Sloan introduces Optimix Faucets with Anti-scald Technology

Optimix Faucets from Sloan will prevent scalding. When cold water is running low, normal faucets may dispense uncomfortable or even unsafe hot water. The new addition to any of Sloan’s popular faucets meets anti-scald requirements of ASSE 1070. The Integrated Thermostatic Mixing Valve is included in the faucet spout for a hassle-free and time-saving installation. […]

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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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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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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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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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Here’s why you should start working outside

Facilities managers are given every new idea to help stop the spread of infection in commercial buildings, installing new fixtures, testing social distance solutions, filling the air around themselves with disinfectants, etc. At every turn, COVID-19 has transformed the role of facilities personnel. Don’t get me wrong, it is absolutely necessary to take precautions and […]

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