February 8th, 2016
No matter what type of business you run, your commercial building will rely on plumbing to some extent. It could be the bathrooms for an office building, or it could be a vital part of day-to-day operations such as in a food service establishment.
February 1st, 2016
The bathroom toilet is about as essential as a home plumbing fixtures can get. Your toiler receives daily use and you probably don’t expend much other thought it. In fact, it’s easy to assume that a toilet will simply go on performing its useful function, day after day, with only a few occasional repair problems.
January 25th, 2016
Tankless water heaters are not exactly a “new” technology. In fact, the first tankless model was invented in the late 19th century. But it wasn’t until fairly recently that they developed to the point where they were efficient and reliable enough to become competitive with the conventional storage tank water heater. With continuing advances, tankless water heaters are now a popular alternative for home installation, and we can expect to see their popularity grow every year.
January 18th, 2016
The plumbing industry has been around as long as indoor plumbing has existed. As with anything with such a lengthy history, plumbing has developed numerous myths and misconceptions that linger in the minds of customers. Unfortunately, the development of the Internet has helped spread these false ideas, even while professionals use the Web to attempt to dispel them.
In this post, we will address some general plumbing misconceptions that professionals encounter.
January 11th, 2016
A loss of water pressure in a home is often a sign of something wrong with the water line that brings freshwater to the house from the municipal source. It could also indicate large leaks in other parts of the plumbing. It’s something you’ll want fixed as soon as you can arrange it.
January 4th, 2016
It might sound odd to say that you should “treat yourself at the start of the year to drain cleaning.” But this is a great way to get started with taking care of your home for the coming year. January is always a good time to schedule major projects for your home (at least it is in Florida, where we don’t have to worry about snow and freezing temperatures) so you have a solid head start on the year. Never too early to begin making good on those resolutions, right?
December 28th, 2015
We do a great deal of work with many types of water heaters, and the gas-powered tankless water heater is one that we often recommend to our customers. The technology of heating water for a home without a tank has existed for a long time, but it wasn’t until the last few decades that it became practical and effective. Now it the technology is so effective that tankless units have become the major residential water heating system in Europe and are growing in popularity in the U.S. all the time.
December 21st, 2015
There is often some confusion about water heater models and their names. For example, a hybrid water heater is often used to mean the same thing as a heat pump water heater. In other cases, a hybrid water heater refers to a type of tankless water heater that uses a back-up supply of hot water in a small tank.
December 14th, 2015
Drain cleaning is a job that you’ll need either to deal with an obstinate clog or as a routine maintenance service that will keep the drains in good shape, reducing those obstinate clogs to a minimum. But drain cleaning isn’t a job that you can take on as a DIY project. You can use a sink plunger or simple hand-crank drain auger (drain snake) to clear out easy clogs, but these tools won’t actually clean the drains. They leave behind the debris and build-up on the drain walls that led to the clogging in the first place. If you want clogging and slow drains beaten at the source, you need to call professionals to do the drain cleaning.
December 7th, 2015
We’re glad you’re asking this question (one that plumbers often hear from customers) because it at least means that you aren’t considering using a chemical drain cleaner from a store to clear out a clog. Using a plunger or a hand-crank drain snake (a.k.a. drain auger) is always a much wiser idea, since you won’t risk doing damage to your drains from acidic chemicals, or damage to anyone in your household with toxic liquids and fumes.