Posts Tagged ‘water treatment’

We Fix Winter Plumbing Problems

Along with plenty of snow, winter brings plenty of plumbing problems in Eastern CT. Our plumbing team has been busy repairing burst pipes, thawing frozen pipes, replacing malfunctioning boiler parts, and installing new boiler units. Frozen pipes in Willimantic CT One of our plumbers visited a Willimantic CT home because they had no heat or […]

Well Pump Worries in Windham

Low water pressure concerns prompted a Windham CT homeowner to give us a ring. He explained the water pressure was very low in all the faucets of his home. He was concerned that his well pump or well tank was bad. We also worried that he may have a frozen pipe since the temps dropped […]

What is a UV Water Purification System?

Aging plumbing infrastructure Did you know that some of the plumbing infrastructure in our country is almost 200 years old?! Most of it is in desperate need of replacement or repair. Recently, Killingly CT held referendums regarding updating their 42-year old facility. “At issue is the ability of the 42-year-old facility to keep up a […]

What Causes Pinhole Leaks?

What causes pinhole leaks? Pinhole leaks are usually caused by aging of your pipes. Over time, the minerals in the water start to corrode the copper. You may hear a constant drip somewhere over your head, or you’ll feel a spray on your head when you’re in your basement. A North Windham CT customer called […]

Signs You Need a Water Treatment System

What is “water treatment”? A water treatment system improves the condition of the water in your home, using salt or a filter.  If you have “hard” or “smelly” water, a treatment system will take care of that. It will improve the taste of your drinking water, protect your appliances, and can improve the condition of your […]

Plumbing Vocabulary: Thingamabobs and Watchacallits

Plumbing vocabulary We sometimes forget that we have our own little vocabulary in the plumbing world. We have to remember that terms we use everyday, are not terms that our homeowners are used to. In fact, if someone walked into our office, they might think we were crazy discussing bonnets and snakes! We’d like to […]

How to Solve Hard Water Issues

What is hard water? “Hard water” occurs when there is an overabundance of minerals in your home’s water supply. Over half of the earth’s water comes from ground water. As water passes through the ground, it picks up minerals from the Side effect of hard water: pipe is being corroded from the inside, resulting in […]

Water Softener vs. Water Conditioner

A water softener is a type of water conditioner. It reduces the hardness of your water. Hard water is caused by the minerals calcium or magnesium. If you have ever noticed a white film on your dishes, you have hard water. A water conditioner is a filter. It removes chlorine and helps to improve the […]

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