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The H2O kinetic line of Water Efficient Delta Showerheads changes the shower experience as a whole. The Raleigh professional plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing will help you to experience this pure indulgence in your showering experience. Yet, they can also help you be conservative by installing these showerheads.

Staying ‘Ahead of the Curve’ with H20 Kinetic

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The Water Efficient Delta Showerheads in the H2O kinetic line is available a variety of slick looks

Known for “staying ahead of the curve,” the Delta H2Okinetic line offers and experience in the shower like no other. Introducing these Water Efficient Delta models shows innovation in these type of products, not before seen. All Water Efficient Delta Showerheads in the line have an internal system. This controls the movement, speed, and size of the droplets spraying out of the H2O Kinetic heads. Thus, the Water Efficient Delta Showerheads create the illusion that more water is coming from the head when in reality it is not.

Controls at Fingertips of the Water Efficient Delta Showerheads

The internal system in all of the Water Efficient Delta Showerheads gives you the control of the following.

  • Shower Head Movement
  • Speed and power of water spray
  • The droplet size of water spraying out

Deltafaucet.com describes the technology used and the operation of these Water Efficient Delta Showerheads. “H2Okinetic Technology is Delta Faucet’s proprietary method of utilizing the science of fluidics to deliver water in motion,” it read. “It works by controlling the movement and droplet size of water, creating the feeling of high-pressure shower experience.”

Design and Control your Flow with “Science of Fluidics”

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The different sizes and shapes of the droplets give the illusion of more water. In reality, it is less water coming out from the H2O kinetic line

Setting the showerheads in the H2Okinetic line apart from a standard shower head is the “science of fluidics.” This allows Delta models to design and control the feeling of the water. This is in contrast to more convention model showerheads delivering a stream of water through the spray holes in the faceplate. The H2Okinetic process is described by Delta’s website, explaining that, “Water comes in the shower head, and H2Okinetic® Technology directs the water out as an oscillating stream to create a fan of water with larger droplets.”

How is the H2Okinetic line of Water Efficient Delta Showerheads so efficient? The simple answer is Delta’s design. Thus, through the size of the droplets, you feel more water being released. In reality, it flows at the same rate. So, you conserve water, while the revolutionary H2Okinetic design creates velocity and a unique water pattern to blanket your body in a luxurious showering experience never seen before.

To read more detail about the Delta H2Okinetic showerheads visit www.deltafaucet.com or contact the best in Raleigh NC plumbers, Poole’s Plumbing at poolesplumbing.com to get the best in Delta products installed at your home or place of business today.

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With the temperatures rising, winter is slowly turning to spring. The Raleigh NC plumbers, Poole’s Plumbing, has more Spring Plumbing Tips as the warmth approaches. These simple reminders you can do around the house to prepare and avoid major issues in the coming months.

Simple Spring Plumbing Tips Anyone Can Handle

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Drain filters for your faucet or showers can come in a variety of forms. Whether plastic, rubber, or metal (as shown) these are a simple way to keep hair, soap, or other items from causing a clogged drain

Many feel when discussing plumbing and weather change they are not equipped to do their own upkeep. However, with these Spring Plumbing suggestions, anyone can monitor the situation and thus avoid unnecessary issues before they occur.

Dodge Spring Plumbing Issues by Observing Your Faucets and Staying ‘Unclogged’

Simple enough right? A check of all faucets regularly can keep you ahead of the curve in avoiding Spring Plumbing disasters. Being sure there are no leaks and thus be certain you are conserving water and money as a result.

Likewise, Spring Plumbing mishaps can be averted through keeping your eyes out for clogged drains. Usage of filters on all drains in your home prevents buildup which leads to potentially costly clogs. Items such as soap, hair, and more can cause blockages if drains in your home are not regularly monitored.

A Clean Shower Head to Avoid a Spring Plumbing Headache

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Filling a baggie with white vinegar and wrapping it around your shower head for a 24 hour period is an easy Spring Plumbing remedy to remove mineral deposits

Shower heads are another area that can easily become clogged due to mineral deposits. A simple solution to this is to fill a zip-lock bag with white vinegar and using are rubber band to secure it. Simply wrap the baggie you fill with vinegar around the shower head. Once wrapped tightly around the shower head, let it sit for 24 hours. This simple, do-it-yourself process will break the deposits down and have the shower head clog-free and clean. Once again, a clean showerhead equals one less potential Spring Plumbing headache.

Keep an Eye on the Toilets and Flush Away Spring Plumbing Disasters

Staying in the bathroom, keeping consistent watch over your toilets also helps to steer clear of Spring Plumbing problems. Again in attempting to maximize conservation efforts, this to can be done by anyone in fairly easy fashion.

A first leak check on your toilet can be done with a flush. If upon pulling the handle, you need to shake or wiggle it to stop the water flow, there is an issue. The ‘flush test’ can lead to an inexpensive fix even if you needed to shake the handle. If that was needed though, this indicates certain parts in the tank will need replacing. These, however, are all inexpensive parts in the tank that are easily replaced by following the instructions for a given part. But, this simple replacement of any part from your tank inevitably saves you bundles from what would happen if this Spring Plumbing issue went unnoticed.

Coloring and Cracks: Let Your Eyes be Your Guide to Finding a Leak

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While at first, a simple crack on your toilet may not seem a big deal, ignoring Spring Plumbing issues like this can lead to a pricey fix

One obvious way to ‘stay on top of your toilets’ is to check for visible cracks in your unit. With a cracked toilet comes leaks, which not only can cause water damage but also can prove costly financially. A proven way to check for any leaks is the tried and true food color test. Follow the simple steps below to use this test to check for leaks (Note: Also see photo at top of article).

  • Remove the lid from on top of your toilets’ tank
  • Add a few drops of food coloring to the water in the tank
  • Let the food coloring settle in the tank for 30 minutes
  • When this time is up, observe the water in the toilet bowl
  • If the water in the bowl has changed colors when you check after 30 minutes, there is a leak.

Avoid a Sticky Valve and Avoid a Sticky Situation

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Knowing where to locate your home’s water valve is essential in the case of an unexpected disaster. A regular check to be sure the valve is not sticking is recommended.

For the final suggestion of our Spring Plumbing Tips, it is first necessary to locate your water supply valve. You should know where this shut off valve is, regardless of what season it is. However, assuming you’ve found it, another easy ‘DIY’ solution is to check the valve regularly.

The valve check is to be certain that it is not sticking. Just turn the valve on and off several times to do this check, so you are sure it is functioning smoothly. A stuck valve may seem a small problem at first, but if ignored can lead to serious Spring Plumbing issues eventually.

Anyone can do these simple Spring Plumbing Tips, whether its a quick check or simply observing as detailed above. Remembering to keep watch over these areas, and the ones in our preceding blog post will prove a savings measure both financially and in your water usage, which can only lead to good things ahead plumbing-wise heading into the new season.

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As the colder weather here in the Triangle area starts to secede and give way to the warmer temperatures of a new season, the trusted Raleigh NC plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing want to remind you that there are many things to remember as you check around the house and look for possible repairs that may need to be done as part of our Spring Plumbing Tips.

By simply going through your bathroom, kitchen, appliances, and plumbing equipment in your home’s common areas and following these Spring Plumbing Tips early on in the season, you can avoid or at least lessen the likelihood of major and potentially costly repairs.

With the increase in rainfall that we are already experiencing one thing you for sure want to check up on is that all drains, gutters and downspouts are clear of any debris. Likewise, on top of the list of Spring Plumbing Tips and check points should be to make sure all vents and plumbing pipes are clear as they could be hindered or clogged from leaves, sticks, bird nests, or a host of other items after the winter “thaw out.”

Another very important item on your Spring Plumbing Tips checklist should be checking your hose bib. First look at the faucet to be sure there are no leaks. This is a somewhat common problem after the colder months when a hose has been attached to the hose bib for the entire winter. If it was hooked up for the winter, it could have lead to the water supply pipe freezing at some point and this in turn may have seen the pipe expand and crack. If you do discover this is the case, call your trusted Raleigh NC plumbers at Poole’s and have the pipe replaced before major water damage can occur.

Keeping your plubming system safe should be a top priority during any of the four seasons, but the most important Spring Plumbing Tips you can follow as the winter cold turns to the warmer months is to make sure your sump pump is ready to endure some hard work in the upcoming season. Checking this is as simple as pouring a few buckets of water into the sump pit for starters. It should then start up with in a few seconds and then after the water flows, it should turn itself off automatically. If this does not occur once again, you should contact the professionals at Poole’s Plumbing to come and see your sump pump first hand before it burns out completely and once again requires a much more costly remedy.

Taking just a little time to go through and around the house to check on these items and follow up on each of these Spring Plumbing Tips as the cold air begins to warm with the change of the season could be the difference between major plumbing issues and water damage at your home, not to mention some unnecessary damage to your wallet. In part two of our Spring Plumbing Tips, we will discuss some other simple ways around the house to conserve heading into the Spring.