How to Fix Leaky Situation

It’s been a long day of work and you’re finally home. Before you start dinner after an exhausting day, you notice your leaky toilet. You shrug and continue about the rest of your evening unaware of the exponential cost of that leaky toilet.  A leaking toilet can use a lot of water, in a matter of days. A typical toilet leak at today’s rate can add $500 to a single water bill. What can you do to stop that leak? It’s easy when you follow these instructions to an effective leak repair.

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How to Choose Your Next Toilet

When you choose a toilet for your bathroom, it’s not as simple as size and visual appeal. You must consider design, theme, and functionality as well. There’s so much to choosing the right toilet for your home, that it may seem a daunting task. Fortunately, the professionals at Metro-Rooter can help you with your choice!

An elongated toilet is a popular choice among many homeowners but when your bathroom’s space is limited, a round bowl may be more appropriate. A round bowl can also save you some cost since it is cheaper than the elongated version. The height of your toilet should also be comfortable enough for anybody who is going to use it.

When you have finally made a choice about the look and style of your toilet, leave the installation up to the professionals at Metro-Rooter.

 

Choosing a Bathroom Faucet

It can possibly be the single most used item in your bathroom – the faucet. As it’s the focal point of the bathroom, it can change the way your entire bathroom area looks. It can be an eyesore covered in soap scum and dripping. Or, you can update the look of your faucet and therefore the look of your entire bathroom. It pays to shop for a new faucet carefully, because if you don’t, you may be forced to replace the replacement sooner than you would like.

Typically, a faucet is replaced about once every seven years. Some of the reasons for replacement can include Continue reading

Bathroom Renovations Made Simple

Looking to update your bathroom? With a few upgrades, you can have a bathroom that’s luxurious and stylish without breaking your budget to get it. One of the biggest costs in a bathroom remodel is a moving fixture, such as the toilet, sink, or tub. If you are looking for a frugal remodel, strive to keep the same floor plan as you currently have.

Bath and shower renovations can make a great difference in both the look and feel of your home. So often, bathrooms get neglected when people are budgeting to give their home a “new look”; however, they can also provide personal relaxation in an otherwise tense time.  Imagine the feeling of a warm jacuzzi after a long day, or a shower with 5 heads hitting sore muscles with warm water from all sides. Perhaps a shower sauna, allowing you some much needed quiet time.  It is true that shower and bath renovations can Continue reading

How to Nip That Plumbing Drip

It’s not just annoying, it’s expensive and a plumbing nightmare. It’s that drip you hear coming from any and all faucets in your home. Just how expensive is that small drip coming from your sink?

It may not seem like much but even the smallest drip can add up to gallons after time. Think of it this way: if your faucet drips once every second every day, all day then it would only take 4.5 hours to reach one gallon of water. On an average day, you would waste 5 gallons of water or more shockingly 2,082 gallons per year. Now multiply that if you have more than one leaky faucet in your home. This is an average estimate of the amount of water a leaky faucet may produce. To get more specifics on your home, check out this free, leaky faucet drip calculator.

What to Do When You Have a Leaky Faucet

Although the Internet has made it seem like it’s easy for you to fix leaky faucets on your own, it may not be that simple. Continue reading