Explaining Plumbing

Educational posts about the science of plumbing and best plumbing practices.


It’s springtime, and that means it’s time to reconnect the garden hose. You should have winterized it, so you will need to turn on the shutoff valve to supply water to the pipe again. When you do that, you should check to make sure there are no leaks in the […]

Check your hose for leaks


Hot water heaters are a long term investment, both in up front cost and energy consumption over the life of the heater. Water heaters are the second largest consumer of energy in the house. There are a few different heaters on the market, each with their positives and negatives. Here […]

How to choose a hot water heater