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While you are spending time at home, you might find that you are ready for some fixture upgrades across the house.
Lately, everyone seems to be doing more dishes than they would like. While a new faucet may not seem like a big change, the upgrade can actually improve the efficiency of your kitchen sink. Better pressure while using less water will save you money on your utilities bill. If you have been struggling with a leaky or worn-out faucet, it’s time for a change! Allow us to fit the perfect option for your home so you don’t have to deal with any other headaches in the kitchen.
While it is important to regularly keep an eye on your pipes, it’s even more critical to do so if you’re living in an older home. As a plumbing system ages, pipes will generally show indications of problems. If you don’t watch for pipe problems closely, you might miss the signs of issues that could result in extremely costly damage. Check areas of your home that you may not typically think about, places such as utility rooms, crawlspaces and basements, and look for the following clues that your pipes may need to be repaired or replaced.
Few household implements have changed less in the last century than the reliable old toilet. Specifics may have improved, but the basic principles of tank, toilet seat, flush, follow up with dry paper have remained largely intact.
Everyone has done it. You take a nice long shower, and the water starts rising above your ankles. The drain isn’t clogged, it’s just slow. You can call a hydro jet plumber, or one of those rooter vans, but you want to take a DIY crack at it before you make that call.
Dual flush toilets are exactly what they claim to be: toilets that give you the option to choose from two different flushes. Why? Because, to put it plainly, it doesn’t take as much water to send number one packing as it does to get rid of number two. By purchasing a toilet with both a low and high volume flush, you’ll cut the water your toilet uses by more than half, not only saving you a bundle of money over the course of the toilet’s lifetime, but doing some good from an environmental standpoint as well.
When water begins to drain more slowly and all of a sudden, it becomes a pool, you know what that means. A clogged drain is an annoyance to your everyday bathroom use. However, if left unfixed, this small inconvenience can become a big problem for your plumbing.
For minor issues, it’s a great idea to have a few at-home remedies ready to use when needed. As such, here are the best ways to unclog a drain.
For a stubborn clog that won’t go away, its best to let a pro handle it.
Spring fever is raging across the nation, with symptoms including (but not limited to) thorough cleaning, remodeling, and home re-birth. If you’re feeling a bit “feverish” but don’t have a lot of cash to invest, you’re renting, or simply don’t feel confident about a big renovation right now, there are plenty of small things that can be done to refresh your home. The kitchen sink is a great place to start!
There are so many ways to go green with your home, but few present more opportunity than your plumbing. Not only will green plumbing lower utility costs in the long run, but it will certainly make your home and the environment healthier. Needless to say, a home’s plumbing covers a wide range of categories, from the drainage and pipes to the water heater, toilets and sewer main. As such, there are plenty of ways to go green with plumbing.
So you think you have a leak. Maybe it’s obvious, maybe it isn’t. Are you just being paranoid? Let’s try to find out. If you’ve noticed disturbed dust patterns that look suspiciously like a dirty car after the rain has dried, we would agree that there’s been water disturbing that dust at some point. Whether the water was from an open window during the rain, a leaky supply line, or a kid with a spray bottle… well, that’s harder to tell.
We all know it. The horrible feeling after we flush where we see the water rise instead of fall. The panic. Especially if this happens to us while visiting someone else’s home. The awkwardness that follows. It’s a situation some of us have nightmares about. Well, we’ve got some tips to help you and your guests be spared of the embarrassment of a clogged toilet.