plumbing fixtures

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Jul
16
2012

Fixing an Aerator: So Simple Even a … Well – You Know…

A kitchen faucet aerator helps reduce the water flow thus conserving water. Most plumbing fixtures come equipped with this useful device so most likely yours do too. Aside from conserving water, this device also keeps the water coming out of the spout from splashing all over. As time passes, this part of the fixture gets [...]

Jun
18
2012

No Claptrap – Just the Straight Rap on Plumbing Traps

What is a Trap? Draining sewage and waste out of your Toronto home or office can get smelly. That's because fumes from gases like methane, nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide are a by-product of wastes. The job of a plumbing trap is to keep these gases (and their odors), and also small vermin, from [...]

May
16
2012

Low-Flow Lowdown

Contrary to popular myth, plumber Thomas Crapper did not invent the flush toilet. One of his contemporaries, though, did create the first toilet that prevented sewer gases from entering the home. Englishman Joseph Adamson's 1853 design — the siphon flush — eventually made obsolete both the chamber pot and the outhouse. Adamson's invention, like all [...]

May
9
2012

A Word to the Water-Wise in Toronto

The basic idea behind water-saving devices is to restrict water consumption rates where heaviest use occurs. Indoor Toronto water usage runs at about 40 percent for toilets, 30 percent for baths and showers (more for baths), 15 percent for clothes washers and 15 percent for cooking and kitchen use. TOILET WATER SAVERS The first target [...]

Dec
21
2011

A Short Guide in Choosing Toronto Plumbing Fixtures

In the previous years, bathrooms and kitchens were commonly seen in white or cream. It was the typical design and since it looked boring (although it looks clean), modern decorators made innovative changes and now, bathroom and kitchen designs come in many different styles and colors. If one is planning for a home improvement project, [...]