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What's in your city water?

Posted by Darryl D Robinson on January 3, 2016 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Ever wonder about the water that goes on and in your body day after day?  Well here is one way easy way to find out what is in your water.  Get on your computer and go to the water department of the municipality that provides your water.  The EPA requires your water provider to issue a water quality report every year. View this and you will see a myriad of contaminants, mostly byproducts of the chlorination process that is supposed to keep our water safe to drink.  Well, y...

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Water Conditioning 101

Posted by Darryl D Robinson on September 29, 2015 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Those of us that have well water have a special challenge.  How in the heck do I make sure it's safe, doesn't stain things, and tastes good.  Well here is what you need to know.  There are four different areas of well water conditioning that need addressed:

  (1)First you have to make sure that it's safe to drink by removing microbes such as virus, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, cysts and molds. Purify it using an Ultra Violet system or sanitize it with one of our hydrog...

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Posted by Darryl D Robinson on November 8, 2014 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Whoa!  All of a sudden it's below freezing outside!  What happened to the beautiful leaves on the trees and the  warm fall weather?  Time to winterize the outside faucets against freezing.   Remove  the hose from your outside faucets.  If they are the newer frost proof faucets that's all you have to do.  If you have  older outside sill cocks,  they require more attention.  Close the shut off inside your home.  Open the faucet outside...

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fHow to choose a reverse osmosis system

Posted by Darryl D Robinson on February 21, 2013 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Reverse osmosis systems are great for taking out 98% of everything in your water but there are a number  things you should know first before you trust the salesman at the neighborhood Big Box Store!  First of all, you are going to hear  new water being made and old water going down the drain so if your bedroom is closeby or dripping and gurgling noise bothers you it's best to choose another way to treat your water.  Know that these 'bargain'  systems waste about 8 par...

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Japan, Hurricane Sandy, and a flooded basement

Posted by Darryl D Robinson on October 31, 2012 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

  What happens to a nuclear energy plant without electricity?  Hurricane Sandy has ravaged the East coast where there are several nuclear facilities.  The radioactive core is cooled by pumps driven by outside  electricity. If the power goes out there is no electricity to pump water  and cool the core or power sump pumps to stop the rising water. So you are thinking that this has all been thought out right?  Well kind of.  There are diesel generators to suppl...

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Why Big Companies Charge You Too Much.

Posted by Darryl D Robinson on March 19, 2012 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Remember back in the day when plumbers charged you time and material for exactly how long they were there and what they used for your repair?  That was kind of nice until the boss got a call that the plumber was taking too long on the job, too long on his smoke break, and too long talking on the cell phone to his significant other.  Sooooo......companies went to up front pricing.  No matter how long it takes this is the price you pay.  That's even better, right?  Well...

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Posted by Darryl D Robinson on March 5, 2012 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Boy is this a hot topic! Concerned citizens want to stop the importation  and injection of contaminants back into the earth.  The governor says do it to create untold wealth in jobs and revenues. The positive that I see in all of this is a much greater public awareness of what is in the water that we all drink,shower, and cook with.  Unfortunately today, all water is contaminated. It is just a matter of degree and with what.   There are over 80,000 known contaminants and g...

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'Things They Don't Want You To Know About Plumbers'

Posted by Darryl D Robinson on February 29, 2012 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Do you know that many plumbers are not certified and licensed?   Yes, it's absolutely true!   The Ohio Plumbing Code only requires an employee to work 'under the supervision of a licensed plumber.'  In order to save money and keep a plumber from 'going out on his own, the owner or an officer  of a company generally has the plumbing license.  I can confidently tell you  that  they are not going to waste their time to be in your home supervising your...

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The one you love is 78% water!

Posted by Darryl D Robinson on January 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you know that there are 84,000 known water contaminants?  Unfortunately, water suppliers are required to test for only 90 of these carcinocens.  It would take five scientists working full time  four years at an astronomical price to determine which of these are in your water!  Fortunately new cutting edge water conditioning equipment has been developed to significantly reduce the taste,odor,staining,and health hazard problems that these things produce. You drink it,bath...

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Winter Plumbing Tips-Gas Leaks

Posted by Darryl D Robinson on January 5, 2012 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (1)

This one definitely makes the top ten plumbing emergencies of all time! For those of you who have homes supplied by natural gas here is  how it usually goes.  You smell an odor of natural gas when you are in the basement or around your gas appliances.  Who do you call? The gas company right?    But all of a sudden on this late, dark, 20 degree, snowy night  you get the feeling they are not your friends.  They find the gas leaks but lock off your gas meter.&#...

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