8 Best Home Improvements For Plumbing Today

While this one might sound odd, false teeth are among the most “common” unusual objects found lodged in drains. Whether dropped into the toilet, lost down the bathtub drain, or forgotten in the sink, plumbers pull hundreds of sets from pipes every year. The UK’s Severn Trent Water Company found so many dentures and false teeth in 2011 that they launched an internet campaign to return lost sets to their owners. No word on how many people took them up on the offer… People use and drop their cell phones everywhere these days—including the bathroom, apparently! While plumbers commonly receive calls to retrieve phones accidentally flushed or lost down the drain, some cases are truly bizarre. A plumber working at a Texas airport once found a brand new iPhone 5, still in the shrink-wrapped box, blocking a pipe in the women’s bathroom. Unfortunately for him, airport policy required him to deliver it to the lost and found. While every plumber has probably had the unfortunate experience of pulling clumps of hair from a drain, few of them would expect to find a twelve-foot long mass of hair like the one plumbers removed from a line in Spokane, Washington. Not to be outdone, another Spokane plumber removed a shorter, but thicker tangle from a nearby house just a day later.


The fire dept arrived in record time and they came in gangbusters ready to destroy the place, but I begged them to hold off I’m pretty sure Gordontheplumber.com Commercial Plumbing I solved the problem. They proceeded to look into the wall cavity with some infra-red heat detecting equipment and were satisfied that there was no need to open up walls. Needless to say, I was a basket case and it must have shown. As they were leaving one of the firefighters came over to me and said: “you saved this ladies house”. Kind words indeed, but I was visibly shaken as nothing like that had never happened to me before. This is one of the times when you thank god your liability insurance is paid up and in good standing. Although this was six attached condominiums and my limits at that time would never have covered a complete loss! I took a long lunch break came back and finished soldering on the cold water valve, followed by a thorough cleaning of the bathroom. The following day I sent my tile man to the house to re-insulate and patch the wallboard, followed by painting the entire bathroom.


Name of product: GE Profile™ top-loading clothes washers Hazard: An electrical component in the washers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled washers and contact GE Appliances for a free repair. Consumer Contact: GE Appliances toll-free at 877-830-9732 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.geappliances.com and click “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information. Units: About 222,000 (in addition, about 450 were sold in Canada) Description: The recall involves three models of GE Profile high-efficiency top-loading clothes washers. The washers come in gold, gray and white and measure about four cubic feet. “GE Profile” is printed on the front of the washers. The model number is located on the rear cover of the washer’s backsplash, above the water valve connections. Recalled washers have the following model and serial number ranges: Incidents/Injuries: GE Appliances has received 71 reports of internal washer components burning or catching fire, including three reports of fires resulting in about $129,000 in property damage.


But how much is too much? Here are some outrageous prices on bathroom appliances. The designers of the luxury sink took the concept of luxury bathrooms to the next level with the Blido, as this magnificent bathroom fixture features a 24 carat gold plating. The ‘bling’ of the expensive sink is furthere accentuated with the presence of a 2.00 carat VS2 G brilliant cut diamond, along with eight 0.25 carat, VVS1 E brilliant cut diamonds, while the bezel for the sink crafted with white gold. For those, who are more attracted with pure gold, with Blido also comes in a solid gold edition, without the diamonds. The Le Grand Queen, designed by Simon Krapf, is extremely unique because it has been carved from a rare gemstone, known as, Caijou. Le Grand Queen is known to be the most expensive bathroom tub in the world. Another interesting fact is that around 10 tons of Caijou were used to make this bathtub. The Golden Throne at Hang Fung’s is worth $32,000,000 The most expensive bathroom toilet is worth $32,000,000. It is made from solid gold and anyone can use it.


With the new regulations going into effect soon, many landlords are rightly wondering if inspection officials will come knocking to demand extensive renovations of existing properties. Fortunately, the changes aren’t quite as sweeping or intrusive as they might initially sound. California Leads the Nation in Water Saving Standards Based upon requirements laid out in state legislation from 2009, the new conservation standards went into effect for single-family homes in 2017. Starting on January 1, 2019 , however, the law will extend to commercial and multifamily buildings. While previous regulations have applied specifically to new construction and renovation, these provisions are unique in that they apply to any existing plumbing fixtures in buildings built before 1994. California has spent most of the 21st century in the grip of a devastating drought that’s estimated to have cost almost $3 billion in agriculture losses alone. In response to the crisis, the state has steadily implemented stricter water conservation regulations, often setting standards that other states, such as Texas and Georgia, now follow. Water efficiency efforts from the mid-1990s focused on fixture manufacturers, requiring their products to meet increasingly stringent efficiency guidelines . In 2009, however, the focus shifted to both residential and commercial property owners. The provisions rolled out over several years, requiring all renovated homes to install compliant fixtures in 2014 and requiring all non-compliant fixtures to be replaced in 2017. Water saving standards tightened again in 2015, and in 2019 all commercial and multifamily property owners will be required replace non-compliant fixtures in pre-1994 buildings.


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