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Disadvantages of Pex Plumbing

PEX is a cross-linked polyethylene material and is popular, along with copper, as a choice for piping in homes and for potable water. Problems with lead pipes and other materials led to many people choosing…
Austin Hintze
May 27, 2021
Polybutylene with copper stub outs

What Is Polybutylene?

Polybutylene is a type of plastic-resin plumbing used as supply piping in homes from 1978 to 1995. Polybutylene was installed in about 6 to 10 million homes, mostly in the sun-belt area, but also near…
January 25, 2021
Bursting Pipes

What Is A Water Hammer?

A water hammer could be a startling event and cause damage to your home if a pipe were to burst. However, it can be a relatively easy repair depending on your circumstances. Let's dive into…
January 19, 2021
Pinhole Leak in Copper Pipe

Pinhole Leaks in Copper Pipes

If you have heard of the term "pinhole leak", this is often referred to as the pinhole leaks that can occur in copper pipes. Pinhole leaks occur when the water corrodes through the copper pipe…
November 24, 2020

Dishwasher Drain Installation Defects

While it may seem like installing a dishwasher is fairly simple, and not much cannot go wrong, this is farthest from the truth. All too often do our home inspectors report on dishwasher drain defects.…
November 13, 2020