Thursday, September 29, 2022

IAN

 We are with the people of Florida state who suffer after the crossing of Hurrican IAN.

The devastating Hurrican left many people without their houses and all gains after a life of work.

We pray for them and hope in a strong recovery.


BBP Plumbing Inc  

Monday, May 30, 2022

Summer

 With Memorial Day Weekend we can say summer is here. Hope you have a blessed weekend and you lighten a candle in memory of fallen who sacrificed their lives.


BBP Plumbing Inc.



Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Fake review 2

 We bring in attention the new trend in reviewing work done by different companies. Lately, started somewhere 2 years ago some of the internet IT corporations who provide to you services with license companies in different trades are not so honest or better say are not honest at all when they provide the ratings to you.

How this works for you to understand.

Lets say a licensed plumbing company wants to make more money, wants more customers because they are not so performant because of the bad workmanship, bad reputation, or non professional status of their employees. They will contact one of the internet marketing companies who provides services to reach more customers. The sales guy from IT is promising all the goods in the world, more customers, first call, advertising. Of course there is a cost sometimes pretty high. But there is a problem. Our licensed plumbing company has no reviews. Lets create them. 

So the sales guy creates one, two or more fake reviews. Who cares are saying the sales guy and the plumbing company owner. And you dear customer are now in big trouble if you choose this company for your projects. Because you don’t know all of that at least until now. 

We want you, the customer when you choose a company, don’t go on internet, stay away, ask municipalities, ask you neighbors, take the phone number from the vans. You will be more lucky. 

P.S. We had a contractor which we choose in one of our projects and we chose wrong because of those fake reviews. So be aware.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Finally spring

 After a long winter, finally spring. Even if the rains doesn’t stops, the temperatures in 60F makes the life comfortable.

We recommend to all our customers to check their pumps, the sewers and the drain tiles in order to have a safe spring. 

Enjoy the spring.


BBP Plumbing Inc

Friday, March 25, 2022

Navien NPE- 240A tankless

 Beauty on the wall. Nice, quiet, efficient. Is worth to make the change.




Installed by BBP Plumbing Inc.


Thursday, March 17, 2022

Before you Reopen? Flush First!

  






This note has been taken from the IDPH site at plumbing page. We consider is important to know and follow. 











Sunday, February 27, 2022

Shower faucets

 We bring to you some models of shower faucets with body spray. All looks amazing. Maybe this makes you to take a decision in your further projects.


















Friday, February 25, 2022

Questions and answers

 1. What is the future of plumbing?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the plumbing industry will grow by 24% from 2014 to 2024. But just as the competition is heating up, so is demand for plumbers. In fact, reports suggest that no plumbing company holds more than 1% of the market share in terms of revenue.  

2. How big is the plumbing industry in US?

With a $107 billion market size in 2021, the plumbing industry is ranked 5th in the overall construction industry by market size and the 98th largest in the United States.

3. How much do plumbers make?

 CNBC Make It spoke with plumbers, students and administrators about the costs of training, how much plumbers really earn and what it's like to work in the profession. ... According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters was $25.92 per hour and $53,910 per year in 2018.

4. Why is plumbing so expensive?

Another reason plumbers are so expensive is that the demand for plumbers is higher than the supply. ... When demand is high, and supply is low, prices increase to balance these two factors. Plumbing is a high-demand profession.



Sunday, February 20, 2022

Department of Water Department Chicago

 Department of Water Management Chicago helps the citizens to test the water quality. Base on this we recommend to all our Chicago customers to enroll in this study and request a free water quality test kit.



KNOW YOUR WATER

Enroll in Chicago’s Water Quality Study
Register to request a free water quality test kit


ABOUT THE STUDY
As part of the Chicago Department of Water Management’s (DWM) proactive approach to water quality research, DWM launched Chicago’s Water Quality Study in 2016 to investigate the possible impact of water main construction and meter installation on residential lead levels. This is the most comprehensive scientific study to explore these issues ever conducted.
The Study compares the before and after water samples from homes that have received water meter installations and from residences on blocks where the city is replacing water mains. The sampling approach in the Study is rigorous. It requires collecting four water samples for each test, making the process more likely to detect levels of lead.
The Study’s goal is to complete before and after sampling in a total of 1,200 homes near water main construction and 900 homes that have received water meters. DWM contacts residents with their individual results when they become available, and broader results are posted below.
If you have received a notice that DWM will be replacing water mains in your area and want to register for the Studyclick here.
To promote water quality in your home, flush your water system for five minutes if the water has been stagnant for more than six hoursClick here for more info.

ABOUT WATER TESTING
Instructions in english
Instrucciones en español
Instrukcji w j. polskim
中文说明
If you are concerned about the potential of elevated lead levels in your home's water, you may wish to have your water tested.
The test kit consists of three bottles, a mailing box, and instructions. Follow the instructions included in your kit for collecting water samples in your home, put the bottles in the shipping box and place it in a location (such as the entryway or front door) for pick up by Department of Water Management (DWM) staff.
If you would prefer to schedule a time for a DWM representative to come to your home to take water samples, keep in mind that this appointment must be scheduled for a time when you are home and you have not used your water for over 6 hours. Please call 311 or fill out the form below and a representative will reach out to you to schedule a visit.
ABOUT WATER FILTERS

Residents who qualify for a filter set received a water meter through the MeterSave program which has been temporarily suspended while we continue to collect and analyze data from the Water Quality Study on residential lead levels. The MeterSave program installs free water meters in single family and two-flat homes for residents who are current with their water bills. To be clear, Chicago’s water is safe to drink and we are taking this step out of an abundance of caution.
Recent Study results have shown that approximately 7.1% of homes receiving water meters are seeing an increase that puts them above 15 parts per billion- the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level for lead in drinking water.
We are offering filter sets consisting of a water pitcher and six cartridges NSF-certified to remove lead if used correctly to everyone who has received a meter from the City, those who have received high testing results, and those otherwise notified by DWM are eligible for a water filter. Click here to register for a water filter.
For coupons to purchase additional water filters, click here.
ABOUT FLUSHING
 On a daily basis, one of the most effective ways to ensure water quality is to flush your water for 5 minutes every time it has been stagnant for 6 hours or more. Just run cold water through a faucet or do normal activities like laundry, showering or doing the dishes to get the water moving through your system. This flushes out stagnant water and replenishes the corrosion control within your pipes to minimize lead leaching.
Alternatively, during and after construction on the water system on your block or in your home, you should perform intensive flushing.
Click here for more information about intensive flushing in English.
Click here for more information about intensive flushing in Spanish.


Saturday, February 19, 2022

February for outside work

 This very cold February was with many underground problems. Some new pictures with the work done at very low temperatures.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Another job in cold weather

 Sewer repair throughout foundation. Snow, cold, lot of utilities above the sewer. All the fun.







Monday, January 31, 2022

January 2

 January. Winter. Bitter cold. Sewer spot repair and outside clean out installation.






Monday, January 17, 2022

January

 Cold in January. Around 30s F. We work a lot in those days due to a lot of calls, sewer, plumbing.

Here are some pictures taken from today work.




January 17th 


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Frost free spigots

 Frost free spigots

Your hose bib (outdoor faucet) gets a workout during the summertime, however when the temperatures drop, that outside faucet can cause pipelines to freeze. One way to cut down on the danger of a burst pipeline is to set up a frost-free hose bib. These are often called freeze-proof, and they go by the name's faucet, spigot, Silcock and house bib. The style and setup of this special faucet decrease the chances of water freezing inside the spigot.




 When you shut down the water on a frost-free faucet, the water stops behind the valve, which is set further back inside the home. This indicates the water won’t freeze since it remains where the interior air temperature level is warmer. Because water left in the external portion of the pipeline drains to the outside, there’s absolutely nothing left freeze and trigger pressure in the pipes.

Tips for Preventing Freezing
Simply setting up a frost-free spigot might not suffice to prevent freezing. Correct fall maintenance on your outside faucet also helps decreases possible damage. You still want to get rid of the hose so water can exit the valve all the way when shut off. Any water caught in the faucet freezes, with that ice potentially working its method further into the pipe and triggering pressure, which can make a pipeline burst.

It’s likewise important to have an enough length to keep the valve in warm temperature levels inside from the exterior. Adding insulation to the wall or sealing around the hole for the faucet can help keep the area warmer, which reduces the risk of freezing.

Also having a foam bell above the frost free will protect from low temperatures. 



Sunday, January 2, 2022

Did you know?

 1. The garbage disposal, food waste disposal, or “garburator”, was invented in 1927 by a Wisconsin architect who created InSinkErator.

2. The first mechanical dishwasher was registered in 1850 in the United States by Joel Houghton. This device was made of wood and was cranked by hand while water sprayed onto the dishes. This device was both slow and unreliable. Another patent granted to L.A. Alexander in 1865  was similar to the first but featured a hand-cranked rack system. Neither was practical or widely accepted.

3. William Shepphard patented liquid soap on August 22, 1865. Minnetonka Corporation introduced the first modern liquid soap and cornered the market by buying up the entire supply of the plastic pumps needed for the liquid soap dispensers.