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Ultra-hygienic toilet with built-in washing nozzles debuts as bidet popularity surges in U.S. While they’ve been used around the world for over 300 years, it took a global pandemic and historic toilet paper shortage for many Americans to discover the benefits of bidets. Now, as the popularity of the hygienic bathroom fixtures soars in the Read more

Ultra-hygienic toilet with built-in washing nozzles debuts as bidet popularity surges in U.S.

While they’ve been used around the world for over 300 years, it took a global pandemic and historic toilet paper shortage for many Americans to discover the benefits of bidets. Now, as the popularity of the hygienic bathroom fixtures soars in the United States, Mansfield is rising to the occasion by introducing its first-ever toilet with a built-in bidet attachment.

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Dubbed Nyren, the toilet features an electronic seat equipped with a self-cleaning spray nozzle offering five adjustable spray positions. The toilet’s washing functionality, including rear wash and feminine wash capabilities, reduces the need for toilet paper and offers users hygienic benefits not available with paper-only cleaning methods.

“We’re excited to help introduce bidet toilets to Americans with the debut of Nyren,” said Stephanie Radebaugh, sanitaryware product manager at Mansfield. “Bidet attachments have an array of hygienic benefits, and we look forward to helping people live a healthier, happier and greener lifestyle.”

Additional features include six different adjustable settings for water, air dryer and seat temperatures. Along with stationary and motion wash modes, as well as three water pressure levels, the user can easily customize their most comfortable experience with a wireless remote control.

Beyond Nyren’s extensive benefits for personal hygiene, the toilet also advances sustainability efforts. With a high-efficiency flush model that allows the user to choose full- or half-flush while washing and rinsing the bowl twice, Nyren saves both water and money. The use of a bidet also substantially decreases the reliance on single-use products like toilet paper and drastically reduces the amount of paper waste directed to sewers and landfills.

Aesthetically, Nyren’s sleek and contemporary design offers a modern style while remaining universal enough to fit the décor in most bathrooms. An LED light inside the bowl enhances convenience for nighttime visits.

Nyren is available through wholesale distributors and direct for consumers on Lowes.com. To learn more about Nyren and all of Mansfield’s product offerings, visit https://www.mansfieldplumbing.com/nyren-smart-toilet/.

The new floor-standing FT Series Combination Boiler and Water Heater is the only residential combi boiler that delivers uninterrupted home heat and on-demand hot water simultaneously. Laars Heating Systemsannounces the launch of its powerful, ultra-high efficiency floor-standing FT Series Combination Boiler and Water Heater, the only residential combi boiler that simultaneously supplies abundant home heat Read more

The new floor-standing FT Series Combination Boiler and Water Heater is the only residential combi boiler that delivers uninterrupted home heat and on-demand hot water simultaneously.

Laars Heating Systemsannounces the launch of its powerful, ultra-high efficiency floor-standing FT Series Combination Boiler and Water Heater, the only residential combi boiler that simultaneously supplies abundant home heat and endless hot water without interruption.

LAARS Heating Systems, boilers, water heaters, combiner's boilers, hydronics, plumbing, heating, HVAC, bradford white, LAARS“Home heat and hot water are critical to health and comfort in our daily lives,” said Chuck O’Donnell, director of marketing for Laars Heating Systems. “The Laars floor-standing FT Series Combination Boiler and Water Heater, like the rest of the FT Series of products, is built to meet the needs for space heating and domestic hot water reliably, efficiently and economically.”

The FT Series Combination Boiler and Water Heater includes a unique, integrated domestic hot water mini-indirect tank that delivers stable hot water on demand. Advanced smart technology coordinates uninterrupted space heating with domestic hot water demand and ensures continuing hot water supply for multiple heating events.

With industry-leading capacity, the FT Series Combination Boiler and Water Heater can deliver six gallons per minute of hot water in the first minute and 5.2 gallons per minute continuous delivery at a 70°F temperature rise. Other features include domestic hot water recirculation compatible; built-in low loss header for ease of installation; robust stainless-steel fire-tube heat exchanger; top piping connections for flexible installation; and large front access for service and maintenance.

“The Laars floor-standing FT Series Combination Boiler and Water Heater offers a unique combination of performance, efficiency and convenience,” O’Donnell said. “Based on extensive feedback from heating professionals, multiple features have been incorporated that make installation and service straightforward and accessible, and also provide options for homeowners.”

For more information, visit https://www.laars.com.

With the versitlity to handle 1-1/4” to 4” drain lines, General Pipe Cleaners’ Root 66® is three machines in one.general Designed to clear practically any inside or rooftop drain, the Root 66 sectional cable power drain cleaner uses 5/8″ or 7/8″ sections interchangeably. There’s no need for adapters or tools to switch from one cable Read more

With the versitlity to handle 1-1/4” to 4” drain lines, General Pipe Cleaners’ Root 66® is three machines in one.general

Designed to clear practically any inside or rooftop drain, the Root 66 sectional cable power drain cleaner uses 5/8″ or 7/8″ sections interchangeably. There’s no need for adapters or tools to switch from one cable size to the other!

Need to clear sinks and other small drain lines? Get the optional drum with smaller 1/4″, 5/16” or 3/8” Flexicore® cables. Just slide onto the back of Root 66 and you’re ready to go.

A General exclusive, optional 7/8″ Proflex® sectional cables (15R10-P) sport an inner spring. It gives the cable greater strength to transfer extra torque down the line for additional cutting power.

Operating Root 66 is easy, too. Depress the drive handle for plenty of cable torque from the 1/2 hp capacitor motor. Release the drive handle and the cable immediately stops rotating – for no additional torque build-up. A wide, four-point base adds greater stability, and an optional dolly offers easy transport over long distances.

Other accessories include cable carriers, the optional drum for small drain work, and a toolbox. Standard equipment includes a ground fault circuit interrupter, double palm leather gloves, rear guide hose, and General’s tradition of quality, performance and reliability.

For more information contact the Drain Brains® at General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300, or visit drainbrain.com.

Fluidmaster unveils all-new Soft Spa 9500 Bidet. Designed to provide a more hygienic, clean and refreshing solution in the bathroom, the feature-rich Soft Spa 9500 Bidet leverages Fluidmaster’s 64-year history of innovation. Complete with water temperature and pressure controls, adjustable dryer speeds, an ergonomic, temperature-controlled comfort seat and more, the electronic bidet features a sleek Read more

Fluidmaster unveils all-new Soft Spa 9500 Bidet. Designed to provide a more hygienic, clean and refreshing solution in the bathroom, the feature-rich Soft Spa 9500 Bidet leverages Fluidmaster’s 64-year history of innovation. Complete with water temperature and pressure controls, adjustable dryer speeds, an ergonomic, temperature-controlled comfort seat and more, the electronic bidet features a sleek design that won’t shift under your bum. The Soft Spa 9500 Bidet is offered at $400 MSRP and available now through Fluidmaster.com.

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The Soft Spa 9500 Bidet by Fluidmaster serves as a healthier, more hygienic way of cleaning up in the bathroom. Front and rear cleaning cycles help remove more bacteria and prevent the spread of germs when compared to wiping with toilet paper. The result is a fresh, “just stepped out of the shower” clean feeling made possible by a premium, fully customizable experience.

“Adding electronic bidets to the toilet has been a growing trend in the U.S. market over the last few years as more people have transformed their bathrooms into a personal spa oasis,” said Corinne AndersonSchoepe, Director, Global Brand, Fluidmaster. “COVID-19 and the recent toilet paper shortages fast-tracked our development of the Soft Spa 9500 as we responded to the widespread adoption of elevated personal hygiene standards. We’ve leveraged our trusted leadership in the toilet repair industry to offer a premium, more hygienic solution that we believe is going to be a welcomed upgrade in the bathroom.”

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Features of the Soft Spa 9500 Bidet by Fluidmaster include1:

  • Automatic front and rear cleaning cycles with oscillation, water temperature and pressure controls
  • Adjustable dryer speeds with temperature control
  • Sleek design with an ergonomic comfort bidet seat that won’t shift under your bum, featuring adjustable temperature control
  • Electronic control via push button at bidet base or wireless remote
  • Deodorizer and push-button quick release for easy cleaning
  • Night light and soft-close bidet seat lid for round-the-clock use

Comprised of Four Products Suites to fit a wide range of Applications, they are Designed with Advanced Technology, High Performance and Water Efficiency Niagara®, the leader in high-performance, high-technology, water-saving toilets, is launching a full line of products today with four new toilet product suites dedicated to the traditional wholesale channel and designed specifically with Read more

Comprised of Four Products Suites to fit a wide range of Applications, they are Designed with Advanced Technology, High Performance and Water Efficiency

Niagara®, the leader in high-performance, high-technology, water-saving toilets, is launching a full line of products today with four new toilet product suites dedicated to the traditional wholesale channel and designed specifically with features and benefits for builders, remodelers, and plumbing professionals. The new product lineup is the first in the industry to carry a 15-year warranty. Specific characteristics that make this new product line attractive to pros include:

  • Three Flush Technologies including Stealth®: Niagara’s new full product line features three different types of technology to allow for a wide breadth of applications. Two lines contain Niagara’s patented Stealth Technology® which has won several EPA WaterSense® awards for re-engineering the flush for its high-power, low-maintenance, water-efficient toilets. This innovative technology has a vacuum-assist pull and a noise-cancelling tank for a whisper-quiet flush.
  • Superior Performance: A powerful, clean flush that is virtually clog-free while achieving industry leading water efficiency. Plumbing professionals will find that – once installed – proper performance is guaranteed. The new Niagara offering surpasses all industry drain line carry standards at 0.8, 1.0, 1.1 and 1.28 GPF flush rates.
  • Notable Convenience: Builders and plumbing professionals will find the convenience of Niagara’s pre-assembled tank extremely useful. Because there is no tank assembly, pros can install toilets quickly and efficiently, leaving little room for error. Niagara models also offer an extra-large footprint, easily covering old tile and making installation quick, fast and efficient.
  • Outstanding Confidence: Every product in Niagara’s new line includes high-quality components such as Fluidmaster® fill valves, zinc powder-coated handles and solid brass bolt sets. All products boast an industry leading, 15-year warranty on tank trim, a lifetime warranty on vitreous china and a dedicated team of customer service professionals for the wholesale plumbing channel available to answer questions.

“With continued growth in new housing construction and remodeling, we’ve taken the time to listen closely to the building pros who install, repair and specify toilets – including plumbers, plumbing engineers, builders, service plumbers, contractors and architects – to learn what details are important to them when installing toilets in homes,” said Jeff Pratt, vice president of sales at Niagara. “Using that knowledge, we have developed a full lineup of products for pros to choose from that not only delivers advanced technology, but powerful performance and easy installation. These products provide savings and are offered in a variety of flushing options: 0.8, 1.0, 1.1 and 1.28 GPF.”

More than 100 new SKUs comprise Niagara’s new product line, which includes four categories of products:

The Liberty Product Line: Niagara’s Liberty line is a cost-effective option for the budget-minded professional. The Liberty line installs quickly, has an extra-large footprint and uses standard flapper technology that is familiar to plumbers. Niagara’s Liberty products are available in round and elongated bowls, ADA and standard heights, and 10” and 12” rough-in options. At a 1.28 GPF flush volume, the Liberty line can flush 800g of miso, carries a 15-year warranty, and is WaterSense certified.

The Sabre Product Line: Sabre is the expansion of Niagara’s famous Stealth Technology® into the 1.1 and 1.28 GPF Rates. This vacuum-assist technology makes less water work more efficiently to maximize performance. The Sabre line comes in round and elongated bowls, ADA and standard heights, 10” and 12” rough-ins – all with a 15-year warranty and WaterSense certified. This high-performance line flushes 1,000g of miso, carries a 15-year warranty, and is WaterSense certified.

The Shadow Product Line: Niagara’s Shadow line with Stealth Technology is the best solution for those wanting high design, performance and efficiency. Offered in 0.8 and 1.28 GPF, the high design of the tank and bowl will upgrade the appearance of any bathroom. Ideal for residential, multifamily residential and hospitality. The Shadow line is offered in round, elongated, and compact-elongated bowls, ADA and standard heights. This product line also flushes 1,000g of miso, carries a 15-year warranty, and is WaterSense certified.

The Barron Product Line: Niagara’s Barron products are made for the light commercial industry, carrying a powerful pressure-assist vessel. This line is good for retail, healthcare facilities, office buildings, gyms and athletic facilities, and buildings with heavy traffic. The Barron line is offered in 1.0 and 1.28 GPF, round and elongated bowls, as well as a back outlet option. With ADA and standard heights, the Barron line has a powerful 1,000g miso flush, carries a 15-year warranty and is WaterSense Certified.

Niagara’s new line will be sold exclusively through wholesalers across the United States. Wholesalers will be able to preorder the new product line in May.