Tub and shower faucets, like this one from Moen, that come equipped with a pressure balance valve adjust to any changes in water pressure automatically. This allows your shower or bath to maintain a constant water temperature and prevent scalding when water is being used elsewhere in your house.
Renovating your bathroom doesn’t have to be expensive. Many homeowners are finding out that making small changes can lead to big results. There are a number of new showerheads that can modernize your bath as well as several inexpensive vanities that can help provide needed storage. Watch this video to find out more.
Showers account for almost a fourth of individual water use. Installing low-flow showerheads in your home saves both water and energy. For more ways to reduce the water you use, check out our article Water Conservation in the Home.
Barbara asks, “Our bathtub no longer holds water. How can I replace the drain hardware?”
To replace the drain basket on the tub, you’ll need access to the underside or back of the tub. To remove the drain basket, insert a pair of pliers in the basket and turn it, or there is a special tub drain removal wrench.
When caulking around a tub, start by lining both sides of the joint with masking tape. After applying a bead of caulk, run the rounded edge of an expired plastic gift card along the joint to wipe off any excess caulking. Carefully remove the tape before the caulking hardens.