Smart Plumbing Technology

Smart technology is everywhere. Why not in plumbing? Well, smart plumbing is real and in demand, now and in the future. According to Safe Plumbing, the United States uses 3.9 trillion gallons of water every month with agriculture using 70% of water worldwide. Smart technology in plumbing can help limit and control water usage to […]

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Winter Plumbing Problems and What to do

Maintaining a healthy and efficient water system is always important throughout the year but can be especially important during harsh winter weather and the busy holiday season. There are a few key issues to look out for and ways to prevent issues. These preventative measures can also protect against excess water loss and excessive bills. […]

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Gas Leaks and What to do

Did you know? Natural gas is odorless and colorless; the rotten eggs smell is added in. Mercaptan, the additive that makes gas smell, contains sulfur. This added component makes it easier to detect gas in the event of a leak. Mercaptan blends well with natural gas and shares properties, such as that fact that it […]

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Legionella Concerns Increase as Buildings Reopen

Buildings that have been closed for extended periods of time may be at higher risk for Legionella outbreaks. Legionella bacteria is found naturally in freshwater environments, such as lakes and streams. However, it becomes a health concern when it grows and spreads in human-made building water systems, including showerheads, sink faucets, tubs that aren’t drained […]

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Burn Admissions Rise During Lockdown

Spending more time inside has increased the risk of becoming a burn or scald statistic, according to World Plumbing Council. Burn injuries caused from contact with heating appliances, radiators, and pipes rose from 797 in 2018-2019, to 999 in 2019-2020. Nearly all burn injuries were classified as emergencies. Unfortunately, children aged 0-14 made up 28% […]

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Average Lifespan of Plumbing Equipment

Depending on the age of the facility and the equipment inside, it may be time to replace plumbing fixtures and equipment. Replacement timelines vary but knowing when to replace plumbing equipment can save you money and time in the long run, especially if a pipe bursts. Proactive maintenance instead of reactive can also affect how […]

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Extending the Life of a Flushometer

Preventative vs. reactive maintenance of a flushometer While most plumbing maintenance is considered reactive, such as when a leak occurs or a part stops working, preventative maintenance can actually save time and money. Preventative maintenance is centered around the idea of regularly checking and servicing equipment as it progresses through its life cycle. Anticipating problems […]

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New Sloan Faucet and Soap Dispenser Full Line

Sloan has recently created a comprehensive line of electronic sensor faucets and soap dispensers for the widest array of applications. With more styles, designs, and options than ever before, Sloan believes it’ll be easier to find the perfect solutions in your perfect budget. Faucets and soap dispensers represent a critical point of interaction; now more […]

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Future of Plumbing

Plumbers and the plumbing industry are not what it used to be. Long gone are the days of old school repairmen, or maintenance workers that are only men. Consumers in the past went with whatever was recommended to them by a maintenance worker. While this may continue to be true, it will become even more […]

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AD Finalizes Merger with Delta Distributers

AD Pipe, Valves, and Fittings has finalized a merger agreement with Delta Distributors effective January 1, 2021. The two groups share a history of serving and advocating for independents, according to AD Chairman and CEO Bill Weisberg. The process engaged AD’s corporate and divisional board members and executive leadership in evaluating the financial and cultural […]

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Home Industry Giant to Expand Smart Water Tech to New Homes

Moen and Lennar, one of the leading homebuilders, are joining forced to put Moen Smart Water technology in Lennar homes nationwide. The Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff is an all-in-one security system that will give homeowners complete control over their home’s water from anywhere and at any time. The Flo by Moen will be […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: 2020

Show the plumber or maintenance worker in your life that you’re thinking of them and get them a gift from Best Plumbing Specialties that they’ll be sure to use. This list includes ideas suitable for every budget. Don’t forget about Best Plumbing Specialties gear! We have hats, hoodies, beanies, and much more! The 6 in […]

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