Pumping it Up: Increasing Water Pressure by Replacing the Water Service Line

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Low water pressure in a home can have numerous, sometimes combined causes. Leaking pipes, a heavy demand on a shared service, altitude, closed valves, and faulty outlets are all potential causes. However, one of the major causes, and one that impairs the pressure throughout an entire system, is corrosion and blockage in the home’s water […]

Getting the Lead Out

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Lead has a long tradition in plumbing; in fact, the word “plumber” comes from the Latin word for lead, “plumbum”. The Romans discovered that lead made a excellent plumbing material. Waterproof, malleable, and corrosion-resistant, it was used to line aquaducts and to make pipes. But they were unaware of the drawback of lead: it’s toxic. […]

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