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Choosing a new roof can seem like a very difficult decision. After all, your roof is one of the most important elements of your home. Not only does it do the important job of keeping you sheltered and protected from the elements, but it’s also very visible. The wrong roof can be very unattractive, and the right roof can make your home look like a million bucks. When I started researching roof replacement options for my home, I was overwhelmed by all the choices. But when I started learning how to match roofing materials to my home’s overall look, it got a lot easier. That’s when I decided to start a blog about roofing materials and styles. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your options, this blog will help narrow down your choices and find the roof that’s right for you.

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2 Commonly Experienced Sink Problems And Their Solutions

Sinks are one of the most highly used of all home plumbing fixtures. Unfortunately, that high usage rate can often lead to frustrating problems. If you would like to learn more about how to address some of the most frequently encountered sink issues, read on. This article will detail two common problems and how to eliminate them.

Poor Water Pressure

When insufficient water pressure affects all of the plumbing fixtures in a home, it is usually the result of a partial clog in some main supply line. Yet when it is just a single faucet that seems to be experiencing pressure issues, it is more likely that the problem resides with the aerator attachment. The aerator is the screw-on mesh screen attached to the tip of the faucet, whose purpose is to introduce air to the water stream, thus helping to conserve water and keep costs down.

The problem is that over time build up tends to accumulate on the inside of the aerator's mesh screen. This build up is generally the result of hard water minerals such as magnesium and calcium. Eventually it will get so bad that it will seriously start to impede the flow of water. When that happens, it is time for a good cleaning.

To clean your aerator, you will need to begin by removing it. Chances are you'll need a pair of pliers to accomplish this. Be sure to wrap the aerator in a rag or a piece of scrap rubber to prevent scratching its exterior. With the aerator disassembled, use an old toothbrush to remove deposits from the screen. More stubborn buildup can be dissolved by soaking the aerator in a vinegar solution for a few hours. All that's left to do at that point is reattach the aerator and let your water flow free!

Rust Build Up

Nothing could be less visually appealing than rust that has begun to accumulate around the metal drain inside of a sink. Such rust tends to be indicative of an elevated iron level in your municipal water supply. Rust is also more likely to occur as the result of especially hard water. Unfortunately, eliminating this problem involves a more intensive--and costly solution: installing a water softener in your home.

A water softener's main purpose is to effectively neutralize problems caused by hard water minerals, as well as other substances such as iron. The good news here is that, by investing in a water softener, you will likely also alleviate a whole range of related problems, from streaky dishes, to stiff clothes, to mineral build up on your plumbing fixtures. Contact a plumbing contractor for help.