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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.

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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

    Well Pump Care 101: Things To Know

    When you're having a well drilled on your property, one of the most important components of that system is the well pump. In fact, without the right well pump, you may face water delivery issues that negate many benefits of having your own independent water source. That's why it's important that you take steps to protect your well pump beginning right after its installation. Here's a look at some of the things that you need to know.

    Does Your Well Pump Need To Be Replaced Or Repaired?

    Your well pump is a very important and vital part of your well system. A well pump collects water from the earth and moves it to your home by a network of pipes. If you don't have a functioning well pump you won't have clean water in your house. When well owners find their pumps malfunctioning, they figure that they can either replace or repair them. But how can you tell which is the correct choice?

    4 Pro Steps To Dewinterize Your Air Conditioner When The Cold Season Is Over

    The air-conditioning system plays a fundamental role during spring and summer. For that reason, you need to ensure the unit is in good shape before the onset of the hot season. One way to achieve that is by dewinterizing the system once the cold season is over.  Failing to dewinterize your air conditioner can lead to inefficiencies and even devastating breakdowns in the dead of spring. Below are some valuable dewinterization guidelines plumbers recommend: 

    Damp Flooring In A Slab-On-Grade Home: Do You Need To Have It Waterproofed?

    Waterproofing is most often associated with keeping basements and crawlspaces dry, but slab-on-grade homes need waterproofing as well. This is most often done during construction — the slab is poured on top of a vapor barrier that prevents water in the soil underneath from rising up into the slab. Unfortunately, not all slab-on-grade homes were built this way, and some may have damaged vapor barriers that still allow water into the concrete slab.

    A Bad Condenser Fan Motor Allows Your AC To Overheat And Shut Down

    The fan motor in your condenser works hard all summer. It has to start the fan blades and keep them turning, so it gets a lot of use every time your AC kicks on. If the motor goes bad, your air conditioner won't keep you cool, and you'll need to call an air conditioner repair service for help. Here are signs the AC fan motor is bad and how it's replaced.

    3 Gas Line Leak Mistakes Every Homeowner Needs To Avoid

    Do you suspect a gas leak in your home? This can be a danger to you and your family members. For example, it can cause several health issues such as vomiting, nausea, dizziness, and headaches. It will help to understand the signs of gas line leaks in your home and take immediate action if you suspect it could be happening. This way, you can avoid possible dangers associated with gas leaks.

    Adding A New Water Line To Your Home

    Expanding your home's plumbing system can be necessary for installing new plumbing fixtures or even making additions to the house. Adding a new water line to a home is a relatively common plumbing project, but it is still one of the more complicated undertakings you can take for your home's plumbing system. Assess The Appliances That Will Utilize The New Water Line As you are planning to install the new plumbing line, it is important to consider the number of appliances and fixtures that will utilize it.

    4 Types Of Toilets To Consider For Your Next Installation

    If you are in the market for a new toilet, you may have a hard time selecting the right toilet with nearly infinite styles available. There are far more choices than color and shape that can have a dramatic impact on the efficiency of your toilet and reduce the chances of clogs. Single-Flush Single-flush toilets are the most common and least expensive option. Since this type of toilet is common, it is easier and less costly to repair and find replacement parts.