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22 Apr. 2018

Make Every Day Earth Day With These Plumbing Tips

With the abundance of tips, tactics, products and methods that the average person can implement to help save our planet, it’s amazing that we are even experiencing our current environmental crisis. Within the plumbing category alone there are numerous water and energy saving options available, and when you think about how interwoven plumbing is within the core of your home, it seems like a good place to start your conservation efforts. It should also be noted that, with energy and water conservation comes financial savings as well. Here are our recommended plumbing changes that will help you make the biggest positive impact:

Detect and Fix Leaks: 
It’s estimated that 10% of homes have water leaks, accounting for a trillion gallons of wasted water per year – or 1/6 of the U.S.’s clean water supply. Simple leak detection efforts, like observing your water meter to see if the numbers increase even when there’s no water in use or placing a blue dye tablet in the top of your toilet tank to see if any coloring leaks into the bowl, can easily let you know if you even have a leak before having to call a plumber.

Switch to low-flow fixtures and be mindful of how often those fixtures are put to use:
Did you have any idea that the average American uses 80-100 gallons of water per day?! This number could be significantly reduced by changing out old faucets, shower heads, and toilets to water-conserving, low-flow models. If you’re not ready to invest in upgrades just yet, or even if you have already, simple habits like turning off the water while brushing your teeth and keeping the faucet on low while washing and loading dishes are easy, free ways to reduce water usage.

Upgrade to Energy-Smart Appliances:

Dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters aren’t cheap, but when you think about the financial savings associated with the energy and water savings of these newer models, you might want to upgrade them before their time runs out anyway. The US Department of Energy’s website even has a handy calculator that can determine just how much savings you would accumulate by switching out older appliances for the newest models:

 

 

Conservation efforts are becoming a necessity that will only continue to increase over time. Please let us know if you have any questions about the recommendations we’ve listed above or need help implementing them in any way. Happy Earth Day!

30 Oct. 2017

The Horizontal Shower

The newest concept out of the German design firm Dornbracht has taken showering to a horizontal level. Their innovative, and arguably much sought after, Horizontal ShowerATT design, seamlessly combines two of the most relaxing combinations ever: hot showers and lying down.

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The Horizontal ShowerATT provides, for the first time, a reclining shower experience. The application includes six WaterBars that are recessed in a wide-area shower field located above a reclining space. The shower uses a central eTool control, built into the head area of the recliner, to act as a main control element; making it convenient to operate while lying down. Three pre-programmed choreographies offer Balancing, Energizing or De-Stressing effects by controlling the water’s temperature, intensity and quantity. Occupants can recline on their back, side or front to enjoy the flows.

“With Horizontal Shower, we are transporting the showering experience into a new dimension,” CEO Andreas Dornbracht said in a release. “The result is total relaxation, the kind only experienced by someone reclining. Tension in the head and muscles melts away, everyday stress is washed away with the water; body and mind are revitalized.”

The cost? Only $35,000 to build, but when considering you shower on an almost daily basis, some may consider it well worth it.

 

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28 Jul. 2017

These Aren’t Your Average Bathroom Signs

How many ways can you indicate “Men’s Room” vs. “Ladies’ Room” in a bathroom sign? The jury’s still out, but here are 10 unique options you’ve probably never seen before…

 

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29 Dec. 2016

Neptune Plumbing & Heating Receives 2016 Best of Cleveland Award

BestOfCleveland2016AwardPress Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Neptune Plumbing & Heating Receives 2016 Best of Cleveland Award

Cleveland Award Program Honors the Achievement

CLEVELAND December 20, 2016 — Neptune Plumbing & Heating has been selected for the 2016 Best of Cleveland Award in the Plumbers category by the Cleveland Award Program.

Each year, the Cleveland Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Cleveland area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Cleveland Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Cleveland Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Cleveland Award Program

The Cleveland Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Cleveland area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Cleveland Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Cleveland Award Program

CONTACT:
Cleveland Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@myawardcenter.org
URL: http://www.myawardcenter.org

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05 Dec. 2016

Nine Reasons to Treat Yourself to a Bath

Bathtub#9: Your Skin Will Thank You.
Bathing in warm water opens up pores and cleanses your skin from the inside out, leaving you soft and supple. Bathing also lifts out harmful toxins, so your skin is fresh and unbelievably clean.

#8: You Will Be Free of Stress.
Bathing actually lowers blood pressure and provides an excellent respite from your busy routine. Your body will relax and your mind has a chance to wander, leaving the stress of the day behind.

#7: You’ll Smell Fabulous

Take a bath with scented salts – and to add to the atmosphere, line your tub with scented candles. Not only will the fragrances add a nice touch to your bathing experience – you’ll emerge smelling fresh and clean. No need for perfume!

#6: You’ll Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Bathing has been proven to lead to a better night’s rest and for some, even cure insomnia. Take a bath before bedtime, and you’ll get a restful, uninterrupted night of sleep.

#5: Your Muscles Will Be Limber
At the end of a long day, particularly if you exercise, your muscles can feel tight and tense. Bathing loosens and relaxes the muscles, soothing aches and pains.

#4: You Can Finally Have Some Time Alone

Bathing can bring you the restful solitude you need to reflect and relax. You can literally close the door on the outside world and disappear for a while without having to worry – they’ll understand.

#3: You’ll Look Younger.

In addition to the lovely flush you’ll get from all that steam and warmth, your skin will soften and become smoother. Bathing in natural bath salt can even reduce the look of fine lines and other signs of aging, leaving you feeling and looking years younger.

#2: It’s Cheap.
Well, bathing is extremely inexpensive, with just the cost of water and whatever scent and soap add-ins you want to throw in. It’s a low cost way to treat yourself like royalty, bringing all the benefits of an expensive spa trip into your own home.

#1: It’s Fun.

Simply put, bathing is fun. Whether you’re surrounded by rubber duckies, flower petals or colored sea salts, bathing transports you into another world. Bathing gives you something to look forward to at the end of a hard day, a gift to yourself that will energize, soothe, soften, and relax you from the inside out. You deserve it.

*Source: San Francisco Salt Company

24 Nov. 2016

How Plumbers Charge for Their Services Asking the Right Questions

Hot, muggy summers can bring about significant growth issues in your greenery enclosure. While summer fungus–such as the scandalous fine mildew–might not be specifically deadly to your plants, it can bring about compelling scourge that spreads quickly and quickens fall lethargy. What’s more, if left unttreated, scourge can at last murder a plant. Try not to give growth a chance to assume control … Read More

24 Nov. 2016

The Importance Of Hiring Plumbers For Your Plumbing Fixes

Hot, muggy summers can bring about significant growth issues in your greenery enclosure. While summer fungus–such as the scandalous fine mildew–might not be specifically deadly to your plants, it can bring about compelling scourge that spreads quickly and quickens fall lethargy. What’s more, if left unttreated, scourge can at last murder a plant. Try not to give growth a chance to assume control… Read More

24 Nov. 2016

Why is Timely Drain Cleaning Very Important for Homeowners?

Hot, muggy summers can bring about significant growth issues in your greenery enclosure. While summer fungus–such as the scandalous fine mildew–might not be specifically deadly to your plants, it can bring about compelling scourge that spreads quickly and quickens fall lethargy. What’s more, if left unttreated, scourge can at last murder a plant. Try not to give growth a chance to assume control … Read More

24 Nov. 2016

Why Choose Only the Most Qualified Our Plumbers?

Hot, muggy summers can bring about significant growth issues in your greenery enclosure. While summer fungus–such as the scandalous fine mildew–might not be specifically deadly to your plants, it can bring about compelling scourge that spreads quickly and quickens fall lethargy. What’s more, if left unttreated, scourge can at last murder a plant. Try not to give growth a chance to assume control … Read More

24 Nov. 2016

Harris Plumbing nominated for Top Choice 2016

Hot, muggy summers can bring about significant growth issues in your greenery enclosure. While summer fungus–such as the scandalous fine mildew–might not be specifically deadly to your plants, it can bring about compelling scourge that spreads quickly and quickens fall lethargy. What’s more, if left unttreated, scourge can at last murder a plant. Try not to give growth a chance to assume control … Read More