Pressure Relief Valve

Posted by Mary-Lynn Bourgoing on June 1, 2024 in Water Heaters

Having a relief pressure valve to your water heater is so important. Excessive pressure can damage the pipe and the internal parts of your water heater. Sometimes it can cause an explosion or fire. Having the right size pipe connected to the relief valve is another important part. When the set pressure is exceeded, the

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Tools of the Trade

Posted by Mary-Lynn Bourgoing on May 21, 2024 in Other

Plumbers use a variety of tools to help them in their daily tasks. Some of the most common are Hand tools: These include hammers, saws, screwdrivers, pliers, files, chisels, levels, tape measures, flashlights, caulkers, etc. This tool is a battery-powered snake that helps remove clogs in the pipes.

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Fountains Are Beautiful

Posted by Mary-Lynn Bourgoing on May 8, 2024 in Other

Fountains are a beautiful and versatile addition to any home or garden. They can add a touch of relaxation, luxury, or whimsy to your space. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a fountain: The plumbing for a fountain is generally quite simple, though the specific components you’ll need can vary depending on

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What? A Tankless Water Heater, How Smart

Posted by Mary-Lynn Bourgoing on April 19, 2024 in Water Heaters

Look at this beauty. It’s such a great invention, especially if your water heater is far away from your bathroom. They take up less space and are on average more energy efficient. Small households of two people need a tankless heater with a flow rate of 6 to 8 GPM, while a larger household of

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A P-Trap Has Many Functions

Posted by Mary-Lynn Bourgoing on April 13, 2024 in Other

A  p–trap is a specialized fitting that creates a powerful barrier that stops sewer gas and odor from entering your home. In 1775, the first p-trap was invented, or upright angle. It was first known as an S-Bend by Alexander Cummings. 105 years later, Thomas Crapper (no pun intended) tweaked it a bit so the

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How to Hire a Plumber

Posted by Tomily Bourgoing on March 4, 2021 in Other

Do you have a plumbing issue? Maybe it’s a leak, a fixture needs to be replaced, or your water pressure is low. What ever the case may be, hiring a professional plumber can sometimes be a daunting task. Do you hire a handyman? Do you hire a licensed professional? Where do you look for a

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Water Heater Service Tip

Posted by Tomily Bourgoing on February 8, 2021 in Water Heaters

Water heaters are one of the most crucial parts of our plumbing. I mean, who likes to wash dishes or take showers with cold water? Not a lot of people we presume. When your water heater isn’t working correctly you notice.. and so does your energy bill. Your water heater amounts to nearly 17% of

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