Tag Archives: Pipe

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

We Put the ‘Fast’ in ‘Fast Connect Fitting’

Fast food vs. sit-down restaurants, instant vs. brewed coffee, and planes vs. cars. Over time, society continues to invent quicker solutions to already effective products and concepts. But with the added convenience and time it saves, there’s a reason why the quicker option can be the more attractive one. In the water works industry, the same can be said about A.Y. McDonald’s new Fast Connect Fitting. 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

What’s in Your Tap Water? An Inside Look at Water Treatment

Untitled design copyYou may not know this but a lot can go into the process of providing safe drinkable water. Utilities and water treatment centers in particular are devoted to creating the highest quality water that currently runs through your community’s pipes. In order to do so, minerals and certain safe chemicals are treated as an additive in order to remove any potential contaminants. But what exactly is in there? Continue reading

Seven Not-So-Random Facts That Helped Shape Our Company

Any established company is built on history – and we have a lot of it. With 160 years of experience, the A.Y. McDonald brand and the way we operate is shaped on this vast history. As we celebrate 160 years, we thought it a good time to share them with you. Get schooled on seven random fun facts about A.Y. McDonald as a company and a person: Continue reading

Avoid the After Effects of an Improperly Installed Corporation Stop

Imagine being solely responsible for a completely flooded corp stopbasement or the creation of a sinkhole. These two scenarios can become a reality when the corporation stop isn’t installed properly, leaving the possibility for a busted connection to the water main. Continue reading