Blog

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.

Horizontal-Shower-by-Dornbracht-7

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.

 

Source: Dornbracht

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

Sign1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign6

 

 

 

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

###

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

15 Nov. 2016

How to Avoid a Frozen Septic System

FrozenSepticMany homeowners across Northeast Ohio utilize a septic tank rather than a conventional city sewer system to dispose of their grey and black water waste. While it may seem like the two are similar from inside the home, in reality, the maintenance and disposal processes are very different. Especially during the winter season. Homes with septic tanks not only have to worry about in-home pipe freezing, a frozen septic tank can leave a costly mess that begins in the yard and backs up into the home.

 

Avoiding this begins by understanding the reasons of why septic systems freeze:

Very little snow cover – Snow actually serves as insulation over a septic tank. When there is little snow, deep freezes and frosts can go deeper into the ground, potentially freezing your septic system.

Compacted landscape – The area above your septic tank should be kept clear of use. When driveways or paths occur over a septic tank, cars, animals, ATVs, tractors, even foot traffic can compact the area above the septic tank, allowing a deep freeze to move deeper into the soil.

Lack of plant cover – If your septic system is new, or was replaced in the late summer or early fall seasons, adequate vegetation may not have covered up the land before the cold and snow set in. Vegetation helps attract snow to the area, providing more insulation above ground.

Irregular use – Was your septic system designed for a large family, and now you’re down to one or two? Do you spend months away from your home, enjoying a lifestyle in a warmer climate during the cold winter months? If a system isn’t used as it was intended, it can begin to stress and allow freezing temperatures to infiltrate the system.

Leaking plumbing – You know that small trickle of water you can hear even when your toilet hasn’t been flushed? Those tiny leaks in your pipes can cause a thin film of water into the system. These trickles are more susceptible to freezing, and can build up quickly over time, allowing your system to freeze completely.

Cold air entering the system – When was the last time your septic system was looked at and inspected? If risers are uncapped, inspection pipes or manhole covers not reinstalled correctly, they can allow cold air to enter the system. Freezing isn’t far behind.

 

While some septic systems never have problems, the only way to avoid them in the future is to be proactive every year. Now is the time to complete the following tasks, before the cold weather truly arrives and the ground begins to freeze:

  • Mulch is a good insulator. If you’ve changed your landscaping or added a new septic system late in the year, a solid cover of mulch will help provide insulation in the coming months.
  • Let the grass grow longer in the fall to act as an insulator and allow snow to accumulate better.
  • Use hot water on a regular basis. If temperatures are cold and dip low quickly, running hot water through your pipes will help keep the temperature inside your septic tank well above freezing.
  • Fix any leak in your plumbing as soon as you know it exists. Don’t let small trickles of water create a costlier problem.
  • Double check risers, pipes and manhole covers whenever you access your septic system. Make sure they are sealed tight.

If you suspect your septic system has frozen, its time to call in a professional plumber. The root of the problem must be determined and fixed to avoid further freezing problems either in what’s left of this winter, or as the temperatures freeze again next winter. If you have any questions, we’d be happy to help.

* A portion of the information in this article was obtained via PlumbingHelpToday.com.