What If My Shut-Offs Don’t Shut Off?

Remember the Main(s) It is my hope that you’re reading this article before you actually need to. Now I know that investigating your plumbing on a Saturday afternoon sounds about as exciting as, well, as exciting as spending your day off looking at pipes. But, if you’re the careful type, learning your plumbing system can…

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Near-Catastrophes Highlight the Importance of Backflow Prevention

A couple of months ago, I discussed the need for backflow preventers on plumbing systems, especially in commercial buildings. I touched on the need to have backflow prevention within buildings where different systems could potentially cross-connect with potable or drinking water systems.  I have come across three instances recently where near misses could have led…

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Dangerous Pipe Rupture in San Diego Shows Importance of Keeping Pipes Up-To-Date

The Plumbing Circle Has Stumbled Upon A Story Of A San Diego Family Who Is Living With A Serious Problem On the surface, these completely unacceptable, unhealthy living conditions, as reported by ABC News 10 in San Diego, seem to be more of a landlord/tenant problem, but it brings up some formidable plumbing situations and…

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Heat Pumps for Hot Places: How Eco-friendly Heating and Cooling Can Keep You Comfortable in Southern California

For our readers who reside in warmer climes like Southern California or Arizona, heat pumps can be the ultimate weapon in the fight to take the chill off of cooler evenings, and also to remove the excess heat during hot days. And the real beauty of heat pumps is their ability to supply more energy…

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