What Your Pipes Are Telling You

Plumber man with tools in the kitchen. Plumbing and renovation.Pipes are not one of those fixtures around the house you would focus your attention on because you don’t always see them. However, when your pipes at home start making weird noises, it’s about time to give your plumbing fixtures a full check-up. Your pipes might be telling you that something is wrong with them. Below are some translation from pipe language to layman’s term and how to act on your pipe’s issues.


Saving Water and Energy with Thermostatic Showerheads

Cold Shower WomanThe Earth is made of 75% water and only 25% land. Of this 75%, not more than 1% is fresh water or that which is meant for human consumption, leaving the entire populace a big task in conserving this resource. In this regard, there is a need to recalculate every institution’s water consumption. Every effort in conserving should start in the peripheries of every family’s homes.

In a household, based on statistics, the third chore with the highest percentage of water consumption is showering. In this case, it is important to utilize fixtures that will promote conservation. One of the ways to do so is by using thermostatic showerheads.


Requirements for Installing a Bidet

sincity_b1There are different types of bidets. The traditional one looks like a smaller toilet with a faucet and is usually placed beside the actual toilet. New toilet models have integrated bidet seats. Handheld bidets are also available for those with limited bathroom space. Another option for those with small bathrooms is the bidet seat which can be installed to replace an existing toilet seat. Whichever you choose among these types, bidets are there to help you clean up after using the toilet.


10 Plumbing Myths

sincity_mythsToday, there are lots of plumbing misconceptions that are floating around. These misconceptions or myths are being passed around from one homeowner to another as some sort of household type of wisdom. Although some of those myths are partially true and in some small way helpful, most of those myths can be very harmful and may cause severe damage to your plumbing system.

Here are 10 modern plumbing myths and the truth behind them, to help you gain valuable knowledge about the proper maintenance of your plumbing system and save you from the possible cost of having it repaired in the future.


4 Tips on What to Do If You Have a Flooded House

sincity_floodedhouseA flooded home can be an inconvenience that involves pricey repairs.  The best way to avoid this is to do regular maintenance checks and spot signs of leaks.  If it gets into the unfortunate predicament of having a flooded house, there are still ways for you to prevent extensive damage and more expensive repairs.  Remember these 4 quick tips on what to do if you have a flooded house:


No More Backflow!

Backflow is the reverse water flow in pipelines causing contamination in the public water supply. This usually happens when the server or the customer’s property lines have disproportional water pressure creating a suction effect that backflows contaminated or non-potable water to the main pipe.

Backflow prevention devices are installed to reduce the risk of contaminating the main water supply. Basically, there are three popular ways to use backflow preventers. These are: 1) to reduce the risk of flooding in the basement, 2) to keep sprinkler systems safe to use, and 3) to prevent backflow in the heating boilers.