What Potable Water Pipe is Safest for your Chicago Building?

What Potable Water Pipe is Safest for your Chicago Building?

Plastic versus metal plumbing pipes is becoming an increasingly hot topic as pipe manufacturer’s try to convince cities and towns that their pipes are the safest and most reliable for their municipal repiping projects – which is estimated to cost 300 billion...
From Sugar to Cleaning Compounds: Why Your Industrial Plumbing Started Leaking

From Sugar to Cleaning Compounds: Why Your Industrial Plumbing Started Leaking

We all know the hazards of candy and sugary treats on your teeth, but have you heard about the damage that can be caused by running things, like sugar water, down your plumbing pipes? In fact, lots of liquids, industrial chemicals and even food products can corrode...
The Main Cause of Metal Corrosion in Industrial Piping Systems

The Main Cause of Metal Corrosion in Industrial Piping Systems

When you think of plumbing pipes, you probably think of transporting water to taps, washing machines, dishwashers and other water-using appliances. The truth is that plumbing pipes can carry many different types of liquid products, including sugar water, gas, cleaning...
3 Major Consequences of Leaky  Plumbing Pipe on a Building Interior

3 Major Consequences of Leaky Plumbing Pipe on a Building Interior

When you think about your building’s interior, you’re probably thinking about general maintenance repairs, like fixing doorknobs and repainting. You’re probably not thinking about the damage that could be caused by an old, leaky plumbing pipe. Unfortunately, a leaking...
High Water PH Levels? Why this Could Indicate You Have Slab Leak

High Water PH Levels? Why this Could Indicate You Have Slab Leak

Did you know that if the alkalinity of your water suddenly increases, it could be due to a slab leak? According to the EPA drinking water should have a pH of between 6.5 and 8.5. Water with a pH level lower than 6.5 is considered acidic, and it has the ability to...
3 Major Consequences of a Plumbing Pipe Leak In Your Multi-Unit Building

3 Major Consequences of a Plumbing Pipe Leak In Your Multi-Unit Building

When it comes to plumbing pipe leaks, a slow drip may not seem like a big deal, but according to USGS, a faucet that drips once per minute, drips 1,440 times her day. That amounts to 34 gallons per year. Now, if that slow drip were inside your walls, that’s 34 gallons...