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How Can You Save Water at Home or Work?

By saving water, you are helping both the environment and yourself financially. There are a few ways you can do this:
 

Limit Time in The Shower

If possible, try and have a shower rather than a bath. A bath generally uses about 80 litres, but a shower uses half the amount of water in 5 minutes. Even just removing 1 minute can save many litres of water each year, as well as save money on bills.
 

Look For Leaks

By looking for any small leaks, such as taps dripping, you can stop 15 litres of water being wasted each day. If you suspect a leak at all you should get a professional plumber to have a look.
 

Turn Off Your Taps!

When you’re brushing your teeth or washing the dishes, make sure you turn off the taps. You can actually save around 9 litres a minute doing this.
 

Dual-flush!

By getting a dual-flush toilet you can decrease water use by over 50%. You have the choice whether to use a full or a half flush, which will be difference between around 6 litres or 3 litres.
 

Water Meter

By having a water meter fitted, you can keep an eye on how much you are spending, therefore you can be more aware of how much water you’re using. Those with water meters tend to save about 30 litres each person. You could also consider changing old appliances for new energy saving ones with water efficiency, which will be more eco-friendly as a plus. If you need more information, advise or require a Plumber in Rochester, call Smithson plumbing.

 

How to Improve A Small Bathroom

Even if you haven’t got a big bathroom, it doesn’t mean you can’t give it a lift. By knowing what design, you want, and planning ahead, you could brighten up the room without much trouble.

 

One way of increasing the shower space, is to choose to have hidden pipes underneath the tiles. This is also aesthetically pleasing, as it gives the room a smooth, look.

 

Another way of enhancing the bathroom and making it more open, is to add mirrors. This can help the bathroom look larger due to the reflecting light, as well as looking stylish. If you’re concerned about the ambience being cold or sharp, then you can use accessories such as bright towels to add a splash of colour, or even add a houseplant so the room feels aesthetically cosy.

 

If you want to make the most of your bathroom without buying anything new, or changing the interior, then the other option is to tidy the space you already have. This means getting rid of toiletries, items or even any furniture you may have that you don’t plan to use. By doing this you could recycle them or offer them to charity shops. After this you can make use of any new found space, to make your bathroom how you want it.

 

Call us for a free quotation on any New Bathroom Installations in Rainham.

 

Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Plumber

There are many reasons why you should hire a professional plumber for any projects that need undertaking at home. They are experienced in plumbing woes and can help and advise when things go badly, and refix things that have been attempted unprofessionally.

 

A skilled plumber can improve, repair and restore any problems that may appear, knowing what sort of solution is needed. They can also focus on the safety of your home, as unprofessional plumbers can cause hazards to the property. So it is vital you get regular examinations on any work you get done.

 

It is best on a legal sense to use a professional, as if anything goes wrong it means you’re liable for any problems that may arise. Insurance companies are unlikely to take any claims if it was done by an amateur.

 

At the end of the day it’s always best to get an expert to check over any plumbing issues you have. You’ll be able to relax more without the stress of whether or not it was done properly, and you’ll know that it’s in safe hands. If you require a professional Plumber in Rochester, just call us today.

 

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The advantages of a shower room:

  • Completely waterproof
  • Creates a luxurious feel
  • Flexibility of design and layout with a level access shower
  • Safety and convenience, especially for the elderly or less-able
  • Easy to maintain and clean
  • Can add value to your home

 

For more details and a free quotation on new Bathroom installations in Medway call us today.

 

Smithsons Plumbing are pleased to announce they are now Manufacturer approver suppliers of the Aquasil MiniDUE water softener and drinking water system in Rochester.

The system is installed underneath each sink and will provide the highest quality drinking water by combining natural polyphosphates to the water flowing through. The system also eliminates the build-up of limescale within the pipes. For more information about how this will help you in everyday life, call Smithsons Plumbing in Rochester.

No more mould!

Mira have developed a new slimline shower tray that has been designed to reduce bacteria and mould growth. The trays are made from an acrylic-capped resin stone coated with BioCote® technology which prevents mould and bacteria by up to 99.9%!

 

The trays have been designed to fit shower enclosures or could be used as part of a walk in shower installation and come in a range of fashionable colours, White, Anthracite, Titanium Grey, Taupe and Grey.

 

This is just one of the latest innovations available for Bathroom installations in Chatham, contact your local friendly plumber for advice and help. Smithstons Plumbing are a local family business offering a total service to customers.

 

Happy Plumbers

 

A recent survey of jobs in the UK has found Plumbers to be the happiest professionals in the UK with 55% saying they were ‘very happy’ in life and not a single plumber saying they were unhappy in their job.

 

Builders were second on the list at 38%. The survey, commissioned by Boundless the experiences company, aimed to uncover the secrets to happiness both at home and at work.

 

The high percentage of self-employment in the plumbing industry is said to play a part in their happiness. Plumbers also ranked highly for quality of sleep and physical activity with 64% of them saying they often try new experiences.

 

The survey goes to show that home and work balance both play an equal role in the overall happiness of people.

 

To get in touch with a happy plumber in Rainham, get in touch with Smithsons today.

 

Accessible Bathroom Design

 

With an ever-expanding market for accessible bathrooms, here are some ideas to get you started on designing your own functional and effective bathroom.

 

1. Wall hung cupboards

Cupboards hung in optimal positions on walls make for a both accessible and contemporary design. By placing cupboards strategically around a room, you can minimise obstructions while creating a minimalist, spa-style bathroom.

2. Low-slip floor tiles

An essential for any bathroom, try embracing a monochromatic colour scheme by using black, white or grey low-slip tiles. They create a safe environment and reduce the risk of falling in bathrooms with accessible showers.

3. Walk-in baths

A walk-in bath with a water tight door is a dignifying reintroduction to baths for those previously unable to bath alone due to the risk of tripping. Incorporate with bold geometric shapes or modern towel rails for a safe and accessible bathroom for everyone.

 

For accessible bathroom installation, there is no job too small for Smithsons Plumbing in Gillingham.

 

Anticipated Bathroom Trends

Ideal are predicting that bathroom trends will be moving away from light and airy and sharp clean lines to dark and relaxing!

 

They forecast more use of dark greys, metallics and bold colours with black flooring and matte finishes instead of gloss. White tiles will enhance the design and LED adjustable lighting to provide a relaxing atmosphere with your favourite music supplied by a dedicated sound system. Ideal suggest that people want a bathroom where they can relax and have some ‘me’ time and escape from their hectic schedules. For Bathroom Installations in Rochester call Smithsons Plumbing.

 

Installing or renovating a bathroom is a popular choice on a list of most wanted home improvements.

 

The choice of designs and the move to showers is also a factor for many. Adding an extra shower in the family home can relieve tension in the rush to get to work in the morning.

 

Disabled adaptations are no longer ugly and purely practical, they can be incorporated into a family bathroom or ensuite and be as attractive and easy on the eye as the rest of the home.

 

The key to a successful project is employing the right person to carry out the work. Smithsons Plumbing in Rainham are a family business with who regularly install and fit bathrooms and showers in the Medway area.

 

Smithsons Plumbing services provide round the clock emergency Plumbers in Rochester as well as a fully comprehensive bathroom installation service to Rochester and Medway. We can provide a high quality Bathroom fitting service for homeowners, from plumbing and electrical work to building and re-decoration, giving a dream bathroom from just one supplier.

 

We can also fit a pre-purchased bathroom suite and help with the bathroom layout and design, advising upon, relocating radiators and water supply to fit the new layout and fitting heated floors and thermostatic shower units. We can quote for complete bathroom refurbishment or part bathroom suites at competitive prices, so for a quality fitting service or Emergency Plumber in Rochester, call Smithsons Plumbing today.