The buildup of minerals and corrosion is not only unsightly but it can cause real problems for your plumbing system. The three biggies for pipe build up are the dreaded calcium, lime and rust. If you have hard water then you definitely need to be concerned about limescale. Limescale is the build up of a […]
It’s no surprise that the next great commodity shortage crisis is about the world’s fresh water supply. Hopefully everyone reading this is already familiar with the rain cycle and the lengthy filtration process to naturally produce groundwater. The problem the world is facing is that with our growing population, the natural process of renewing groundwater […]
The number 1 tip in plumbing is if you are not 100% confident in the problem AND the solution, hire a licensed professional to do the job for you. Do not risk flooding your house, or causing a long term problem that may not immediately present itself.
Butterfly valves operate similarly to ball valves. They both open and close with a quarter-turn and are also considered shut-off valves, though butterfly valves are much better at regulating flow. This is the reason they are commonly used in engines for “throttling”. As you can see, a closed butterfly valve has a thin profile stopping […]