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One of the most important fixtures in your home is your toilet and when it comes to toilets.. one size doesn’t fit all. Toilet designs are configured in one or two pieces. One-piece toilets have the integrated tank and bowl; eliminating the hassle of having to clean the pesky part that always gets dirty over time. The one-piece toilets look cleaner and more modern for your bathroom. Heights may also vary depending on brand and style. A standard toilet height is around 14.5″ from the floor to the rim of the bowl. Other heights include 16 1/8″, 17″ and 19″, which comply with requirements of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities… Read More
In addition to water lines, sewer lines and gas pipes, there is a network of ventilation pipes that lie hidden behind the walls of your residence. These pipes are critical to the proper functioning of your sewers. Without them, the waste from your toilets and other plumbing fixtures would struggle to leave your home. That’s why it’s so important to know if your ventilation network is failing. We’ve listed some tips on how to know if it’s failing to function as it should be. Why a Ventilation System is Needed Without vents that permit air to move in and out of the system, vacuums will form behind wastewater. The… Read More
Are you a clean freak? These places that will be mentioned in this blog are some of the worst places in your home for germs to thrive in! Germs don’t only reside around your toilet! Fridge Seals Now we all try our best to keep inside or fridges – but do you ever clean the seal around the doors? The seals can harbor thousands of germs and bacteria! You should wipe them down once a week in order to avoid the spread. Reusable Plastic Bags To prevent cross contamination- wipe the bags with a paper towel using an all-purpose cleaner. Dry the bags- reuse the bags. Save the environment! Cutting… Read More
Are you a Do It Yourself Type of a homeowner or renter? Are you just too stubborn to call a professional plumber? Well, that’s okay for simple fixes like a running toilet! The tips below will walk you through the basics. Step 1: To begin, you will first need to remove the lid off the back of the toilet- check to see if the flapper (the rubber thingy at the bottom of your toilet tank) is warped, torn or damaged in any way. If so, this is why your toilet is constantly running! Step 2: You will need to replace the flapper. They are fairly inexpensive and can be picked… Read More
Your kitchen faucet should be one of the focal points of your kitchen; although it’s basic function is to simply dispense hot and cold water. It defines your kitchen style. There are so many different styles to choose from; it would that it is a never-ending list! It can be a bit overwhelming; here some basic things to consider: Finish Type: Chrome, nickel, brushed nickel, polished brass, oil-rubbed bronze, white, black and stainless steel are just some of the standard finishes and colors. Keep in mind that finishes from different manufacturers may not be exactly the same; you may want purchase any accessories such as a hand spray or soap… Read More
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