Tag: Plumbing

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Plumbing Noises and what they can mean

Being aware of the normal sounds of your home’s plumbing can help you notice when something goes wrong. Running water Ever notice that you can be in the bathroom and you can hear when the sprinklers come on, when someone is watering, or someone is running water somewhere else in the house? Well get trained […]

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Re-piping Materials

If you’re faced with repiping your home because of a water leak, you’ll be presented with two piping options: copper or PEX. Here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons for each type. Copper Copper tubing has been the longtime standard for plumbing and requires a certain skillset for sweating (soldering) pipes and fittings together. […]

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Lead In Plumbing

With all the new about the Lead levels in the Flint water supply, I thought it would be a good time to discuss lead and it introduction into our water supply and systems. Numerous elements and minerals are present in our drinking water. Some occur naturally. Others enter or leach into the water on the […]

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Copper, PVC or Galvanized Pipe?

Some people pull their hair out trying to decide which pipes to buy for their indoor plumbing projects. In order to make it easier for you to decide, you need to know what material indoor plumbing pipes are made of. The three most common kinds of indoor pipes are listed as follows: Copper, Galvanized, PVC. […]

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Why Do PVC & CPVC Pipes Occasionally Fail

PVC and CPVC pipes and fittings are excellent products and have been used successfully for decades. There is a low failure rate and the use of PVC/CPVC materials offer significant advantages over metal piping materials including ease of installation and very low failure rates. However, as with all plumbing products including metal piping, occasionally a pipe or fitting […]