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Plumbers Are Installing Luxury Plumbing

When you think of luxury items in a home, you probably don’t think about your plumbing. However, plumbing is often at the heart of a spa experience. Steam rooms, hot tubs, and other spa items are all based around plumbing. If you hire the right plumber, you can actually recreate that spa experience in your own home.

Luxury Showers

 During the week, your showering might be quick showers before you go to work; however, after a long day of work or on the weekends, it is great to be able to take a long shower. Some luxury shower installations can make that long shower even better. Rainfall showers are popular with many homeowners. Also, some showers have even been adapted to feature steaming components.

To turn your shower into a steam room, you need two basic components. The shower needs to seal pretty well to keep the steam in and not inundate the rest of the house. Also, the shower needs to have a steam generator that is separate from the shower head itself. That will pump steam into the shower. Ask a plumber about installing these luxury items and what you’ll need to do with the rest of your bathroom to make it work. For example, you’ll need something that resists mold because the bathroom will be incredibly humid.

Luxury Tubs

 There are three components of luxury tubs that are more popular than any others; they are massagers, jets, and soakers. Massagers are a type of jet that is designed to mimic the rhythmic pressure of a massage. A jet is obviously a forceful spray of water. Soaker tubs are deeper tubs that are designed to mimic the hot tub experience.

These might require some remodeling and a a little bit of work but they can be installed in most bathrooms. You just need a good plumber to make it work for you.

Luxury Faucets

 Luxury faucets are not just faucets that are compelling designs, though those are popular. Luxury faucets often feature touch technology; you can turn them on and off simply by tapping them. It’s a great feature if you’re worried about germs or if you frequently cook with your hands full. Also, boiling water taps are popular. They are taps that have a separate water boiler underneath them; you can dispense boiling water at a moment’s notice. It greatly reduces many cooking times.

All of these plumbing options are available and growing in popularity. Ask a plumber about them.

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Green Energy Trends in Plumbing

There is not a single industry that has not been influenced by the green movement of the 21st century. In a general sense, the green movement involves being more responsible about the resources one is consuming and the waste one is producing. For example, older shower heads can spray between seven and 10 gallons of water per minute. Newer shower heads produced after 1992 generally produce a maximum of 2.5 gallons per minute. Less water is being consumed and less waste water is being pumped into treatment facilities; this is a move towards greener showering. The entire plumbing industry has seen innovations of this sort.


High-Efficiency Toilets

 A high-efficiency toilet (HET) is one that flushes away waste while using less water than an older toilet. A pre-1980 toilet can use as much as six or seven gallons of water per flush. A new high-efficiency toilet must by law use no more than 1.28 gallons per flush. If you switch from a pre-1980 toilet to a HET in your house, you can save as much as 40,000 gallons of water a year.


High-efficiency toilets suffered a setback a few years ago because early models were very inefficient. To put it mildly, they did not flush completely with only one flush. That negated a lot of the benefits of the higher efficiency. New models often use pressurized water to flush, and they are much more efficient.


Efficient Water Heaters

 More efficient water heaters are popular as well. Water heaters are, by their very nature, fairly inefficient. They’re giant tanks of water that are kept heated constantly even if you aren’t using hot water. The more efficient heaters are usually solar water heaters and tankless water heaters.

Solar water heaters either produce electricity using solar power, heat the water by exposing it to the sun, or both. A tankless water heater attaches to your plumbing and allows water to flow through. When you turn on the hot water, the tankless heaters heats up the water as it passes through. This does not produce as much hot water as fast as a tank heater typically, but it saves a lot of energy.


Rainwater Collection

 A rainwater system is one very significant change that some people are making. Typically, they work by collecting rainwater and then introducing that rainwater into the house’s plumbing. Rainwater can be used to flush toilets, water gardens, and other non-potable uses. You need to have that installed by a professional.

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How to Unclog a Drain Before You Call the Plumber

It’s almost inevitable that a drain in your house will get clogged at some point. There are dozens
of reasons that your drains might be clogged. Soap and hair are two of the most common, but
many other things can end up clogging your drain. So, if you have something clogging your drain, you
first need to figure out where the clog might be.

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4 Signs That a Plumbing Emergency is Coming

Plumbing emergencies are a headache, frequently expensive, and always unwelcome. However, they’re often preceded by different signals indicating that a problem is imminent. There are common occurrences that signal a range of different problems and then some that are very specific to certain problems. Here are four of the most common signs that you’re in for some serious plumbing troubles.

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Emergency Plumbing in Oakland – Who You Should Call

When an emergency strikes, you need to know who to call at an instance. You really need to know who to call BEFORE you need them. This is true regardless of the type of emergency you have. Whether you have a cracked tooth or a leaking sink, time is of the essence when an emergency has occurred. Do you know who to call if you are in the Oakland area and have a plumbing emergency? Here are a few things to think about before the emergency occurs.

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Who Should You Call to Fix Your Water Heater?

If your heater breaks, you call a heater and a/c specialist. If your car breaks down, you call a mechanic. However, the water heater is not an obvious case. If you have an electric water heater, should you call an electrician? If it’s gas, should you call the heating and ac person? Well, the answer is no. If you have water heater problems, you should call a plumber. That’s because the water heater still taps into the plumbing system.

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How a Professional Plumber Can Help You Conserve Water

If you’re looking to conserve water, there are some common sense things you can do. You should turn off the water while you brush your teeth, keep your hand washing sessions short, and take shorter showers. However, there are things that a professional plumber can help you do as well. The professional will install certain items that will reduce your water consumption considerably.

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5 Reasons to Call a Plumber

Plumbers are licensed experts in their field. They have extensive training and skills and often require pricey equipment to get some of the more difficult jobs done. It’s no surprise they can be somewhat expensive at times. With that in mind, you likely want to avoid calling a plumber for jobs you can handle yourself. This may be a good choice in some situations. You can frequently fix some of the plumbing problems yourself with a little bit of do-it-yourself skill. But, that’s not always the case. Sometimes you have to call a professional! Here are five times that Beastbay Plumbing, one of the top plumbers in Oakland, recommends bringing in reinforcements!

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