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Highest Water Level in James River Since 2010

Highest Water Level in James River Since 2010

For residents of Richmond and Chesterfield, the winter has been particularly wet. Although last Monday, February 25th, was a dry day for the Greater Richmond area, water buildup from previous storms caused the James River to rise.

The river reached 16.2 feet at the Richmond-Westham gauge and portions of the Virginia Capital Trail were underwater near the Great Shiplock Park and Rocketts Landing.

Thermostatic vs. Pressure Balancing Shower Valves

Thermostatic vs. Pressure Balancing Shower Valves

In a previous post about the different types of shower valves, we gave a brief overview of what each type is and what it does. In this article, we will dive into the pros and cons between two specific types of valves that perform a similar task completely differently and how you can avoid getting burned in the shower.

Mike’s 2019 Homeowner Plumbing Guide

Mike’s 2019 Homeowner Plumbing Guide

Whether you are a new to owning a home or have done so for years, here is a collection of our top homeowner plumbing tips that can help you stay on top of your home maintenance in 2019.

You can bookmark this post to come back to all of our residential plumbing tips as you need them.

How to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

How to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

In the winter, your plumbing is a disaster waiting to happen. When it gets cold enough, the water freezes and may burst, causing a massive homeowner disaster.

But, if you take the necessary precautions as winter approaches, you can prevent the major threats.

Warning Signs of Sewer Line Backups

Warning Signs of Sewer Line Backups

First of all, why is a sewer backup so serious? The reason you should call a plumber immediately if you suspect a backup in your main sewer line is because contaminated water may endanger your family and cause expensive repairs.

 
Why sewer backups happen
As the term implies, sewer line backups involves dirty water and sewage being clogged in pipes.

Is Plumbing A Good Career?

Is Plumbing A Good Career?

With college tuition rising and most students going into thousands of dollars of debt just to get a degree that doesn’t land a well-paying, relevant career afterwards, many people are wondering whether going to a four-year university is even worth it.

What Are the Risks of Hiring an Unlicensed Plumber?

What Are the Risks of Hiring an Unlicensed Plumber?

Your toilet is draining slowing or you can’t figure out how to remove a stuck angle valve, so you decide to quickly hire someone who knows a bit about plumbing but doesn’t have a license because they’re available and cheap.

You think, “What’s the worst thing that could happen?”

Actually, a lot of terrible things can result from this hasty decision.