5 Tips to Help You Choose LED Mirrors for Your Bathroom

If you don’t have proper lighted mirrors in your bathroom, it won’t be considered complete. Your bathroom look won’t be considered complete without a lighted mirror, such as an LED mirror. Given below are a few tips that can help you choose from the best options for your house bathroom. Read on to find out more.

Size

First of all, you should measure your bathroom wall where the mirror will be hanged. Opt for a big enough unit for a small bathroom as it will create an illusion of a bigger space.

Design

Opt for the style and frame that can match the style of your bathroom. An easy way is to check Pinterest for inspiration. You can choose from a lot of decorative mirrors based on your fit and style. As a matter of fact, you have endless possibilities as far as designs are concerned.

Purpose of Use

Before you opt for the lighted mirror, you may want to identify its purpose first. If you get dressed in your bathroom, you should buy a lighted unit that features an effective lighting. This will create no shadows on your face.

On the other hand, if you need a lighted unit for better looks, you can invest in a LED mirror that features a fancy frame.

1. Lighting

Most of today’s illuminated mirrors feature LED lights for a clear and clean image. Also, LEDs are a great choice as an energy efficient choice. Plus, they produce a lot of light and less heat. Moreover, they are quite bright. Therefore, you won’t find it hard to see yourself while wearing make-up or getting dressed. The light will create an ideal focal point and can meet different style needs.

2. Size

Also, before you make this purchase, you should consider different designs, sizes, and shapes. Typically, these days, most mirrors are slimmer and offer a lot of features. Since space is a common concern in modern houses, people tend to opt for compact products to save space.

3. Quality of the Glass

Unlike the traditional glass, the glass used to make LED mirrors is different. Actually, lighted bathroom mirrors make use of high-quality panels that help boost the reflection quality. Aside from this, the magnification strength varies significantly. Therefore, you should buy a product that’s the best for you.

4. Anti-Fog

The majority of lighted LED mirrors feature an anti-fog factor that allows fast de-mystification. So, there will be no fog on the mirror no matter when you will use it.

5. Extra Storage Space

Another good thing about a standard LED mirror is that it offers plenty of storage space as well. These units have cabinets around or behind them that you can store your stuff in. So, g3etting this type of LED bathroom mirror is a stroke of genius.

Long story short, these are a few simple tips that can help you opt for the right product to meet your needs. Hopefully, you will be able to get the best product to meet your routine needs.

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It’s a Hole in The Ground

“We dig a hole in the ground, we call it a well – and we wish water would go into it. We dig another hole in the ground, almost as deep and much wider – we call it a basement, and we wish water wouldn’t go into it.”

April showers bring more than May flowers.

In recent years, springtime conditions often beginning as early as February lead to predictable basement wetting… and sometimes not so predictable. Basements which have not exhibited signs of wetting may suddenly become wet due to changes in terrain (ie: nearby construction) changes in the weather (yes, it’s really happening) and goodness knows what else occurs in, on or under the ground.

Controlling water ingress not only preserves living and storage space, it protects indoor air quality and maintains the value of your property.

Some preventive measures

Before you have to excavate or remove interior insulation and finishes:

Ensure exterior grades including driveways and walkways are sloped in manner which will drain storm water away from foundations. An exterior grade slope of 3 to 5 degrees is generally recommended.
Ensure window wells, basement walk-outs and other points of entry are protected from rain and storm run-off.
Ensure rain gutters are sized properly for the area and pitch of your roof, and you have a sufficient number of down spouts which direct water a minimum of 5 ft away from foundations.
Check and maintain your sump pump installation, and seriously consider a back-up sump pump system.

The Facts of Life

60 percent of Canadian homes have some degree of basement wetting.
There is a 90 percent chance a block basement will leak within 20 years of construction.
Almost all poured concrete foundations have some cracks and unsealed form-tie holes.
Not all new homes have adequate water sealing or drainage membranes.
Despite your best efforts, the question is not “if” your basement will get wet, but “when.”

If you continue to experience basement wetting, you may need to explore different options such as waterproofing, or a water management system depending on the age, type and location of your home.

Some indoor options

Floor edging allows moisture to drain from the perimeter to the drain tile
A drainage membrane separates the basement foundations walls from moisture sensitive materials
A perimeter drain tile directs moisture entry to a sump
Urethane, epoxy or other crack-filling

Some outdoor options

Waterproofing and drainage membranes
Crack filling
New exterior drain tile
Multi-level tile drains

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Top Well Water Problems

If there is a time that well waters fear is when the water that comes out from the tap has become discolored, cloudy or foul smelling. There must be something wrong with their well.

Luckily, there is a solution to most common well water problems. Well users just need to identify the cause of these water issues so they can take action and restore water supply immediately.

Common Issues and How to Solve Them

Hard Water

Hard water is caused by high levels of calcium and magnesium dissolved in the liquid. It is very common to find hard water in the US as it affects 85% of the people who live there.

Hard Water Symptoms

Clothes lose their original color and feel rough;
Skin is dry and hair is flakey;
Low pressure because of the buildup of minerals in clogged pipes;
Buildup of scale on faucets and appliances;
White residue and spots on dishes and dishwashers;
Stains on sinks and bathtubs.

Acidic Water Well Issues

Acid rain, drainage from mining operations as well as plant decay can lower the pH level to under 7.0 pH. Low well water pH level can also be caused by low total dissolved solids or TDS.

Acidic Water Symptoms

Blue-green color or rust stains in sinks and bathtubs
In some cases, cloudy water
Metallic, bitter taste
Small leaks in plumbing
Worn down faucets and fixtures
Hydrogen Sulfide

As organic material decomposes, the flammable hydrogen sulfide enters the water. The gas can be produced by the infestation of sulfate-reducing bacteria or chemical reactions with the anode rods inside water heaters.

Hydrogen Sulfide Symptoms

Rotten egg smell and taste of water;
Stains on clothes;
Stains on bathroom fixtures;
Discoloration of silverware, brass and copper;
Iron and Manganese.

Iron and manganese, which are naturally found in bedrock, can dissolve in groundwater when mining operations cause a disturbance.

Iron and Manganese Symptoms

Black stains or specks;
Orange, red or brown stains on sinks, bathtubs;
Cloudy, orange water;
Bitter, metallic taste;
Oily water surface;
Grey/black staining water;

Turbidity.

Drilling, runoff or other forms of earth disturbance can let high total suspended sediment levels enter well water. High levels of sediment may show the presence of pollutants, microbial life, or oxidised metals like iron and manganese in water.

Turbidity Symptoms

Dirty or cloudy water

Fluoride

Fluoride occurs in all natural water in a range of amounts and can be detected by testing well water. EPA recommends a 0.7 mg/L level for fluoride but it can be higher when it comes to well water

Fluoride Symptoms

Dental fluorosis: Brown or dirty white stains on teeth, children in particular.

Fecal Bacteria

Fecal bacteria like E. Coli is found in human or animal waste. These can find their way to well water by means of agricultural runoff, well wall cracks or overflowing sewage lines and septic tanks.

Fecal Bacteria Contamination Symptoms

Symptoms of Fecal Bacteria Contamination

Gastrointestinal illness happens more often
Water may/may not have an odor

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