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Top 5 Tankless Water Heater Myths Busted

Market research shows that the demand for tankless water heaters is on the rise, and showing no signs of slowing down. But for every homeowner who makes the switch, there are plenty who are understandably hesitant. After all, there’s a…

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Why is My Drain Clogged? Five Surprising Causes

A slow or clogged drain every now and then is a regular occurrence for homeowners here in the Bay Area. Most people know the common culprits: hair, food scraps, maybe even a flushed kid’s toy (we’ve all been there). But…

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The Unflushables: How to Avoid a Clogged Toilet

Two years ago, the EPA awarded San Francisco $513 million for improvements to our largest wastewater treatment plant. We’re now in the process of investing $3 billion into upgrades as part of the Sewer System Improvement Program. But for all…

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40% Of The World Has No Flush Toilets

It's hard to believe that 40% of the world does not have flush toilets. The biggest concern most people have here in the United States is what color or does it flush well? The truth of the matter is in countries…

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Sewer Plant Tour

I took a tour of the San Francisco Oceanside Treatment Plant Tuesday with a group of plumbers from the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors association of San Francisco. If you have never been, what a facility! Most of the plant is underground, in…

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It Finally Happened

It finally happened the first rain in the Bay Area and the first snows in the Sierras, Fall is here and winter is approaching, even if it is a little late this year,since it is almost Thanksgiving. Since rain has began…

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