Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Good time to clean the main line

Today in mid '60, end of January, heavy rain makes to wonder where are we? Is this winter or what? But anyway not this is important. At this time of the year is better to remind you is important to have your house main sewer line cleaning by roots. A camera inspection is recommended if you didn't do in a while. That keeps you for troubles and big mess. Be smart! Avoid the words:" I was tell and I didn't listen!"  We selected   3 interesting pictures.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Being Green

Green plumbing practices have a lot to do with saving water and energy by changing inefficient plumbing fixtures such as faucets, shower heads, toilets, even water tanks to more efficient ones.

The Top 5 Ways to Make Your Plumbing Green:

1. Fix Leaky Faucets: Just one leaky faucet could waste over 20 gallons of water a day. If you are unsure if your pipes, toilets or sinks have leaks then find a plumber  to come check it for you. If you really think about it, you could be saving so much money by fixing leaks, especially if you have more than one. Don't forget the spigot. Causing lot of water waste.
2. Insulate Pipes: Some homes are made with crucial piping in exterior walls. This is inefficient, especially in colder cities and states such as Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where the exterior walls become so cold for many months of the year. When water travels from the pipes to your faucets there is a heat loss, thus taking longer for warm water to come out of the faucet after you turn it on. This causes a waste of water. Insulation around pipes will help this and if you want to take a bold green plumbing step, then consider eliminating pipes in your exterior walls.
3. High Efficiency Toilets: Replacing your older and or larger tank toilets with smaller tank toilets can save a tremendous amount of water and money. Many of the new water saving toilets also have a dual flush feature by which you can choose a half flush or a full flush.
4. Shower Heads and Faucets: Installing low flow shower heads and aerators for sinks are great ways to limit water flow which will clearly save water and money. Many popular plumbing fixture companies,  have low flow shower heads and aerators.
5. Tankless Water Heaters: Tankless water heaters are the rising stars in water heaters. They have gained a lot of popularity in the past few years and continue to work well in warmer regions of the U.S.   Unlike traditional water tank heaters which constantly heat your hot water, tankless heaters save energy by heating only the water that you need. Can you imagine the savings with a tankless heater? In fact, you don't have to imagine because it is estimated that tankless water heaters can reduce your energy costs by up to 40-50%. Part of the rise in popularity are the tankless water heater tax return  available to those who purchase them.
Green plumbing also involves being water conscious and working hard to conserve water.    

Monday, January 21, 2013

Cold, very cold

These January days are extremely cold. It is time to be aware about checking your piping which are close to exterior walls, windows, crawlspaces. If the pipe is not insulated please consider to do so. Call a plumber and he will help you. All the best.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Plumbing jokes and funny picture

"A plumber is the only guy I know who can take a leak....
....and fix it also!"


A good flush beats a full house every time.

A prominent lawyer calls a plumber to fix a leak in his shower.
After about 25 minutes the plumber hands him a bill for $200.00.
The lawyer, enraged, says: “I’m a famous trial lawyer, and even I don’t make that kind of money for 25 minutes work!”
“Neither did I when I was a lawyer”, says the plumber.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Plumbing facts

             Albert Einstein was named an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union after saying publicly that he would become a plumber if he had to do it all over again.

                      Copper piping, which is the #1 material used for plumbing work in today’s world, is the same material that the Egyptians used to lay their own pipe – some 3000 years ago!
                          Archaeologists have recovered a portion of a water plumbing system from the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. The evidence of indoor plumbing in palaces has dating back to 2500 B.C.E.



The loneliness of  the beauty! 

Monday, January 7, 2013


Recently we had a costumer with toilets in the house from 1967, this mean 46 years!!!!! Even insulated to prevent the condensation. And works pretty good. Good work for Kohler! For fun look how flush a new toilet.Enjoy!

Experts in floor drains replacement.

In last six months we have several jobs which required floor drain replacement. In actual situation the owner just moved in his house, replaced the furnace, installed the humidifier and when this started to work big surprise, the floor drain overflow. We tried clean the drain but the bottom was gone. And now the furnace room has a new floor drain.

New year

2013 has already started. From January 1st very busy. I want to wish to all my viewers a good year and all your days to be like this sunset. And don't forget BBP PLUMBING INC. is at your service.