The Secret To Having Happy Employees…


… is having employees with happy bellies. That is why sometimes, on beautiful Fall afternoons (like this past Friday), we BBQ!

There were cheeseburgers, hot dogs and of course veggie burgers for our vegetarian employees! Scott from our Marketing Department was kind enough to run the grill. Fridays are always great – but this one… this one was EXTRAORDINARY!

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month At


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To show our support and raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our team wore pink on Friday! Some of us worked in pink wigs & Converse shoes, and there was a pink crumb cake and temporary tattoos…

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The Secret To Keeping Your Hydronic Heating System Running Smoothly



Colder temperatures mean one thing: Winter looms on the horizon, so the time has come to make sure that heating systems remain in good working order. For a hydronic system, maintenance must include the circulator pump, as it’s essentially the “engine” of it all and arguably the single most important component.

What types of problems should you look out for? Well, that depends on the design of the pump.

The main pump types are three-piece circulators and cartridge circulators. Of the two, three-piece circulators are more problematic. Cartridge circulators, meanwhile, are water-lubricated. “These do not require oil and have very few replaceable parts,” says Daniel O’Brian, a tech team member here at “Cartridge circulators may need a new cartridge every now and again,” but there’s not often cause to replace the pump itself. For that reason, cartridge-type circulators have become standard.

Choosing the right replacement pump requires an understanding of several factors:

- Different pumps feature different flow rates.

- The head range is the number of feet a pump can raise or lower a column of water at atmospheric pressure.

- In a closed-loop hydronic system, the circulator pump can be cast iron, because the water used is de-oxygenated to prevent rusting. In an open-loop hydronic system the circulator pump must be made of either bronze or stainless steel to prevent corrosion.

- Some pumps offer variable-speed functions that accommodate for changes throughout the day in a home’s heating load.

If you’re looking for a pump, you can find a wide range on our site. Additionally, this video can help:

This post was written in collaboration with Bob Vila

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8 Reasons Why Halloween Is A Great Holiday For Plumbers


It’s the only day crazy looking homeowners are actually just wearing a costume.


Your kid (or nephew/little bro)loves you so much he dresses up as you…


So does your dog…


And your GF/ wife…


On really great Halloweens through the years, homeowners offered you candy while you worked.


When you fix the faucet, candy comes out! (wait, was that a dream???)


and when you find bathrooms that look like this, they’re part of a haunted house ride, not on the job!


The best part: you can dress up as yourself and look THIS cool.



What do you like best about Halloween?

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The Secret Of Circulating Liquids Easily: Grundfos Alpha



If circulating liquids is the name of your game, than Grundfos Alpha series is your star player. Designed for circulating liquids in residential and light commercial heating systems, the Grundfos Alpha circulating pumps are a great option for your heating system.

The Alpha comes in cast-iron for closed systems and stainless steel housing for open and domestic applications.

Benefits include:

  • Ease of use features.
  • Auto Adapt-  a factory setting that senses your systems conditions and automatically adjusts to the performance demand.
  • Reduces power consumption by 50% without sacrificing any home comfort!
  • An option with a terminal box or a line cord that avoids any wiring is available.
  • Max flow of 21 and a head range of 18-19 making it a great option for many home heating systems.

Get warm water circulating when and where you need it this winter with a Grundfos Alpha!

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This Husband and Wife Cried Because of Their New Baseboarders – All On Camera.


When Home Makeover renovated the Johnson’s game room, this is the last thing we expected to happen…

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