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Do You Need A Reverse Osmosis System In Your Home?

clock October 16, 2013 04:19 by author Chris Vigna

Have you ever heard of a reverse osmosis system for your home?  Most people are not really sure what these types of systems do and many do not even know a thing about them.  At All About the Pipes, we want to help you learn more about how these types of systems work and we will help you decide, whether your home needs one of these systems or not. 

In a few words, a reverse osmosis system will help treat the water that comes into your home, which means that it will have fewer bacteria, chlorine or other chemicals that might come from normal tap water.  Today, anyone can get a reverse osmosis system installed in their home, as these can be purchased for as low as $500.  This will depend on the type of system that you want to install and the professionals who will be installing these in your home.

If you happen to live outside of town, you may also have access to a well and a reverse osmosis system, would be perfect for your home.  The system would treat the water from the well and you would only get some of the finest water that you have ever tasted.   These types of water purifying systems can really change your way of life and they can certainly allow people who are off the grid, to improve the water they drink.

Analyzing the water that your home gets, is also one of the things that you should ask for and it is one of the services that All About the Pipes can help you with.  This analysis will help to determine, what type of reverse osmosis system your home needs and what the costs of your system will be.  The water analysis, will also allow you to understand exactly what a reverse osmosis water system can do for you and how pure water can really be. 

Most reverse osmosis water treatment systems will consist of things like a high pressure pump, a motor, some controls, a membrane, some control valves, conductivity monitor and other accessories.  All of this will ensure that your system works properly all of the time and it will be very simple for you to check its performance at any time. 

After identifying which type of water treatment system your home will have, all you need to do, is turn on your water, like you normally do and the water will come out as pure as you want it to.  These systems are now becoming more popular around the world and because they can easily be installed in any home more families are deciding to purify their water this way. 

Not only will your water be more pure, but your bathrooms will also be more bacteria free and your toilets will stay cleaner as well.  Not installing one of the reverse osmosis water systems available in your local area is certainly one of the biggest mistakes anyone can make. 

 

                                                                                                                                                         

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Three Common Plumbing Emergencies

clock October 24, 2012 03:05 by author Chris Vigna
The hectic lifestyle that most lead can be overwhelming enough. Add a plumbing emergency to your busy lifestyle and you have the makings of one of the more frustrating situations a homeowner can face. Since a major plumbing emergency typically happens at the most inopportune time, why not think ahead and get the contact information of All About the Pipes Plumbing, Inc.?
 
The gas leak is one of the most dangerous home emergencies a person can face. As the smell of rotten egg wafts through the air, you could perhaps ignore the severity of the problem for a while but not an extended amount of time. That smell serves as an indicator that there is a gas leak that needs to be thoroughly investigated by a plumbing emergency professional, like All About the Pipes. As soon as such this smell is detected, you should seek out an immediate consultation. 
 
A sewer backup is another example of a plumbing emergency that could cost thousands in repairs. While the city may be responsible for the sewer lines they maintain, they are not in any way responsible for any damage done to the foundation, landscaping or basement of a property caused by a sewer blockage tied to the homeowner’s internal plumbing. When called, the guys at All About the Pipes Plumbing can inspect your lines carefully, identifying the source of the blockage. If a backwater valve is required, an expert plumbing professional can definitely handle the installation.
 
Lastly, your aging water heater can break at any time. When the minor annoying leak occurs, having the heater inspected by plumbing professionals, like All About the Pipes, is something most people put off doing for an indefinite amount of time. There are often telltale signs that a water heater may be on its last leg, and it’s up to you to take notice of this before it becomes a major problem. When the minor leaks becomes a larger one and the water begins to seep into the home and saturate the carpet the problem becomes a costly, urgent matter. The water damage, the carpet restoration fees, cleaning costs and labor for all of these services can add up rather quickly. We can check the health of the water heater as soon as a leak is detected.
 
When it comes to residential plumbing, minor problems can quickly become costly. It is better to get the contact information of All About the Pipes Plumbing, Inc. on hand to contact in case of an emergency or when inspection work is promptly needed.

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Plumbing Tips to Ensure Your Vacation Property Pipes Survive the Winter

clock October 15, 2012 03:58 by author Chris Vigna

 

Frozen and broken water pipes are among the most claims and the highest claims paid by insurance companies in the U.S. With the winter chill full steam ahead, here are just a few tips to keep you vacation property plumbing systems in tip -top shape: 

• Insulate your pipes - Foam sleeves are an excellent way to avoid having your pipes accumulate frost or even worse having them split from the expansion of ice.

• Disconnect hoses from outside faucets - This prevents hoses from freezing, expanding, and leaking. If your house has interior shut-off valves for outdoor faucets, shut them off and drain the water from the faucet. If you don't have interior shutoffs, the installation of a shut-off valve or a frost-proof faucet may be a great investment to prevent water damages.

• Flush your water heater - Since your water heater works harder during the colder months, by flushing your water heater, you can remove deposit build-up that shortens the life of your water heater. A typical water heater last between 8 to 12 years.

• Make sure your main shutoff valve is in good operating condition - This allows you to turn off your water in a timely manner in case of an emergency. Locating and turning off shutoff valves in your vacation property can save you thousands in case of an emergency.

• Check to ensure snow and ice are not restricting water drainage or vents from your vacation home - This is important because if the water discharge (i.e. sump pump) is blocked by snow or ice, freezing could occur as well as water backing up in your home. Also, make sure your water heater vent is clear of any restriction of snow or ice to maximize the efficiency of your water heater.

By utilizing these tips for your vacation home during winter, you can save time, money and energy for costly repairs. If you are still experiencing frozen and broken water pipes, it may be best to contact plumbing professionals like All About The Pipes Plumbing to do the job for you.

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Be Warned at the First Sign of a Leak. It’s Now Possible.

clock August 19, 2010 00:39 by author Chris Vigna

Water damage is something that you certainly hope never happens to you. But when it does, you need to stop the flow of water as soon as you can to keep damage at a minimum. The most recent available statistics say that families lose over 6.8 billion dollars to flood damage annually. That's an average cost of almost $4,000 per homeowner.

But what if your home or business had a way to detect leaks within moments of them happening? Imagine the amount of possessions and documents you could save and the potential damage amounts that could be avoided.

This type of protection is exactly what Global Management Systems is offering with its WaterSafe residential and commercial leak protection system. WaterSafe places moisture sensors in areas of your home or business that are most likely to leak. These sensors, when wet, do two things: First, they shut off thewaterflow to the leak, often without disrupting the flow of water to the restof the structure. At the same time, the moisture sensing sytem sends an immediate e-mail to the home or business owner, informing them that there maybe a problem.

Imagine the comfort this could bring to you when you're away from home. For example, if the refrigerator starts leaking you could come home to a disastrous situation.The WaterSafe system not only helps to stop the leak, it saves your home orbusiness from expensive repairs and heavy insurance claims.

What's more, the system has a comprehensive warranty that covers up to $5,000 towardany insurance deductible.

All About the Pipes is certified to install the WaterSafe commercial and residential moisture detection systems. We would be happy to set up a FREE appointment with you to give you an estimate on protecting your home from any potential water-based problem. There's no obligation and there's no better time than now. If you're interested and live anywhere in the greater Charlotte area, give us a call at 704-559-5288 or visit www.allaboutthepipes.com.

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