Wanna save water…? Consider a Steam Shower

So I know I’ve been waxing poetic lately about water savings. My latest rant is about steam showers. Did you know that a steam shower uses about 1 gallon of water for every 20 minutes of steam shower? So, that means you could take a 30 minute steam shower and use less than 2 gallons of water. That is way, way less than a bathtub which will use between 50 and 90 gallons for that same type of relaxation. It is worth considering investing in a steam unit. We love the Thermasol Pro steam unit. It has a lifetime warranty. In addition, this warranty will cover labor for the first three years. That’s amazing!! It truly is a plug-and-play type of steam unit. The water supply just gets screwed on and it can be plugged in. There is nothing more simple. This will save you on labor costs. And… THERE ARE HEALTH BENEFITS!!

Read about the science of steam
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New low flow kitchen faucets

We have heard. Yes, we have received the phone calls that the newer kitchen faucets do not have the pressure that the old ones did. We like the kitchen faucets that we sell. But our new restrictions which dictate that the faucets flow at 1.75 gallons per minute, have really affected the way the faucets feel and perform. But, the water situation is dire. And, we know… We used to use our kitchen faucet as a scrubbing device as well. But the fact of the matter is that we should be scrubbing first and then using the water to rinse. Shock!! What?? Yes, I am telling you that you should scrub your dishes and pots with a brush or sponge or… whatever and then use the faucet to rinse. And this also goes for the kitchen sink. It should be scrubbed with a brush or sponge or whatever and the faucet should be used to rinse it. But the pressure of the water should not be used as a scrubbing device. We are in a drought! Sorry to be the naysayer but we really need to be mindful of how much water is coming out of our faucets. And the old ones are real water wasters. These new ones will save at least 30% over an older faucet from 2012 and earlier. And if your faucet is older than 1997 or so, you are really using a lot of water. If you are not ready to buy a new faucet, you could turn the angle stops down under your sink. What is an angle stop? You know, those little handles under the sink that turn the water on and off. You could turn those down to help reduce the flow of water out of the faucet.

Traditional low flow kitchen faucet available in a myriad of finishes

Traditional low flow kitchen faucet available in a myriad of finishes


Popular prerinse commercial style faucet available in chrome or brushed nickel.

Popular prerinse commercial style faucet available in chrome or brushed nickel.


Faucet with nice wide flat candle that is comfortable in the hand.

Faucet with nice wide flat candle that is comfortable in the hand.


Modern architectural shaped kitchen faucet from Switzerland

Modern architectural shaped kitchen faucet from Switzerland


This faucet is designed to be beautiful no matter which direction the faucet is swiveled in its 270° radius of movement

This faucet is designed to be beautiful no matter which direction the faucet is swiveled in its 270° radius of movement


High-tech faucet that uses a motion sensor to both turn it on and control the temperature of water

High-tech faucet that uses a motion sensor to both turn it on and control the temperature of water

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