What is a Master Plumber?
There are 3 levels for plumbers: Apprentice, Journeyman, Master Plumber. The Master Plumber has applied for and passed an examination by his licensing state and completed the required number of years as a Journeyman Plumber.
Does it matter what kind of toilet tissue I used with a septic tank?
All toilet tissue will break down but the single ply will break down quicker.
What is Gray Water?
This is the term for waste water from the sink, tub, or washing machine.
Why won't my garbage disposal work?
The problem can be with the appliance, the electrical connection, or plumbing related.
Why do I need to run water while using the garbage disposal?
It is important to run water before, during, and after operating the disposal. That is the only way to flush the ground food particles through the pipes.
What is a pressure reducing valve?
Water pressure over 60 PSI can damage your home's pipes. A pressure reducing valve will regulate the pressure of the water flowing into the home. Excessive water pressure may void certain appliance warranties.
What is a plumbing vent?
Venting allows air to replace the water as it moves down through the drainage system.
What is a plumbing trap?
A trap is used to keep water in the pipe to block sewage gas from entering the house. Although there are millions of "S" traps in use, the "P" trap is more dependable and acceptable.
What is PVC?
Polyvinyl Chloride Piping is approved for only cold water.
What is CPVC?
Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride which is approved for cold water and hot water less than 140 degrees.