Blog Posts in June, 2012

What Is a Trap?

In plumbing, a J or P shaped gas trap is located below or within a sink’s plumbing fixtures. The J-shaped pipe is under the sink and is designed to trap sewer gases before entering the house. ...
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Ensuring the Water You Drink at Home Is Safe

Recent information has been released that our drinking water at home can contain chemicals (like hexalam chromium) that are hazardous to our health, causing major health problems such as birth defects ...
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Don't Let Your Hot Water Run Cold - Basic Water Heater Maintenance

Water heaters provide a major convenience to households but often go unnoticed. Whether it is a conventional storage tank or tankless, water heaters provide warm water for baths, washing dishes and ...
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Keeping Your Water Safe And Clean

Clean Water Atlanta is a long term – comprehensive program that has been established by the City of Atlanta to ensure clean water for the next generation. The goal of Clean Water Atlanta is to ...
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Copper Vs. CPVC Piping

Whether you are purchasing a home or remodeling an existing home, you will need to find out if your home plumbing system uses copper or CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) piping. Both types of ...
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Beware Of Blue Polybutylene Piping

Attention all Georgia homeowners: If your house was built between the late 70s and mid 90s, you could have unsecure blue polybutylene main water mains running under your yard from your home to the ...
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The Great Water Heater Debate

Hot water always seems to be an issue in most homes as many homeowners struggle deciding between energy efficiency and cost when selecting a new hot water heater. These factors can greatly affect the ...
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Despite Complaints, Low-Flow Toilets Still Beneficial

Water conservation has been a hot topic over the past few years. As people find more ways to go green at home, saving water is a huge contributor in preserving natural resources. That’s why ...
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No Need to Dig With Sewer Line Video Inspection

Draining problems, gurgling and drain back-ups are indications that there is some type of blockage in the sewer line. If you need to find out if there are any issues going on with your sewer or drain ...
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Take the Energy Challenge

Temperatures in Atlanta have already reached 90 degrees and with all that heat you’ll need to find new ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home. At Rescue Rooter Atlanta we have come ...
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Do you know what type of faucet you have?

There are many different types of faucets and when it comes to repairing or replacing a faucet it is best to know which kind you currently have. The most common types of faucets on the market are ...
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