Thursday, June 14, 2012

Faucet Aerator

A faucet aerator (or tap aerator) is an addition to your faucet that adds air to the water stream, separating the stream into many little droplets. The water aerator increases water pressure, and ideal for homes with lower pressure.

Faucet aerator helps you save water.

Having a water aerator installed on your kitchen faucet or your shower will not only make the water stream stronger, but will use less water, adding air to the stream. Call your plumber to install one on your kitchen or bathroom faucet and in your shower to save water, reduce splashing and lower your monthly bill. The modern faucets usually have the aerators installed, make sure you have one, this little addition will save your hundreds of gallons of water each year.

Cleaning water aerators.

The aerators in your kitchen faucet are usually easy to clean. Almost always the aerator is screwed to the tip or your faucet.

  • Unscrew the aerator, using groove-joint pliers. Apply masking tape around the jaws or your aerator to prevent it from scratching. If you can't unscrew the pars, call your plumber, do not put too much pressure, or your can break the faucet.
  • Turn the aerator clockwise with your pliers to loosen it. 
  • Take your aerator apart to clean it. You can use an old toothbrush, or a special brush to gently clean the parts of it. You may want to soak the aerator in white vinegar or lime-dissolver solution to eliminate the buildup. 
  • Reassemble the parts and screw the aerator back on the faucet. Use the pliers to tighten it up. 
Clean aerator means clean water, and it's a good idea to wash your sink aerator on a regular basis.
For more information about aerators and saving water call your Richmond plumbing team. Gundlach Plumbing will help you with all your plumbing needs. Fast and professional service for the Richmond residents, and the residents from surrounding areas.

Kitchen Sink Leak Repair

The water under your sink is never a pleasant surprise. If you notice puddles in your kitchen cabinet under the sink, call the plumber immediately.
Meanwhile there are some things you can do.
If your sink is leaking, the reason could be the broken water supply lines, the drain lines or the seal between the sink and the countertop. A leaking pullout sprayer may also cause the puddles of water under your sink. The sprayer leaks are not always easily noticeable because it the leaks often occur when the faucet is running.

When you notice the leaking sink, there some things you can do:
  1. Call your plumber. Some broken parts of your sink can be replaced easily, when the others need special attention. Trying to fix a leaking sink yourself may lead to a bigger problem. Attempt fixing your sink only if you know exactly how to do it. The guessing may cause you to break working parts and end up in calling you plumber with a bigger problem.
  2. Shut off the water valve. If your sink is leaking, the water can be stopped with closing the water valve, which should be under your sink.
Do not wait for the problem to get bigger. You lose money with every drop of water. Environmental Protection Agency states that the average home wastes about 10,000 gallons of water per year due to water leaks.
Check for water leaks in your home constantly, many can be neglected for years causing your water bill to go up.
If you live in Hampton Roads area, call Norfolk Heating, Cooling and Plumbing for all your plumbing needs. The professional plumber will repair your sink leak fast. Call Norfolk Heating, Cooling and Plumbing today!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tankless Water Heaters in Richmond

When it comes to saving money, people tend to look over their expenses, cut down on the unnecessary purchases, eating out, vacations, and so on. Not too many of us look at the energy bill and try to estimate the savings that could be achieved with using less energy, a tankless water heater for example.
You use hot water  every day to take showers, wash dishes, do laundry, etc. Have you ever run out of hot water? Do you follow the rule of not taking your shower while doing laundry, or using your dishwasher? The tankless water heaters may change your habits a little, and make your life a bit easier.

Here are the main differences between the regular and the tankless water heaters:

Water heater with a tank:

  • Heats up water and stores it in the tank.
  • Keeps the water heated at all times, unless you turn it off.
  • Runs out of hot water if the amount of water used is greater than the tank holds.

Tankless water heater:

  • Heaters up only the water that is being used at the moment.
  • Doesn't uses energy when not in use.
  • Provides an endless hot water supply when you need it.

The tankless water heater makes your life more comfortable. With a tankless water heater you will never run out of hot water again, and can use your dishwasher, do laundry and take a shower all at the same time. On top of that tankless water heater also saves you energy by not heating the water when it is not in use.

The next time you think of cutting your expenses, think of installing a tankless water heater for your home.

Gundlach Plumbing and Heating company offers tankless heaters for the residents of Richmond, Virginia. Contact Gundlach Plumbing for the tankless water heater installation for your Richmond home. Call (804) 288-1951 today!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bedroom Design

When decorating your bedroom, you want it to reflect your style, and to be as comfortable as possible. The design variations may vary from your bedroom's size and shape, the amount of the sunlight it gets, and the additional functions you want your bedroom to have.

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The size of your bedroom.
A bedroom furniture set for a small bedroom will usually include a bed, nightstands, a dresser and a chest. The bigger the size of the room is, the more additional furniture pieces can be added. If you have extra space in your bedroom, you can add another drawer chest, a couch, a coffee table, or even a table with chairs. But even if you have a large bedroom and plenty of space, try to emphasize the main use of the room, make it comfortable for you to get a good rest at night, or during the day.

The amount of the sunlight in your bedroom.
The light doesn't really affect the style of your bedroom, but the "feel" that your bedroom has.To keep a dark room lighter you can paint the walls in lighter colors, and choose a lighter furniture. Light colors also make the areas look bigger. Add more light colors to your bedroom to make it seem lighter and larger.

The additional functions of your bedroom.
You can use you bedroom not only as a place where you sleep. A bedroom could also be an office, a TV room, a mini-library, a breakfast area, etc. If the space of your bedroom allows you to use it during the day to read, work, watch TV, or do anything else, try to design your bedroom accordingly. When adding extra features to your bedroom, keep in mind, that it is still a bedroom, and you want it to stay convenient and comfortable for a good night sleep.

Bedroom is the place where you day starts, and where it ends. Make it comfortable and unique with beautiful furniture sets by Good Wood Furniture. Interior designers at Good Wood Furniture store will help you pick the perfect bedroom set, or any other furniture piece for your home or office.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Outdoor Hot & Cold Faucet

How often do you use your outdoor faucet? Is washing your car and watering the plants all you can do with it? But what is you could do more, like washing your pets, performing sanitary clean-ups, and other cleaning procedures regardless the outside temperature? Well, now you can!
Gundlach Plumbing along with the range of plumbing services offers an outdoor hot and cold faucet installation. The faucet faucet lets you choose the temperature of your water to perform any kind of work.

richmond plumbingThe advantages of using the outdoor hot and cold faucet:
  • Wash your pets outside regardless of weather.
  • The cleansers work better with hot water.
  • Sanitize your tools.
  • Perform everyday cleaning.
Washing your pets. Even on a hot summer day icy cold water may be uncomfortable for your pet. Hot & cold faucet lets you choose the optimal temperature for your dog's or cat's comfort, even though you can may still not like being washed.

Commercial car washes use hot water to wash the cars. Now you can do it too! Adjust the water temperature to achieve the best results when washing your car.

Perform the everyday cleaning faster using hot water. Most detergents and cleansers work better with the hot water, saving you time and effort when cleaning your tools, outdoor furniture, deck, and anything else.

Contact your plumbing company to install a hot and cold water faucet for your home today!