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Three Tips for Finding the Best Dosing Pump for Your Chemical-Transfer Needs

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A dosing pump is a device for delivering a constant stream of a liquid from one pipe (or static pool) to another. The right dosing pump for you will depend on the size and type of your business as well as the amount of time you can contribute to an inspection and maintenance regimen. Check out these three tips for finding the best dosing pump for your chemical-transfer needs. Try to Find One with a Digital Pressure Gauge

3 October 2016

Choosing Radiant Floor Heat: Hydronic Vs. Electric Radiant Heat

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When it comes to radiant floor heating, you have two main choices: hydronic and electric. The former uses water heated by a boiler or hot water tank to heat floors and the latter uses electricity. As with all things, there are benefits and drawbacks associated with each type of radiant heat. If you want to install radiant floor heat, but aren't sure what type is best for you and your home, this article will help you by outlining the main differences between the two types of heat.

3 October 2016

Hiring The Best Plumber For The Job

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There are few things more frustrating in your home than when you try to wash the dinner dishes and your sink or dishwasher backs up. Another annoying plumbing situation is when your toilet won't flush properly or your bathtub won't drain. Although these scenarios can put a crimp in your day or night, a reputable plumber should be able to fix them fast. Some companies work on all types of plumbing issues while others specialize in specific areas of the home, so it pays to do a little bit of research prior to hiring one.

30 September 2016

3 Tips For Choosing A Leak Detection System

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Detecting leaks in your home when they are minor can prevent a significant weather event from leaving inches of water in your basement or a dripping pipe from turning into mold threat. When you are in the market for a water leak detection system, knowing what to look for can ensure your system works to your advantage. Detect Water And Humidity You expect your leak detection system to detect the presence of water, but it may not detect humidity.

30 September 2016

Three Signs Your Well May Be Going Dry

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In many parts of the United States, water levels are decreasing. A study of 32,000 wells revealed that almost two-thirds had decreased water levels, and among these, the average decrease was more than 10 feet. Here are three signs that your well may be going dry. Your water pressure is low For your well to supply you with steady water pressure, the rate at which water re-enters the well has to be the same—or more than—the pump rate.

28 September 2016

Tips For Replacing A Toilet's Wax Ring

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Every toilet has a wax ring, which is what helps the toilet form a tight seal to the flange that surrounds the drain in the floor. It will prevent water from potentially leaking out from the bottom of the toilet every time it is flushed. If a toilet bowl is loose, it will damage the seal that the wax ring helps form. A loose toilet may even be a precursor to a water leak emanating from a damaged wax ring.

28 September 2016

Addressing Routine Sewer Line Myths

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There are few plumbing problems that can be more serious than issues with your sewer line. Unfortunately, you might not be very informed when it comes to addressing routine sewer line problems. To help you with this potential problem, you should learn the truth about a few common sewer line myths. Myth: A Sewer Line Problem Will Not Have Early Warning Signs Some homeowners are unaware of the warning signs that can precede a serious sewer line problem.

28 September 2016

Four Dangers To Watch Out For While Working On A Septic Tank

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Many people dabble in DIY plumbing as a means of saving money, but it isn't a good idea if you don't have the relevant knowledge. For example, before working on your septic system, you should educate yourself on the dangers of DIY septic maintenance.  Here are four examples of the risks you should be aware of: The Risk of Falling This is one of the foremost risks to be wary of when working on or near a septic tank, and there are multiple reasons for this.

27 September 2016

Signs Of A Water Main Leak

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A leaking water main can be a major concern. Not only will the leak cause your pipe to constantly run water, and thus cost you money on your bill, it can also lead to damage to your yard or your home's foundation. While the repercussions are severe, the signs of the leak may not be immediately obvious. The following signs may indicate that the main running to your home has sprung a leak.

26 September 2016

Things To Carry If You Expect To Visit A Portable Toilet With A Small Child

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Whether you're at a fair, outdoor wedding, youth sports tournament or another similar type of event, you're likely to rely on a portable toilet when nature calls. If you're at the venue with a small child who needs help going to the bathroom, you'll want to pack a few simple items that will make the experience easier. There's a good chance your child won't have previously experienced a portable toilet, which means that he or she might be marveling at the new surroundings — but you'll still need to make sure the child is focused enough to do his or her business.

26 September 2016