The Easiest ways to Make a Smaller Bathroom Appear Larger 

The Easiest ways to Make a Smaller Bathroom Appear Larger 


Struggling with how to make a small bathroom look bigger while also making the best use of your current space? We understand how tricky this can be, and we’ve also got plenty of solutions that can help you with this common problem. Only some bathrooms can accommodate a double shower, freestanding soaker tub, or dual vanities. But every bathroom can maximize its current space, especially when you use strategic tricks to make a small bathroom look bigger – and feel bigger, too. Here’s where to start. Tip #1: Use Light and Neutral Colors Use neutral colors in light hues throughout […]

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The Dangers of Plumbing

The Dangers of Plumbing


When you think of dangerous jobs, most people think of soldiers, firefighters, and police officers. While you may scoff, even working in an office where you sit at a desk for eight hours carries potential dangers. However, plumbers are no exception to danger and encounter many risks while on the job every day that put their health and lives on the line. In this blog, we cover a couple of those risks in detail. Keep on reading for more! Natural Gas  Leaks and damaged gas lines can cause natural gas to mix with oxygen. Excessive amounts of inhalation could cause […]

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Water Hammer 101

Water Hammer 101


Water Hammer is the term used tо refer to a noise that іѕ produced withіn water pipes, when the water flow іѕ turned off suddenly. Thе noise іѕ similar tо one that іѕ produced when ѕоmеthіng іѕ hit with a hammer, giving the name “water hammer”. It’s also known аѕ a fluid hammer.  What Causes Water Hammer? Aѕ mentioned above, a water hammer refers tо the sound that occurs іn the form оf loud banging оr knocking noise. Thе movement оf water іn the pipes іѕ driven bу ѕоmе amount of momentum. Now, if this flow stops with sudden force, […]

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How to Winterize Sprinkler Systems

How to Winterize Sprinkler Systems


Now that winter is here, you could benefit from learning how to winterize a sprinkler system. This is especially the case if your yard is subject to frost, and any sitting water can freeze and burst the pipes, resulting in costly repairs. In fact, it’s one of the things you should do to get your home ready for winter, but it falls off the list for many of us. If you haven’t already taken care of this, you need to do so now. The good news is that, with the right equipment and methods, you can drain the sprinkler system […]

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Plumbing News Roundup: December 2023

Plumbing News Roundup: December 2023


A lot is happening in the plumbing industry in the month of December. Continue reading our news roundup to learn more about what’s happening in the industry this month. Water Heater That Helps Cut Man-Animal Conflict Wins UN Award Three years ago, when she was still using a chulha to heat water for bathing, Jaindra Khobragade – an ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) worker in Nanded village in Bramhapuri forest area of ​​Chandrapur district – had to walk nearly 5 miles to get firewood in the jungle. In addition to the physical strain, there was a very real threat: an […]

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Should you Invest in a Smart Home Water Shutoff System for the New Year?

Should you Invest in a Smart Home Water Shutoff System for the New Year?


One of the latest technological advancements in plumbing is a Smart Home Water Shutoff system that can save a lot of heartache and a lot of expense. Excess water continually flowing from broken pipes can cause literally tens of thousands of dollars of expense for damaged walls, floors, carpets, furniture, and any other items it touches. This device measures when there is an unusual flow of water in your home and automatically shuts off the water supply. In this blog, we cover some common FAQs about these new systems so that you can make an informed decision on if one […]

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How Much Do You Know about the Water Meter in Your Home?

How Much Do You Know about the Water Meter in Your Home?


Every home connected to municipal water has a water meter. Your local municipality uses that water meter to measure how much water you are using, and you are billed based on the reading from that meter. Most cities measure your water usage quarterly and will bill you accordingly. All municipalities charge you for the water being supplied to you during the quarter, and some municipalities also charge you for processing the wastewater. If you look carefully at your water bill, you might see one, two, or three designations of what you are actually being charged for. In the Pittsburgh area, […]

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The Difference between an Apprentice, Journeyman, and a Master Plumbers

The Difference between an Apprentice, Journeyman, and a Master Plumbers


The plumbing industry and other construction trades use designations to determine the skill level of employees. The titles that we are familiar with today are Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master. Let’s explore the difference between these different classifications of plumbers. Apprentices  These are plumbers who are new to the trade and are just starting to learn. In most states, apprentices are part of a program where they are required to put in four years of on-the-job training under the strict supervision of a Master Plumber. Once the apprentice has four years of experience, they can then take a written exam to […]

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Plumbing News Roundup: September 2023

Plumbing News Roundup: September 2023


A lot is happening in the plumbing industry in the month of September. Continue reading our news roundup to learn more about what’s happening in the industry this month. Service World Expo 2023 When: October 3rd-6th, 2023 Where: Phoenix Convention Center, AZ Service World is considered the largest contractor event in the country. Her Time schedule is packed with a ton of industry leaders and even features an appearance from the great soccer player Tim Tebow! Between the fair and the speakers, this event is a can’t miss! Click here for more information.  Finally, A Water Heater That Plugs In […]

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Bidets 101

Bidets 101


You’re reading this because you’re curious. Don’t deny it! So, what exactly is a bidet? Maybe you’ve seen one, a few of you have even used one and a tiny fraction of you may be so bold as to own one. Bidets are commonplace in European and Asian countries, but they’re typically taboo in America. In this blog we give a brief overview of bidets; keep on reading for Bidet 101.  History of Bidets Bidet, a French word, meaning “small horse” was given as a name to this contraption due to the manner in which one must straddle the toilet […]

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