Top 3 tips for choosing the best respirator mask


An average jobsite is full of air contaminants, so using a respiratory mask is essential for lung health. Picking the right one can be challenging with so many options available. Read three tips to help you choose the best respirator mask for every job.

How to diagnose central heating system problems


Cold winter weather can be harsh on central heating systems, especially at night when temperatures drop. Read tips to help you diagnose and troubleshoot common cold weather heating problems. Keep customers warm and grow your HVAC business this winter.

How to choose the best safety glasses


Your eyes are sensitive and they need protection, especially when working with equipment that can cause burns or create flying debris that may penetrate the eye. Keep your eyes protected by selecting the right pair of safety glasses for the job.

How to choose the best ice melt


Not all ice melt is created equal, which is why knowing which ice melt to choose can be challenging. Some ice melt is better suited for certain climates and surfaces. Use our ice melt guide to help you pick the best ice melt to keep your facility safe.

How low-flow toilets benefit contractors


Choosing to install low-flow and high-performance toilets on the job benefits contractors in addition to saving money and resources for customers. Discover how making the switch to low-flow toilets pays off for you as a professional.

How do Smart Water Leak Detectors work?


Smart home technology has evolved to include smart water leak detector products, which can open the door to new business for residential service contractors. Discover how smart leak detectors work and see how to include it in your business.

How to prevent hearing loss in the workplace


Construction sites are often loud places. This is why hearing loss is a common occupational health risk for trade professionals. Learn about hearing safety hazards and discover how to protect your ears from damage caused by long-term noise exposure.

The top 6 applications for press fittings


In addition to being a labor-saving solution, press fittings can also be used in a wide variety of applications. Read how press fittings can be used and see what makes them a reliable method for connecting pipe across industries.

Why use press fittings? The top 5 reasons


For years, welding and soldering were the only methods for connecting pipe. Now, press fitting systems provide an additional option for quickly and securely installing pipe systems. Learn about press fitting benefits and see how they can save you money.

What is VRF? Top VRF myths and facts explained


You've probably heard of VRF heating and cooling, but might have questions about what it is and how it works. Learn about VRF HVAC systems and read common myths and facts about VRF technology. Discover how you and your customers can benefit from VRF.

How to choose the best smart thermostat for your customer


Smart thermostats have evolved since they were first introduced to the market. Today, smart thermostats have features that provide unique advantages. Learn about the smart thermostat trends and see how to find the right one to fit your customers' needs.

Top tool gift ideas for contractors for holiday 2017


Take the guesswork out of finding the perfect gift for every contractor on your holiday shopping list with the 2017 tool gift guide. Browse tool gift kits by trade profession to make sure the gifts you give will bring cheer and be used all year long.

4 tips to prepare for Black Friday plumbing service calls


While others are enjoying leftover turkey on Black Friday, many plumbers are busy responding to an influx of residential service calls on. Find out the most common service calls plumbers receive the day after Thanksgiving and get tips to make sure your plumbing business is ready.

Floor cleaning & maintenance tips


Regular maintenance is essential for the life and look of your facility’s flooring. Make your floors look like new again with these simple techniques for cleaning all types of floor, from concrete to carpet and more.

Guide to MaP toilet testing for low flow toilets


Understanding MaP testing can benefit both trade pros and their customers alike in the toilet buying process. Use our guide to MaP testing to help your customers select toilets that offer superior energy efficiency without sacrificing performance.

How to install a water heater tank booster


Installing a tank booster on a tank water heater is a smart way to increase your customers' overall water heater efficiency. Read the basic installation steps to see how simple it is to install a tank booster on a water heater and save customers' money.

Best green cleaning products for your facility


Going green with your cleaning chemicals can reduce your facility’s environmental impact, cut down on waste and save on operating costs. Learn what to look out for when implementing cleaning products to keep your facility green and clean. 

Best pull-down kitchen faucets that won't break the bank


The kitchen is often one of the most expensive rooms to design or remodel. For trade professionals, working within a budget is critical. See how you can impress your customers and finish your jobs on budget with these five cost-effective kitchen faucets.

5 easy tips for picking an ADA compliant faucet


In the market for a new faucet and want to make sure it’s accessible for everybody to use? Check out these five basic tips to help you find a faucet that complies with the regulations set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Know before you buy!

5 easy tips for choosing ADA compliant toilets


The toilet is an essential fixture that no bathroom is complete without. Discover how to find a toilet that meets the Americans with Disabilities Act standards for accessibility when shopping for your next toilet.

How to improve water heater efficiency with a tank booster


Discover how you can increase your customers' water heater efficiency with a tank booster valve. Your customers will appreciate the utility savings, and they'll have you to thank. See how you can boost your plumbing business with water heater tank boosting valves.

Top 5 benefits of tankless water heaters


It's known that tankless water heaters can save utility costs when used residentially, but they provide a number of other benefits. See how choosing tankless water heaters can be advantageous in a variety of commercial and residential applications alike.

Water heater energy star ratings explained


Heating water is the second highest residential utility cost. Help your customers save money by guiding them to select a water heater with an ENERGY STAR Label. Learn how water heaters become qualified for this program and see how they cut energy use.

Top cold weather facility maintenance supplies


Property managers face a challenge with building maintenance in the wintertime. Snow and sleet can damage floors and carpets, and the spread of cold and flu viruses poses a health threat to facility occupants. See how to keep your facility ready for the winter.

Top 7 tool gift ideas for contractors this holiday season


Find the right gift for every contractor on your holiday shopping list with our tool gift ideas guide. Whether you're looking for stocking stuffers or something bigger for their toolbox, explore the top tools that every contractor would want to unwrap this holiday.

Choose the right LED color and brightness


LED light bulbs are available in a range of color and lighting options. Choosing the best LED bulb comes down to selecting the appropriate shade and level of brightness. Read about LED bulb characteristics to help you find the right LED light.

Top 5 benefits you need to know about LED lighting


Lighting technology has come a long way in terms of energy efficiency, especially with the advancements made in LED light bulbs. Read about the energy-saving benefits of LEDs and see why you should switch to the lighting technology of the future.

4 easy steps to finding the right work glove size


Is your glove size small, medium or large? Find out before you buy in four easy steps. Plus, you can also get a printer-friendly hand measuring chart so your whole team can find the right fit. The best part? It’s FREE! Your hands will thank you.