Bathroom / 12.06.2018

There comes a time in the life of almost every toilet when the fill valve has to be replaced. The fill valve is the mechanism inside the toilet tank that controls refilling the tank after each flush. Often, a fill valve goes bad because of the build-up of mineral deposits from the water that begins to interfere with the opening and closing of the valve, leading to a toilet that’s constantly running. Fill valves are inexpensive enough and not that complicated to install. Doing it yourself can save the cost...

Bathroom / 12.06.2018

Although it might not be as important as the tank or the bowl, the toilet seat is where you spend the most time. So it makes sense that a broken or uncomfortable toilet seat should be replaced as soon as possible. Toilet seats come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and heights. If you have a toddler, for example, you can replace the toilet seat with one especially built for toilet trainees. The elderly would benefit from a padded toilet seat, both for its comfort, but also for...

Bathroom / 12.06.2018

Dual flush toilets are great for those homeowners who are concerned about the environment and want to use less water. They're also helpful for saving money on your water bill. In some municipalities, they may be required in new build bathrooms. These toilets have a button mounted on the top of the tank that allows you to pick the size of your flush. The lower setting typically uses just under a gallon (3 liters) for a flush, while the higher setting is 1.6 gallons. Compare that to the older...