Sewer smell inside of your home
Posted on Oct.23, 2013 by Chase Thompson

One of the most difficult problems that we run into as plumbers are sewer smells that have no obvious source. The first step to identifying the source of a foul odor in your home is to make sure that the fixture traps have not evaporated due to lack of use. Fixtures such as floor drains, […]

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Galvanized pipes are now linked to lead exposure
Posted on Oct.20, 2013 by Chase Thompson

Many homes that were built before 1960 have galvanized supply lines. A lot of these homes have had the plumbing updated and no longer have the galvanized piping. Recent studies have shown that galvanized piping, especially when aged can break down and contaminate the potable water supply.  Galvanized Lines and How to spot them A […]

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Maximum efficiency with multiple water heaters
Posted on Oct.10, 2013 by Chase Thompson

There are a lot of homes in the Kansas City are that have more than one water heater installed to meet their hot water needs. The most common reason that homeowners add a second water heater is to produce enough hot water to fill up a large soaker bathtub. It’s my personal opinion that many […]

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Plumbing issues to look for when buying a home
Posted on Sep.11, 2013 by Chase Thompson

There are several things that you should keep in mind when you are looking to purchase a new home. You can’t always rely on the home inspector to catch all of the potential problems that could potentially come up. For starters you need to identify the type of supply lines that you have inside the […]

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All fixtures and fittings must be lead free by 2014
Posted on Aug.23, 2013 by Chase Thompson

Most of the faucets purchased before 1997 were made from brass containing a lead content of about 8%. When water site in a faucet overnight the lead can leach into the potable water supply. In 1997 regulations required that fixtures contain a lower content of lead to minimize the risk for contamination.  Starting January 4 […]

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