Articles on Plumbing

Water Wells

Water Wells Owning a water well is both a freedom and responsibility. The freedom is obvious…free water, but the responsibility part is pretty large. You must care for those that use the water in your home and the health of your water supply.  Owning a wells makes you keenly aware of the importance of environmental…

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Water Heater Flush

Water Heater Flush Step 1: Turn off the Water Supply If you have an electric water heater, turn off the power at the breaker-box. If yours is a gas water heater, turn the thermostat to the “pilot” setting. Connect a hose to the drain valve located close to the thermostat, but don’t open the valve…

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Pool Safety

Pool Maintenance and Safety Let your mind drift to images of summer. The sun is out and the water is glistening. What more do you need? Except for a running start for the first cannonball of the season. However, wait. Is your pool truly ready for the summer? When is the last time you checked…

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Under Sink Plumbing and Food Disposal

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” -JFK As is the case with most household appliances and amenities, we often overlook the impact they make on our daily lives. Take a minute to think about what it would be like if you had to wash…

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Water Hammer

“Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.” –Someone Wise Water Hammer and Managing Your Water Pipe Pressure If you’ve ever quickly flipped a faucet off and suddenly heard your house knock back at you, you’re likely experiencing water hammer. Water hammer, also known as hydrostatic shock or “air hammer” noise, happens when the appropriate measures aren’t…

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