Why Install a Vent in a Bathroom

  Bathrooms accumulate lot of moisture. When the shower is running or you are drawing a bath, the water vapor has to go somewhere and since the bathroom door is often closed when you do that, it can build up quickly, especially if there is no window to open in the bathroom.  Add to this […]

To Bleach or Not To Bleach. That is the question.

We’ve all been there.  The toilet ring is horrible.  The white towels have lost their “whiteness” and shine.  Maybe you have a porcelain serving bowl that, well, just lacks that luster.  What do you do?  It’s easy to reach for the chlorine bleach.  Bleach it and forget it so to speak.  But what does the […]

Garbage Disposal or Compost Bin?

At some level I think all of us want to minimize our impact on the earth.  Maybe it is because we care about our children, and their children, and their children, and so on and so forth.  Maybe it’s because we feel compelled to care for this planet that has been entrusted to our care.  […]

Choosing a Dishwasher

What did we ever do before automatic dishwashers?  Sure, there is the occasion where items have to be hand washed, or you travel to a secluded cabin that doesn’t have a dishwasher, but most of us rely on this kitchen workhorse every day.  So, if you are installing one for the first time, or looking […]

Front Versus Top Load Washing Machines

Until recently the only time you saw a front loading washing machine was in an industrial application or at the laundromat.  However, they are now the mark of true style, sophistication and conservation in high-end homes. Top-loading washers do a great job, especially compared to the ones made in the 1980s and earlier.  The washer’s […]

How to Reduce Water Usage in Your Landscape

Do you feel like you are using too much water in keeping up your landscape?  The US Environmental Protection Agency thinks that many of us are too.  That is why they created the WaterSense program to help you have a beautiful landscape that doesn’t cost a fortune to install or maintain.  Some key components of […]

How to Spot Water Leaks Early

I know it is frustrating to hear that drip – drip – drip of a leak.  But that tedious sound isn’t the worst part of a small leak.  It’s the fact that a small leak can easily and quickly turn into a really big leak with much bigger consequences than getting on your last nerve.  […]

Why Scope Your Pipes?

No one would scope their plumbing pipes unless they have a problem – right?  But what might you be missing?  Why not find out about your problems early?  By scoping your pipes before you have a blockage you can prevent problems and more expensive repairs down the road.  So if your pipes are running slow, […]

Appliances Got a Funky Smell?

  Do your kitchen and laundry appliances have a smell that is . . .  well, not too fresh?  If so, your appliances may be holding in water that is meant to be flushed out at the end of the cycle.  But never fear, there is nothing wrong with your appliance or plumbing, this is […]