How To Repair Your Leaky Faucet

Plumbtile: California Faucets

Do you have a leaky faucet that you need to change or repair?

All of the sudden you notice your faucet has been leaking water down your cabinets. Oh no, this can become a real mess. You may think that fixing this is difficult and complex to do. That really isn’t the case. You can actually fix this yourself. Most problems are caused by worn washers or cartridges, or a worn valve seat in the body of the faucet. Spout O-rings can cause leaks, as well as O-rings on valve bodies can cause leaks as well. Continue reading →

How-To: Install a new faucet.

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When you replace your faucet, be sure to choose a high quality faucet with brass fittings as to make sure longevity is guaranteed. Many manufacturers have warranties for their fixtures, so check with them before you order.

PlumbTile features some of the top brand name faucet manufacturers. So stop by Plumbtile first to pick out your new faucet to compliment your bathroom. Plumbtile.com stocks the widest array of contemporary and traditional faucet and tap designs.

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Keeping Your Family Healthy With Touch-free Fixtures and Accessories

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When we think about the holidays we’re overwhelmed with thoughts of delicious feasts and the company of loved ones.  With an abundance of people and food preparation, there is always the threat of germs and food-borne illness.  Proper handwashing and sanitizing of surfaces goes a long way to keeping your family safe and healthy.  However, there are even better ways to avoid the transfer of germs and bacteria…touch-free faucets and soap dispensers.  Continue reading →

A Guest Bath Makeover: Replacing Your Faucet

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Expecting guests over the holidays?  There’s no better time to give your guest bath makeover, and a new faucet is a perfect place to start.  Surprisingly, it’s simpler than you think.  From start to finish, it can be completed in one afternoon.  You’ll spend more time shopping for the perfect fixture than actually installing it.

Identify the type of faucet you already have

Before shopping, indentfy the type of faucet you already have.  This will make installation easier.  There are 3 types of faucets available today: Continue reading →

How to have your home be more Sustainable

envforum logoSustainability is a big buzzword these days, but what exactly does it mean? Sustainability means meeting your current needs without having a negative impact on the needs of future generations. It also requires you to make environmentally-conscious choices about the way you live. It’s not really plausible for most of us to have a completely sustainable home — one that uses only nature’s infinite resources with no affect on the environment around us. But fortunately, there are some measures you can take to make your home more sustainable.

Your choices as a consumer greatly affect the sustainability of your home. Using rechargeable batteries limits the waste of items that often can’t be recycled. Buying paper products made with recycled content continues the chain of sustainability. Better yet, lose the paper towels and use a washable cloth. Biodegradable trash bags and cups are made of corn that dissolves over time, adding one less type of plastic to our landfills. And energy/water saver appliances can all help contribute to a more sustainable way of living.

In this particular blog we are going to highlight a particular brand that we at Plumbtile are proud to provide; California Faucets takes water sustainability very seriously! Read more below.

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Designer Spotlight : Hansgrohe

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Do you often find yourself worrying about the stress of your day while you shower? Do you find yourself listing all of the things that have to be done, and the things that didn’t go as planned as the water falls all around you? Maybe it’s time for a different shower experience. With Hansgrohe, your daily shower can be the most relaxing part of your day.

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How to Install a Dishwasher Air-Gap Kit

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A clog in your kitchen sink drain could cause dirty water to back-flow into the dishwasher and contaminate the inside of the washer tub. Some municipalities require you install an air gap between your dishwasher and garbage disposal or sink drain to avoid such an occurrence. You can install an air gap in a single afternoon without the help of a plumber. Dishwasher air gap kits are available with everything needed for the air gap, but not the additional hose required to attach the gap to either the sink drain or the disposal.

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How To Install a Center Faucet

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One of the most common types of bath faucets is a center-set faucet. These are available in a wide selection styles and prices, and are generally easy to install. The steps below describe how to properly install most common center-set bath faucets.
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Picking the Right Kitchen Faucet

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In most households, the kitchen is one of the most prominent rooms. It’s not just where food preparation happens. Often it’s where the eating occurs too, and where people tend to congregate.

If you’re having guests over, the kitchen is usually a focal point of the socializing. So it makes sense that people want to make sure everything in that room is perfect. This is especially true for the faucet, which could be said to be the centerpiece of the kitchen.

Before you purchase a new faucet, then, read the guide below for help in picking one you’ll be happy to use and proud to show off.

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