What makes the ice water challenge work? Nobody likes very cold water

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As the ALS challenge makes the rounds, it has raised awareness and funds for an important cause. As someone involved in water heating, I couldn’t help but notice that the challenge involved ice water...

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Fix a toilet that leaks when you flush

Leaky toilet? If a leak is occuring when you flush your toilet, the problem is likely that the sponge rubber gasket is not sealing between the flush valve and the bowl. Here are some things to check: Leaking may be caused by a tank that is not tightened enough.

Fight the invisible cost of wasted water

When hot water goes down the drain, the invisible cost of heating the water uses more water than the wasted water.

Demand control pumps could help battle water shortages

It's no secret the Western United States is facing severe water shortages that could have consequences for the entire country and the world. But there is one remedy that could dramatically save water in homes in the region, as well as around the world: the demand control pump.

3 tips for cutting water use and ensuring a safe water supply

Water shortages are becoming a reality throughout the world, and that includes the United States. As reported in the National Journal, the demand for fresh water in the United States will exceed the supply by 2030, according to a 2012 State Department report.

App helps California consumers track water use to fight drought

In the midst of California's worst drought in decades, a new mobile and web app gives consumers access to their daily water consumption data.

Innovation Awards recognize home improvement companies

The annual Innovation Awards edition of the Home Improvement Executive was just published, naming Fluidmaster as the Gold Medal (highest level) recipient for the...

Protect Your Toilet from Bacteria Growth and Water Loss

One known cause of toilet flapper failure is deterioration caused by the growth of bacteria on the flapper. This could lead to thousands of gallons of water loss each year - enough to fill a swimming pool!

Benefits of drinking citrus water

Drinking citrus water such as with lemon has many positive health benefits. It doesn’t require a lot of time, energy or expense, and the results are astounding!

Use Honda Smart Home designs in your green home project

After making its Smart Home a reality, Honda opened up access to designs and blueprints to make building your own smart home that much easier.

What is causing the chain in my toilet tank to catch?

One of the most common problems with a toilet is the chain catching under the toilet flapper. As a result, the water continually leaks out of the tank, and therefore the tank continually attempts to fill...

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US water heater regulations getting tougher in 2015

New standards for water heaters will force changes on homeowners, builders and plumbing contractors while saving tons of carbon dioxide emissions and energy at the same time.

Building science behind the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

The development of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis highlights just how far green building science has advanced.

Know the signs to repair or replace your water heater

If you're experiencing water heater problems, it can be hard to know whether to repair or replace a system that's not performing well. Water heater service can be notoriously tricky for home owners because there is a lack of knowledge...

Fluidmaster honored with Golden Hammer Award

Fluidmaster was one of 31 companies honored with a Golden Hammer Vendor award at the 2014 National Hardware Show. The company, a manufacturer of toilet and faucet repair parts, was profiled by Home Channel News for its corporate citizenship as...

More California towns saving water and energy with HERO program

To help residents combat the ongoing drought and reduce energy use, 24 additional California communities launched the HERO program that allows homeowners to pay for qualifiying home improvements through their property tax bill.

Tankless water heater designed to stop water waste

A new water heater can help stop wasted water and energy flowing down the drain.

Historic home nearing goal of net-zero after deep green remodeling

A 110-year-old home is on its way to becoming a net-zero home thanks to a deep green remodel that’s still in progress. When Matt Grocoff and his wife, Kelly, bought a 110 year old Folk-Victorian home in Ann Arbor’s Old...

Water saving showerhead delivers high-energy spray

Tired of the same old shower routine? Now it’s easy to add a comforting and refreshing boost to your daily shower. Moen's Avira showerhead features new HydroBoost technology, allowing for a superior and invigorating shower, while also helping to conserve...

Recycle lost hot water energy with shower drain recovery

Consumers know hot water costs money. But they may not be aware that it's the second biggest energy expenditure after heating and cooling. For homeowners looking for a way to stop wasting energy, Ecodrain is the first practical heat recovery...

UV system eliminates need to boil drinking water

The risk of water contamination has risen as an increase in local boil alerts has swept the nation from water system problems such as line breaks and contamination. If your local water supplier frequently issues boil water advisories, an ultraviolet...

6 ways new fixtures can save water in your bathroom

Wasting water is the same as pouring money down the drain. And it’s a drain on one of our most precious natural resources.

New insulated hot water pipe code will save water and energy

Each year, people waste water and energy waiting for hot water in the kitchen and bathroom. But that may change with updated building codes requiring hot water pipes to be insulated. Plumbing inspectors, manufacturers, engineers, contractors, labor representatives and other...

Recycling shower saves up to 70% of scarce water resources

Water scarcity, according to the World Health Organization fact files, affects one in three people on every continent around the world. In developing countries like China, the lack of water has become an everyday reality, as some villagers in Western...

6 ways you can ease the burden of household chores and save water

Appliances are some of the biggest users of water and energy in your home, and a new appliance can help get the job done while using fewer resources. Wash fewer loads. New high-efficiency top load washers typically have larger capacity than front-loaders, which means you can tackle more laundry in fewer loads. Say goodbye to stains.

New options for builders with whole house electric tankless water heater

Until recently most whole house tankless water heaters have been powered by natural gas. But a new product on the market offers an electric wholehouse tankless option with very high efficiency ratings. The electric tankless trutankless model from Bollente Companies...

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A leaky toilet can waste hundreds of gallons of water per day, putting extra strain on your checking account and the environment. Fluidmaster provides many solutions to everyday toilet problems, helping you to maintain your toilet and plumbing systems. With water conservation becoming an increasingly important issue for the majority of Americans, making water–conscious decisions is more prevalent than ever.