Category Archives: Bathroom

9 Tips to Help Get You Out of Bed

It's Sunday, and the weekend is very nearly over. We know ... groan! Getting out of bed some mornings can feel like a Herculean task, but we have some tips that should turn into habits to make mornings easier. 1. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Even on weekends. By...
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How to Take Delivery of Your eFaucets Order

Delivery day can be exciting; the new fixture you’ve been waiting to see in person is finally arriving. We know you’re anxious to rip open the box and see your new faucet or bathtub. Despite our very best efforts to deliver your purchases in perfect condition, sometimes things happen and you may have to return something.

eFaucets does list a comprehensive set of instructions online, but here are a few tips to take note of before you sign for your package, and the driver pulls away:

DO – thoroughly inspect your item(s) at the time of delivery
DON’T – assume your purchase(s) will arrive unscathed

DO – ask the driver to wait while you open the package to inspect your item(s)
DON’T – let the driver leave no matter how busy he/she says they are

DO – note on the bill of lading any items being refused and the reason; damage, including scratches, dents, or breakage
DON’T – forget to call eFaucets for a Return Goods Authorization even after you’ve refused delivery

DO – call customer service as soon as possible to alert efaucets about your return to obtain a Return Goods Authorization number
DON’T – just put your item back in the box and hand it to the delivery person

DO – arrange delivery to a place at a time when someone over the age of 18 can sign for the items and inspect them
DON’T – just leave a note on your door granting permission for delivery drop-off because doing so is the equivalent of signing for your purchase(s)

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How to Choose the Right Bathroom Flooring

Second only to the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the busiest rooms in the house, and the flooring needs to be able to handle more than the wear-and-tear of normal family life. In addition to looking great for years to come, bathroom flooring must also be safe to help prevent slips and falls and budget-friendly.

By far, ceramic tile is at the top of most every homeowner’s list for their bathroom floor; a full 83 percent of National Kitchen & Bath Association survey respondents said it was their go-to flooring choice. Still, there are choices to be made, so here’s how they breakdown:

Ceramic tile – This durable favorite gets top marks for good reason; it stands up to water, comes in almost any color and pattern, and can be textured for better slip-resistance.

Natural stone – Pricey but gorgeous; granite, marble, and slate (among others) add instant elegance to any bathroom. Tumbled stone can be a good choice because the sharp edges get worn off, but enough texture remains to prevent slips and falls.

Vinyl – Because vinyl tiles have seams that can succumb to moisture, sheet vinyl should be used instead. Vinyl in the bathroom is an economic choice because it’s durable and stands up to almost anything.

Linoleum – Believe it or not, the flooring choice of yesteryear is making a comeback. It’s an eco-friendly option because it’s made with natural materials, and it’s also economical, stands up to moisture and is stain-resistant.

What to avoid:

Hardwood – Even if the floor is sealed, hardwood in the bathroom might not stand up to the wettest room in the house without warping.

Carpet – Mold and mildew will build quickly in the fibers of bathroom carpet and so will odors. Instead of installing carpet, use rugs that can be removed and cleaned.

How to Spring Clean Without Harsh Chemicals

Ditch the harsh chemicals this year and instead use some common household items for a spring cleaning that leaves everything fresh without having to open windows except to enjoy fresh air.

1. White vinegar is possibly the most versatile item in the cupboard. Combine it with baking soda to clean toilet bowls or mix it with liquid detergent and water for a gentle glass cleaner. Use 1/4 cup of vinegar in the laundry to stop colors from running, and combine it in a spray bottle with water, hydrogen peroxide for an every day cleaner.

2. Lemon juice is good for a variety of cleaning chores, too. When it’s used with baking powder as a paste, it takes care of mold and mildew on tile and shower curtains. Pour it down a garbage disposal with baking soda to clean and deodorize, and use it with Borax to clean, disinfect and deodorize the toilet bowl.

3. Baking soda isn’t just for absorbing odors in the fridge (see #2). Use it with water for a paste that cleans grout and on a moistened sponge to remove scuff marks from vinyl.

4. Toothpaste is a great carpet stain remover as long as it’s the paste, non-whitening formula. Rub a bit of toothpaste on the stain and let it sit for a while, then wipe it up with a damp cloth.

5. Rubbing alcohol can be used a substitute for vinegar to avoid potentially damaging surfaces with the acid in vinegar and to clean without the vinegar odor. But, rubbing alcohol is also good for getting rid of paint drips on carpet; soak up excess paint and pour a small amount of alcohol on the spot, then rub it with a damp cloth.

For more great tips about cleaning check out these links:

How to Clean Most Kitchen and Bath Fixtures

4 Easy Tips for Cleaning Light Fixtures