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Common Bathroom Renovation and Repair Problems

Bathroom Renovation Problems

It's possible to start a bathroom renovation project or repairs without even considering any underlying plumbing issues, but to take this approach usually ends in disaster. Some plumbing problems are easily fixed and easy plumbing jobs can be safely done by the handy homeowner, but more difficult bathroom renovation issues should only be repaired by a licensed plumber - it's important to know the difference.

Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Before you begin your bathroom renovation job or any major repairs, do an audit of the current plumbing problems there might be with your system and setup. You need to consider the following plumbing issues.

Custom Air Products & Services Awarded Houston Business Roundtable Silver Safety Excellence Award

Custom Air Products & Services Wins HBR Silver Safety Award

Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 -- Custom Air Products & Services (CAPS), a leading commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) company, announced today that it received the Silver Award at the Houston Business Roundtable (HBR) 26th Annual Safety Excellence Awards Banquet in Galveston, Texas. This award recognizes Custom Air Products & Services’ safety achievements in the category of “Specialty Contractor Hard Crafts Small” and comes on the heels of the 2012 Bronze Award. Custom Air Products & Services was nominated for work performed at the DuPont LaPorte facility.

The HBR Safety Excellence Award process is a six-month long effort that begins with nomination by one of HBR’s client companies. Each nominee submits the required Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety data, copies of policies and procedures related to safe operations, as well as evidences of their best practices. Safety audits are then conducted in the field, and field employees interviewed and observed performing work, to ensure documented safety processes are actually implemented in daily work activities.

San Jose Water Treatment Systems Installation Experts at Triple A Plumbing Are Now Offering $200 Off a New Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System

Triple A Plumbing - San Jose Water Treatment Systems Installation Experts

San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 21, 2013 -- Water treatment system contractors and plumbers in San Jose at Triple A Plumbing are now offering a new discount. Customers who purchase a new reverse osmosis water purification system to be installed before 12/31/2013 can receive $200 off. “We are offering this deal because we want to make having high quality water available for the most affordable price possible,” says Heath Pyles, Owner of Triple A Plumbing. “Having impurities removed from drinking water has long been known to be the healthiest choice.”

Mr. Rooter LLC Tips to Identify Root Intrusion in Pipes

Mr. Rooter LLC Tips to Identify Root Intrusion in Pipes

Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 -- When tree or bush roots grow through a crack or a bad joint in a pipe, it’s called root intrusion. Roots from trees and bushes hundreds of yards away can do significant damage to a plumbing system. The older the pipe, the more susceptible it is to cracks, breaks and deformations, thereby making it more likely to become a victim of root intrusion.

Since root intrusion can cause a major blockage in plumbing systems, it’s important to look for warning signs to avoid a plumbing emergency. To do so, pay attention to the lowest plumbing fixtures in your home.

For instance, after a bath or shower, look for the water to drain in a swirling, cyclonic action. If it does not, it could mean a sudden backup or flooding is waiting to strike. To prevent any damage, call a qualified, licensed plumber.

Custom Air Products & Services Awarded Sadara Contract

Custom Air Products & Services Awarded Sadara Contract

Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 -- Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS), a leading commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company based in Houston, Texas (US) has announced it has been awarded a contract to provide industrial HVAC units for Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara). Sadara is a joint venture developed by Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow).

Officials did not disclose the terms of the agreement.

Los Angeles HVAC Contractor Announces Launch of New Website

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 -- Air Builders is launching a new website, to help Los Angeles building owners and property managers keep air cool and clean. They offer commercial HVAC installation and replacement, HVAC service, repair and maintenance as well as HVAC upgrades and tenant improvements.

How would an air conditioning, heating or air ventilation failure affect your business? Many businesses, like medical facilities have contingency plans for an HVAC outage because it is so crucial to their business to maintain the proper temperatures and air ventilation. Equipment failure and natural disasters are among the most common reasons an HVAC shutdown occurs. A study done by the Disaster Recovery Journal found that 11 percent of respondents cited HVAC failures as the reason for an evacuation or business closure.

American Standard Brands' Executive Named as Finalist for General Counsel of Year

Maria Chiclana, senior vice president and general counsel of American Standard Brands

PISCATAWAY, N.J., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Counsel of the Year Awards program honors New Jersey's standout General Counsels, Chief Legal Officers and corporate compliance professionals for the critical role they play in making their companies successful. Chiclana was independently nominated by American Standard business partner Marsh USA of Marsh & McLennan for this award.

Chiclana is the chief legal counsel for American Standard Brands, as well as serving as business leader of environment, health and safety and risk management for the building products manufacturer. Bringing 25 years of global legal experience, she joined the company in 2008 and oversaw the successful merger of Crane Plumbing, Eljer, Safety Tubs and Decorative Panels International into the American Standard portfolio.

Medit Inc Announces a New Inspection Camera for Multiple Purposes: "Voyager" Snake Scope

New Inspection Camera for Multiple Purposes: "Voyager" Snake Scope

Winnipeg, Manitoba (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 -- Fiberscope’s Voyager snake scope is an advanced entry level inspection camera.The Voyager features three lengths (1,2,3m) and two diameters (5.5, 9.5mm) to meet differing inspection needs. The CMOS camera chip along with 4 LED lights that are built into the tip of the water proof probe provide clear bright images. Live video is shown on a 3.5” TFT LCD monitor with adjustable positioning for better viewing, and video or stills can be saved onto an included SD card. This snake scope is made to appeal to someone who wants the benefits of NTD inspection without the cost of a heavy duty industrial unit.

April Is National Safe Digging Month, SoCalGas Says 'Know What's Below', Call 811 Before You Dig

April Is National Safe Digging Month

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- April is National Safe Digging Month and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding residents and businesses to call 811 to have utility-owned lines marked before digging in the garden or at construction sites. Calling 811 or Underground Service Alert will help avoid possible injury or damage to hidden gas lines or service interruption. 

A utility line is damaged by digging once every three minutes nationwide, and many of these incidents are caused by failure of the professional excavator or homeowner to call 811 before beginning their digging project. Even if relatively minor projects are involved, such as putting up a new wall or fence, building a deck, planting or removing large trees or any other renovations, the digging necessary for these projects can result in hitting gas lines if they aren't located prior to the work. 

Network Thermostat Announces Two New Ethernet Setback Thermostats

Network Thermostat Announces Two New Ethernet Setback Thermostats

Grapevine, Texas (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 -- NetworkThermostat, a leading communications-based thermostat manufacturer since 1995, announces the availability of the GE22-IP and HP32-IP Ethernet thermostats. An integrated web server automatically detects the type of device (PC, Mac, tablet or mobile phone), makes the connection and delivers the right user experience with either the full webpages (PC, Mac or iPad), or mobile pages for small browser platforms such as an iPhone or Android phone. All thermostats are commercial grade and interface with up to six (6) remote indoor sensors and one (1) outdoor sensor. The GE22 supports automatic changeover 2-Heat / 2-Cool for Gas and Electric units and the HP32 accommodates 3-Heat / 2-Cool for Heat Pump units.


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