Saving Water and Energy with Thermostatic Showerheads

Cold Shower WomanThe Earth is made of 75% water and only 25% land. Of this 75%, not more than 1% is fresh water or that which is meant for human consumption, leaving the entire populace a big task in conserving this resource. In this regard, there is a need to recalculate every institution’s water consumption. Every effort in conserving should start in the peripheries of every family’s homes.

In a household, based on statistics, the third chore with the highest percentage of water consumption is showering. In this case, it is important to utilize fixtures that will promote conservation. One of the ways to do so is by using thermostatic showerheads.

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Requirements for Installing a Bidet

sincity_b1There are different types of bidets. The traditional one looks like a smaller toilet with a faucet and is usually placed beside the actual toilet. New toilet models have integrated bidet seats. Handheld bidets are also available for those with limited bathroom space. Another option for those with small bathrooms is the bidet seat which can be installed to replace an existing toilet seat. Whichever you choose among these types, bidets are there to help you clean up after using the toilet.

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10 Plumbing Myths

sincity_mythsToday, there are lots of plumbing misconceptions that are floating around. These misconceptions or myths are being passed around from one homeowner to another as some sort of household type of wisdom. Although some of those myths are partially true and in some small way helpful, most of those myths can be very harmful and may cause severe damage to your plumbing system.

Here are 10 modern plumbing myths and the truth behind them, to help you gain valuable knowledge about the proper maintenance of your plumbing system and save you from the possible cost of having it repaired in the future.

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4 Tips on What to Do If You Have a Flooded House

sincity_floodedhouseA flooded home can be an inconvenience that involves pricey repairs.  The best way to avoid this is to do regular maintenance checks and spot signs of leaks.  If it gets into the unfortunate predicament of having a flooded house, there are still ways for you to prevent extensive damage and more expensive repairs.  Remember these 4 quick tips on what to do if you have a flooded house:

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No More Backflow!

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Backflow is the reverse water flow in pipelines causing contamination in the public water supply. This usually happens when the server or the customer’s property lines have disproportional water pressure creating a suction effect that backflows contaminated or non-potable water to the main pipe.

Backflow prevention devices are installed to reduce the risk of contaminating the main water supply. Basically, there are three popular ways to use backflow preventers. These are: 1) to reduce the risk of flooding in the basement, 2) to keep sprinkler systems safe to use, and 3) to prevent backflow in the heating boilers.

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3 Common Floor Drain Issues

sincity_drainissues1Floor drains are simple features at home that surprisingly cause major problems when not attended to properly. Usually placed on the ground floor, in basements, or the garage, these are used in both commercial and residential buildings to drain water. However, people somehow neglect them, which can lead to trouble. Here are 3 common floor drain issues to be watchful of.

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Redesigning Your Bathroom For The Elderly

alohahr_bathroomelderlyIf you have elderly people living in your house, or if you’re going past your prime yourself, then considering customizing your bathroom to be more accommodating to elderly residents should only be natural. Not only would these bathroom renovations make it easier for the elderly, but it would also make your bathroom safe, comfortable, and accessible to all, no matter what age.

Out of all the rooms in the house, the bathroom poses the most dangers. There are situations that could happen in your bathroom, ranging from slipping on the moist bathroom floor tiles to the worst-case scenario of finding a ghost in the bathtub with you as you relax, à la low-budget horror movie.

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Avoid Plumbing Issues This Summer

sincity_plumbing-sink1Summer is a great and fun time of the year. The weather is nice, the kids are out of school, and life, in general, is exciting. However, the rising temperatures, frequent cookouts and having more people in the house, can cause a multitude of issues for the house’s plumbing system. Unexpected and costly plumbing problems can be a major downer and ruin your summer fun if not dealt with promptly.

While plumbing issues may not readily come to mind in anticipation of summer, it is incredibly beneficial to prepare for the unique plumbing issues that the season brings. Here are five most common plumbing issues and tips on how to avoid them this summer:

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