Monthly Archives: December 2009

CA/VT Compliant Gets the Lead Out

Attention customers living in California and Vermont! Starting Friday, new CA/VT compliance laws go into affect in these states that reduce the amount of lead allowed in faucets and fixtures that carry drinking water. Allowable levels will drop from 8% lead per weight to .25% lead per weight, and only kitchen faucets and bathroom lavatory faucets are impacted at this time. Shower faucets and other fixtures are not affected. Because there is no safe level of lead in drinking water, CA/VT compliance laws further reduce Continue reading →

California & Vermont Restrict Amount of Lead in Plumbing Fixtures Jan 1, 2010

CA/VT Compliance – Frequently Asked Questions——————————————————————————– What is AB1953 ? California AB 1953 (or Vermont S152 if you get a Vermont query) is a law that further limits the weighted average (amount of) lead content in pipes, fittings and plumbing fixtures used to convey drinking to a maximum of .25% on wetted services. This is less than the allowable level in most states whose standards are based on the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, which has been very effective in making drinking water safer. When Continue reading →

Creating a Bathroom Built for Two

Traffic jams should only happen on the roadway and not in your bathroom. But according to the ‘Bathroom Inventory’ survey conducted by Moen Faucets, the reality is that more than half of master bathrooms are less than 75 square-feet. Small bathrooms force most couples to make do with limited space. With that said, there are ways to reduce the congestion in this crowded room according to Tim Bitterman, Senior Product Manager of the Inspirations by Moen line of bath accessories. “Careful design, dedicated space for Continue reading →

Joy to the Bathroom with Great Accessories

Joy to the Bathroom with Easy to Install Accessories ‘Tis the season… for Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas eggnog, mistletoe… and your holiday guests. While many homeowners will deck the halls with festive decorations or make minor home repairs, most will concentrate on traditional areas such as dining, family and living rooms where guests will be entertained. However, homeowners usually overlook the one room where holiday guests frequent most – the powder room or bathroom. “The powder room is one of the most frequented and least appreciated Continue reading →