5 Reasons Why High Efficiency Boilers are the Future

High-Efficiency-Propane-BoilerA building may have a boiler or a furnace. A furnace heats air and then a blower forces the air into the duct system throughout the building. A boiler heats water, and then the heat is transmitted to radiators and heating outlets via piping. Both require electricity, making efficiency important when considering which to purchase. High efficiency boilers are not as common as high efficiency furnaces; however, they are becoming more popular. High efficiency boilers are the future, and here are a few reasons why. Continue reading

5 Common Causes of a Leaky Faucet

leaky faucetA leaky faucet is one of the most common plumbing maintenance calls. Waking up to a leaky faucet can really put a damper on your day. There are many possible causes of leaking faucets. Failing to fix a leaky faucet could lead to more expensive problems in the future. Leaks in the home can reach up to 10,000 gallons per year, enough to fill a swimming pool. Here are 5 common reasons why your faucet might be leaking. Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Your Water Heater

water heatersEvery apartment, condo, house, and business that produces hot water has a water heater unit. The water heater’s responsibility is to create storable and deliverable hot water. The thermodynamic process uses an energy source, such as electricity, gas, or solar in order to heat water. This hot water can then be accessed in the plumbing system via sinks, washing machines, dishwashers, showers, and bathtubs. Continue reading

How to Become a Plumber

a plumberHave you ever wanted to become a plumber? There are many ways to go about becoming a plumber. One method would be obtaining a formal education at the high school and/or undergraduate level. Another path would be to become an apprentice at a plumbing company in order to learn the trade from the professionals. Once your foot is in the door, many hours of training are required. Finally, obtaining a license is the final step to becoming a certified plumber. Continue reading