Posts Tagged ‘water’

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. […]


One winter, on a Saturday night, it was my turn to cover the phones. A customer called at about 10:00 p.m. and said “everything was backed up” in his house. No matter how many times he tried to fix the problem, he couldn’t stop the downstairs shower drain from overflowing, and he needed help. When […]


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 – […]


For the last few years, I’ve gotten plenty of customer calls that go something like this; “I’m thinking about changing my water heater. Can you tell me which is better, the ‘storage tank’ style that I’ve always had or one of those new, ‘Tankless’ water heaters everyone is talking about?” I will always try to […]


April 16th, 2015 is right around the corner and the old standard storage tank water heater is getting a makeover. I thought it would be good to go over a few things as this new change could limit what’s available in water heaters and increase the cost. Per the NAECA (National Appliance Energy Conservation Act) […]


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 […]


Most of us take summer vacations expecting to leave our worries behind, not worry about what we left behind and undone. In this reprise of our “Vacation Checklist” article, we’ll share how to make your home safe and secure before you leave on vacation, and why it’s so important. “Hello, this is Bruce Sr with […]