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

Innovative Smart Toilets

Toilets have advanced in many ways throughout the years to become what is seen in homes today. However, toilets are not done improving. The new technologies being tested and brought to toilets aren’t just about using less water, but about comfort and pampering. Check out what toilet manufacturers could be rolling out soon: Smart toilets… Continue reading Innovative Smart Toilets

Upgrading to Low-Flow Toilets

Is your current toilet getting up there in years? Homeowners in need of replacing their older toilets should consider low-flow toilet options. These water-conserving models could have a significant impact on water usage and can lower water bill. Toilets made before 1994 use an average 20 gallons of water per person each day. That comes… Continue reading Upgrading to Low-Flow Toilets