Wasted Water is Money Down the Drain



Conserving water is a fantastic habit to get into to because it saves water and reduces waste-water treatment costs. Conserving hot water can even save you money on your Boston heating and cooling bills. Let us start by explaining how conserving water can result in potential cost savings. Basically it’s a simple process in which all the water that drains away from showers, sinks and toilets ends up in the sewage treatment plant. The more water that the sewage plant has to process, the higher the costs are. So the more water generated by a toilet flush, the brushing of your teeth, washing of your hands, showering, etc., the more waste water ends up at the sewage treatment plant. If you could reduce the amount of water being generated, by perhaps having a 3.5 gallon toilet installed instead of a 5 or 7 gallon toilet or even just using water efficient fixtures installed, you could cut down on the costs of treating the water. When trying to conserve water, the water meter is your best friend. If you are on a public Boston water system, it should be easy to find your water meter because it will be located either on your property or very close to it. The water meter will tell you how much water you are using […]

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The Little Sink That Could



One of the latest trends in bathroom design is the bath micro sink. Though it seems a bit odd, this new fixture can be very useful in smaller Boston bathrooms or in bathrooms where several people need to share the facilities. These sinks are used in kitchens, laundry rooms, and other areas of the home as well. Space Considerations A micro sink is about the size of a three-ring binder lying flat.  These sinks require very little in the way of plumbing. You should be able to run one small pipe to the sink and allow it to connect to any other water supply in the room. If you have any difficulty, just call your Boston plumber, who can install your sink for you in no time.   The micro sink is especially attractive if you do not have the space available to put in new cabinets. You can sit the micro sink on any surface, including crates or other removable storage. Built-in Accessories Because the sinks are designed for people to use without the convenience of other bathroom supplies, they often come with soap holders or dispensers on them. You may even find a micro sink with a rack on the side. These features allow you to put extra toiletry items there for easy use. The micro sink in the […]

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Sorry – This Toilet Doesn’t Do Windows



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Tile Ready Shower Pans in Boston



Tile ready shower pans are a modern alternative to traditionally built shower pan liners for ceramic tile showers. Traditional pans require masonry skills and some art for several of the construction steps. Tile ready pans require skill too, but not as much skill. Also the newer designs go in faster since there is no cure time for masonry liners.  Your Boston plumber is capable of installing either and will gladly advise on which is better suited to your needs. The new design shower pans are ready for ceramic tile setting as soon as they are installed. The drain is built in to the base pan and the slope is built into the pan. Check Boston building codes for approval of whatever system you choose. The traditional shower methods work great if done properly and are especially suited for custom sizes. But the newer systems are perfect for custom sizes too and are especially good for multi-unit installations like apartments or hospitals. The disadvantage of tile ready showers is cost. Installation is faster but cost is consistently higher. In most cases you can get a traditional shower pan built for just the cost of the ready-made shower pan material. So look carefully at cost. Consider these three systems. The Tile Redi system includes a polyurethane pan with a built-in drain. Standard […]

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