Blogs

15
Dec

EPA says fracking may be contaminating groundwater after all

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA today said activities in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle ‘can impact—and have impacted—drinking water resources’. The EPA’s latest findings are worrying in a world where the planet’s water resources are already under threat of contamination from multiple sources, according to Bluewater, a world leader in residential water purification.

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20
Nov

NIAGARA UNVEILS NEW STEALTH PHANTOM TOILET

The Stealth Phantom Toilet features the company’s patented Stealth Technology, which involves a combination of air and water working in unison. The toilet offers users a bold, sophisticated toilet that does not sacrifice performance. The WaterSense-labeled Stealth Phantom is the lowest gallon toilet on the market.

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02
Oct

Tank vs Tankless: See if it’s Time to Make the Switch

If your home is currently using a traditional tank water heater, you’re probably dealing with the balancing act between appliances and your family’s busy schedule demanding more hot water. By switching to a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater, you will enjoy an endless supply of hot water and eliminate the worry of a cold shower forever.

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18
Aug

How to Repair or Replace Broken Pressure Relief Valve on a Water Heater

Broken Pressure Relief valve can flood your basement, increase you energy spending, and in the works case, it can explode, and pose serious health risks! You should test your pressure relief valve every 6-9 months (this takes only 3-5 minutes), and if it starts leaking, replace it IMMEDIATELY!

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14
Aug

Water Heater Leaking: What Should You Do?

A water heater leak may seem like just a minor nuisance, but it can quickly turn into a big problem. Even a small amount of water will cause damage to your floors, sub-floors and walls. Keep in mind that water heater leaking may be a symptom of a much larger problem. In extreme cases, a catastrophic and complete water heater failure can cause a significant flood that could lead to hefty repair bills and damaged personal property.

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30
Jun

Beautiful bathrooms need quiet plumbing

When putting in a new bathroom, it would be a shame for a beautiful finish to be accompanied by noisy pipework because acoustics were not taken into account at the design stage. Victoria Willis, Product Manager for Geberit, takes a look at this important issue.

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20
Jun

Powerful Water Jet Drain Machine Increases Cleaning Power

The JM-3080 Jet-Set from General Pipe Cleaners gives you the increased cleaning power of 8 gallons of flow per minute without compromising your pump.

General Pipe Cleaners’ powerful JM-3080 Jet-Set water jet drain cleaning machine clears stubborn grease stoppages as well as lines clogged with sand, sludge and ice. This machine gives the operator the increased cleaning power of 8 gpm without risking pump damage if the water supply can’t match the pump demand. 

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10
Jun

Five Plumbing Safety Tips to Avoid Disaster

With construction labor being one of the deadliest jobs in America, it’s no surprise that plumbing can be just as dangerous. After all, many of the same threats exist, such as chemical exposure and physical constraints. Here are some of the top health and safety precautions that plumbing contractors take when on the job.

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30
May

Microorganisms in Plumbing Systems

Certain plumbing design choices and building contractor practices can promote the growth of microorganisms in new plumbing systems. This can lead to corrosion of metals, increased metals concentration in the drinking water, holes in pipe walls, and waterborne illnesses. Basic steps can prevent the problem from occurring in the first place.

INTRODUCTION TO DISASTER 

The story is repeated over and over. Occupants of a new building notice either discolored water coming from the water faucets or a “rotten egg” odor coming from the hot water.

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