Water Quality Associations launches Certified Treatment Designer Program

The Water Quality Association is now offering a new professional certification for people who work in business-to-business sales and support. The Certified Treatment Designer seal assures water treatment dealers of getting knowledgeable technical support from people who design, manufacture, and sell water treatment systems or products.  To earn the certification, professionals must have at least […]

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4 Benefits of Switching to Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters have many advantages over traditional tank-style water heaters. While traditional tank-style water heaters may still be more readily available, the future is tankless. Not sure why you should make the switch? Read on for our top four benefits of switching to tankless water heaters. Save space Because tankless water heaters are usually […]

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A.O. Smith targets reduction in greenhouse gas emission

A.O. Smith announced its goal to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2025. As energy and water demands increase, consumers are looking for products that reduce energy consumption, conserve water, and avoid single-use plastics. Patricia Ackerman, senior vice president of A.O. Smith, says “The goal was developed through a strategic initiative to […]

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Best Finds: Elkay Water Cooler Filter Options

There are 2 filter options that will fit the Elkay Water Cooler. First, the 51300C, part #99316820, is the standard filter for this unit. The second option is the 51300C-PROD, part #99910901, which is a shorter version. This is used in the event that there is a drain line or other plumbing in the way […]

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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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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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Understanding drain cleaning equipment

Plumbing systems are largely out-of-sight, out-of-mind for those who occupy commercial buildings, and many facilities personnel who has fished soda bottles, t-shirts, cigarette butts, and everything in-between out of drains know the importance of drain maintenance. Drain cleaning is essential for keeping building plumbing systems functioning and free from clogs. It is important to first […]

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3 ways to combat Legionella in dormant water systems

Buildings across the U.S. that have remained closed due to COVID-19 related concerns are urged by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to consider the potential risk of legionella bacteria developing in stagnant water in plumbing systems—the bacteria was even found in the CDC’s own water systems, prompting several of its Atlanta buildings […]

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Best’s Best: No limits

The Suntrust Center in downtown Richmond, Va. blends into a skyline of high-rises that soar into the sky on the water’s edge. A towering structure like the Suntrust Center has “no limits” to what can be fixed, according to Building Engineer, Christopher Alston. While spending most days tending to different HVAC jobs in the building, […]

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Safety tips for managing heat stress

Temperatures in the 80’s have made their summer residence where I live in Maryland, and 90° F weather has already made appearances as well. With the increased temperatures also comes an increased risk for illness and even death for those who work outdoors for extended periods of time. OSHA’s threshold for moderate occupational risks starts […]

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