Because heat pumps, also known as hybrid water heaters, are so well suited to the Pacific Northwest climate, many people in the Vancouver, WA metro areas choose these units for their homes and businesses. Heat pump water heaters are highly efficient units that pull warmth by compressing air flow and moving the heat to water. These…
Fall Plumbing Maintenance Checklist and Infographic
Fall is a good time to take a close look at your home’s plumbing system. You can take care of regular maintenance and get ready for winter while the weather is still warm. Cross these chores off your to-do list before the last leaves fall and you’ll enjoy peace of mind all winter long….
Earn a Good Living with Plumbing Jobs in Vancouver, WA
What’s the best thing about working in the plumbing industry? Some say it’s the job security. Others like the starting pay. Journeyman plumbers often mention the confidence that comes with continually learning and improving their skills….
What Size Water Heater Should I Buy?
How do you choose the right size storage water heater? Choosing one that’s too big is a waste of money and resources. Choosing one that’s too small could leave someone in your family out in the cold. The right sized water heater provides plenty of water while using energy efficiently….
How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger
Is your bathroom too small? Many houses have tiny bathrooms. Many people mourn the lack of space, feeling like they’re always bumping up against a counter, a curtain or a cupboard. Short of knocking out a wall, how can you make a small bathroom look bigger? Carve out a little extra room by changing some…
Where should a laundry room be placed?
Who says a laundry room has to be in the equivalent of a home’s hinterlands? So many laundry rooms are either in a dank basement or a dusty garage. How many people like trekking up and down stairs or even outdoors to a garage while carrying a heavy basket….
6 Places for a Second Kitchen Sink
A second sink opens up the possibilities in a kitchen. With more than one sink, two cooks have room to work at the same time. Whether your kitchen is large, medium or small, you can probably find the perfect place for another sink….
How to Design an Accessible Bathroom
Accessible bathrooms don’t have to compromise on style. A barrier-free home remodel can be beautiful when using the principles of universal design….
Budgeting for a Kitchen Remodel
Count on two things when you remodel a kitchen. First, you’ll suffer during construction. Second, once the dust clears, you’ll be much happier with your kitchen. To minimize the first and maximize the second, make a budget. Budgeting is an obvious first step, but many people neglect the details. Knowing how much and where you’ll…
Choose the Right Decking Material for Your Home
What’s the best material for a deck in the Pacific Northwest? Homeowners have a wider range of options for decking material than they did a few years ago. Wood is the traditional choice for decks. It’s natural and looks good, but it requires upkeep. Manmade materials are growing in popularity. These synthetic materials continue to…