What Does a Reverse Osmosis Filter Actually Do?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

water-treatment-system-under-sinkWater treatment system installation and service is an important job that more and more plumbers are providing for their customers. Homeowners are more concerned than ever about pollutants that may be in their fresh drinking water, and thankfully there are numerous methods available to filter and purify the water coming into a home through the municipal water lines.

The difficult part of water treatment for a home is finding the right treatment system. One popular type is the reverse osmosis filter. It’s not ideal for all circumstances, but a professionally installed RO filter can remove many types of minute impurities: lead, fluoride, nitrates, sulfates, chlorine, chloramine, and pesticides. RO filters are also useful to pair with water softeners to prevent too much sodium from entering the water.

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How Copper Piping Overtook Other Types of Pipe Metals

Monday, July 16th, 2018

copper-tubesThere is a long history of different materials used for pipes in homes. Today, the most common metal used for indoor plumbing is copper. Copper started to take over for other metals in the 1970s, and by the 1990s had replaced such older materials as clay, cast iron, lead, and galvanized steel.

Why did copper become the pipe metal champion? It’s a combination of what’s wrong with those older pipes and what’s so right about copper.

The benefits of copper

Ask any professional plumber in Lake Mary, FL who does repiping work, and they can tell you about how easy copper is to work with. It’s a lightweight metal and cuts easily. For a homeowner, it has a number of other big advantages:

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Why Is My Home’s Water Pressure Dropping?

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

dripping-faucetTurning on the water in the shower in the morning and discovering that it won’t warm up is probably one of the least welcome things that can happen with your plumbing. But coming in a close second is turning on the shower and finding that the water pressure is so low that it’s almost impossible to get clean. Thankfully, if this low pressure is only coming from a single faucet, it usually means the problem is mineral deposits in the showerhead or faucet and can be fixed easily.

But what if the water pressure drop is happening all around the house? There’s something bigger going on. Let’s take a look at might the happening and whether you need a professional plumber in Orlando, FL to restore the water pressure.

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