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Keeping an Eye on Mold Growth in Your Bathroom


No one wants to hear those three dreadful words, “You have mold.” Mold is not a friendly guest. To make sure you never hear that phrase you should always keep an eye on mold growth in your bathroom. Your family will thank you for it. At Richardson Plumbing we specialize in bathroom repair and maintenance. We want to be sure you and your family know what the signs of mold are and what can happen if you do get mold so that you can strive to prevent it. With a wet and hot environment mold can easily grow, but if you keep an eye on it, it doesn’t have to. We are proud to be located in Florence, KY and we are honored to be serving Northern KY and Cincinnati as well.

Hold the Mold Please!

The best way to be mold free in your bathroom is to be knowledgeable about mold and how it works. There can be many signs of mold and the faster you handle them you are less likely to have a continuous problem. When keeping an eye on mold growth in your bathroom you don’t only have to use your eyes, you can and should also use your nose! Mold has a very distinctive smell. Have you ever walked in an older home that has been vacant for a while? It smells “old” but usually the real culprit is mold. Your bathroom can be a potential breeding ground for several reasons. For one, condensation happens all the time when you shower. The condensation can get trapped in the bathroom’s walls since the air can’t hold all of the moisture itself. Be on the lookout for signs of water in your walls.

Another way mold can creep into your bathroom is flooding or leaking. Be sure to keep an eye on any area where your toilet may have leaked. This could mean that you may have a busted pipe around your toilet. Don’t worry, our trained professional plumbers at Richardson Plumbing can fix any leaky pipe in your home!

Unfortunately, we can’t keep mold from growing in your home, but you can. Overflowing toilets, floods in your home, and the water you leave on the floor from getting out of the shower can all contribute to mold growth. Be sure to wipe up any water that might be left on your floor as you see it. Mold has a very distinctive look. Check for small dark spots, as they are likely mold. Just because they are small does not mean they are not dangerous. When keeping an eye on mold, check for any loose tile you may have in your bathroom. Loose tile can be a breeding ground for mold. To avoid that, fix the tile as soon as possible.

Our customers are our top priority. We want you and your family to have a mold free bathroom and to be able to identify the early warning signs of it. Keeping up with your bathroom cleaning and maintenance will help everyone in your household safe!

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What You Need to Know About Jacuzzi Tubs


After a long, hard day at work, the first thing you want to do is come home, relax, and have some well-deserved “me time.” However, do you have a personal space where you can have some peace and quiet and disconnect from the world for a moment in utter relaxation? One of the best ways to accomplish this necessary goal is through installing a Jacuzzi tub in your home. There are multiple benefits to Jacuzzi tubs, but how do you know if it would be a good fit for your home? Richardson Plumbing of Florence, KY serving Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati provides you with this information about Jacuzzi tubs so that you may see if it would be beneficial to your life!

Advantages of Jacuzzi Tubs
The various benefits of Jacuzzi Tubs are pretty straightforward. Having the ability to come home and soak in a warm jetted bath whenever you desire is comparable to enjoying a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home. With the hustle and bustle of life, soaking in a Jacuzzi tub can help you relax and relieve some of your daily stress. Not to mention, Jacuzzi tubs can also be an effective tool in a health or physical therapy regimen, when recommended by a professional. Jacuzzi tubs can be especially helpful if you experience problems with sore muscles and/or joints, poor circulation, or even poor flexibility. As you can see, there is an abundance of benefits to installing a Jacuzzi tub in your home!

Disadvantages of Jacuzzi Tubs
This luxurious spa-like experiences can be costly. This is one of the disadvantages of Jacuzzi tubs. These tubs tend to start around $1,000 and can even exceed $5,000 for high-end models with a large number of upgrades. Another cost that arises on top of this is an installation cost. Not to mention, installation can also be complicated. This is due to the nature of Jacuzzi tubs being large and fairly heavy. It is important to make sure you have adequate space in your bathroom for your desired Jacuzzi tub as well. Another disadvantage to consider is cleaning the Jacuzzi tub. It is not the same as cleaning a regular tub as there is a whole network of air tubes that need to be taken care of as well.

Professional Help in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati
If you think you still need help in deciding whether a Jacuzzi tub would be a good fit for your home, then it is time pay your friends at Richardson Plumbing a visit. We are located in Florence, KY and have been serving the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area for close to 20 years. Our trained technicians can assist you with small plumbing repairs such as frozen pipes this winter season all the way to kitchen or bathroom remodels. We also offer 24-hour emergency service in case you experience an issue that just can’t wait. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and are also on Angie’s List. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any of your plumbing needs!

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Does Your Kitchen Need Two Sinks?

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Remodeling your kitchen can be a huge undertaking but in the end, can turn cooking for your family and entertaining your friends into a joy! New countertops and appliances transform the space while a new layout in counters and cabinets improve the cooking flow. One thing that many homeowners don’t think about is adding a second kitchen sink.

Cooking vs Cleaning

You may think at first that it would be extravagant to have a second sink in the kitchen, however that second sink can give you more functionality in the space. Using one sink for cooking and the other for cleaning frees the cooking sink up for the chef. Being able to use the cooking sink for food preparation while using the other sink for the cleanup lets you leave the cleaning until after dinner is in the oven. You no longer have to wash the dishes in the same space that you are cleaning your fruits and veggies.

A second sink allows you to plan the kitchen workflow around the sinks – your prep sink could be in the island so you can have room to work and the dish sink could be near the tableware cabinets to help with putting them away.
If you have two cooks working simultaneously in the space, adding the second sink helps with making sure everyone has enough work space and can eliminate tripping over each other in the process.


Style and Placement

Both sinks do not need to be exactly the same. It may actually make more sense for them to be different. You may want a larger deeper sink for clean-up especially if you have a lot of large pots and pans. It would also make sense to have a deeper, wider bowl for filling large pots with water.

The prep sink can be smaller as to allow for you to leave more counter space. This sink would most likely also need a garbage disposal for all of the pieces from slicing and dicing.

When looking at placement for the sink in the kitchen it is probably best to consult an interior designer. You will want to think about the areas that you use often and what features you use the most when designing your kitchen.

For instance, if you have a kitchen that has a beautiful view then you will most likely want to position a sink under the window that allows you to look at the scenery while you are cooking or cleaning. If you like to have a beverage while cooking then you may want to create a wet bar with a sink for washing your glasses. If baking is your thing you may want to create a little baking corner for rolling out dough and filling baking sheets with a sink close by.
Your kitchen is often the heart of your home, where you spend much of your time making memories and preparing food for your family. Let the professionals at Richardson Plumbing help you create the perfect kitchen space.

Our professionals at Richardson Plumbing in Florence, KY servicing Northern KY and Cincinnati can help you with designing your kitchen with two sinks and all of your other kitchen plumbing needs.

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