Posts by dtagnani

Part 2- Your Plumbing Company’s Energy Efficient Home

When trying to achieve your plumbing company’s energy-efficient home, we’ve replaced the old water heater to a tankless model. We also replaced our dishwasher with an ENERGY STAR certified model. We replaced all our faucets and showerheads with WaterSense labeled ones. And even though money was no object, most of the products didn’t cost an…

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Part 1 -Your Plumbing Companies Energy Efficient Home

Energy efficient home

What would your plumbing company’s energy efficient home look like? So let’s dream a little bit, and try to imagine what the perfect home would look like from a plumbing standpoint, where the money is no object. With that said, we’ll do some comparisons. For example, we will compare high-quality tank water heaters with tankless…

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“My Water Pressure Bit The Dust”

My Water Pressuer Bit The Dust

We quickly forget how things like water pressure, hot water, and our plumbing, in general, has such an impact on the quality of our life. Low pressure usually creeps up on us over many years then all of a sudden it’s a significant problem, i.e. replacing the pipes in your home. Has your water pressure…

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Can You Avoid A Water Leak?

Water leak

Most home and business owners don’t have time to think about something as trivial as a water leak. It’s only when a water leak becomes a bigger problem then we jump into action. An extremely high water bill might get us thinking. A water spot on our wall or ceiling can spark some action too.…

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DIY With A Plumber’s Snake

Plumber's Snake

Big B’s Plumbing When the household plunger cannot do the trick, then a snake is brought in to tackle the clog. Much more power than drain cleaners or a plunger, but they do have risks attached if you don’t know how to use them properly. For example, you might damage a pipe, or create a…

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What’s Considered A Plumbing Nightmare

plumbing nightmare

So, what constitutes a plumbing nightmare? A plumbing nightmare is different for everyone. For some, it might be a water heater that needs replacing. For others, it could be a broken pipe that caused flood damage. Whatever the case, it’s usually an unplanned plumbing emergency that dips into our budget. It also means taking time…

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Most Commonly Asked Plumbing Questions

plumbing questions

We all have plumbing questions, but can you guess what the number one plumbing question is? The number one question we get is, “Can you give me an estimate over the phone?” At Big B’s Plumbing, we don’t like giving estimates over the phone, but in some cases, we have to. We prefer driving to…

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Use A Licensed Plumber For A New Gas Line

gas line installation

Summer’s in full swing and many of us are still lugging around the old propane tanks, while others are springing for an outdoor kitchen and barbeque. Some have splurged on a backyard jacuzzi.  What that means is professionally laid water and gas lines are needed. Installing a gas line is not for your average do-it-yourselfer.…

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What To Consider When Making A Water Heater Purchase

water heater purchase

We’ve all heard the saying, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it,” but that’s not entirely correct when it comes to your old water heater. When you do the numbers and your homework when making a water heater purchase, you might find that replacing it before it completely breaks down might be a wise choice.…

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What Can Go Wrong With Our Kitchen Sink?

Kitchen sink

If you’re like most families, the kitchen is the center of our home. My mother-in-law prepares fancy Filipino dishes while everyone sits around the kitchen table playing card games. Like so many other families, we had our share of problems in our kitchen. First, it was the stove then the vent and recently both the…

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