Archive for April 2018

Bacteria Growing In Plumbing System

Do we really know what’s in our water? After reading an article about how bacteria can multiply in our plumbing system, I thought, “What next?” The study was on indoor tap water that’s been sitting in our plumbing system for days or even weeks.  Professor Wen-Tso Liu from the University of Illinois leads the team…

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Barbecue Gas Line Installed

Summer is in full swing, and we can’t wait to light up. That is the barbecue. For many of us, we’re tired of lugging around that propane tank. Maybe you’ve decided to do that backyard makeover. Like everyone, we all want to save a few bucks and do-it-yourself. You may have spotted that outdoor kitchen…

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How To Find A Good Plumber

President & CEO of Big B's Plumbing Cpmpany

  For the average do-it-yourselfer, some plumbing problems can easily be handled; while for others, it’s best to leave it to your plumbing professional. Most home or property owners don’t have a relationship already established with a plumbing company. What it boils down to is this; We want our plumbing issues repaired with the best…

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Passionate Skilled Plumbers

Have you ever met someone that’s passionate about their trade? They can ramble on forever about a job they completed or how pleased a customer was. It’s awesome to hear someone rave about their work. The bottom line is that we spend most of our waking hours on the job. At Big B’s Plumbing, we…

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Mold Creates Health Concerns

I recently met a family living in a hotel, they’ve been there for a couple of months. Their necessary hotel stay began with a small water leak behind a wall that went unnoticed in their home. The leak was finally discovered when the drywall started to bulge. When the plumbing contractor removed the drywall, they…

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With Water Heaters, Size Matters

Water Heaters

Everyone has experienced a cold shower at some time in their lives. If you have a household with teenagers, running out of hot water is not uncommon. In some cases, your shower has to be a scheduled event, otherwise, you’ll be left in the cold. Are you a homeowner with a 70 or 80-gallon jacuzzi…

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CO Kills Family Of 4 In Water Heater Accident

After reading a heartbreaking story in USA Today of the death of an Iowa family of 4, I thought it would be best to talk about some of the dangers that accompany our water heaters. The entire family allegedly died of asphyxiation due to a faulty water heater. The incident took place in Tulum, Mexico,…

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Fixing 5 Household Leaks

Everyone experiences a water leak of some kind. You may have something as small as a faucet leak or something as substantial as a slab leak. You can put household leaks into five categories. Some of which a homeowner or property managers can handle themselves. Others must be fixed by a plumbing professional. Can I…

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Urinals New Technology

This may sound crazy, but have you ever noticed commercial urinals lately? For those of us that are a little older, we’ve seen significant changes. Some have taken a streamlined design with beveled lids. We even have urinals that have a small bug embedded in the porcelain; I guess that’s to aim. They are now…

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Water Saving Products Time To Get On Board

Save Water Now!

Saving water isn’t just about our current generation but generations to come. Make a point of buying products with the WaterSense label. Created in 2006, WaterSense is an EPA sponsored program. Its primary purpose is to protect the water supply in the US. The program gives the consumers facts about the products they are purchasing…

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