M&M Plumbing

Family Owned & Operated in Olympia, Washington

bathroom

  • Did you know that your bathroom is statistically the most dangerous room in your home?

    According to the AARP, bathrooms are the cause of more household injuries than any other room, including the kitchen.  In 2008, nearly 22 million Americans over the age of 15 were injured in the bathroom, and over 235,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for bathroom-related injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Not surprisingly, the total number of injuries increase by age, with the majority of injuries occurring with people over the age of 65.  However, proportionate to their age, 15-24 year olds are actually more likely to be injured in the tub or shower.  

  • Click the image to access the original article on getting rid of mold and mildew in the bathroom.Click the image to access the original article on getting rid of mold and mildew in the bathroom.Here is the link to the original article: http://shor-tn.us/mm-getridofmold

    We found this article on the Home and Living Cheat Sheet website and think this is excellent advice.

    The authors suggest two key factors in getting rid of mold and mildew in the bathroom:

    1. Make sure you have a properly installed shower curtain liner. Curtain liners are cheap, so there's really no reason why you can take their advice and put up one that completely covers your shower opening. Then of course, make sure you keep the liner inside the tub so the water that hits it flows down inside the shower.  Spending a few dollars on a shower curtain liner could literally save you thousands of dollars in repairs from mold, mildew and dry rot.

    2. Test your shower or bath tub liner. If you have a liner installed in your bath or shower, it's very important to be sure they don't leak. If water gets between the liner and the original shower enclosure, you can end up with some really nasty mold growth, and once that starts the only real way to fix it is to remove the liner.
  • We've mentioned this topic on our social media pages a number of times in the past, but it's about time we "plunge" into it further and "flush" out any additional questions you might have. We are talking of course about the two different types of plungers you should have in your home.

    Many people don't realize that there are two types for two different purposes. And unfortunately, home improvement stores confuse the matter my selling plungers that don't really do the job.

    The first type of plunger is the one you are more likely familiar with. This is the one that looks like a suction cup with a handle sticking out of it. This type of plunger is designed for clearing a sink or tub. While these come in multiple sizes, many people mistakenly buy the larger versions thinking they are for toilets.

    Plunger with no flange
    This plunger, sold at Home Depot for $2.98, has no flange and is designed for sinks and tubs.
    Plunger with Flange for ToiletsThis plunger, sold at Home Depot for $5.99, includes a flange which creates a positive seal inside a toilet drain.

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M&M Plumbing

Serving Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Thurston County

Business Hours
M-F 8am - 6pm

Emergency Services Available 24/7

360.491.9422

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