We here at thePlumber.com are pleased to be part of such a thriving plumbing community and want to continue to grow as your best source for all the latest plumbing news. To help us better serve YOU – the foundation of our plumbing community – we’d love to hear your feedback about our new design.…Continue reading Let Us Know What You Think!
As you may have noticed, thePlumber.com has recently had a facelift. We hope you’re enjoying our sleek new look, search capabilities, and organizational structure to help you find things. We are pleased to be your source for what’s happening in the world of plumbing!
If you are a plumbing contractor, we recommend doing two things …Continue reading Two Things Plumbers Need to Do Right Now
Did you know? There are two kinds of toilets in Japan: the Japanese style toilet and the Western style toilet.
The image shows the Japanese style toilet. In order to use it, one has to squat down and keep the balance which may be a little bit difficult for some foreigners. The Japanese toilet is …Continue reading Japanese Toilets
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2015
Name of product: Bosch, Gaggenau, Kenmore Elite and Thermador Dishwashers
Hazard: The power cord can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the dishwasher and contact BSH Home Appliances for a free inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: BSH Home Appliances Repair Hotline toll-free at 888-965-5813 from …Continue reading BSH Home Appliances Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard
While the country has made great strides in improving sanitation in the last few years, many in India still practice open defecation. One Hindu spiritual leader, known as Amma, made a $15 million donation to the Indian government to help build toilets and provide sanitation education to the poor along the banks of the Ganges …Continue reading Cleaning up the Ganges
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2015
Name of Product: Glacier Bay and Schӧn kitchen faucets
Hazard: The battery box used to power the faucet’s sensor can short circuit, overheat and/or melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Consumers should immediately unplug and remove batteries from the faucet’s battery box and contact Lota USA for …Continue reading Touchless Kitchen Faucets Recalled by Lota Due to Fire & Burn Hazards
It seems like Legionnaires’ disease has been in the news a lot lately, with outbreaks in New York, a California prison, a state veterans’ home in Illinois, and now more new cases in Illinois. While each of these outbreaks had a different starting point, it is important to remember that they were all related to …Continue reading Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease in Your Home
As many other metropolitan cities throughout the world have done, San Francisco has finally decided to hire individuals to maintain their small, but growing, number of public restrooms. For up to $16 per hour, these workers monitor toilet activity and keep them clean – with the hopes that more people will actually use them if …Continue reading Need a job in San Francisco? Become a “Potty-Sitter”
While not a widespread problem here in the States, it seems Australia’s dry season brings more than the typical brown lawns and cooler weather…it also brings frogs, searching for someplace cool and wet when all their normal hangouts have gone. That comfy, cozy spot, from a frog perspective, just may be your toilet.
Typically, the …Continue reading Frogs Love a Cool, Damp…Toilet?
It’s World Water Week! As the Stockhold International Water Institute begins its annual symposium, collaborating with individual professionals, agencies, governments, and advocacy groups, we would like to take a moment to review the theme this year – Water for Development.
2015 is the target year for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Although considerable …Continue reading World Water Week – 2015