Fall of 1977 I registered for preparation classes to take the written part of the licensed master plumber exam. I had the seven years required to be eligible to take the test, so I figured why not. I was 27 at the time and in those days everyone would say “no one passes that test on the first try” so I guess I should get started. I and two of my friends who also owned their own plumbing business’s decided we would all work together and studied both in the night classes during the week as well as tutored each other on weekends. The class was given at that time by one of the chief plumbing inspectors of the borough of Brooklyn, New York Bill Marion. He was very knowledgeable of N.Y. City plumbing code and we would essentially concentrate and review in detail test results from past master plumbers exams. So much in detail, I’ll never forget that Bill would point to specific questions and tell us to pay close attention to that one! We all took the test I believe in December of 1977 and all three of us passed without a hitch.


Similar to backing-up plumbing, clogged drain may be another larger cause than just debris in the drain. This goes along the lines of tree roots getting into sewer lines, causing clogs and then eventually full blockages. If you suspect that there is a problem with your sewer system, give a trusted plumbing company a call. They will come out and initially use an auger to try to break up what ever is causing the blockage. However, in some causes the problem won’t be fixed by this method. So, they can use a camera inspection that shows exactly what and where the problem is. This helps reduce the damage to your yard by preventing unnecessary excavation. Not every plumbing company has the equipment to get the job done right. We at Express Plumbing Service do have all of the tools and the equipment to handle any plumbing problem you have.


It just never occurred to me that there could be a color other than white for a toilet. Now, don’t get me wrong I can see why white is probably one of the best colors. For one, if you had hard water then there would really be no hope for you. Just look at the glass below with hard water stains on it! Imagine that on the inside of the black toilet. However, for our office we did end up getting a cashmere colored toilet and it went perfectly with the walls and the new flooring. Once again, I had never seen a different color toilet than a white one and I have been around a plumbing shop ever since I was little. I have to say that I am in love with the different colors of toilets there are out there. It brings a simple wow factor to your bathroom and it is something that is rarely seen.


Unlike, in a storage water heater, where water sits around and needs to be periodically reheated to be ready for use, a tankless device does not store any water. Instead, when needed, the water comes in, gets heated and is delivered into the piping system that brings it to the appliances being used: shower, faucet, washer, dishwasher, etc. Because a tankless gas heater does not constantly warm up water, it can save up to 30% more energy than a gas storage heater. Advantages of a Tankless Hot Water Heater Here are the main advantages of a tankless device. Keep in mind that depending on your particular household size and water usage, you may realize all or only a few of the heater’s benefits. No Cold Showers: because the water is heated up as you need it, there’s no running out and no chilly showers. By comparison, a 50-gallon electrical storage water heater can take over an hour to entirely recuperate the warm water. Lasts Longer: most tankless units have a 10-15 year warranty and can last approximately 20 years before needing replacement. Storage tank devices generally have a Gordontheplumber.com Clogged Drain naperville il 6-year warranty and only last 8-10 years.


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