Bathroom Renovations 101: Running New PipesBathroom Renovations 101: Running New Pipes

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Bathroom Renovations 101: Running New Pipes

When I decided to add a pedestal sink and claw foot tub to my bathroom, I had no idea how much new plumbing I had to run. Since I had never run pipes before, I wasn't sure how to do it properly. I did a lot of research before I started so that I could be sure that I was doing it right. As I was researching, I knew that it would be helpful to have all of the information I found in one place. That was the inspiration for this site. I hope that the plumbing resources help you with your next home improvement project.

Wondering If You Have Hard Water? Start In The Bathroom

You might have heard of hard water, but you might not have thought much about it. However, you should know that hard water can actually be a very common problem, and it's something that is easy to solve with the help of a good plumber and a water softener. If you're wondering if you need to install a water softener in your home, you can start by looking for clues in the bathroom. These are a few signs that you might have hard water and might need to consider installing a water softener.

Your Skin is Dry and Itchy

Do you ever find that after you take a shower or bath your skin is very dry and itchy? If so, you might think that you just have dry skin or that you are using a soap or body wash that is too drying. Even though these are both potential causes of the problem, you should know that hard water can cause dry and itchy skin, too. If you have never had problems with dry skin before but do now, or if you have noticed that others in your household are having the same problem, it could be a sign that your home has hard water.

Your Bathtub and Toilet are Hard to Clean

Cleaning the bathtub, shower and toilet is never a fun job. However, it can be even less fun if you have hard water. This is because hard water can cause you to have more soap scum issues in the bathtub and shower and can cause rings in the tub and toilet. If you have noticed these problems even though you clean your bathroom regularly, it could be because you have hard water in your home.

Your Wash Cloths are Faded

One common sign of hard water is for your laundry to be affected. In the bathroom, you might notice that the wash cloths that you use in the shower and to wash your face are faded. This can be caused by frequent contact with hard water. If your wash cloths are new but are faded anyway, it might be time to talk to a plumber about the hard water in your home.

As you can see, there are a few signs that you can look for if you are wondering if you have hard water, and you can even get started in the bathroom rather than looking around the rest of your home. If you have noticed any of these things, you can talk to a plumber about installing a water softener so that you can take care of the problem.

More information about water softening.