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Germ Free and Flushing Clean: American Standard’s New Toilet Innovations from the professional Raleigh Plumbers at Poole’s

professional Raleigh PlumbersWhen most people think of their toilet, the words “germ free” and “clean” may not be exactly the first terms that come to mind. However, with the latest toilet innovations in American Standard‘s products available through the trusted professional Raleigh Plumbers, Poole’s Plumbing, that is exactly what you can get.

Possibly the most innovative of the features that the professional Raleigh Plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing can bring to your bathroom in a new American Standard toilet are the models featuring their “ActiVate Touchless Flush Technology.” Advertised as a “germ free, no- touch flush,” the toilets featuring this technology have a system powered by 4 AA batteries that are warrantied for up to two years based on an average of 12 flushes or less per day. With a sensor located on the upper right side of the toilet, there is literally no contact needed to be made in order to flush your unit. For convenience and as a backup, there is also a button that would allow you to manually flush the toilet as well. Another great feature to the “ActiVate” models is a power-off mode, that allows you to turn the sensor completely off for easy cleaning without having to worry about unwanted flushes .

professional Raleigh PlumbersAmerican Standard has also raised the bar in keeping your toilet bowl clean with the introduction of its “VorMax” Flush technology. Basically, the “VorMax” technology has reinvented the way that your toilet is cleaned, by taking away the rim holes around the inside of the bowl that conventionally have produced the water during a flush. In its place is just one high powered stream of water that self scrubs your entire bowl from top to bottom, without you even having to raise a finger or a brush. The “VorMax” jet stream even cleans the difficult to reach spots in your bowl that has given people fits in cleaning for years upon years.

These are just a few of the cutting edge technological advances in the latest products from American Standard that can be installed to your bathroom by the professional Raleigh Plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing. To see more on the full line of their newest products, go to www.americanstandard-us.com.

“Smart Solutions” Installed by the Smartest Choice for your Raleigh NC plumbing needs

Raleigh NC plumbingContinuing to make the lives of their consumers more convenient through offering the latest technological advances in plumbing, Delta offers a line of “Smart Solutions” products that can be installed for you by the “smartest” choice for all your Raleigh NC plumbing needs, Poole’s Plumbing.

Some of Delta’s more popular “Smart Solution” products, that can be installed for you by the most trusted name in Raleigh NC plumbing, Poole’s Plumbing, offer you not only an easy way to conserve and save, but also convenience you might not have imagined possible in your sink or shower. For example, the “Touch2O Technology” that is available on several of their faucet models. This allows you to simply touch the spout or handle of the faucet with your hand, wrist, or forearm to turn it on or off. On a similar premise, Delta offers “Temp2O Technology” in several of their showerheads. This eliminates any guessing as to “too hot” or “too cold” when getting in to rinse off as an LED display show s the actual water temperature and three color indicators make it easy to differentiate between temperature ranges.

These are not the only innovative “Smart Solutions” products that Delta has introduced for the shower, with another being the “ActivTouch” showerhead. This allows you to choose from eight different spray options with an easy one handed push of a button.  The “Palm Shower” also offers you the convenience of one handed operation with a rubber grip that securely hugs to your hand, working as a solution to hard to grip handles and soapy hands. Possibly the most innovative piece in controlling your water flow in the showere is Delta’s “In2ition Shower Dual Showerhead.” This gives you two streams of water at once, which allows you to use the hand shower and integrated head at the same time, or separately to get your water stream, wherever you need it most.

The innovative showerheads are not the only “Smart Solutions” that can be installed for you by the top name in Raleigh NC plumbing, Poole’s, as the “TempAssure” Thermostatic valve allows you to both monitor water temperature and automatically adjust the mix to keep a safe temperature at all times. The “Delta Monitor” is another safe feature to consider. This helps to avoid problems such as unsafe, sudden temperature changes in water while you’re in the shower, due to the flushing of a toilet or a dishwasher or washing machine being turned on.

For information on all of the “Smart Solution” products and more from Delta, visit there website at www.delta.com.

 

Raleigh plumbers will help you “Lower the Flow”

One of the many energy conserving methods that the Raleigh plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing can help you to achieve is through their installation of low flow shower heads, which can help to cut your costs, while still giving you the comfort in a shower head and pressure levels you desire on any of these fixtures you may choose.

With the low flow showerheads, for the maximum in water efficiency, it is recommended to choose a fixture with a flow rate of less than 2.5 gpm. Many older showerheads, whether they are aerating, which mixes air with water or laminar-flow, which form individual streams of water had flow rates more than twice that recommended figure. With the low flow heads being able to be had at $10-20 for some of the units, it is worth looking into, as they can save you on your water costs by an estimated 25-60 percent.

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Energy.gov offers several tips on how to decide if your shower head is costing you too much, suggesting a quick and simple, three step test to determine if a switch to low flow would be worth your while. First, they suggest you simply place a bucket, which is marked in gallon increments under the shower head. Next, simply turn on the shower at the normal water pressure you use. Lastly, time how many seconds it takes to reach that one gallon mark. The site goes on to explain that if it takes less than 20 seconds to reach the one gallon mark that you could stand to save money on water costs with the switch to a low flow shower head.

If conserving water, cutting costs and saving energy is something you are looking to do, this is just one of the many ways that the Raleigh plumbers at Poole’s can start you on your way to lowering those water bills.