Whole House Water Filtration Systems

plumbing - house filtrationA whole house water filtration system is designed to filter all water at the point it enters your home.  This means all of the water you use in your house will be filtered, as opposed to just the drinking water.  A whole house water filtration system is guaranteed to remove more chemicals from your water than any other type of system.  There are several reasons why this may be important to you, as outlined below.

First, consider that the water you drink and the water you cook with should be of equal quality.  Any water you use in cooking will be absorbed by the food and therefore ultimately eaten.  If you are cooking with unfiltered municipal water, you risk ingesting contaminants. [Read more…]

Hydro Jetting

plumbers hydro jetting pipesHydro jetting is a process used by professional plumbers to clean your pipes and drains using extreme water pressure of between 1500 and 4000 pounds per minute.  This method is useful for extreme clogs that cannot be tackled by traditional means.

For example, if you are experiencing a clogged sink, your first instinct may be to go to the hardware store and purchase a plumbing snake.  This is a long, flexible metal tube with a hand crank at one end and a corkscrew auger on the other.  The idea is that you will turn the crank to extend the cable down the drain until you reach the point of the blockage.  You must then push through the blockage and then remove the snake from the drain, hopefully bringing up some of the goop causing the clog along with the auger.  A snake can be a wonderful tool if you have a minor clog or a single item stuck in your drain.  However, if you have a longer-term problem building up, it is only a temporary fix. [Read more…]