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If you want to learn about the history of plumbing one needs to start with where the word plumbing originated. The word “Plumbing” came from the Latin word “Plumbum” which means lead. The word “Plumbum” refers or referred to the pipes and some of the fixtures that were used to distribute water and gas, and the disposal of waste water and sewage. Continue reading
How do tree roots get in to the sewer pipe?
In order to survive, trees need water, nutrients and oxygen. If they don’t have enough of any of these, their roots go searching for them. Unfortunately for our homes, sewer lines provide tree roots with exactly what they’re looking for, water, fertilizer and oxygen.
The easiest way for a tree root to infiltrate a sewer line is if there is a brake in a line or pipe. Once these cracks in the line are found by a root it will send a signal to the tree that it found water, nutrients and oxygen. Once a tree root has penetrated a pipe, it will continue to grow into the pipe and get thicker and longer.
What is the Best Temperature Setting for your Water Heater?
Have you adjusted the temperature on your water heater? If not, you could be missing out on a great energy and money saving opportunity that also decreases the risk of hazards in your home. So what are most water heaters set at when installed? What are the benefits of lowering the temperature on your water heater?
When you install a new water heater, it will most likely be set at 140 degrees. However, due to safety risks and energy concerns, 140 degrees is considered too high by the EPA and many other water experts. Continue reading