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Tips & Hints

Q: Why do Taps leak?

Leaks occur when seals inside the taps become dirty or worn. Though you may choose to replace worn parts, replacing your old taps with a new one can upgrade the look of your kitchen, bathroom or tub/shower decor and avoid further repair problems.

Q: Why do some Taps cost so much more than others?

Some taps are simply made better than others with higher quality materials such as solid brass or chrome-plated solid brass to achieve superior levels of appearance, performance, and durability. Although you may pay more for a quality taps, you will receive a higher value for your money as a result of a longer-lasting and more reliable product.

Q: Can I replace my two-handle Taps with a single-handle mixer?

The answer in most cases is yes. Generally, taps dimensions and sink openings are standard throughout the plumbing industry. There are few exceptions however, so it is a good idea to check sizes first.

Q: How should I clean polished brass taps?

To remove dry water spots, use warm water and a soft, damp cloth. Never use cleansers that contain abrasives, harsh chemicals, alcohol or other solvents. To maintain the lustre of your decorator taps, occasionally apply a high quality automotive wax - making sure that it does not contain abrasives.

Q: Why doesn't my old water heater work as well as it used to?

This is usually due to a sediment build up in your tank. As water heaters grow older, they accumulate sediment and lime deposits. If these deposits are not removed periodically, the sediment will create a barrier between the burner and the water, greatly reducing the water heater's performance level. This results in an increase in the amount of fuel required to deliver hot water.

Don't pour household grease into sinks, garbage disposal, or other drains. This is a major contributor to sewer blockages.

Scrape grease and food residue from dishes and pans into garbage bag before putting in your dishwasher or sink. This will reduce grease build-up in the sewer lines.

Unblock drains naturally by pouring 1/4 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Follow it a few minutes later with boiling water, Pour boiling water down the drains to prevent blockages

Avoid release of hair in drains of showers, bathtubs, and wash basins to prevent blockages in the traps and drains.

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