Smart Plumbing in 2020

Like many other industries, plumbing is embracing the use of smart home technology and expecting tremendous growth in this area in the coming year. The smart home market is growing at an incredibly rapid rate and is expected to continue to do so for the next several years. While plumbing may not seem like the… Continue reading Smart Plumbing in 2020

Replacing a Shower Arm

If the shower arm at your house is in need of replacement due to rusting, leaking or simply a bathroom facelift, there are some simple steps you can follow to handle this basic home repair project.  Before getting started take off your existing shower arm and bring it with you to the hardware store to… Continue reading Replacing a Shower Arm

Basement Plumbing Options

The addition of a bathroom in the basement can really increase the functionality of that space as well as dramatically increase the value of your home, but there can be some potentially sticky situations when plumbing below ground.  Typically waste water travels with gravity, this is often not an option for basement bathrooms, and this… Continue reading Basement Plumbing Options

How to Clean a Stained Toilet

Whether the stain in your toilet is from hard water, mold or mildew, more than likely it’s an eyesore that you’d like to get rid of.  There are some very effective, easy to do methods for cleaning up that gross looking toilet and making it look like new again.  Before you start cleaning begin by… Continue reading How to Clean a Stained Toilet

Plumbers Who Have Broken Down Barriers

Every industry has their heroes, those who have gone before and broken down barriers to lead the way for others to follow, and plumbing is no different.  For many years in the United States plumbing was seen as a job only for white men, and while they certainly did a tremendous amount of the foundational… Continue reading Plumbers Who Have Broken Down Barriers

Selecting the Best Shower-head

As in many things, everyone has different preferences when it comes to their shower experience.  Some folks are looking for a budget friendly wall-mounted showerhead, others like the hand-held version for its convenience, while still others are looking for a multi-jet spa-like experience.  Regardless of which one is your ideal showerhead there are still going… Continue reading Selecting the Best Shower-head

Bathtub Cracks and Chips

Cracks or chips in a bathtub are not only unsightly, but can cause other issues down the road. The best way to avoid these issues is to know what causes them. While many situations can lead to cracks and chips, here are some of the most common: Improper Installation If the bathtub wasn’t properly installed… Continue reading Bathtub Cracks and Chips