Category Archives: Plumbing

The Importance of Modern Day Plumbing Played Out Through History

Did you know that back in the mid 19th century, portions of the U.S. had outlawed bathing except by medical directive? Or that, in London, water disposal used to consist of dumping raw sewage and animal waste into open pits called cesspools? These two facts are only the tip of the iceberg to how unsanitary plumbing practices used to be – and how far they’ve come since then. Continue reading

Push-Fit Fittings: Pushing the Industry Forward

Change is inevitable no matter what industry you work in. While the plumbing industry is very steeped in tradition, it too has to adapt and innovate. One such way that plumbing manufacturers and suppliers keep this industry moving forward is through the application of push-fit fittings. Continue reading

The Three Parts That Make Up the Heart of Plumbing

At a relatively young age, we are able to understand the functionality of plumbing fixtures, from the bathtub all the way to the kitchen sink. That is, we understand that when we pull on the faucet, water will come out. But as a plumber, responsibilities go well beyond what the homeowner sees, all the way down to the pipes, valves, and fittings that make up the plumbing system. This helps us recognize and explain what exactly ‘plumbing’ is to those not immersed in it every day. Continue reading

The 7 Most Common Reasons to Call a Plumber

telephone-158190_960_720 On average, research shows that homeowners will call a plumber once every three years. And throughout these phone calls, the most asked question will be, ‘Is this a common plumbing problem?’. Whether it’s frozen pipes, leaky faucets, running toilets, and more, a plumber will immediately recognize the commonality of the job at hand. Continue reading

Revealing the Healing Properties of Copper

copper The chemical element, copper, holds the title of many firsts, including the first metal to be used by humans, the first metal to be smelted from its core, the first metal to be cast into a shape in a mold, and the first metal to be purposefully alloyed with another metal (tin) to create bronze. Since 8,000 BC, copper has been a staple to our thriving civilization, in more ways than one. Continue reading

How to Use Water Wisely This Summer

blog 6Did you know that up to 50 percent of the water we use outside is not necessary to maintain a healthy landscape? (Highlight to tweet) Reduce your outdoor water consumption during the hot, dry summer months with these five tips on how to use water wisely.

  1. Set up your sprinklers correctly: When you setup your sprinklers to water your lawn and plants this summer,  Continue reading

Pipe Advice for the Plumbing Impaired

Your home’s plumbing system could benefit from a little TLC from someone other than the plumber every once in a while. Due to the change of seasons, aging water infrastructure, and everyday use of your pipes, it doesn’t take much for them to slip up unexpectedly. (highlight to tweet) Show your pipes that you care by putting the following plumbing advice to work: Continue reading

When Water Meets Lead: The Worst Case Scenario

Where there is water, there is life. On Earth, there is no truer statement, as every plant, animal, and human being is dependent on this resource. Imagine the chaos that could incur if water is taken away from us, like it has for certain residents of Flint, MI. Continue reading

Four Things You’re Doing Wrong in the Bathroom

Your bathroom is where you go to get clean, do your business and get out. But what if we told you that your typical daily bathroom routines are costing you time, money and negatively impacting our planet? Are you ready to learn exactly what you’re doing wrong in the bathroom? Continue reading