Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings Future Market
With rapid advancements in technology in general, an average American household cannot be imagined by cutting-edge technology. Homeowners now strive to build a smarter, healthier and cozier home but also save water and energy. All of these factors have been influencing the plumbing market so far and the demand for plumbing fixtures and fittings is forecast to rise 6.3 per cent annually until 2019. Take a look at the most prominent trends concerning plumbing fixtures and fittings.
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Homeowners across the US have turned more environmentally-conscious in recent years. Many now consider energy-saving options for their homes, especially options for saving water. To that end, modern dishwashers are not only time-saving, but can also save water. However, whether you use a newer or an older model, there are some typical mistakes you make when loading your dishwasher. Pay attention to these so you don’t waste time, money and invaluable water.
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If you are looking for ways to save more water at home, the best and safest way is to buy energy and water-efficient products, ranging from toilets, washing machines and dishwashers to sprinkler nozzles. Even though they can save both your water and money in the long run, they may outweigh your current budget. However, check out 5 ways to save more water at home (and more money for utility bills), without investing much.
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Plumbing projects shouldn’t be taken lightly, because in most cases, doing it properly and avoiding further damage requires hiring a skilled contractor, which means you need to organize yourself in terms of time and money. Luckily, there are so many simple tricks you can do that don’t require calling the plumber. Ranging from common sense ones to those that need you to get your hands a little dirty, check out some of the simplest tricks and become a confident DIY plumber in San Diego!
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When you need to hire a plumber, you may wonder whether a local business would give you a better service than a statewide or nationwide one. Since Plumbing Plus is a local plumbing service, of course we advocate for local businesses and here is why.
Expertise and reputation
One of the key criteria for hiring a certain plumber is their level of expertise and their reputation. A skilled, experienced and reputable plumber guarantees maximum efforts to complete the job promptly and efficiently, which is what every customer wants. Plumbing problems are among the most annoying ones and every home or business owner wants to get them over and done as quickly as possible, so that they can resume their everyday activities. And no one wants the problems to come back.
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Have you decided to have your bathroom remodeled? Here’s what’s trendy this year, if you are looking for ideas. National Bath And Kitchen Association reports that homeowners have become more interested in sleek, unfussy design that looks contemporary and fresh. Rustic elements haven’t been done away with, but they have become incorporated in the sleek glamour.
Floor is the centerpiece
Floor can be the blank canvas for the homeowners’ creativity. Bold tile design, shape or color can be the element that brings everything else together with its uniqueness.
Think about grout
Grout isn’t just a building material. It can be integrated in the design concept. A matching color of the grout and tiles will give the bathroom a continuous look, whereas a darker shade or a contrasting color can complement the tiles beautifully. A contrasting grout color would do great with an ornate tile pattern.
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When water supply line leaks
Water supply line is buried minimum 3 feet below the ground and leaks are difficult to identify. They cannot be noticed through a spike in water consumption because the leaks are located before the point of water meter.
What can sometimes happen is that water travels back to the meter and pools up in the meter box. If you can rule out built-up rain or irrigation run-off, then you’re probably looking at a signal of water supply line leak.
Damp soil around the area where the water supply rises above ground is also indicative of a leak. In severe leaks, water will seep through the soil directly above the leaking point.
If you suspect or know your water supply is leaking, you should immediately contact the water utility and refrain from making any repairs with your plumber.
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Garbage disposal is a fantastic appliance that makes everyday living easier and duties more manageable. It’s quite a sturdy machine and most problems arise from improper operation and maintenance. If you keep in mind a few things when it comes to how you run your disposal and maintain it, the chances of plumbing and drain problems will be brought down to a minimum.
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Did you know that water heaters are second biggest energy consumers among your household appliances? Consequently, they can cost you hundreds of dollars every year, and with electricity prices increasing steadily, this figure only goes up. The problem with traditional water heaters with tanks is that they are not energy-efficient enough. They waste a lot of energy because they need to keep the water hot even when you are not using it. Tankless water heaters are a eco-friendly generation of plumbing installations.
Tankless water heaters are somewhat novel in the States, but they have long been used in Europe and Japan. The basic idea is to heat water only when you need it and in that way reduce energy waste.
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Scorching high temperatures bring about some frequent plumbing problems. Here are some things you might want to be careful about. Detecting a plumbing problem early on usually minimizes the stress and the financial burden. So, check these at your home and nip the problem in the bud.
It quite surprising, but the number one factor contributing to leakage in the pipes below your floor are high temperatures. Not exactly boiling temperatures as such, but more the reaction between them and copper pipes that carry water. Do you notice any droplets of water on a wall or under the carpet? Is there any mildew there? Does some part of your floor feel warmer than the rest? That could be a case of hot-water pipe leak. Call in professionals to investigate your slab leak properly and to prevent any further damage to your home.
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Are you thinking of improving the quality of the water you use in your home? Many homeowners who are considering this investment are unsure about the differences between water filters and water softeners and their respective benefits. A basic understanding of the essentials concerning these two upgrades should make it easier for you to decide which would work better for you.
What Does the Name Say?
Water filters are all the systems that treat water and remove contaminants from it. They can vary in size – from small reversed osmosis drinking systems to large whole-house systems that filter all the water of a home.
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If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re not a plumber. You’ve probably heard pipes are usually made of copper in the US, but it’s likely PEX pipes are unfamiliar to you. That’s understandable. PEX pipes have been used in Europe for decades and have demonstrated excellent performance and numerous benefits. In order to make an informed decision about your home piping, we’ll provide you with the basics on PEX and copper piping.
First of all, PEX is an abbreviation that means cross-linked polyethylene pipe. The plastic undergoes processing, which makes it long-lasting and able to withstand extreme high and low temperatures. It can also endure creep deformation resulting from stress exposure and chemical deformation that acids and alkalis can cause. As a result, PEX piping is great for both hot and cold water. PEX pipes also use a coloring code – red pipes for hot water, blue pipes for cold and white for any.
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As many of us are well aware, San Diego is in a severe drought that has only gotten worse over the last few months. At Plumbing Plus we want to help our customers and fellow San Diegans find ways for how you can prevent water waste in your community. It is our responsibility as San Diego community members to do our part to help our city recover from its current water crisis.
Common plumbing issues that contribute to large amounts of water waste are leaky pipes, running toilets, and outdated plumbing systems. While these may not seem like pressing matters that require your immediate attention, they can lead to larger issues within your plumbing system and are directly responsible for water waste in your home. One slightly leaky faucet can be responsible for wasting 3 liters of a water a day and 350 gallons of water a year. This isn’t even considering a more severe leak.
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San Diego sinks are often overlooked when they are in fact the most used component in any bathroom or kitchen. Think about how many times you wash your hands, rinse things off, do the dishes, brush your teeth, and so on. When you take a minute to think about it, sinks are one of the most vital fixtures in our homes which is why it’s about time we start putting more consideration into what type of sink we use in our kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
In the kitchen and laundry room, a sink is all about functionality. In the kitchen you want a sink that can fit a lot of dishes, makes easy to prep food, and much more, all while tying in well with your décor choices. During the remodeling process, many people focus on tile, countertops, and cabinetry, all of which are important to creating a beautiful kitchen. The problem is that the sink is quite often an afterthought. When choosing a kitchen sink, the daily functions it serves should be one of your primary focuses.
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Plumbing is not something that is at the top of people’s minds and when it does come to mind, let’s just say the picture isn’t very pretty. Something many people do not realize is that plumbing isn’t all rusty pipes and clogged toilets, it does, however, play a large role in each of our daily lives.
Advances in the Plumbing Industry
There was a time in history where there was no running water or organized plumbing technology systems, luckily for us we do not live in that time. Today, we have moved past the 1980’s simply functioning toilet and shower, there are a wide variety of ways to add a touch of luxury to your home through an expert plumber and some beautifully made fixtures with the newest of technology. There are nearly limitless options to creating a personalized, relaxing experience in your bathroom from “smart” shower systems to toilets designed to meet your personal preferences.
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