What Is a Drain-Waste-Vent System (DWV)?

Reviewed by: Hady Makhmalbaf Ph.D., PE, Sr. Mechanical Engineer A DWV, or drainage, waste, and vent system assists in moving wastewater out of your home and preventing sewage backups. Understanding how the DWV works and what components are involved can help you troubleshoot any problems that may occur with your own plumbing. In this blog post, … Read more

Types of Plumbing Pipes

Reviewed by: Hady Makhmalbaf Ph.D., PE, Sr. Mechanical Engineer Plumbing pipes are responsible for carrying fresh water to fixtures and appliances, and they also play a role in the drainage of wastewater. There are a variety of different types of plumbing pipes available on the market, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. In … 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

Cracked ABS: Causes, Fixes, and Prevention

Cracked ABS pipe

If you have ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) pipes or fittings in your home, you may be wondering what to do if it cracks. There are actually several methods you can use to fix it yourself. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the different methods for repairing cracked ABS and provide tips for each. What causes … Read more

Low Water Pressure in Your Shower? 12 Causes & Solutions

If you’ve ever had the experience of stepping into a shower with low water pressure, you know how frustrating it can be. But what’s the cause of this problem? And is there anything you can do to fix it? In this blog post, we’ll answer these questions and more. What causes low water pressure in … Read more

What is Recycled Water?

Recycled water is water that has been used for a purpose and then treated so it can be reused. It’s also called “reclaimed water.”  How does recycled water work? The plumbing in your home has fresh water coming in from a clean source, like a river or reservoir. This water goes through pipes to your fixtures, … 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. Plumbers are responsible for installing and maintaining the plumbing systems in homes and businesses. They must have a comprehensive knowledge of plumbing codes and regulations, as well as the ability to read blueprints … Read more

What is a Backflow Preventer?

A backflow preventer is a device that is installed in your home’s plumbing system to keep contaminated water from flowing back into your home’s clean water supply. Backflow can happen when there is a sudden change in water pressure, such as during a power outage or a broken water main. How does a backflow preventer … Read more

5 Common Plumbing Problems & Prevention

Most homeowners will experience a plumbing problem at some point. While some issues are minor and can be easily fixed, others can be more serious and require the assistance of a professional. This blog will discuss the different types of plumbing problems that homeowners may experience and how to prevent them. What are the most … Read more

What is Backflow in Plumbing?

Backflow is a condition in which water flows backward through the plumbing pipes in your home. When does backflow occur? Backflow occurs when there is a change in pressure in the system, which can happen for a variety of reasons. When there is a decrease in pressure downstream from a valve, or there is an … Read more