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Bath Safety: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe in the Tub

January is Bath Safety Month and you may not be aware of how dangerous your bathroom can be! Small children are especially vulnerable but anyone is at risk of suffering a major accident in or around the bath. A trip to the emergency room is not the way most of us envision bath time ending! Follow these simple tips designed to keep you and your family safe.

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1. Grab bars are a good idea for everyone!

The majority of all major bath accidents happen when people are getting in and (especially) out of the tub. Having a bar or some kind of handle to help people get in and out of the tub is a safety precaution for people of all ages. Remember tubs are slippery when wet, making it harder for you to keep your balance.

2. Never leave small children unattended in the tub.

This is probably a no-brainer, but better safe than sorry. At no time should a child under four years of age be left alone while in the tub.

3. Prevent scalding.

Most wate1164_936860776361440_8359717173481272834_nr heaters allow you to set the temperature but have a manufacture default water heating setting. It is best to set the temperature yourself and ensure that it’s not hotter than 115-120 degrees F. By lowering the water temperature settings, you’ll reduce the risk of scalding water burns. If you’re not sure how to set your water heater temperature our professional plumbers will be happy to help! And be sure to ask about an Anti-Scald Device for added safety.

P.S. Even with the above precautions in place, it is a good idea to test the temperature of the water before jumping in.

4. Stop slips before they happen.

We all know that wet surfaces are slippery, that’s why adding a few accessories to your bathroom can go a long way in keeping your loved ones safe. Place a slip-resistant mat or adhesive decals in your tub/shower. If your floor is tiled, place a decortowel-rack-635395_960_720ative rug next to your tub/shower. If you don’t have a rug, placing a towel next to your tub will be helpful.

P.S. Don’t forget to have grab bars installed, it is not safe to use a towel rack to help you out of the tub.

5. Electricity and water are not friends.

Again, this may seem like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised at how often this issue
comes up. For everyone’s safety, keep electrical devices away from the tub. If you have small children, it’s probably a good idea to make sure all devices are unplugged before running the bath water. Better safe than sorry!

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Remodeling Tips for the Bathroom to Make Your Life Easier

Remodeling your bathroom can be a lot of fun and a great way to improve the value of your home. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind to make the remodeling process a little easier.

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1. Don’t Forget to Upgrade the Wiring

When remodeling your bathroom, you’ll likely be replacing your electrical outlets and fixtures. But don’t just upgrade your electrical fixtures appearance, you’ll also want to replace and upgrade the wiring. This is especially true if your home is older. Years of high-powered hair dryers, curling irons, hair straighteners, space heaters, electric shavers, radios, etc. have taken their toll on your outdated wiring. So when it comes to remodeling your bathroom, consider having a professional replace and upgrade your electrical wiring as well.

2. No Wall Paper!

Wallpaper may come in a variety of fun patterns and colors, but it simply won’t last long in your bathroom. Even with an exhaust fan, your shower will produce too much humidity to keep your wallpaper in good condition for long. Instead, choose tile or wainscoting for a long lasting solution to your remodeling needs.

3. Choose a Counter Top that Fits Your Needs, Not Just One That Looks Nice

When it comes to picking out a countertop for your bathroom sink, you’ll wanbathroom-809820_640t to choose materials that work for your lifestyle.  Natural stone and marble are beautiful, but they also cost more and require more long-term maintenance. Natural material countertops must be sealed several times a year. Plus, limestone and marble will likely become stained if chemicals and toiletries spill and are not cleaned immediately. Laminate counter tops are much easier to maintain and will save you some major bucks on your remodel.

4. Don’t Let Selecting a New Toilet Become an Afterthought

When remodeling your bathroom, a new toilet may not be the most exciting decision you’ll make, but it’s certainly an important one! Think about it, where do you spend the most time in the bathroom? That’s why you’ll want to make sure that you spend a little more time when it comes to choosing a new toilet. There are many different options out there, especially when it comes to size, color and features. Then there is the extremely important task of picking the right toilet seat! So weigh this decision carefully and once you do pick the perfect potty, make sure you have a professional install it for you.

5. Keep the Hot Water Flowing

A popular trend in bathroom232472 (1) remodeling is adding extra shower heads in bathing areas. Having warm water hitting you at every angle sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? But these multiple shower heads won’t do you much good if your hot water runs out quickly. So, what’s the solution to your hot water problems?

The key to more hot water lies within your water heater. If you desire more hot water it might be time to upgrade your water heater. There are a couple options for choosing a new water heater to increase your hot water supply. If you’re a fan of the traditional tank water heater, you can simply upgrade to a larger tank size. The larger the tank size, the more hot water it will store.

However, if space and long term cost are a concern, you may consider switching to a tankless option. Tankless water heaters are small and fit right onto your wall so they can be placed almost anywhere. Additionally, they only heat water as you need it so you won’t be paying to heat and store hot water.

What’s the best part about tankless water heaters? Unlimited hot water! That’s right, tankless water heaters heat water as you need it. Which means your hot water supply will never run out! Contact us to learn more about how tankless water heaters can keep hot water pouring out of those multiple shower heads!

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Bathtub Day Has Arrived! How Are You Celebrating?

It’s Bathtub Day! Today we celebrate our friend the bathtub and all of the relaxation that it provides us.

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There are many ways you can choose to celebrate Bathtub Day:

  • You can fill your tub with warm water and bubbles and soak your stress a way.
  • An ordinary bubble bath too simple for your liking? Take it up a notch by lining your bathtub with scented candles and add some bath salts to create a mini-spa inducky your bathroom.
  • Love to read but never have the time? Well today, grab a good book, lock the bathroom door and spend an hour or two reading in your tub!
  • Reading not your thing? Setup your laptop or tablet and watch your favorite movie, while relaxing in the bathtub.
  • Enjoy a refreshing glass of wine while bathing!
  • Connect with your inner child! Can you think of a better way to blow off steam than by grabbing a rubber ducky and splashing around in the tub for a while?

Are you celebrating Bathtub Day by considering a tub upgrade? Check out these great ideas:

  • Wa231661 (1)nt to completely change the look of your bathroom without the hassle of a big expensive remodel? There’s a simple solution!
    • A shower and tub surround is a great way to upgrade your bathroom without the headache of a large remodel. Our professional plumbers can easily install one of these on top of your existing shower and bathtub and voila! You’ll have a brand new and upgraded shower and tub in no time! Plus there are many different designs and styles you can choose from, so you can choose a surround that fits your needs.
  • Jetted Tub
    • There’s nothing like soaking in a jetted tub after a long hard day of work! Whirlpool baths can be easily installed in many existing bathrooms, with little or no remodeling. Of all the plumbing upgrades available, this one is a favorite and with good reason. Ask us what it would take to put one in your home today!
  • Is your tub in fine condition but your faucets have seen better days?232472 (1)
    • Why not consider having a professional plumber come out to your home and replace your old, worn out, rusty or hard water stained faucets with brand new shiny ones! You won’t believe the difference this easy upgrade will make in your bathroom!
  • Contact us at 866-844-3770 or at
    TrustTiger.com
     to schedule an appointment to have your bathroom upgraded today!

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8 Bathroom Cleaning Hacks, Using Household Items

Let’s face it; your bathroom is probably the dirtiest room in your home. No matter how hard you scrub, how many expensive cleaning products or chemicals you buy, your bathroom never seems clean enough. (And that’s not even taking into account all of the germs and bacteria you don’t see!)bathtub-54587_640

Well, there’s good news! Cleaning your bathroom doesn’t have to be a big expensive chore anymore. You can easily deep clean your whole bathroom, with common items already found in your home. You’ll love how these time and money saving tips transform your dirty old bathroom, into one of the cleanest rooms in your home.

  1. Floss Away Grime

Doesn’t it seem that no matter how hard you scrub around your faucet; you can never get rid of all that grime collected around the base? The answer is to stop scrubbing and start flossing. That’s right, simple dental floss is the key to ridding yourself of unsightly grime. Simply take a long piece of floss, wrap it around the base of your faucet and floss away! Once you’ve completed your flossing you just have to wipe away the loosened grime from around your faucet.

2. The Lemon Trick

Remove old water stains from the chrome in your shower, by gently scrubbing them with a lemon. Your faucets will look like brand new!

3. Hassle Free Exhaust Fan Cleaning

Now the exhaust fan may not be high on your cleaning checklist, but a clean exhaust fan means there is less dust and debris floating around, which will improve your air quality. Additionally, a clean fan will perform more efficiently and you’ll notice the difference, once you’ve cleaned your exhaust fan.

I’m sure the idea of cleaning that old, dirty exhaust fan sounds like a lot of fun to you, but it truly is a lot easier than you might think. All you need is a can of compressed air, the kind you use to clean your keyboard. Tilt the can up toward the exhaust fan and blow away all of the dirt. Just be sure to stand back, so you don’t a get a face full of falling debris.

  1. Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush

Another item you might be forgetting to clean is your toothbrush. Your toothbrush is probably one of the dirtiest items in your bathroom. Each time you brush your teeth, you’re adding to the bacteria, growing on your brush.black-88037_640

Furthermore, if you’re leaving your brush next to your sink and you’re not using some kind of toothbrush cover, you’re adding, even more, germs and bacteria to your brush. Each time you flush the toilet; germs and airborne particles are released into the air and will often land right on your toothbrush.

So as you can see, it’s very important to clean your toothbrush. The easiest way to clean your brush is too dip it in mouthwash; mouthwash is designed to remove germs and bacteria. Additionally, consider investing in a toothbrush cover or storing your brush somewhere besides next to your sink, to protect it from airborne particles.

  1. The Other Brush

Now that you’ve taken care of your toothbrush, it’s time to focus your attention on a different kind of brush. It’s no surprise that your toilet brush is crawling with germs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Simply pour a little all-purpose cleaner over the brush, while it’s in the holder and store the brush until you need it again.

  1. Ditch Your Traditional Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Toilet bowl cleaners never seem to get your bowl clean enough. So, ditch the cleaner and head to your fridge! Coca-Cola works like sparkling magic on your bowl, and it’s a lot cheaper than most toilet cleaners.

7. DIY Showespray-316524_640r Cleaner

Speaking of ditching traditional cleaners, let’s go ahead and toss out that toxic smelling bathroom cleaner. Instead, try making your own cleaner by adding equal parts dish soap and white vinegar in a spray bottle. This stuff works and smells better than the bathroom cleaners you’re using too.

  1. Unclog Your Drain Effortlessly

If your drain is clogged you can pour half a box of baking soda and ½ a cup of vinegar down the drain, use a drain stop or rag to plug the drain and keep the mixture from overflowing the drain, wait 30-45 minutes and pour boiling water down the drain. This mixture works better than chemicals! You can repeat this process 2-3 times if necessary, but if this trick doesn’t work, it might be time to consult a professional.

Try these eight simple and cheap cleaning tips and watch your bathroom transform before your eyes.

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Bathroom Facelifts Combine Design & Functionality

Bathrooms are an integral part of your home. Besides the obvious uses, your bathroom can be a reflection of you and your house. Just like any other space in your home, this room needs to be updated from time to time. If you want to rejuvenate your home, then nothing can work better than bathroom remodeling. When you have Tiger Plumbing experts completing the remodels, you can have peace of mind that a sleek and professional look is conferred to your bathroom. Read more for a better grasp on the various bathroom remodeling solutions.Bathroom Facelift

Proper utilization of space

Tiger understands the necessity of space and we make sure that space is perfectly utilized in your bathrooms. We can change the cabinets, vanity countertops, plumbing fixtures and faucets, and anything else that you require, in order to offer better space and proper structure in your bathroom.  It may seem like a completely different room afterwards! In fact, you will be able to easily relax in your bathroom afterwards because you have chosen the best professionals who will ensure viable and effective space utilization.

A new way to relax

The experts at Tiger Plumbing are adept in their jobs and we will offer you a new way to relax with better and more practical bathroom products. In fact, we can offer spa-inspired bathrooms that are not only well-featured but are also innovative and unique. With these unique and spacious bathrooms you will get a new way to relax. In choosing Tiger Plumbing for service, our technicians will help you realize the advantages of a proper and spacious bathroom.

A bath that will reflect your personal style

BathroomIn addition to the standard solutions for bathroom remodeling, you can also add a customized structure or feature to your room. Pop culture and personal style can blend to create your own personalized bathroom. Examples can range from adding vibrant shades on the window to changing the old tiles on the floor or wall, to having modern cabinets and sinks, all in order to add a new hint of innovation to your bathrooms. You can always get your bathrooms stylized the way you want by choosing Tiger Plumbing for renovation. We are professional and offer you the most hassle free local services. We will help you create a perfect and well-defined bathroom.

Update the entire look of your bath

galleries-diy-bathroom-decorationation-renovation-before-and-after-picsTiger Plumbing can also update the entire structure of your bath and confer a stunning look to it. Whether it be converting an old bathtub to an entire tub/shower surround to changing all the fixtures to a more contemporary look, Tiger has you covered. If you are looking for professionals who will change and update the little things in your bath space, the bath remodeling experts at Tiger can help.

 

Let us know what your ideas are and we will be able to help you create an exquisite bathroom. Call Tiger today at 1-866-TIGER70 or visit TrustTiger.com to schedule an appointment and let us help you turn your dream bathroom into a reality!