Posts Tagged ‘home safety’

Having worked in the Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling industry now for almost 40-years, I’ve come to notice a few basic things worth considering when it’s time to choose a heating/cooling system; either initially with a new home, or as a replacement for an existing system. The most basic thing to consider is what kind of […]


It used to be, that all water piping was metal pipe. About a quarter century ago we in the U.S. started using a pipe system called P.E.X. pipe, which had been used in Europe for several decades. P.E.X. is simply polyethylene pipe that has been changed by one of three methods, into a ‘crosslinked’ material. […]


Mercury poisoning is very ugly. It can result from exposure to water-soluble forms of mercury, by inhalation of mercury vapor, or by eating food contaminated with mercury. Exposure at high levels can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, immune system and nervous system; and often the damage caused cannot be reversed. In July of 2003, […]


What’s in a name? When the name contains the words ‘Day & Nite’, certain questions always get asked. “Do you really get called out in the middle of the night?” Yes! We really do get called out in the middle of the night…several times a week, every week of the year. “Really? What do people […]


In my last article on ‘Tankless vs Storage’ water heating, we ‘did the math’ and discussed the economics of changing over to a tankless water heating system. This was the first of three things I recommend you consider when deciding whether or not to ‘go Tankless’. Here’s a recap of those considerations: 1. Economics – […]


Plumbing seems simple enough, but it can often be a mystery to the inexperienced consumer. I’ve compiled a short list of common myths, legends, and sage advice. Hopefully they can assist you the next time you run into a plumbing problem, or help you avoid one altogether. Low water pressure is not really low water […]


Here in the Pacific NW, it used to be that weather cold enough to cause the pipes to freeze in our homes and businesses was rare. Now; not so much. Now, it seems that every winter we are having those strong ‘cold fronts’ that hit us pretty regularly, and when they hit, they hit a […]