July 2011

D&D Plumbing acquired by Bonney Plumbing Heating Air & Rooter

Bonney Plumbing Heating Air & Rooter

The Sacramento-based firm Bonney Plumbing Heating Air & Rooter Service began managing operations of D&D as of June 23.Bonney Plumbing Inc. has completed the acquisition of D&D Plumbing, Heating & Cooling in Vacaville. It's founder, Mark Bonney, said in a press release that "D&D plumbing presented an excellent growth opportunity for Bonney" and added that his firm is "excited to be servicing Vacaville and surrounding communities as we begin our expansion toward Marin County and the Bay Area."

Why Older Homes May Need a Larger Plumbing Vent

Older homes

My house is more than 100 years old. I’ve lived here for 35 years. Lately, my downstairs toilet won’t empty out. I had a company come and they ran a snake down the bowl. The toilet still wouldn’t empty.

Then they removed the bowl and ran an electric auger down the hole until they could see the end of the auger before it went to the line between the house and the road.

Tulsa Developing an Online Permit Map

Online Permit Map Tulsa

TULSA, OK -- The city of Tulsa is developing an online permit map that will allow residents to check the status of construction projects throughout the city. The free service is expected to be available by October. The online map will list building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, sign and earth change permits applied for at a specific site - though a copy of the application or permit will not be available for viewing.

HOLDRITE announces new facility in La Vergne, TN


LA VERGNE, TN - HOLDRITE®, a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1982, is excited to announce a facilities expansion project that includes a La Vergne location. “The new locations will allow the business to better leverage the HOLDRITE brand,” says Michelle Hubbard, Founder and Owner of HOLDRITE, “while helping us to continue to provide superior service throughout North America and increasing our business square footage.”

Online Plumbing Quiz, Vocabulary Test

Online Plumbing Test

The BBC's Skillwise Plumbing quiz will test your vocabulary and knowledge of common plumbing terms. You can choose to take the plumbing test on three different difficulty levels;  one for beginner, intermediate and hard. If you work in the plumbing 7 heating industry or if you just have an interest in D.I.Y. Plumbing, this three-level plumbing quiz will help you with the spelling and meaning of plumbing-related words.

TIP! Make sure you answer every question. Don't be afraid - just have a go!

If you'd like to know more about plumbing words first, try our Plumbing Terms Glossary.

Emergency Plumbing Repairs During Carmageddon Weekend

Emergency Plumbing Repairs Carmageddon

 In Los Angeles they’re calling it “Carmageddon”: the closing of 10 miles of  San Diego Freeway, the fabled “405” from West L.A. to the San Fernando Valley. The road will be closed for 55 hours over the weekend to tear down a bridge as part of a freeway widening project. In case of a plumbing emergency you should call a plumber on the right side of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Free Inspection Roto-Rooter with Water Heater Purchase

Roto-Rooter Water Heater

VENTURA, CA -- Roto-Rooter, the largest provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in North America, will now perform a complimentary plumbing inspection with purchase of water heater installation.

Roto-Rooter, widely regarded as the best plumbers in Ventura, is now offering a special bonus service. For a limited time, Roto-Rooter will add in an inspection of the plumbing system at no extra charge with every installation of a new water heater.

Knochelmann acquires Cincinnati-based Schneller Heating

Knochelmann acquires Cincinnati-based Schneller Heating

CINCINNATI -- Kenton County commissioner Kris Knochelmann former owner and general manager of Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has purchased Cincinnati-based Schneller Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing for an undisclosed amount. The sale closed in April, Knochelmann said.

TDH Mechanical Announces New Website

TDH Mechanical Website Launch

CHICAGO, IL -- TDH Mechanical Inc, a family-owned Chicago HVAC contractor is proud to announce the launch of their brand new customer-focused website. The site was designed in response to the customers' growing desire for comprehensive online resources to give them greater information to help them choose the right HVAC contractor for their needs.