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3 Ways to Improve Your Water within the home

As a homeowner, do you know how to improve water within the home? It is an unusual question but as a homeowner do ever suspect that there is something wrong with your water?

Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions, as an emergency plumber croydon we are able to improve water within the home.

After all water quality is one of the most important issue with the home, if you don’t have clean fresh water you are unable to wash, clean yourself and items in the house. So here is a guide on 3 ways to improve the water at home.

1. Get Your Water Tested

If you’re not happy with how your water tastes, then don’t settle for nasty bacteria water. The first step toward improvement is getting your water tested by a professional plumber such as Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions. What you will receive is detailed information about the various things in your water. While not every extra mineral or particle is dangerous you may also find that you need to take action. A professional plumber will be able to advise you as to which approach is the right one to take.

2. Consider a Water Softener If you’ve Got Hard Water

Hard water with high amounts of calcium and magnesium among other trace minerals is a real problem for many homeowners in certain area. While it’s not particularly harmful, hard water can have a serious negative impact on your plumbing system. When those mineral deposits begin to accumulate within the pipes, it can actually reduce the diameter and eventually lead to premature piping replacement.

3. Take a Comprehensive Approach to Cleaner Water

There are a number of options if there are things in your water supply that you’d like to remove. One of the most comprehensive, however, is the reverse osmosis system. This whole-house or point-of-use system uses pressure and a permeable membrane to filter out a diverse range of contaminants and pollutants.

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What Causes an Increased In Your Water Bill And How To Fix It

If your have been noticing an increased in your water bill on the rise lately, you will want to look into the causes for this increase.

At Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions, we want to share with you some of the common causes of an increased in your water bill, so that you can save money moving forward.

Common causes of an increased in your water bill

If you’re trying to figure out why your home water bill is so high, one of these following reasons is probably behind your utility bills.

  • Leaking toilet
  • Dripping faucet
  • Issues with a swimming pool
  • Over-watering the lawn
  • Water-cooled air conditioners
  • Broken water pipe
  • Water softener issues
  • Running water

Firstly if you find your water consumption is higher than it should be, you should most defiantly check for leaks. The most common place for leaks is the toilet. Leaking water produces an increased in your water bill without your knowledge. Some leaks are erratic and will require some looking around to find the source, but other leaks are very obvious. It doesn’t matter what type of leak you have, they all can be easily fixed.

What to Do About a Leak

Toilet leaks are one of the most common sources of leaks. Leaky toilets can waste hundreds of gallons a day undetected and should be repaired immediately. Pinpointing a toilet leak is easy and usually inexpensive. Here are some easy to follow procedures to locate a toilet leak: Wait 5-10 minutes after the last flush. Remove the tank cover. Is the water level in the tank too high and spilling into the overflow tube? If so, you have a leak. While you have the tank cover off, put food colouring, laundry bluing, or a leak detector tablet in the toilet tank. Wait at least 30 minutes. If the coloured water appears in the bowl, you have a leak.

Call the Professionals Plumber

Give the leak experts at Logical heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing croydon a call today to learn more about how to check for leaks around you home or schedule a time for one of our experienced professional plumber to come out and take a look.

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4 Reasons Why You Could Have Low Water Pressure

Having low water pressure in your shower, or faucets, even your garden hose can be very frustrating, especially to any home owner! We know many of our customers, have experienced this once before.

We’ve gathered a list of reasons why you could be experiencing low water pressure in your home.

1) Your faucets or showerhead aerator screens might need to be cleaned.

Most modern faucets and showerheads are built with an aerator located at the tip. An aerator is an important component of any faucet or showerhead simply because it saves water, filters out debris, and prevents splashing. Mineral deposits in your water can cause these aerators to become dirty and can produce build-up, which reduces your water pressure. You can easily clean your aerator screens by disassembling and begin soaking it in white vinegar for several hours.

2) It might be time to change your showerhead.

If you haven’t changed out your showerhead in decades or if you’ve installed a low-flow showerhead these could be two reasons why you’re experiencing lower water pressure. Our technicians at Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions plumber croydon can provide you multiple choices for showerhead replacements that include a high-pressure option.

3) You may have a leak somewhere in your home.

If you have a significant leak in your home, it’s likely that you will also experience reduced water pressure and an increase on your water bill. Water leaks are tricky to locate and often go unnoticed until it causes a larger problem in the home.

4) There could be corrosion inside your pipes.

Over a period of time corrosion and buildup can happen inside the old pipes, especially if they’re galvanized, in your home. Replacing old and corroded pipes can drastically improve your water pressure.

Give Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions a call today.

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When to Replace Your Plumbing Pipes

If you need to replace your plumbing pipes, after encountering a problem with them.Read this short guide to find out more.

You need to be aware that replacing your plumbing pipes within the home are pretty sturdy, and are meant to last many decades before ever needing a replacement. Sometimes, though, there are conditions that require early replacement.

Materials

Since the mid-twentieth century, the majority of plumbing pipes in new homes have been made of copper. This is because copper is corrosion-resistant, doesn’t bleed into the water supply, and lasts quite a long time. However, there are still some homes which have plumbing pipes made of iron, PVC, or even lead. These are all undesirable materials for plumbing, and lead is especially dangerous due to its toxicity. If your home contains any pipes that are made of older materials, you should get rid of them as soon as possible.

Damage

Pipes are going to develop the occasional leak here and there, regardless of what they’re made of. These leaks can be patched pretty easily for the most part. In some cases, though, the damage to the pipe is simply too extensive to repair. If you have a pipe that shows a penchant for leaking on a regular basis, it may be time to replace it.

Age

There is some merit to the idea of replacing your plumbing pipes before they fail on their own. All pipes will break, on a long enough timeline. How long that timeline is depends on the material the pipes are made of. Consider replacing the pipes in your home if they’re older than 60 years. You could save yourself from multiple pipe ruptures and thousands of dollars in repair costs.

When you do encounter a problem with your plumbing pipes and you are unable to solve yourself, give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing croydon company a call today. We’ll send our engineer out as soon as possible. Our number is 020 8664 9099

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Important Tips for Using Your Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal is one of those modern conveniences most of us couldn’t picture being without in the kitchen. It’s also one of the over used plumbing components, which is a common cause of difficult drain clogs in your kitchen.

Follow these tips to prevent annoying clogs and keep your garbage disposal motor running properly.

Your garbage disposal is not designed to handle any of the following – so avoid these items:

Hard food items: Garbage disposal can only break up the same kind of foods you could chew with your teeth. Popcorn kernels, seeds, fruit pits, meat bones, and other hard items should always go to the trash.

Non-foods: Any item that is not a food (plastic and paper wrappers, cigarette butts, etc.) should also stay out of your drains.

Fibrous foods:  Celery, onion skins, cheese, and other stringy materials can wrap around the garbage disposal and cause the motor to stop.

FOG: Fats, oils, and grease can solidify in your pipes and lead to drain clogs, or they can coat the garbage disposal and create some difficulties for the unit.

Run cold water

You should dump fats, oils and grease into a separate garbage receptacle whenever possible, but we know it’s difficult to avoid some moving down the drain. That’s why you should always run the cold water when you use your disposal. This allows the fats, oils and grease to cool and solidify sooner, so your garbage disposal may be able to break it up and make it a little easier on your pipes.

Only put in a little food at once

Break up large hunks of meat and other foods into smaller pieces before you put them into the garbage disposal to prevent drain clogs and ease the work for your disposal. This is particularly important at holiday meals.

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