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
As any dug, driven, or drilled hole in the ground for the use of extracting groundwater in underground aquifers, water wells have shown to be very useful throughout history. For the past 8,000 years, humanity has been using this method to provide water for up to entire villages at a time. Since then, the process and layout of the water well has been made much more streamlined and efficient.
In owning, operating, and maintaining a private water well, it is important to understand the different components that it is made up of. See the diagram to the right for an outline of a water well system and read below to learn more about each part: Continue reading
How many times in a year, a month, or a week do you go out to eat simply because it’s the quick and easy option? When a burger can be cooked in less than five minutes and a smoothie made in thirty seconds, you can’t help but wonder what’s going on behind the scenes. Well, chances are, pumps played a role in providing food on the table and a drink in your hand in this efficient manner. Continue reading
At A.Y. McDonald, the customer is always the boss. That’s why we value relationships with our customers—local and afar—like Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., located in Galena, Illinois.
The water cycle explains how water moves above, on, and through the Earth at any given point of time. As an essential part of life, this process is one of many that keep us alive. That being said, only 3% of the world’s available water is freshwater or drinkable, with groundwater responsible for a large portion of Earth’s freshwater. Groundwater is recognized as a renewable resource that is most commonly replenished through precipitations that infiltrate downward from the land surface. Continue reading
Do you know how your pump works? From consumption to irrigation purposes, a centrifugal water well pump is responsible for the removal and/or transfer of water from a water well. By simplifying the function of these pumps, you’ll find that they have a lot in common with a drinking device we use everyday. Continue reading
When it comes to picking out the correct pressure tank necessary for your situation, the size of the tank will make or break the effectiveness of the product. If you fail to invest in the correct size pressure tank, you can short cycle your pump. Due to the pump turning on and off too often, it will then suffer premature failure as it builds up excessive heat. In order to avoid this from happening, there are a number of factors that you should consider in determining the correct pressure tank size: Continue reading
Old Spice, Staples, Nike, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks. What do all these companies have in common? Other than the fact that they’re all well known, they also hold a very active presence on social media. Chances are, I bet you’re even following at least one of these businesses on Twitter or ‘liking’ them on Facebook. Continue reading