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S18 E20: Pedestal Sink, Grout Cleaning

Richard helps a homeowner replace components of his pedestal sink, and Heath discusses bathroom vent fans. The team shares home inspection nightmares, and Tom explains how to clean dirty tile grout.

Previous episode: S18 E19 | Next episode: S18 E21

In this episode:

Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace all the plumbing components in his pedestal sink; Heath Eastman discusses some new technology for bathroom vent fans; the team shares more home inspection nightmares; Tom Silva explains how to clean dirty tile grout using only household supplies.


How to Replace Pedestal Sink Parts

Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace all the plumbing components in his pedestal sink.

Where to find it?

Richard installed a Pfister Pasadena faucet in a brushed nickel finish. The faucet also came with a stopper, drain pipe, and an installation tool to do all the work.


How to Choose a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Master electrician Heath Eastman discusses some new technology for bathroom vent fans.

Where to find it?

Heath showed a bath fan that can be mounted away from a bathroom to help with venting and noise. In this case, the one he showed was manufactured by Fantech.

He also showed a fan that could take modules to control the fan by timer, humidity, or motion. This fan is manufactured by Panasonic.

Expert assistance with this segment was provided by Eaton and Eastman Electric.


Home Inspection Nightmares

Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and master electrician Heath Eastman share more home inspection nightmares.

Where to find it?

Expert assistance with this segment was provided by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).


How to Clean Grout with Homemade Cleaner

Tom Silva explains how to clean dirty tile grout using only household supplies.

Where to find it?

Rather than using a toothbrush, Tom recommends using a cleaning brush with stronger bristles. They sell specialty grout cleaning brushes at most home centers in the Tile aisle. The one Tom used in the video is manufactured by QEP.

If the stains are really deep in the grout, Tom recommends using a grout removal tool and lightly scraping it against the grout to remove the layer of grout that’s been stained. Do this cautiously. The grout removal tool Tom used in the video is also manufactured by QEP.

Once the grout is clean, Tom suggests that sealing the grout once per year will prevent it from staining again. Tom used a TileLab Grout Sealer, which is manufactured by Custom Building Products and can be found at most home centers.

Original Air Date: April 19, 2020 Season 18; Ep.20 23:43


Products and Services from this Episode

Pfister Pasadena faucet:
Pfister

Bath fans:
Fantech
Panasonic

Expert assistance:
Eaton and Eastman Electric
American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)

Cleaning brush and grout removal tool:
QEP

TileLab Grout Sealer:
Custom Building Products