What Causes Low Water Pressure in a Bath & Shower?


Trying to take a bath or shower with low water pressure is as inefficient as it is frustrating, but before you worry about faulty pipes and expensive repairs, take a look at your fixtures and your water heater. A single inexpensive part in some of these fixtures can cause water pressure for your whole shower to drop. You may also find the answer to your problem in a shut-off valve that isn't completely open.

25 July 2017

Choosing The Best Tub For Your Family


When you find yourself in the market for a new tub, you may want to resist the simplicity of just going with the same model you currently have. This is your chance to make a change that may end up working out very well for you and your family. There are some different considerations and thoughts you should toss around to make sure you end up going with the right one.

17 July 2017

What Can You Do To Lower Water Usage In Your Home?


Lowering your home's water consumption is not only good for your budget, but it also helps the environment. You can commit to using less water by implementing some changes in behavior, such as turning off the water while brushing your teeth, but it might not be enough. However, changes to your home's plumbing could make a difference. Here are a few suggestions to help lower water waste in your home.

12 July 2017

3 Plumbing Concerns To Be Worried About In Your Motel


If you own your own motel, one thing that you should pay plenty of attention to is ensuring that the plumbing throughout the motel is in good condition. These are some of the main concerns that you may want to think about when it comes to your motel: 1. Water Conservation It's not a bad idea for anyone to be concerned about water conservation. However, in a motel, you will probably really be able to tell the difference if you make some changes to help conserve water.

6 July 2017

Where Do Families Use The Most Water?


Water conservation is a task that every household can play a role in. Conserving water will help you stretch natural resources further, but it's also becoming more of an important economic move as water prices go up in many areas. Here is a look at some of the biggest water expenditures, and how you can conserve water in each area. Showers and Baths In general, showers consume more water than baths.

28 June 2017

Simple Preventive Drain Cleaning Services That You Can Perform Yourself


While some aspects of residential plumbing, such as drain cleaning  are best left to the professionals, there are a few simple and inexpensive tasks that you can do to avoid potential drain problems and save yourself your money as well. None of these tasks require special physical prowess or skills, and mostly allow you to escape the more smelly and dirty aspects of residential drain cleaning. Keeping your drains clear without using harmful chemicals 

21 June 2017

How To Change The Faucet In An Old Claw And Ball Foot Bathtub


If you've moved into an older home with a traditional bathtub, you may appreciate the charm of the legs that resemble an eagle's claw clutching a ball. These little touches can add a charm to your bathroom that sleek modern tubs cannot replicate. However, while older enameled coated cast iron tubs can retain their charm over decades, faucets can deteriorate to a point that they need to be replaced. Luckily, you have a wide variety of choices in a replacement faucet.

14 June 2017

Slow Water Flowing From A Bathtub Faucet


Running a bath can be stressful when it takes a long time for the tub to fill up with water. If you have stopped taking baths because of the slowness of the water, understand that getting the problem fixed might not be as difficult as you may think. There are numerous things that can cause water to flow out of faucets slowly. The problem can be diagnosed and repaired in a timely manner if you seek assistance from a plumber.

9 June 2017

Three Ways To Deal With A Slow-Draining Bathtub


A slow-draining tub can be infuriating. Standing water is not just unsightly, it's not healthy. When you are finished with your bath, the water should drain out of the tub, not linger for minutes, or even hours. That creates a dampness in the bathroom which is not what you want. Not to mention that it will inconvenience everyone else in the house if it's the only bathroom. Luckily, it's one of the few plumbing problems that can often be solved without too much disturbance to your home.

28 May 2017

The Plumbing Upgrades Needed To Give Your Home Modern In Floor Heating


Heating systems that use hydronic radiant heating are efficient and durable solutions for heating your home. In-floor heating is one of the most popular options because of its benefits and the fact that it is out of sight. When you have in floor heating installed in your home, there are going to be some changes that need to be made to your plumbing, such as the installation of a manifold and the pipes that lay beneath the floor.

18 May 2017