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Why Is My Faucet Running So Slow?
On August 10, 2018
Low water pressure can be a real nuisance. Filling a pot with water can feel like you’re filling the tub, and filling the tub can make you think twice about even bothering. There are numerous causes of low pressure, so it’s best to approach solutions systematically from the easiest to the most difficult.

Walt T.

Resident Specialist/Writer

What’s Up with Those Tall Industrial- Looking Kitchen Faucets?
On August 3, 2018
They certainly have a dynamic look as they arch over a kitchen sink. They’re referred to as coil-spring or spring-spout faucets. The names come from the obviously high, curved spring that serves as a spout while supporting a flexible hose within.

Walt T.

Resident Specialist/Writer

How to Hire a Reliable Kitchen or Bath Remodeler
On July 27, 2018
So you’ve come to grips with the fact that your upcoming kitchen or bath overhaul is beyond your scope and needs a professional touch. But the thought of hiring a contractor brings to mind the numerous horror stories of friends and neighbors whose remodeling dreams turned into nightmares.

Walt T.

Resident Specialist/Writer

Signs Your Toilet Might Need Replacing
On July 20, 2018
How do you know when it’s time to set the plunger aside and instead, take the plunge of buying a new toilet? Usually it’s when a serious problem forces you into the decision. That may be too late. Some toilet problems are an easy fix; others are a clear signal that it’s time to replace.

Walt T.

Resident Specialist/Writer

Customer Highlight: Garrison Groustra
On July 13, 2018
For this inspirational Customer Highlight, we’d like to introduce you to Garrison Groustra. Garrison is a Minnesotan who has a passion for photography and a keen eye for design.

Jamie H.

Resident Specialist/Writer

Cast Iron Skillets – Making a Comeback in the Kitchen
On July 6, 2018
When they debuted in the 1960s, non-stick Teflon pans turned the cookware industry upside down faster than you can flip a hotcake.

Walt T.

Resident Specialist/Writer

Who Doesn’t Love Getting New Tools?
On June 29, 2018
MR Direct has always provided a number of tools to help you work through the confusion of buying a sink or faucet that suits you. The toolbox includes product descriptions, live chat, reviews, and even blogs like this one. Now another tool is being added.

Walt T.

Resident Specialist/Writer

The 10 Most FAQs of MR Direct
On June 22, 2018
Who is MR Direct? Well, we get a lot of consumers asking just that. We’re pleased that there is so much interest in our company’s products and services, and so we would like to address the top ten inquiries received by our customer service reps.

Walt T.

Resident Specialist/Writer

Fixer Upper Features MR Direct Sink
On June 15, 2018
Are you a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ HGTV show Fixer Upper? We sure are! And we’re thrilled to share that, during a recent episode, MR Direct provided a product that was used in Chip and Jojo’s renovation in the episode, “Touchdown for a Family in Need.”

Walt T.

Resident Specialist/Writer

Habitat for Humanity: Project Playhouse
On June 8, 2018
As H. Jackson Brown Jr. once said, “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” And recently, a team of MR Direct employees experienced the happiness of volunteering for a great cause, presented by Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Jamie H.

Resident Specialist/Writer

Salt – Your Secret Kitchen Aid
On June 1, 2018
Of course we are all familiar with salt. It’s the most popular seasoning in the world and vital to life.

Walt T.

Resident Specialist/Writer

WaterSense Faucets: Why they Matter
On May 25, 2018
WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The WaterSense label means that the product not only meets the EPA’s criteria for efficiency and performance,

Jamie H.

Resident Specialist/Writer