Herl’s Supports Breast Cancer Awareness through Bras for a Cause


According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

As a company, Herl’s is committed to supporting our community. One of the ways we do this is by promoting breast cancer awareness to help fight this terrible disease.

Throughout the month of May, we are working to us raise money for Women Supporting Women, a local organization dedicated to supporting those affected by breast cancer, by participating in Bras for a Cause 2018!

What is Bras for a Cause?

This annual competition, hosted by Women Supporting Women, invites participants to decorate a themed bra to help raise donations for their non-profit.

This year’s theme is “Super Heroes” and the Herl’s team had a great time decorating a fun bra for this cause.

If you’d like to help us raise money for this amazing organization, you can vote for our bra by donating directly on our fundraising page.

Voting is open through May 31 and awards will be announced on June 5.

Together, we can make a difference!

Celebrate Stress Awareness Month with a New Acrylic Tub or Shower


No Mess, No Stress!

Celebrate Stress Awareness Month with a new acrylic tub or shower! 

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? It’s recognized as a time to raise awareness about the causes of stress in our daily lives and promote cures to help combat the epidemic.

One often overlooked cause of stress is having a messy home. According to Psychology Today, “Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed.”

At Herl’s, we can’t promise a solution for a spotless house year-round, but we can make it easier to keep your bathtub or shower clean!

Acrylic showers can be installed in both existing bathtubs (tub to shower conversions) and in new custom acrylic showers, giving your bathroom an instant refresh.

Benefits of Acrylic

  • Our acrylic showers are guaranteed to not chip, crack, peel, or fade. Additionally, the material is extremely resistant to mildew and mold.
  • Low Maintenance. Acrylic is virtually maintenance-free and much easier to clean than other materials like porcelain or fiberglass.
  • Because acrylic is non-porous, they are resistant to fading and discoloration, meaning your shower or tub will keep its value longer than those made from alternate materials.

A new acrylic shower or tub can help eliminate the stress of keeping your bathroom clean and give you a place to unwind after a long day. Fill out the form to the right to see how much you can save!

Benefits of a Walk-In Tub


Have you been thinking about adding a walk-in bathtub to your home? Walk-ins, also known as step-in tubs, are a wonderful solution for the elderly, disabled or others with limited mobility that may have difficulty using a traditional bathtub.

Before you decide if a walk-in tub is right for your home, consider the many benefits.

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Health and Wellness

There are many studies that point to the effectiveness of using water as a tool for pain relief. This is also known as hydrotherapy. Soaking in a tub of warm water can help relieve joint and muscle pain, help improve circulation and more.

The increased depth of a walk-in tub allows you to fully submerge yourself, so you can take full advantage of hydrotherapy.

For those with limited mobility, bathing and maintaining personal hygiene can often be difficult. A walk-in tub can make the process of bathing easier and more convenient.

Additionally, with its low-step entry, having a walk-in tub in your home can help reduce the risk of falling while getting in or out of the tub, compared to a traditional bathtub.

Convenience

It’s easy to forget that a walk-in tub also doubles as a stand-up or sit-down shower. This is an ideal solution for families whose needs require both a shower and a walk-in tub.

It is becoming more and more common for senior homeowners to choose to stay in their homes as long as possible, instead of opting to live in an assisted living facility. Adding a walk-in tub to your home is an easy modification that can make the dream of living at home for longer a reality.

Are you ready to add a walk-in bathtub to your home? Herl’s Bath and Tile Solutions will get the job done for you at a price that won’t break the bank. Check out the special offers we have right now!

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Read more from Age in Place about the benefits of walk-in tubs.

Healing Benefits of a Bathtub


The Healing Benefits of a Bathtub

One of the most popular healthy living tips is to drink more water, but did you know that the health benefits of water go beyond keeping you hydrated? Soaking in a tub of warm water can positively affect your health in a number of ways.

The use of soaking tubs for water therapy goes back many centuries, in countries like Greece, Turkey and Italy, where public bathhouses were common. In today’s modern world, we are lucky to have access to private baths within the comfort of our own homes.

If you are suffering from any of the following conditions, let the healing powers of warm water help ease your discomfort.

Diabetes

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that type II diabetes patients experienced a 13% reduction in blood sugar levels when using warm water therapy. The patients also showed improved sleep and an increased overall sense of well-being.

Arthritis

Regular warm water therapy can help reduce stiffness and ease pain in the joints of those who suffer from arthritis. Doctors have determined that warm water therapy dilates blood vessels, increasing blood flow to damaged tissue areas and pressure is relieved from joints because water reduces weight by 90%.

Stress

Soaking in a warm tub at the end of a long day can provide nearly instant stress relief. It gives your brain a chance to unwind, can help lower your blood pressure and it may improve your metabolism.

Heart Disease

Studies show that regularly soaking in a tub of warm water can provide some cardiovascular benefits that are similar to those of cardio exercises. Additionally, warm water immersion can help improve the strength of the heart.

Sleep Disorders

Simply taking a warm bath before you go to bed can help your body reach a state of natural relaxation, making it easier to fall asleep. Studies recommend taking a 20-minute bath at least an hour before you go to bed for the maximum benefits. 

If you’re ready to take full advantage of the healing benefits of a bathtub, contact us today.

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Read more from Bliss Tubs about the healing benefits of warm water therapy. 

Five Tips to Make Cleaning Your Bathroom a Breeze


Five Tips to Make Cleaning Your Bathroom a Breeze

Cleaning the bathroom is never fun, but these cleaning hacks can help you get the job done faster.

We know you have a busy schedule and the last thing you want to tackle on your to-do list is cleaning the bathroom. That’s why we’ve picked five of our favorite hacks from All You to help cut down on the time you spend scrubbing your bathroom. Check out these bathroom cleaning tricks and tips!

  1. Shower Head Hack

Take a sandwich or gallon zip-top bag and pour in 1 cup of water and 1 cup of vinegar. Use a rubber band to secure the bag up and around the shower head, fully submerged. After letting it soak for 30 minutes, remove and rinse off with warm water.

  1. Tackle the Toothbrush Holder

Don’t scrub and soak your holder anymore. After making sure it’s dishwasher safe, put it in your dishwasher during the next cycle. This will sanitize and clean your holder without the mess of doing it by hand!

  1. Grout Grunge Gone

Instead of getting on your hands and knees with a bristled brush to scrub your grout lines, mix a solution of equal parts water and bleach or vinegar in a spray bottle. Shake it up, spray it on and make sure you let it dry entirely. Once dry, you can rinse it with warm water and watch the grunge go away!

  1. Cure for a Clogged Drain

Next time you think you need to run to the store to buy a bottle of Drain-O, turn to a product you probably already have at home: Alka-Seltzer. Take a tablet, drop it down your clogged drain and follow it with a cup of vinegar afterward. Wait a few minutes and then let hot water rinse it all down.

  1. Filthy Chrome Faucet Fix

You might never imagine that shaving cream would be useful without a razor but think again! Squirt some onto your chrome sink fixtures and gently rub around all sides. Now use a wet towel to wipe it off and reveal your shiny, like-new faucet! P.S. This trick can be helpful on all your chrome accents around the house!

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For more on time-saving bathroom cleaning tricks, check out the full article by All You.

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Benefits of a Bathroom Remodel


Benefits of a Bathroom Remodel

When you think of your ideal home, you probably have a “dream bathroom” in mind. The idea of a nice, new bath area may seem like just a luxury, a non-essential. However, if you’re planning on selling your home soon or if it’s a possibility in the future, you may want to think again about passing up on that bathroom remodel.

Homebuyers are Looking for Remodeled Bathrooms

If you are remodeling a room in your house, it is most likely the bathroom or the kitchen, and with good reason. When on the house-hunt, homeowners almost always check for the condition and features in those two rooms first. Since we spend a large amount of our time at home in those areas, it’s no wonder someone would want a real “wow” factor there. A newly updated bathroom gives potential home-buyers a sense of relief that they have a fresh, pristine bathroom that they won’t have to worry about fussing with after the buying process is over.

Return on Investment

Despite a belief that renovations don’t always deliver a return on investment, it’s easy to find advocates on the opposite side of that argument.  Take it from esteemed home improvement expert and author, Marie Leonard. “As far as getting a return on your investment, the best money is in upgrading or remodeling your bathroom or kitchen,” Leonard said. “All the realtors will tell people that you have the greatest chance of getting your money back on those two.”

Secret for Success

We’ll let you in on a little secret when it comes to maximizing bathroom remodel ROI; if you use an experienced, professional and reasonably-priced remodeler, you won’t be disappointed with the results when it’s time to sell. Herl’s Bath and Tile Solutions has been providing the highest quality bathroom improvements for over 25 years. We guarantee that our technicians have the expertise and professionalism to deliver you a top-notch remodel that will be sure to increase your home’s value.

For a free quote on your bathroom improvements, contact us today.

Read more from ImproveNet about bathroom remodel benefits.

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Toys for Tots


Herl’s is a drop off location for:

Marine Corps Reserve – TOYS FOR TOTS

New, unwrapped toys only.

Toys for Tots is a program sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps. The objective of Toys for Tots is to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas. The stated goal is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens.

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