There is not a day that goes by where most of us encounter water throughout our day. Besides the need to drink water to survive, water is in our food and drinks, our plumbing, our industrial processes, our weather, and even our bodies. However, the water you encounter is not necessarily clean and pure water. This most crucial resource for living can be tainted by a number of contaminants that unfortunately cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Having a flooded home can be an extremely expensive situation to have to deal with.expensive. From a broken appliance to a leaky roof to a burst pipe, the scenario can quickly go from a minor incident to a serious problem.
A typical residential water heater will last 8-10 years. However, did you know that there are some steps you can take to expand the lifespan of your water heater? Since water heaters do not come cheap, it’s only natural to want to do anything that you can to extend its lifespan. The following simple graphic lays out some guidelines to help you get a full lifespan out of your water heater.
Have you ever heard that Reverse Osmosis systems provide the best quality drinking but are somewhat wasteful in the process? This was true in the past, but recently Pentair Water after years of successful testing has released GRO membrane technology to market.
If you have been fortunate enough to travel to various places outside of the U.S., you are probably aware how various cultures have solved similar problems in different ways. Going to the bathroom is just one of those problems we all have to deal with. Some cultures have turned going to the toilet into a game and the range of toilets around the world is quite impressive.
For a very large proportion of North American homeowners the nuisance and costs associated with hard water just can’t be ignored. Clogged showers, damaged appliances, unsightly scale, and dry skin are just some of the issues that come with hard water. Water softeners provide a much-needed solution to all of these water woes.
Plumbing was not always what it was today. In fact, it has a long history dating back to ancient civilizations, with many milestones and innovations along the way. In this infographic, take a look at the history of plumbing and learn how much it has progressed over the years.
We give little thought to our water heaters, that is until something goes wrong with them. Here is an infographic that looks at three things we can check to ensure safety and proper water heater operation. It also provides details on how to periodically flush your water heater and finally lists some fun facts about them.
When was the very first flush toilet invented? How about the first water closet or even the very first water filtration devices? Obviously all of these and other plumbing elements have had their start at some point in time. There have however been many advancements in plumbing throughout the years.