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Hot Trends In Shower And Tub Design

When it comes to enjoying bathrooms, there is virtually nothing more important to homeowners than the type of showers and tubs installed as well as the functional and design features that they include. If you are remodeling an existing bathroom and are looking to add a wow factor to your space, while also providing you with the relaxing and calming amenities you long for (not to mention a high resale value!), then you may want to put some thought into what you are putting in your bathroom to not only clean your body, but to wipe away the day’s stresses. Here are some hot trends in shower and tub design…
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How Heat Pump Hot Water Heaters Can Benefit Jacksonville Homeowners

If you live in the Jacksonville area and are interested in having a new hot water heater installed, you may be wondering it a heat pump hot water heater is a good option to consider. The good news is that due to the moderate year-round climate experienced in Jacksonville, this is an extremely viable option to provide you with the energy efficiency you desire. In contrast to conventional water heating systems which rely on a fuel source to generate heat in order to increase the temperature of the water in the tank, these energy efficient systems utilize electricity to move heat rather than generating it. The process of transferring heat is a far more efficient one compared to that of having to generate heat from scratch. A heat pump water heater works in much the same way as a heat pump system that heats or cools your home and the process operates much like a refrigerator, but in reverse...
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The Benefits Of Kitchen And Bath Tenant Improvements

Topping most people’s wish lists when searching for a new apartment or multi-family dwelling is having a nice kitchen, as well as a bathroom with an updated design and plumbing fixtures. In fact, the look of the kitchen or bath, as well as the amenities offered in each space, typically provide the greatest “wow” factor of a residential property, drawing in tenants as well as the likelihood of higher fees. If you own an apartment complex, condominium unit, or other multi-family property, a couple of tenant improvement projects you can undertake that will provide you with the highest return on investment include updating kitchens and bathrooms in individual units. Doing so changes the entire look and feel of a residential space and makes it far more likely that you will not be sitting with many vacant properties to fill. No matter what the monthly rental fee or resale value, a dwelling with sleek new features in these rooms far surpasses in impact a similar dwelling with outdated..
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How To Know When You Need A New Water Heater

Water heaters are one component of a home that most homeowners take for granted. As long as you can turn on the faucet and hot water comes out of the tap or you can enjoy a nice, steamy shower, you likely don’t give much thought to the fact that you rely on your water heater for the privilege of that heated indoor water. Although you may not think about it much, it is important for you to have an idea of when it’s time for you to replace your equipment. While some people are of the mindset that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – or replace it”, when it comes to this vital piece of equipment in your home, you may not want to think along those lines. There are two primary reasons you want to know when it’s time to shop around for a new model...
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Top 7 Things To Never Put Down The Garbage Disposal

It seems that people are split down the middle when it comes to “knowing” what is okay and what is not okay to put down the garbage disposal and in many cases opinions are divided. Some of our parents put just about everything organic down the kitchen sink and flipped the switch while others prefer to either compost organic material or just throw it away. To help clear up the confusion your Jacksonville plumbing experts have listed the top 7 things to never put down the sink and more importantly, the reason for it. 1. Grease / Oil While hot, grease is a liquid but once it cools it turns into a very waxy, slippery solid. This cooled bacon grease or cooking oil will slow down and solidify in your pipes and will continue to build up like plaque in arteries until your pipes are blocked and you have to call your local Jacksonville plumbing exerts. The best way to dispose of grease or used oil is to pour it into an old jar (such as a spaghetti jar) and throw it away once it solidifies.
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How To Keep Your Garbage Disposal Clean And Fresh-Smelling

Having a garbage disposal installed in your kitchen is a great way to get rid of food debris so it doesn’t have to sit in your garbage can, smelling up your kitchen and then eventually piling up in a landfill. The key to making this equipment an enhancement to your kitchen rather than a deterrent is to know how to ensure that it is clean and fresh-smelling and does not impart any nasty odors into your living space. Although for the most part if you operate the equipment correctly there should be no smell emanating from your drain, odors occasionally become apparent due to food particles that get trapped inside the disposal or the connecting pipe. We’ve put together some tips for keeping everything clean and fresh-smelling so there are no negative consequences to installing a garbage disposal in your kitchen. Tips To Keep Your Disposal Clean and Fresh-Smelling...
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The Impact Of New Faucets In Your Home

While we understand that you likely don’t walk around thinking about the faucets in your home on an everyday basis, the fact is that replacing faucets can have a big impact on both the look and functionality in your home. Why is this? When it comes to looks, a simple change like updating a faucet can make it seem like you’ve updated the entire look of a bathroom or kitchen. There are so many attractive options to choose from that fit all types of design styles. Simply swapping out an older model for a sleek new design can breathe new life into an otherwise un-updated space. Installations of new faucets are also a key component of any kitchen and bathroom remodel and most homeowners put a lot of thought into exactly what kind of options they want to consider when it comes to both style and functionality...
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Get The Most Out Of Your Dishwasher

If the dishes coming out of your dishwasher appear less than sparkling clean, you may be wondering if it’s time to replace your equipment with a newer and more updated model. While dishes that are not getting clean may be an indication that it’s time for a new dishwasher installation, chances are good that by simply making a few tweaks to how you operate the appliance, you’ll enjoy cleaner dishes, cookware, utensils and even glassware. The first thing you should consider is how you are loading your dishwasher. If you are filling it chock full of items, you may not be giving your dishes enough room to benefit from the spray of water and cleaners that circulate around the interior. Make sure that you leave enough space between each item and slant the items downward so that they come in direct contact with the water, which sprays up from the bottom of the appliance....
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4 Signs That It Might Be Time To Replace Your Toilet

When your toilet starts leaking, becomes backed up or clogged it can be a real nightmare for the entire family. As one of the most frequented rooms and heavily used appliances in your home, your bathroom need to be in the best condition possible at all times. To avoid an emergency call to your local plumbing experts, learn to recognize some of the early warning signs that your toilet might need replacing. Remodeling & Updating your Home As long as your toilet was properly installed to begin with, it can easily have a life span of over 25 years. As a general rule of thumb since they are made out of porcelain the only thing that will truly ‘kill’ one is something violently destructive such as hurricane or tornado damage. The most common causes for replacement are either to improve your water efficiency or to updating during a bathroom remodel. When it comes to getting old, the main component to your toilet lasting is the wax seal that connects it to the pipes and floor. If it
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