3 Ways to Fix a Slow Draining Tub without Calling the Plumber

At some point or another, every homeowner has had this experience: You are using our shower as usual when you look down and notice you are standing in a few inches of water. If you have a slow-draining shower, you don't have to panic. In most cases, it's simply caused by a buildup of materials in the drainpipe under your tub. Once you remove these materials -- either mechanically, chemically or through the use of forced air -- your shower should drain normally. Unplugging Your Drain The...

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Hard Water Is the Enemy of Frameless Shower Doors

If you have invested your time and money in improving the look and style of your bathroom by installing frameless glass shower doors, the last thing you want is a buildup of the film caused by hard water. Hard water is the enemy of frameless shower doors for two reasons: It can form lime scales to form on kettles and pipes. When water is hard, more soap is required for washing. Lime Scales When lime scales from hard water build up inside pipes, it can restrict the flow of water, e...

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Clean and Sanitize Your Shower Doors in Just 10 Minutes

Glass shower doors take a lot of abuse. Depending on the number of people living in your household, they can be splattered with water and dirt several times per day. Fortunately, keeping your shower clean and free of bacteria, mold and mildew is relatively easy once you perform regular maintenance. In just 10 minutes, you can remove soap scum, dirt, lime and any other unwanted material from your glass shower doors, leaving them crystal clear and completely sanitized. Use an All-Purp...

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Don’t Be Surprised When You See a Bidet

American bathrooms are becoming more upscale. It started with frameless shower doors, which offer a touch of class and distinction to any contemporary bathroom. But a surprising number of homeowners are choosing to add a bidet to their bathroom to add a touch of European design and sophistication. What Is a Bidet? If you have ever walked into somebody's bathroom and seen what appears to be two separate toilet bowls, it probably wasn't "his and hers". It was more likely that one of them ...

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How to Leave a Secret Message On Your Glass Shower Doors

If you want to leave a secret message on your glass shower doors that only the next person using the shower can see, here's a trick you can use. Let's say you want to leave a romantic message for your spouse or partner, or a reminder for your kids. When you use this secret method, they won't be able to read the message when they get in to take a shower, but it will magically appear on your glass shower doors once the hot water creates steam within the shower. How to Do It You start by u...

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Getting the Most Out of Your Deodorant

Americans spend an estimated $18 billion per year on deodorants that mask the smell of our own bodies. But did you know that the use of deodorants and antiperspirants is a relatively new phenomenon? It's true! Forget about having the most stylish shower doors. Prior to 1888, there were no deodorants. In those days, most people didn't shower daily. In fact, they were lucky if they took a bath once per week. Most people just got used to the smell of themselves and other people. Sweat and ...

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Benefits of Having a Home Steam Shower

If you enjoy using the steam room at your spa or health club, imagine being able to enjoy the same benefits right in your own home. A steam shower is a type of specialized shower that uses a humidifying steam generator to create a water vapor within an enclosed area. It's essentially a steam room in our own shower. A Room Devoted to Steam While your regular shower normally will produce a little steam as a byproduct of the hot water you use to bathe yourself, a steam shower provides much...

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Cleaning Up a Shower Door Leak

If you step out of your shower and find a pool of water on your bathroom floor, it's important to clean it up as quickly as possible. That's because water can cause damage to wood, plaster, fiberboard, and other materials that are inside the walls and beneath the floors of your home. If water damage is not addressed immediately, it eventually can cause structure failure, which can result in a ceiling collapse, holes in floors and even rot and mold to form. Tile Is Not Enough Some homeow...

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‘Do Frameless Glass Shower Doors Leak?

We frequently encounter people who want to have frameless glass shower doors installed in their bathroom but are concerned about leaks. Water damage can quickly lead to bigger problems. Not only does it weaken the wood and drywall inside walls and beneath floors, but it can create a breeding ground for carpenter ants and other destructive pests. No Worries, No Leaking Fortunately, if installed correctly frameless glass shower doors won't leak. They are specifically engineered so that pr...

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Shower Doors Are Safer for Older Adults

When you are younger, you don't usually see everyday obstacles that are lying right in front of you in your home. But when you are elderly, the average home can be like an obstacle course that offers hurdles around every corner to comfort and safety. Bathroom Safety The bathroom is no different. Older people who can't move as quickly or as freely as younger people often find it difficult to climb into an out of a bathtub without help. It's also difficult -- and sometimes dangerous --...

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