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ABC’s of Plumbing – Pressure Balancing Valve

Posted on: June 7, 2017

The Pressure Balancing Valve, also called a pressure-compensating valve, is a plumbing device designed to reduce the likelihood of thermal shock and scalding while showering or bathing. It’s a safety device required by code in all localities in the Southwest Florida area. The pressure-balance valve works by sensing the hot and cold water pressures coming […]

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Bathroom Remodeling Trends for 2017

Posted on: May 23, 2017

If you’re planning on remodeling your bathroom this year, there are a few bathroom trends that Houzz found in a survey of homeowners that you may find interesting. Technology in the Master Bathroom One in five new toilets and one in ten new showers in renovated master bathrooms are equipped with at least one high-tech […]

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What is Backflow?

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Backflow is hazardous condition that can exist when there is a drop in pressure in a plumbing system that causes contaminated, non-potable water to be syphoned back into the fresh water supply. One example of backflow contamination is a hose left in a pool or submerged in a garden. If the pressure changes, the dirty […]

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The ABC’s of Plumbing – RPZ Backflow Testing

Posted on: April 25, 2017

RPZ , or Reduced Pressure Zone, is a plumbing safety device that is designed to protect your drinking water from contamination. RPZ valves are needed when a house has an irrigation system, fire suppression system, or other systems where there is an likelihood of contaminants entering the fresh water supply. In the event of a water leak in the house, city […]

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Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heaters

Posted on: April 23, 2017

When most people think of heat pumps in the home, it’s usually as a source of central heating or cooling. But a heat pump also can be used to heat water. Heat pump water heaters work by transferring heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. As a result, they can be up […]

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What is Backflow?

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Backflow is hazardous condition that can exist when there is a drop in pressure in a plumbing system that causes contaminated, non-potable water to be syphoned back into the fresh water supply. One example of backflow contamination is a hose left in a pool or submerged in a garden. If the pressure changes, the dirty […]

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Tips for Planning a Laundry Room

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Having a dedicated laundry room in your home is a great convenience. Whether your redesigning your current laundry room or designing a new space, here are some tips to ensure everything goes smoothly and that the room fully meets your needs. Where Should a Laundry Room Be Located? Traditionally, laundry rooms were located in the […]

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Tips for Quieting Noisy Pipes

Posted on: March 21, 2017

Are your pipes, rattling, banging, squeaking or otherwise driving you crazy? Noisy pipes are not just annoying, they can be a sign of a plumbing problem. If severe enough, loose pipes can disconnect from mounting brackets stressing the pipe and causing a leak. If a banging noise is heard when turning the water on and […]

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Spring Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Posted on: March 14, 2017

Spring is a good time to check your home’s plumbing system and perform a few simple maintenance tasks to ensure system continue to work smoothly. Here are some items to check. Sewer & Drains If you have slow or drains that regularly back up. Have your plumber clean out the drain before there is a […]

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The Facts About Water Leaks

Posted on: March 2, 2017

Because most water leaks around the home are minor and happen slowly over time, we often don’t consider fixing leaking plumbing fixtures a big priority. However, putting off plumbing repairs can come at a price. Consider these facts from the EPA. 10 percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more each day […]

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