How To Detect Rust In Your Water And What You Should Do Once You Find It

It’s always important to have a clean supply of water in your home. This is a need because water is used for to help you bathe, clean your home, nourish your bodies, and prepare your meals, among others. All of these things are done on a daily basis and the absence of clean water will severely compromise these tasks.

One of the many dangers you may encounter with your water supply is finding traces of rust in it. Consuming water with rust can lead to various diseases and will certainly be a bigger problem for everyone in your household. The best course of action is to arm yourself with crucial information and act on it with the aid of professional plumbers.

How to check for rust

The first step to solve this problem is identifying whether your water has rust in it or not. To find out if there is, all you need to do is smell the water coming out of your faucets. In some cases, you may need to taste it as well. Water that has rust in it permeates a rather metallic smell. Once you have noticed this odor, you will instantly imagine dirt and bacteria from the rust contaminating your tap water. At the same time, you’ll also notice traces of reddish brown specks in the water.

Another way to test if there’s rust is to get a glass container and fill it with the water coming from one of your faucets. Allow the water to settle and check if there is rust to be found at the bottom.

These three signs are clear indication of rust. It might come from your water supply or the pipes that deliver this vital resource to your faucets. Whatever the case may be, you need to act on it right away.

Where does this rust come from?

Speaking of water supply and your home’s plumbing pipes, these two things can be the cause for rust to spread. If the reason is your water supply, you’ll need to call on the water authority in your area to do something about it. Aside from the water supply, do take a look at your plumbing pipes if they are still in good condition.

Once they have worn out, they’ll corrode and store a lot of rust in their composition. And since these pipes always have water running inside of them, you can be sure your daily water supply will be contaminated with this harmful element.

 

What can you do?

Once you have determined the source of rust in your plumbing system, you need to have those defective parts replaced. Repairing these plumbing fixtures won’t do the trick because they have already worn out. They need to be replaced with new components so your source of water will be clean once again. Rust in the pipes does not only affect the water flow in your house. The pipes in the other components of your home just like the garbage disposal may also happen. These are some helpful tips in detecting garbage disposal leaks.

In that regard, you need to call on a professional plumber to do this task for you. This contractor is experienced in dealing with this predicament and has the proper set of tools to accomplish the job. After your plumber is done replacing those old pipes or fixtures, you can enjoy the benefit of having usable water once again.

Easy DIY Plumbing Tricks Any Man Can Do

 

Handing any kind of home improvement or handyman repair job all on your own can drive you crazy. You have no idea where you should start, the tools you need, or how you’re going to go about it. If you get one step wrong, the whole repair or improvement project is already compromised. Take plumbing, for example. A lot of men have already given up and called on the professionals because of the complexity of plumbing problems. Don’t lose your minds over this predicament because there are a lot of simple and doable tips when it comes to plumbing. Here are some of them folks.

 

Use Plastic to Repair Metal Drain Lines

One might think metal is a far better choice than plastic in any aspect. In the case of water drain lines, it can be said plastic is more dependable than metal. That’s because plastic does not corrode as easily as metal, thus making it more beneficial for the long term. At the same time, plastic can be easily adjusted or tightened to prevent any leaks from happening too.

 

Take Care of Those Stuck Pipes Easily

One of the most challenging plumbing problems out there is loosening a stuck pipe. Normally, you would use a wrench to loosen it so you can perform the needed repairs. Most of the time, these pipes are so tightened that you can do nothing about them. Well, there actually is. You can get a portable torch to loosen that pipe. First of all, wear some protective gear and aim that torch at the pipe area that needs to be loosened. After a few minutes, you can already see a result. Just make sure the pipe is cool before you go on touching it.

 

Get Rid of Clogs in an Instant

No matter what we do, there will be always some items that will escape us and end up in our pipes. These things include food, hair, and other small items we use in the bathroom and kitchen. If we’re not too careful, these things might accumulate until they no longer allow water to flow properly. To remedy that, you can open up your bathroom or kitchen sink and use a vacuum to suck those small objects out. Another way is to use a flexible, slender, and long material to yank pieces of hair that have clogged up your pipes. In this way, water can flow out properly without flooding your home.

 

Thread Tapes Can Solve Almost Any Leak

Water leaks happen when you least expect them to. Sometimes, you are sleeping peacefully at night only to find out your bathroom floor is already flooded. When it occurs, one of the easiest solutions you have is to use thread tape. Unlike the conventional type, thread tapes are stronger and more durable. All you need to do is apply this tape to any water line or pipe, wrap it around for a maximum of three times, and you’re good to go. This will help seal the leaking pipe or water line until you get a skilled plumber from Kiasuplumber to provide a permanent solution to the problem.

What Will Happen If Affleck Leaves The DCEU

 

If rumors are to be believed, Ben Affleck’s time as the Caped Crusader might be numbered. According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter, the people at Warner are planning to phase out Affleck and introduce a new Batman after his solo movie comes out. This piece of news comes after Matt Reeves, director of the Planet of the Apes film series and the future Batman film, dropped Affleck’s screenplay for a new one.

Once upon a time, Affleck was slated to star, direct, and write the plot for his solo Batman movie. Warner thought it was a great idea but with the lukewarm reception of Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad, it might seem otherwise. This might be the reason Reeves was bought in to ensure the new Batman movie will live up to all the hype. Otherwise, Warner Bros. would just be throwing a truck-load of cash away without getting anything in return. But hey, there may be a number of reasons why this can happen. Let’s take a look at the implications of Affleck’s departure from the DC Extended Universe.

For starters, Warner and the entire DC film plan will look tremendously stupid. As compared to Marvel, DC films look bleaker and more serious. There’s nothing wrong with that but these characters should not be these things. If anything, they should be closer to their comic counterpart who can bring the best out of people rather than inspire fear in everyone. And with Affleck being ushered out, the continuity will look more troubling. I mean, how are they going to explain a new Bruce Wayne, one that looks very different from the prior films? If they manage to create a compelling explanation, the folks over at DC will surely attract more fans away from other film universes.

Warner can definitely get an A-list star to fill in for Affleck when he leaves the franchise. The question that’s begging to be answered is if this actor can deliver a performance that can please die-hard and casual fans? Now, on this point, it’s clear that Affleck looks the part of the Dark Knight and can pull of every aspect of the character. The problem, though, is how screenwriters and directors handle Bruce Wayne and Batman. All of his appearances in the DCEU left a lot to be desired and Affleck’s performance doesn’t have anything to do about it. In fact, there hasn’t been an actor who can play both Bruce Wayne and Batman effectively. Michael Keaton might have nailed the Batman part but he sucks as Bruce Wayne. On the other end of the spectrum, Christian Bale is the perfect Bruce Wayne but his Batman is just trying too hard. And don’t even get me started on Val Kilmer and George Clooney folks.

If Affleck leaves the DCEU, the Batman franchise may take a big hit and the entire film universe will suffer. His replacement must go above every expectation and deliver a performance that will make people forget Affleck was even Batman.

Lavar Claims He and LaMelo Can Defeate MJ and Lebron

 

When Lavar Ball claimed he would destroy Michael Jordan in a game of one on one, the whole world stop and took a collective gasp at that blasphemous statement. Of course, this wasn’t the end of it folks. Ball made an earlier claim that his son and L.A. Laker, Lonzo Ball, is way better than Stephen Curry and because he’s faster on the court. These two statements, unbelievable as they may be, is nothing compared to what Ball is saying right now. He claims he and his 15-year old son, LaMelo, can without a doubt beat Jordan and Lebron James in a 2 on 2 game.

Yep, Lavar went farther and something more ridiculous than what he earlier said this year.

Lavar said he and LaMelo will destroy Jordan and James when his Big Baller Brand Team faced the SC Supreme in the Adidas Summer Championships that was conducted in Las Vegas this week. “ You know I already got me and Melo. Against Lebron and Jordan, and anybody. Me and my son against anybody, we’ll play and we’ll beat,” Lavar said.

Well, first of all, Michael Jordan is the Greatest of all Time when it comes to basketball. That should be enough reason for the Balls. Heck, he played in a harder era and won 6 NBA titles out of the sheer force of his will. If he were in his prime today, he would have demolished all of the top NBA teams in an instant. If Prime Jordan can murder anyone’s chances at an NBA title, just imagine what he would do to Lavar Ball in a pickup game. Anyone of his signature moves will surely shut Ball up for all of eternity.

And please, don’t get me started with Lebron James. If Jordan can singlehandedly take on these two jokers, what more if he had the King at his side. James, considered as the greatest player of his generation, is a multi-faceted basketball player that has broken countless records in the NBA. James is equipped with so many offensive and defensive weapons that it makes our head hurt thinking of how the Balls can defeat him and Jordan. Even if he is nearing the end of his prime, James will just run circles around Lavar and LaMelo. Have you seen that leaked video of Lavar Ball playing basketball? Yeah, just imagine if James and Jordan were there.

Now that we’ve had a look at these two basketball greats, let’s move over to the Balls. LaMelo might be a future NBA star but let’s not forget he’s just 15 years old. He doesn’t stand a chance of standing up against the physicality of Jordan nor James in a competitive game at all. In stark contrast to LaMelo’s age,  Lavar is just too old to play against these two. He as slow as funeral car on an open road and he would just spend the entire game catching his breath.

It’s safe to say everyone should take Lavar’s claims with a grain of salt. It’s too obvious he’s after publicity folks so let’s not give the man what he wants from now on.

4 Reasons Why Avengers: Infinity War Is Going To Rock Your World

Ever since Tony Stark came out as Iron Man to the public in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been on the rampage with its wide variety of films. What started out in Iron Man is going to culminate in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018. And boy, oh boy, what a culmination will it be. Every character in the MCU will come together and face the universal threat that is Thanos. Think about it folks. Never has there been a film universe in the whole history of mankind where a whole decade and tons of movies have led to a specific point. To drive the home that said point, here are a couple of reasons to be excited for Infinity War.

 

Every major character in different MCU films will be here

Who would’ve thought the like of Ant-Man or Star Lord would share the silver screen with major players like Captain America and Iron Man? Well, the dream is coming true folks. The people over at Marvel have spent so many sleepless nights plotting out a story where every MCU hero will band together to hinder Thanos from winning the battle. If that doesn’t excite you, we don’t know what will.

 

The Mad Titan Finally Makes His Mark

Right now, there is no bigger threat to the entire Marvel Universe than the Mad Titan himself, Thanos. In the comics, Thanos is known to get what he wants, even if half of the universe dies in the process. And he did just that when Thanos got hold of the all-powerful Infinity Gauntlet to please the comics’ personification of Death. It’s safe to say Thanos will do something close to this horrendous act when Infinity War comes out next year. Heck, with all the heroes in the MCU, Thanos has to do something to keep them all on their respective toes.

 

The Action Will Be Literally Out of this World

So, all the heroes of the MCU, Thanos, all of his bad guys, and the Infinity Gems come together. What do you get? Well, you get a movie that won’t lack action folks. With years of build-up, a bad guy that can wipe off all of existence, and a plethora of heroes out to stop him, every scene in Infinity War is sure to be packed with so much action. The leaked trailed from San Diego Comic Con this year is but a glimpse into the chaos and destruction Thanos will deliver in this movie. What more can happen when the film is finally shown?

 

A Whole New MCU Will Rise From The Ashes

Infinity War serves as the peak of everything Marvel has created in the last decade. Surely, a new cinematic universe will come out at the end of this movie. The MCU’s main architect, Kevin Feige, even said the Marvel you know now will be a lot different once Thanos is done with our heroes. This means a lot of cinematic storytelling possibilities and plots from the comics will sure be adapted once Phase Three is good and done.

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