Bathroom 101: Why Does Grout Crack?

Gray tile grout in a home shower that has broken apart and needs repair. Cracked and split grout in a house shower corner between the wall and floor that needs fixing.

If you are the type of homeowner who pays close attention to even the littlest of details, you might find that there are some sections of your bathroom grout that do not look as good as they once did. You might even find a crack or two, especially in joints where the wall meets the … Read More

Rusty Water: Finding Its Source

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As homeowners, we expect that the water coming from our taps is clean and clear, right? What if the colour and taste are suddenly a little… off? The culprit for these changes could be rust, and depending on the age of your water heater and pipes, it could be coming from the interior of your … Read More

Stains from Tubs, Sinks and Toilets – How to Remove Them

An old, rusty abandoned enamel bath tub.

Do you ever see brown stains on your tubs, sinks, and toilets? These stubborn stains are not necessarily the result of the rust problems in your plumbing system – not even in the water authority’s pipelines. Any water that has a sufficiently high iron content can be the cause why these stains are left over … Read More

Which is Better? Baths vs. Showers

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Everybody needs to get clean; do you agree? While this is true, we do not all do it in the same way. When it comes to the choice between having a quick shower or a hot bath, there are different and strong opinions on both sides. But which actually is better?   The real answer … Read More

How to Recover from Residential Water Damage

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Whether it is from a broken pipe or a flash flood, water damage can easily be one of the most devastating home disasters that a homeowner can face. Your water-damaged valuables are often unsalvageable, cleaning up the mess it leaves is also back-breaking, and the threat of mold development will linger for weeks. Fortunately, quick … Read More

Plumbing Tips for Pet Lovers

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For homeowners who are also pet lovers, this article is for you! Have you thought how your plumbing at home can affect your pets and vice versa? We know that this is an interesting concept to consider, so we have gathered a few tips that you should take into consideration if you own pets:   … Read More

Water Pipes: Should They Be Insulated?

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For most homeowners, deciding whether their homes’ hot water pipes should be insulated is a fairly easy decision. When you can have effective insulating pipe sleeves for a few dollars, it is hard to resist the simple energy savings that will eventually pay off for the years to come. However, not all homeowners know about … Read More

Bathroom Upgrades You Won’t Regret Having

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Slip and fall accidents usually happen when you least expect them, but if there is one place you should expect to have an increased risk of an occurrence is the shower. Wet tiles and tubs can mean you are just one wrong move away from a fall that could lead to a serious injury.   … Read More

Why You Should Consider Walk-In Bathtubs

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Slipping in the shower or tub is always a dangerous possibility, even if you are sure that you are steady on your feet. If you struggle with balance or mobility, the combination of slick porcelain, water, and stepping over the threshold might just pose too high of a risk. Fortunately, there are accessories that can … Read More