It’s always a good idea to flush a hot water heater every six months and to clean it with a pipe brush. As part of regular maintenance, you can extend the life of your storage water heater by years. No joke, sediment and mineral deposits shorten the life of your heater elements, thermocouples and the […]
Bleach and PVC Overview As you probably know, PVC pipe has great chemical resistance properties – but how do bleach and PVC hold up when used to clean? Before being used in plumbing, pipe goes through “thermosetting,” a hardening process that allows PVC to stand up to harsh chemicals. One chemical in particular to which […]
DISCLAIMER: PVC joint welding involves the use of dangerous chemicals, so it is important to wear proper safety gear at all times. It doesn’t matter if you are pipe welding or cutting PVC with a power saw. Please be safe!! When solvent welding PVC there are several factors that can contribute to weak joints. However, […]
Make sure you irrigate your lawn when the sun is down to conserve fresh water. Many people irrigate at night or in the morning, but you should always irrigate in the morning just before sunrise. Not only does it help conserve water but it helps prevent the spread of fungus from ruining your lawn.
Always flush your toilets after use. The old phrase, “If it’s yellow, let it mellow” can cause scale and deposits on your toilet and pipes and causes long-term problems. Risk waking anyone else asleep at night to save your plumbing.
Always dry fit your joints prior to solvent cementing. I can’t tell you how many times I had to cut out my freshly glued joints because something further down the line didn’t properly fit.