Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Spring. Corner. Flowers. Plumbing.

 After 50 days of bitter cold weather, finally the temperatures are there for a normal life. The snow is still here but is melting under the high temperatures.

Unfortunately there are a lot of issues in plumbing system for many residentials and commercials. We hope all of you to stay cool and to have as many as possible plumbing issues and we say, Spring we are waiting you.

BBP Plumbing Inc

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Cold, cold, cold

 At 0F we had to repair a sewer which was backing up often. After a video camera inspection which we gave us the location of the excavation we proceed in one of the coldest day. The site was in the parking lot.

At the time which we expose the pipe we identified a fiber optic conduit through the hard of the sewer line.

We have some pictures to share with you from the job.

 BBP Plumbing Inc

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Booster pump

 Pressure at water meter maximum 30 psi. Low flow at 2nd floor master bathroom and at the 1st floor kitchen sink. 

Installed AquaMark Model# AM-20V with 1HP and 20 gpm. 

Now the pressure is 65 psi. Very good flow at the fixtures in the house.

BBP Plumbing Inc

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Plumbing facts in mid February

 Some plumbing facts in middle of February.

  • Copper piping has been around for approximately 3000 years, the Egyptians were one of the first to use it all those years ago when laying their own piping.
  • 3 years is the average time that a person will spend on the toilet in their lifetime.
  • Over a 10 year period, a dual flush toilet will cost you around $250, whilst a single flush comes in at $760, which would you prefer?
  • A 2000 year old toilet was discovered in the tomb of a Western Han Dynasty King in China, although much different from today, the toilet was made out of stone and was probably not very comfortable!
  • Mario and Luigi are considered by many to be the world’s most famous plumbers.
  • Everyone has a one in 10 000 chance of being hurt by a toilet in their lifetime.
Taken from plumbing site from Australia.

BBP Plumbing Inc

Monday, February 8, 2021

This is winter

 After 2 years in the row without a hard winter, this winter is way and beyond. A real winter. Snow, bitter temperatures, nasty traffic, pandemic time overall.

Also in our blog we try to teach in some of the posts to educate people to try to be safe with their plumbing during a hard winter. We try to give tips, to show some steps which home owners needs to follow in order to have a white winter, not a dark one. After 2 days of bitter cold weather, a lot of plumbing problems, burst pipes, clogged drains, broken pipes in the ground. Many of those happened because nobody checked if they are in good shape. Also we mention in previous posts  the temperatures in the rooms less heated not to be below 50F, if possible even 60F when outside temperatures drops below 0F. 

We recommend to call for a plumber to check your plumbing if you consider your plumbing is not as good as needs to be. 

BBP Plumbing Inc

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Life of toilet paper.


Toilet Paper over the years

  • Thousands of years ago people used different materials depending upon the country, weather conditions, social status, customs, etc.
  • In the 2nd century BC Chinese invented wrapping and padding material known as paper which they used like toilet paper too.
  • In the early 2nd century CE, the first papermaking process was developed in China.
  • In the 6th century CE, the first documented use of toilet paper in human history, in early medieval China
  • In 1391, the first modern toilet paper was made for the needs of the Chinese Emperor family. This toilet paper was even perfumed.
  • In the late 15th century, paper became widely available, so newspaper was a popular choice of toilet paper.
  • In the late 19th century, mass manufacturing of modern toilet paper began.
  • In 1857, Joseph C. Gayetty created the first commercially packaged toilet paper. This first factory made toilet paper was medicated with aloe and Joseph Gayetty printed his name on every sheet.
  • In 1871, Zeth Wheeler patents rolled and perforated toilet paper.
  • In 1872, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, the world's largest tissue maker was founded.
  • In 1877, Albany Perforated Wrapping Paper Company was founded by Zeth Wheeler.
  • In 1879, Thomas Seymour, Edward Irvin and Clarence Wood Scott founded the Scott Paper Company and made the first toilet paper sold in rolls.
  • In 1879, Walter Alcock created toilet paper on a roll, and used the perforated toilet roll instead of the common flat sheets.
  • In 1880, the British Perforated Paper Company began selling toilet paper in boxes of individual squares.
  • In 1885, Oliver Hewlett Hicks patented package of toilet paper and the manufacturing process.
  • In 1890, the Scott Paper Company made its Waldorf brand toilet paper in rolls.
  • In 1897, Wheelers Company began selling and marketing standard perforated toilet paper on a roll.
  • In 1907, a great idea of Philadelphia's school teacher and Arthur Scott experimentation led to the discovery of paper towels.
  • In 1921, Waldorf brand (by Scott Paper Company) represented 64% of Scott's total case sales and this company became the leading toilet paper company in the world.
  • In 1928, German, Hans Klenk become the first toilet paper rolls seller in Europe.
  • In 1935, splinter free toilet paper was invented by Northern Tissue.
  • In 1942, St. Andrew's Paper Mill in England began selling the first two-ply toilet paper.
  • In 1943, novelty toilet paper was printed with images of Hitler.
  • In 1973, America experienced first toilet paper shortage after one of Johnny Carson’s (America’s most loved comedian) jokes, "You know what's disappearing from the supermarket shelves? Toilet paper. There's an acute shortage of toilet paper in the United States." People actually believed him and bought as much toilet paper as they could.
  • In 1990, in the United Kingdom, moist toilet paper was first introduced by Andrex (old St. Andrew's Paper Mill, today it is owned by American company Kimberly Clark).
  • In 2001, in United States, moist toilet paper was first introduced by Kimberly-Clark.
  • Today the manufacture of toilet paper is a large industry. Toilet papers are available in several types of paper, decorations, textures and a variety of colors...

Thursday, February 4, 2021

2nd week of February 2021

 The 2nd week of  February of 2021 will be an Artic blaster. This is the time when the water pipes will burst if there is not measures taken. It is time for you to be prepared. Rise the temperature in the house with 5F and the minimum temperature to be 55F. And of course be safe.

Here are some pictures with pipe bursts.

BBP Plumbing Inc.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021


 Are plumbers happy?

Plumbers are one of the least happy careers in the United States. At Career Explorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, plumbers rate their career happiness 2.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 18% of careers.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021


 How do you choose to hire a plumber for your project? 

There are few ways to choose the plumber for your project. In the following we recommend the first and the last methods to choose. 

1. By recommendation. 

We consider is the most effective and secured method of choosing the plumber for your project. First you get the recommendation from someone who already used the plumber in his/her project. Also, the plumbers who are from recommendation are more loyalist to their customers because they want that customer to return with a future project back to them.

2. By truck advertising.

At first sight, this seems to be weird but is not. If you see truck moving around your neighborhood that means those tracks have work and they do a good job. Try it.

3. By advertising.

The last recommended. In those days by advertising is a lot of fake information about performance done by plumbers. Those fake information are most generated by the IT and the sites who sell to contractors their services on internet and MSM. If you choose one of the plumbers in those advertise pages try to ask if they come for free estimate and if they did some work in your neighborhood. 

BBP Plumbing Inc