Best Plumbing repairs, and also installs pump systems!
A Booster pump is a machine which will increase the pressure of a gas. It is similar to a gas compressor, but generally a simpler mechanism which often has only a single stage of compression, and is used to increase pressure of an already pressurized gas. Two-stage boosters are also made. Boosters may be used for increasing gas pressure, transferring high pressure gas, charging gas cylinders and scavenging.
These pumps are widely used in commercial buildings. For more information see the Wikipedia article.
Check out this booster pump installation by Best Plumbing! This allows hot water to be pushed up quickly into the higher floor levels of a building where the water has a long way to travel in order to reach its destination.
If I had my life to live over again, I’d be a plumber.
Over time pipes can get old and rusted(See Above). This can lead to corrosion of the metals and create leaks or breaks in the pipes. That’s why it’s best to get in touch with a plumber as soon as you notice water in areas that it shouldn’t be. It’s definitely better to tackle these issues sooner than later to avoid a scathingly high bill due to neglect.
Family, Friends, and… Clogged Drains?
Here are some tips to avoid clogged drains this thanksgiving.
Keep grease out of drains
Grease and drains are not a good combination. Avoid pouring grease down drains. Instead it is recommended that you place the grease in can or jar and toss it in the trash.
Keep food out of your drain
Placing vegetables, or scraps from your Thanksgiving dinner down the drain can spell disaster. Garbage disposals are only meant to handle small scraps, and by small we mean bits and pieces of left overs. Anything else should be placed in the trash.
Keep turkey scraps out of your drains
Bones are probably one of the worst things that you can put down your drain on Thanksgiving. Not only can they clog your drain but they can also break your disposal. Unclogging a drain can cost upwards of $180.00. Replacing a disposal can cost upwards of $500.00 or more!
How to Prepare Your Pipes for Winter
It’s winter, and there is no better time to start preparing your pipes for the potential extreme cold that may come with it. Being diligent can potentially save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in costly repairs. Let’s face it, with even a few hundred extra dollars in your pocket, you can have a lot more fun, or buy something awesome you’ve been wanting. That’s why I’d love to take a moment today and provide you with some great tips that will help you avoid having to call a plumber due to damaged pipes from adverse weather conditions.
1. The first step in avoiding costly plumbing bills is to do your best to avoid frozen pipes. One way you can tell if a pipe is possibly frozen is by keeping an eye on the water pressure. If you notice restricted water flower it’s quite possibly you have a frozen pipe and it would be best to call a plumber ASAP.
2. I remember my mom teaching me this trick, it’s an oldie but goodie. Let cold water trickle from your faucets. This is best done during the evening when the temperatures reach their peak coldness. Why does this help? Well, moving water does not freeze, so this will keep you pipes from freezing even in extreme cold temperature.
3. Disconnect any garden hoses and drain outdoor pipes. Ice can form in the line and cause a water line break. This can be extremely damaging to your home and quickly become very costly.
4. install insulated faucet jackets to the exterior lines of your home. This will protect your exterior faucets from freezing in cold temperatures. Be sure to also use the shut off valves inside your home to ensure that all of the water is drained from the pipes leading to the outdoor hose bibs. You can usually find these in crawl spaces, near hot water heaters, or beneath your sink. Some homes do not have these valves.
5. Close garage doors, and crawl space vents. This is very important if you have your hot water heater in the garage.
6. Ensure that there is no snow restricting your water drainage. Keep an eye on the area around your sump pump discharge line used to avoid flooding indoors. This line is typically located in the basement and drains to the outside of the house.If these are left unchecked, water may back-up into your house.
7. Be sure to keep a warm air flow going through the house. It should be at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This helps to keep your pipes from freezing. Opening your cabinet doors under sinks and where pipes are located as well, this helps keep pipes a bit warmer.
if you follow all of the above steps you shouldn’t have to worry much about having any plumbing emergencies this winter. Enjoy the holidays!
Get ready for winter with a tankless water heater!
It was quite incredible watching the rain barrel in on us over the weekend. The seasons sure do change quickly here in Seattle. I was recently researching tankless water heaters in order to get some incite on why they are the new trend. Here are my findings.
- Tankless water heaters heat your water instantly so that when you go in to clean up after a day out in the rain your shower is instantly hot!
- Tankless water heaters can be 24% to 34% more energy efficient.
- You can get utility and tax incentives for purchasing one.
I don’t know about you, but the thought of instantly hot water on a cold Fall morning gives me warm fuzzies!
check out http://www.facebook.com/pages/Noritz-Tankless-Water-Heaters/123373666818 maybe now is a good time to make the switch. If you need some direction in transitioning to a new tankless water heater, talk to one of our sales professionals at Best Plumbing.
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