Author Archives: ChrisS

Upgrade To Quarter-Turn Valves

Quarter-Turn Ball Valves Best Dependable, Reliable, Long Lasting Quarter-turn faucets are quickly becoming the default control valve used throughout the home, and for good reason. Performance, ease of use, and longevity make quarter-turn valves much more reliable than old style … Continue reading

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Austin Greywater Project Takes Off

Our First Greywater Installation Begins Last month we got started on our first greywater project, one of Austin’s few whole house residential water conservation efforts to date. This is part one of our coverage on this environmental trendsetter. While greywater … Continue reading

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Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Taking Care of Your Water Heater A Simple Flush Can Extend the Appliance’s Life Getting the most out of our household appliances involves following a regular schedule of maintenance items that are usually not that difficult for the average homeowner … Continue reading

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Greywater – Once Banned, Now Encouraged

Maybe If They Called It Something Else (First in an occasional series.) Greywater recycling in various forms has been around for decades, mostly involving catch buckets in showers and kitchen dishpans emptied onto sidedoor flowerbeds. Both activities make a statement, … Continue reading

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A Glass Half Full

After you read the caption you’ll understand how crucial safe and sanitary water is in our daily lives.  

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It Cost How Much?

If Your Toilet’s Running It’s Not Trying To Get Away It isn’t news to discover that not all plumbers are on the up and up when it comes time to pay the bill. Case in point – this Fairfax, Virginia … Continue reading

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Plumbers, Price, and Performance

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Facebook recently tweaked their page tabs to include “price,” which is a handy feature if you’re looking for a restaurant where you’d like to celebrate an anniversary, or a Little League team’s Saturday win. But … Continue reading

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Too Many Americans Still Lack Indoor Plumbing

Tracking Indoor Plumbing Drinking. Cooking. Bathing. Flushing. Washing. These are what we expect to satisfy when we open the tap. The Washington Post recently ran a story on the plight of Americans living without indoor plumbing. In it, they discussed … Continue reading

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Working With Austin’s Best

An Elegant Dream Come To Life They say you’re known by the company you keep. If that’s true, we’re extremely privileged to be in some very good company. @wilsonplumber The Cater Bathroom has garnered much attention! Thank you so much … Continue reading

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Asian Style Bathroom Design Trend

Asian Inspiration by International Custom Designs, Irvine, CA New Use for Bath: Include Spa Experience Asian is a hot new style trend that blends centuries of Eastern tradition with modern floor plans and building materials. The functional side of this … Continue reading

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