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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

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

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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How A Toilet Works On An Airplane

Airplane Toilet

Have you ever wondered how a toilet works on an airplane? At Big B’s Plumbing, we can’t help but be passionate about our trade that includes all phases of plumbing. Most of us have flown on an airplane before. Did you ever wonder how the toilet works and where does “IT” all goes? For obvious…

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Your Plumbing Doesn’t Have A Warning Light

Unlike a car, when something goes wrong with your plumbing system, check engine light won’t go on. The fact of the matter is that properly installed sewer lines and copper pipes in our home plumbing system will last for years. But if not maintained correctly, they can create some real headaches. Some simple steps taken…

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Know Your Plumbing System In A Natural Disaster

What you should know about your plumbing system in a natural disaster. Many homes in California are susceptible to flooding and earthquakes. Every homeowner needs to have the necessary knowledge of how to handle a natural disaster. Here are some of the basics you should know: 1. Locate all the cleanouts in your home, In most…

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One Trillion Gallons Of Water Wasted

Yes, one trillion gallons of water wasted each year according to WaterSense, a division of (EPA) Environmental Protection Agency. From March 19 – 25, 2018, the EPA is running a campaign called “Fix a Leak Week” to encourage homeowners to fix the leaks in their homes. It doesn’t stop there, we should be vigilant about…

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