What is a Pipe Fitting in Plumbing?

Reviewed by: Hady Makhmalbaf Ph.D., PE, Sr. Mechanical Engineer A pipe fitting is used in plumbing to connect two or more pieces of pipe or tubing together, usually within the same system. There are many different types and sizes of pipe fitting, each serving a different purpose. What are the different types of pipe fitting? Here … Read more

Pipe Joints in Plumbing: The Different Types and What They Do

There are many different types of joints in plumbing. Each one has a specific purpose and helps to keep the piping system together. In this article, we will discuss the different types of joints and what they do. We will also provide some examples of each type of joint. What is a pipe joint? A … Read more

11 Common DIY Plumbing Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Plumbing is one of those things that most people take for granted until something goes wrong. And when something does go wrong, it’s often a messy and expensive fix. In many cases, these problems could have been avoided if the homeowner had only known what not to do. Here are the most common DIY plumbing … Read more

Plumbing Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to Plumbing

Reviewed by: Hady Makhmalbaf Ph.D., PE, Sr. Mechanical Engineer Did you know that plumbing is one of the most important aspects of your home? Understanding what plumbing is and how it all works is essential for keeping a home in good condition. This article will cover everything you need to know about plumbing. What is plumbing? Plumbing … Read more

How to Become a Plumber

If you’re looking for a career that is both challenging and in-demand, becoming a plumber may be a good choice for you. But how do you become a plumber? In this article, we’ll take a look at what it takes to enter this skilled trade. Steps to becoming a plumber Here are the steps for … Read more

What is a Backflow Preventer?

When you are taking care of your home’s plumbing, it is important to be aware of the different devices that help protect your system. One such device is the backflow preventer. This little-known but crucial piece of equipment helps ensure that dirty water doesn’t flow back into your clean water supply. In this article, we’ll … Read more

What is Backflow in Plumbing?

Did you know that there is a potential for water to flow backward through your plumbing? This can happen when something blocks the natural flow of water and causes a pressure imbalance. In this blog post, we’ll cover the basics of backflow and teach you how to prevent backflow from happening. What is backflow? Backflow … Read more

A Guide to Water Service Pipes

When you think of water service, you likely think of the water pipe that runs from the street to your house. However, there is more to a water service than just the main pipe. There are also branch pipes and service lines that connect your house to the main line. If you are having issues … Read more

What Is a Cross-Connection in Plumbing?

Did you know that there is a potential risk for contamination of your drinking water if the wrong type of piping is used in your plumbing system? In this blog post, we’ll explain what a cross-connection is in plumbing and how it can lead to contamination of your water supply. What is a cross-connection? A … Read more

7 Benefits of Having a Plumbing Inspection

Are you in the market for a new home? Do you know about the benefits of having a plumbing inspection before buying a home? A plumbing inspection can reveal serious problems with your plumbing that may not be visible to the naked eye. By getting a plumbing inspection, you can avoid costly repairs down the … Read more