3 Advantages of Using Video Inspections Over Other Methods For Your Pipes

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Uncategorized

New technology has paved the way for advancements in all sorts of industries, including plumbing. Among those advancements in plumbing services are video inspections. During the process of video inspections, a video camera is inserted into a sewer line or drain while the image from the camera is projected onto a screen for plumbing contractors to view. Here are some benefits of video inspections over other types of pipe inspections.

Cost effective

There are several ways that a video inspection can save you money. First, the process takes much less time than other methods, so the job itself costs much less. Secondly, you save in landscaping costs. If you need to dig up your entire lawn to get at your pipes, you’re going to have to pay a lot to get that covered up and fixed. You might even ruin a garden you worked hard on.

Less invasive

As stated previously, video inspections don’t require you to dig up your entire yard. You can detect any problem that might be wrong with your lines without having to take huge chunks out of your lawn. You aren’t disturbing your neighbors with noisy construction, and you don’t have to get as many local permits to get the job done.

Better detection

Without a video camera, plumbers could only fix leaking pipes and clogs in areas that they could physically see. With video inspections, the contractor can see what is causing the clog or leak and repair the issue in one simple trip. It also helps you understand what is getting into your pipes.

Video inspections can diagnose problems like clogs or leaks much more efficiently than digging up your yard to find the problem. Leaky kitchen and bathroom faucets, malfunctioning toilets, errant sprinkler systems, and much more can waste 1 trillion gallons of water every year. That’s equal to the yearly household water use of more than 11 million homes, according to the EPA. By detecting water leaks in your pipes through video inspections, you can save yourself a lot on your water bill as well as preserve Mother Nature’s precious water supply.

5 Reasons Vinyl Indisputably Makes The Best Bathroom Floors

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Uncategorized

vinyl flooringDid you know that vinyl flooring was invented more than 80 years ago? Today it maintains its reputation for resilience and value. Its physical flexibility and water resistance put vinyl floors among the best options for your new bathroom. When considering a bathroom remodel, keep in mind the many advantages of vinyl flooring.

  1. Ease of Installation
    Since vinyl is lightweight, less labor is needed to install the floor. Along those lines, vinyl is flexible, making tricky angles and force fitting pieces into place a thing of the past.
  2. Improved Aesthetic
    This is typically considered a downside of vinyl, but in recent years both the quality of the material and the patterns found on it have improved greatly. Sometimes vinyl is indistinguishable from tile floors.
  3. Cost Effective
    Tile, hardwood, marble, carpet, and laminate to a lesser degree are all typically more expensive than vinyl. For something that can look just as nice as any other option, is easier to install, and more durable, vinyl makes you wonder why everything else costs so much.
  4. Waterproof
    Vinyl is 100% waterproof if installed with care. Ensuring there are no gaps between vinyl planks or tiles is an essential step, but due to the ease of installation, this should be no problem. Ceramic tile also is similarly waterproof, but at a much higher price.
  5. Comfortable
    Vinyl flooring isn’t for everywhere in your home. It’s not as comfortable as, say, the carpet in your bedroom. For the bathroom it is simply the best option. Why? Ceramic tiles, the main contender for bathroom flooring, get really cold in the winter. Step barefoot on a vinyl floor no matter what temperature it is, and it won’t make you jump out of your skin from your suddenly freezing feet. Try the same on tile and you’ll see what truly sets these two bathroom flooring options apart.

Vinyl is a versatile material for many different practical uses, but it really shines when used for bathroom flooring. All of its positive qualities come together to form the best bathroom floor possible.

This Year’s Furniture Trends: 5 Styles to Try

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Uncategorized

outdoor furnitureIf your patio, deck, or balcony has been sporting the same decor for years, it may be time for an update. As with any indoor space, an outdoor space can be stylish, comfortable, and reflective of a home’s unique flavor. Before heading to the furniture store to explore new aesthetic possibilities, consider these 2017 outdoor furniture trends.

  1. Color Accents
    Adding pops of color throughout the space is a sure way to add touches of bold style while pulling together the overall look. For a larger statement, choose a boldly upholstered couch or chair. Balance the prominence of this furniture with smaller details, such as pottery, sprinkled throughout the patio. Especially if the overall color scheme is muted or neutral, placing colorful throw pillows can add a playful touch. Since it is still an outdoor space, however, keep it simple by not overwhelming the space with too many bright tones.
  2. Modern Mixed In
    Following the past several years of hyper-contemporary, minimalist trends, traditional styles are sneaking back in this year. 2017 is all about mixing modern touches, such as wall decor, lights, and pottery, with more traditional furniture pieces. So, if you’re wondering whether your trendy floor lamp can pair with your grandmother’s wicker chair, the answer is yes.
  3. Your Outdoor Living Room
    Plushy couches now have a place on your patio. Stylish, comfortable outdoor furniture can now look similar to your indoor furniture. These patio pieces are simply more durable, upholstered to endure outdoor conditions.
  4. Mixed Up Styles
    Now is the time to mix and match materials. Personalize your space with a variety of colors, finishes and glazes. This year, there is no need for a completely uniform look. Place a metal bench next to a wooden end table, for example. There are no rules here.
  5. Natural Materials
    Styles of the past several years have been a testament to all things industrial and minimal. This year, however, nature is making a comeback. Find creative ways to incorporate natural materials into your deck, balcony or patio. Consider using rocks and wood as your hard materials. Hanging wings and hammocks is also a functional way to create an authentic, outdoorsy feel.

This year’s trends for outdoor spaces are breaking the minimalist rules of the past few years by playing with color and material. Create your ideal look by incorporating your own personal tastes as well. Among homeowners who are revamping their outdoor spaces, over half spend at least six hours there, mostly gardening, relaxing, and entertaining. With your new stylish outdoor furniture, we promise you will never want to come inside.