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Is ‘Greywater’ The Solution For Water Shortages on Job Sites?

Steffy

New mandates in California to cut water use are being felt at construction sites, but there may be a new budding solution. According to an article in Bizjournals, builders are finding sources of reclaimed water, or 'greywater', to use as a replacement. Water is necessary at construction sit…

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Are you ready for the new residential efficiency standards?

Steffy

The times they are a-changin', and there's no option other than to adapt. April 15th is quickly approaching, and the new residential water heater energy efficiency standards are about to be in effect.   The 2010 Department of Energy Final Rule on energy efficiency mandates a higher En…

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U.S. HVAC manufacturers’ annual sales hit $45 billion in 2014.

Steffy

  U.S. producers of HVAC equipment can let out a sigh of relief. The construction industry is back, and better than ever. According to a white paper published by CMD, there will be an ongoing cyclical improvement in construction trends in the next 2 to 3 years - with HVAC manufacturers a…

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5 reasons how Fantech FQ Series Quiet Ceiling Fan will make going to the bathroom better

Steffy

1. the FQ Series Fans silence will never startle your cat.   2. After the deed is done, it will smell like roses.   3. This moldy monster will be living his last days - the FQ ceiling fan eliminates mold!   4. The warranty lasts forever and ever and e…

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U.S. Manufacturing is back, says plumbing CEOs

Steffy

When six CEOs from Plumbing Manufacturers International agree, our ears perk up. These six CEO's concluded in an article in Contractor Magazine that the U.S. plumbing manufacturing industry is making a comeback.   Sustainability and water savings are top of mind for homeowners considering…

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7 Holiday Gifts For Plumbers

Steffy

What do you get your favorite plumber who seemingly has it all? Here's a few ideas that may leave them pleasantly surprised!   1. M18 Compact 1/2" Drill Driver Kit: This Milwaukee kit is the most compact drill driver in its class. It allows great accessibility in tight work spaces, an…

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How Grundfos Pumps Contribute To Global Sustatinability

Steffy

Grundfos is on our planets side. According to an article in ContractorMag, Mads Nipper, President and CEO, has a list of ways that Grundofs is trying their best to benefit people and global sustainability simultaneously. Here's some examples:   - Grundfos pioneers technologies to impr…

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Backflow Preventer’s & Why The Water Company Plays For Keeps.

Eli

The Safe Water and Drinking Act, passed by Congress, requires backflow prevention. When the water company gives us water, they play for keeps. They don't want that water back... like, ever. The facility owner is responsible for protecting the water outside of their facility (containment) as well a…

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Why Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Tells Youth to Become a Plumber

Steffy

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg suggests high school students skip college, and become a plumber instead.   Bloomberg's reasons, which he shared at the annual meeting of Wall Street trade group SIFMA, and in an article on CNN Money, were:   Being a plumber is a great job bec…

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RIDGID awards PHCC scholarships for plumbing, heating apprentice programs

Steffy

Does receiving $1,000 in tuition + $1,500 in RIGID tools sound like a scene from a really good dream? It happened... and to four lucky plumbing-heating and cooling apprentices.   Tool manufacturer RIGID awarded these four scholarships through the Educational Foundation of Plumbing-Hea…

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8 Reasons Why Halloween Is A Great Holiday For Plumbers

Steffy

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 whi…

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W21: Helping You Protect The Water Supply Of Our Future

Steffy

Humans can only survive from 3 to 5 days without water. Look around you right now. The person sitting at the desk next to you probably has a water bottle they sip on throughout the day. The runner on the treadmill next to you at the gym carries a bottle to stay hydrated throughout his/her workou…

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