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A new intelligent toilet product just hitting the market offers an effective and affordable solution for anyone who has ever been subjected to a constant-flowing or over-flowing toilet. The Valvin unit is an electronically controlled valve actuator that can be integrated with any s tandard toilet tank fill valve to relieve the mess, stress, damage Read More

A new intelligent toilet product just hitting the market offers an effective and affordable solution for anyone who has ever been subjected to a constant-flowing or over-flowing toilet.

The Valvin unit is an electronically controlled valve actuator that can be integrated with any s tandard toilet tank fill valve to relieve the mess, stress, damage and costs of a malfunctioning toilet.

This patented intelligent valve is designed to turn off water flow in toilets when any abnormal activity is detected: an open flapper leak, a fill valve leak or even a silent flapper leak, and more.

If water begins leaking in any part of the toilet, the Valvin springs into action turning off the toilet fill valve regardless of the water level in the toilet tank.

Check out the Valvin in action here: https://www.stoptoiletleak.com/product.html

It also sports a multi-color LED which will indicate by color light the location in the toilet tank to where the leak is located.

The Valvin prevents water waste, keeps water bill costs from spiking and prevents expensive water damage to any home, apartment, business or public restrooms with tank toilets.

The unit is design to go into any one piece or two piece toilets and works with single flap per or dual flush toilets.

The Valvin unit ranges from $49.95 – $59.95 and is available at: www.StopToiletLeak.com

Company Heralds the Coming of the “Refreshing Revolution” TOTO, the world’s largest plumbing manufacturer with more than $5.1 billion in annual sales, announced today that it is launching a new brand advertising campaign to support its popular line of Washlet bidet seats. The new strategy challenges the status quo in U.S. bathroom habits and personal Read More

Company Heralds the Coming of the “Refreshing Revolution”

TOTO, the world’s largest plumbing manufacturer with more than $5.1 billion in annual sales, announced today that it is launching a new brand advertising campaign to support its popular line of Washlet bidet seats. The new strategy challenges the status quo in U.S. bathroom habits and personal hygiene by urging consumers to “redefine clean” and join the “Refreshing Revolution,” by cleansing with water after a bathroom break by using a TOTO Washlet. “TOTO has sold more than 40 million Washlets globally, creating millions of brand advocates around the world,” said Bill Strang, President of Operations and eCommerce. “Our new advertising strategy builds on that rich foundation coupled with American society’s obsession with cleanliness and hygiene to motivate U.S. consumers to make the switch from outdated, ineffective bathroom habits to this modern, innovative approach to personal cleanliness.” Developed in conjunction with the Wray Ward Agency of Charlotte, NC, TOTO kicks off its new U.S. advertising campaign with a 30-second television spot that will air in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York during the months of December and January. The new TV commercial will be broadcast on cable networks, including CNBC, HGTV, Bravo, and the Travel Channel. TOTO is also supporting its new campaign with digital advertising, public relations, social media, and a Washlet microsite.

The new campaign’s television, digital, and social media ads highlight the myriad ways that TOTO’s Washlet bidet seat improves people’s lives—making personal cleansing easy by introducing the purity of water to the power of innovation for a just showered feeling. With a Washlet, consumers may redefine what it means to be clean after a bathroom break and enjoy a new kind of personal cleanliness that is better for them and better for the environment (less toilet tissue). Smarter, simpler, and cleaner, the sophisticated Washlet bidet seat may be installed on nearly any existing toilet. TOTO invites consumers to follow #Washlet on social media to see what can happen when obsolete bathroom habits are thrown out the window and Washlet bidet seats become the new normal for personal cleanliness in the U.S. If consumers wish to share their personal insights and experiences as they redefine clean and join the Refreshing Revolution, TOTO will repost the most inspirational with credit when @TOTOUSA and #Washlet are tagged. TOTO’s new Washlet television commercial may be found at www.Washlet.com and on its YouTube Channel.

About TOTO

TOTO USA is headquarters for the Americas Division of the TOTO Global Group, which was established in 1917 with the founding of TOTO, Ltd., in Kitakyushu, Japan. TOTO is the world’s largest manufacturer of bathroom fixtures and fittings with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales. For nearly 100 years, TOTO has been the recognized leader in performance innovation and design with products that enhance the luxury bathroom experience. Today, the company maintains 25,700 employees in 69 offices around the world and owns manufacturing facilities in Japan, Mexico, the USA, China and Europe with an affiliated network of more than 80 production facilities worldwide.With over 1,500 engineers on staff and three centers devoted to research and development, TOTO is dedicated to engineering products that respect the environment while meeting people’s needs for comfort, beauty and performance. TOTO’s corporate philosophy – People-First Innovation – is the guiding principle for all the company’s processes, from engineering and design to manufacturing and sales. Consumers enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing they purchased a brand that innovates to improve people’s quality of life. Winner of numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions, TOTO is the only plumbing manufacturer honored as Water Efficiency Leader by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company continues to raise industry standards and consumer expectations as to what is possible in the bathroom, as TOTO believes a high-quality bathroom is an experience and an everyday luxury people value and appreciate.

In observance of the 15th annual World Toilet Day, Jeannette Long, vice president of marketing communications for LIXIL Americas, was invited to speak at a special “Toast to Toilets” event at the United Nations in New York City on November 21, 2016. Long shared remarks on the Company’s business initiatives that aim to improve sanitation Read More

In observance of the 15th annual World Toilet Day, Jeannette Long, vice president of marketing communications for LIXIL Americas, was invited to speak at a special “Toast to Toilets” event at the United Nations in New York City on November 21, 2016.

Long shared remarks on the Company’s business initiatives that aim to improve sanitation and help save lives in developing countries. She highlighted the SATO products invented by American Standard and expanded under the LIXIL brand, which are supported via a sustainable global business model.

Jim McHale, Ph.D., vice president, LIXIL, and general manager of the SATO business unit, was in attendance to demonstrate the low-cost, high-quality SATO products that LIXIL has developed for use in East Africa, in addition to the original latrine pans created for use in Bangladesh.

Long’s comments followed the keynote address given by Jan Eliasson, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, and a welcome given by Maria Calivis, deputy executive director of UNICEF.

The theme of this year’s World Toilet Day focused on toilets and jobs, calling attention to the numerous ways that inadequate sanitation can affect the economy and the livelihoods of people around the world. The illnesses caused by a lack of sanitary toilet facilities at work and at home can increase absenteeism and exhaustion for employees, leading to a decrease in productivity.

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The SATO toilet pan range from LIXIL was on display at a recent United Nations World Toilet Day event in New York City. These hygienic toilet pans close off pit latrines from the open air, helping prevent the spread of disease via flying insects coming into contact with human waste.

Started by the World Toilet Organization, the goal of World Toilet Day is to raise awareness about this critical global health issue and support the many organizations working to create change. World Toilet Day was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2013.

For more information, visit www.lixil.com. For a comprehensive report summarizing the effects of unsafe sanitation facilities, click here to read a report.

ABOUT LIXIL
LIXIL is the most comprehensive and connected global company in the housing and building industry, delivering human-centric innovation that enhances people’s living spaces – we call this Living Technology. Delivering core strengths in water, housing, building and kitchen technologies, our brand portfolio including LIXIL®, GROHE®, American Standard Brands, DXV®, INAX® and Permasteelisa® are leaders in the industries and regions. Operating in more than 150 countries and employing more than 80,000 people, we bring together function, quality and design to provide better living solutions to the world today and for future generations. Learn more at www.lixil.com and follow us at facebook.com/lixilgroup.

Source: Jeannette Long of LIXIL Speaks at United Nations’ World Toilet Day Event on Toilets and Jobs

Flat Front Apron Tub, Plus Bathtub/Shower Wall Surrounds and Base, Modeled to Simplify Bathroom Remodeling with Contemporary Styling and Durability Showcasing minimalistic geometry and crisp design lines, the new Studio bath collection from American Standard is an attractive bathing solution for hospitality settings as well as for discerning homeowners. Its flexible offering, durability features, and ease of Read More

Flat Front Apron Tub, Plus Bathtub/Shower Wall Surrounds and Base, Modeled to Simplify Bathroom Remodeling with Contemporary Styling and Durability

Showcasing minimalistic geometry and crisp design lines, the new Studio bath collection from American Standard is an attractive bathing solution for hospitality settings as well as for discerning homeowners. Its flexible offering, durability features, and ease of installation will be appealing to residential remodelers and home builders who aim to deliver a more beautiful and enjoyable bathing experience that addresses a range of client needs.This stylish collection includes an apron front tub, a shower base, and shower surround and bath wall set that both feature generously-sized shelves. Designed to fit standard five foot alcoves, these bath components can be installed together or separately to accommodate the exact specifications for the project. The new Studio bath products join the existing Studio collection of toilets, sinks and faucets to deliver a complete selection of coordinated bathroom fixtures and fittings.Integral Apron TubFeaturing an exciting, up-to-date design, the Studio integral apron tub is suitable for a standard alcove tub space. The styling highlights the bathtub’s clean, geometric shape with a flat front apron. The textured floor of this tub helps increase bathroom safety, while the deep bathing well with integrated lumbar support provides extra comfort. To simplify retrofit installation, the Studio apron front tub has remodel-friendly 60 by 32-inch dimensions for retrofit installation. This bathtub includes integral three-sided, one-inch tile flanges to prevent water seepage, creating a water barrier that makes installation easier. The Euro frameless sliding shower doors from American Standard will brilliantly illuminate this alcove tub setting for convenient showering.Shower and Bathtub SurroundsThe new Studio shower surround and bath wall set were designed to work flawlessly with the Studio bathtub and shower base for a clean, coordinated look. These bathtub and shower wall surrounds offer six generous, extra-deep 4 1/2-inch shelves sturdy enough to support large shampoo and body wash bottles, plus various toiletries.The Studio bathtub and shower walls feature interlocking tongue and groove panels for easy alignment and to preclude seepage. An integral ¾-inch tiling flange on the shower surround helps prevent water leakage. The shower and bathtub surrounds can be mounted directly to studs in new construction — no backer board is needed.Shower BasesFor convenient retrofit installation, this Studio shower base fits a standard five-foot alcove space. To help increase bathroom safety, the shower pan includes a textured floor. These new shower bases have integral three-sided, one-inch tile flanges to prevent water from leaking behind the shower, forming a water barrier that simplifies installation. The Studio pan includes a shower drain with a stainless steel drain plate.The Studio shower surround and base can be completed with American Standard Euro frameless sliding shower doors, which feature a choice of tempered safety glass and trim finishes to best suit the bathroom decor.The integral apron tub, shower and bath walls, and shower base feature lustrous cast acrylic construction for durability. These Studio bathing collection items are covered by a limited lifetime warranty.List prices for this collection are: Studio bathtub $820; Studio shower base $710; Studio wall surrounds $850-$900. They are available at kitchen and bath showrooms nationwide.For more information on the Studio bathing collection, and the complete Studio fixture and faucet offering, visit www.americanstandard.com or call (800) 442-1902.

Source: American Standard Press: American Standard Studio Bathing Collection Highlights Clean Design, Easy Installation

Celebrity Clean Freak Howie Mandel Serves as “The Face of ActiClean”; TV, Radio, Print and Social Ads Tout “Surprise Guests Are No Worries”? Unexpected guests at the front door? Worse yet, the in-laws stopping by unannounced? It’s no worries with the new ActiClean self-cleaning toilet from American Standard. Simply press a button, walk away, and let Read More

Celebrity Clean Freak Howie Mandel Serves as “The Face of ActiClean”; TV, Radio, Print and Social Ads Tout “Surprise Guests Are No Worries”?

Unexpected guests at the front door? Worse yet, the in-laws stopping by unannounced? It’s no worries with the new ActiClean self-cleaning toilet from American Standard. Simply press a button, walk away, and let the toilet do the rest.Just ask Howie Mandel. The comedian, television host and self-described germaphobe is helping launch the ActiClean self-cleaning toilet, serving as its P.R. spokesperson.American Standard, a LIXIL company, has invested heavily in the introduction of ActiClean, which is currently launching in both retail and wholesale channels. The ActiClean self-cleaning toilet is a first-of-its-kind product for U.S. homeowners seeking low-maintenance, affordable products that make life easier.The brand is undertaking an innovative omni-channel approach to getting the word out to everyone in America that ActiClean is the solution for anyone who dreads the unpleasant task of cleaning their toilet, or wants to make sure their toilet is always ready for unexpected guests.”A surprise visit from the in-laws is stressful,” said Jeannette Long, vice president of marketing communications. “We used that idea in our advertising to show how worry-free owning the ActiClean toilet can be and demonstrate how American Standard is raising the standard.The national advertising campaign, called “Surprise! It’s the In-Laws!,” will span TV, radio, consumer and trade print, digital and paid social to launch ActiClean. Imagine the embarrassment of welcoming a surprise guest into your home and wondering whether your toilet is clean. This national publicity effort uses that insight to demonstrate you’ll never need to worry again. Television advertising debuted September 2016 using targeted cable and video-streaming networks. Broadcast is complemented with endemic home decor print for consumers, and trade print for plumbers, architects and designers.Supporting with earned media and social is a campaign leveraging clean freak Mandel, who leads the ActiClean Patrol to find one lucky homeowner to receive a visit from him with an ActiClean toilet delivered to their home for installation. Consumers are invited to upload videos to the ActiClean Patrol website, showing why their bathroom desperately needs an ActiClean toilet to keep it clean and neat.“The development of this new ActiClean self-cleaning toilet is a huge accomplishment in our business. It is a testament that American Standard, after more than 140 years in the plumbing industry, continues to lead the way in developing innovative kitchen and bath fixtures that offer consumers a lifetime of exceptional performance and reliability,” said Maha El Kharbotly, chief marketing officer of LIXIL Water Technology Americas, the business unit under which American Standard operates.To participate in the ActiClean Patrol program, visit www.acticleanpatrol.com.To learn more about the new ActiClean toilet, visit www.americanstandard.com/acticlean or call (800) 442-1902.

Source: American Standard Press: American Standard Launches National Campaign to Announce New ActiClean Self-Cleaning Toilet