To turn the bypass off, simply turn the valve levers into the open position, which is usually vertical. When the bypass is on, this prevents the water softener from using water. This prevents water from being wasted during certain times, such as watering the lawn.Know More
With the bypass on, the water softener cannot perform its function. When the bypass is off, the hard water flows through the salt in the water softener, which removes the calcium and magnesium ions that make the water hard. Hard water contains more minerals than regular, or soft, water. This makes it difficult for soap to dissolve which makes it harder to get things clean, such as hair, clothing and dishes. To ensure the water softener is doing its job, the bypass should be turned on.
To shut off the water to your house, find the valve that controls the flow of water into your house, and then turn that valve clockwise until it stops moving. Contact a plumber immediately if you are turning the water off for an emergency leak or pipe burst.Full Answer >
Toilets keep running after flushing due to water running from the tank into the bowl, which is caused by a problem with the toilet flapper, fill valve, flush valve or lever flush lever assembly. The best way to determine the source of the problem is by removing the lid of the toilet tank and flushing the toilet.Full Answer >
To repair a running toilet, check and unblock the valve that lets water into the bowl, and lower the float to keep the water level below the overflow pipe. If needed, shut the water supply to the tank, empty the tank and replace the damaged parts.Full Answer >
The most common reasons for an excessively hot gas water heater include a defective gas valve, a defective thermostat and a short in the heating element. The most effective solutions are replacement of the defective parts and adjustments to the heater's electrical wiring scheme.Full Answer >