few, there are many experienced plumbers online to provide you with the top of the line plumbing services in Singapore. Their expertise, job experience, and knowledge will ensure that they fix the low water pressure issue promptly to avert further damage regardless of its severity. So, contact a plumber today and say goodbye to plumbing issues like low water pressure.