Drain cleaning methods range from simplistic to complex. The worst cases might require a complete repair of the drain system, meaning it will take a professional plumber to get you back in working order. However, many can be tackled without great expense. What are some of the best methods for cleaning your drains?
Many of the myths about commercial fire sprinklers come from Hollywood. Yes, think of any scene from a movie where the sprinkler system is activated and it’s almost always not a factual situation. There has even been a website launched to track every film and television show where sprinklers are misrepresented going back as far as 1937.
You’ve come out of winter unscathed, even though you were sure you’d have frozen pipes to tend to at some point during the frigid months. Does that mean you can sit back and relax now that the sun is out and temps are up? Unfortunately, there are many plumbing issues you still have to watch out for, and here’s our list of some of the most common.
For the first time ever, May 19 is now recognized as Home Fire Sprinkler Day. This national effort is aimed at raising awareness of the life-saving technology that is fire sprinklers. This day will aid in breaking down the myths and legislative barriers that hinder the use of fire sprinklers in homes.
Have you experienced a drop in the temperature of your hot water, which now more suitably fits the definition of tepid or cold water? Have you noticed a power and water bill increase with seemingly no explanation? Is there water located around the base of your hot water heater? These are all symptoms of a water heater that is failing.
Every plumbing problem deserves a solid troubleshooting effort. However, if you’ve got a slow draining toilet, a floor drain that just won’t take any more water or a sink that’s backed up and now completely off limits, you can’t afford any guesswork – you need to get to the bottom of the problem immediately. This is where a video camera inspection becomes an integral tool for plumbers.
All business owners want to keep their property and employees safe, and one of the biggest concerns is fire safety. Fires in a commercial setting are significant as they can lead to injury and death, not to mention they can wipe out an entire inventory and reduce a sizeable structure to ash. For these reasons, commercial buildings should be equipped with fire sprinkler systems.
Tips for commercial property owners to follow: how to prevent frozen and burst water pipes and what to do if it happens
The deep freeze that hits the region this time every year does more than make us shiver and our bones ache – it can be highly damaging to our commercial plumbing – particularly our pipes. Frozen and burst pipes represent one of the biggest challenges commercial properties face during the frigid winter months.
When it comes to property loss, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and floods aren’t the top culprit – it’s fire. Roughly $12 billion in property loss occurs every year as a result of fire. However, if you are prepared for the worst, you can often prevent even the smallest of disasters from occurring.
Your water heater is an appliance. It might not be as much fun as that fancy mixer or your espresso machine, but it plays a vital role in your home, and unfortunately, it will break down just like any other appliance. Here are some signs to look for that could indicate it’s time to replace your water heater.
There is nothing like a hard freeze to test the integrity of your plumbing system in your home or business. However, instead of leaving it to chance, take preventative measures to ensure you’ll get through the winter without water heater, water faucet, sewer line or water pipe issues. By contacting a commercial plumbing professional, you can avoid the frantic call to an emergency plumber this winter.
Valley Fire Protection Systems is pleased to announce that it has been selected to design and install complete fire protection systems in a massive new tire distribution facility being built in Wilmington, IL.
Knowing how to use fire protection equipment correctly can save lives. We’ve organized client on-site training sessions for our clients teaching them how to properly use fire extinguishers to protect themselves.
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) presented Valley Fire Protection Systems with its prestigious 2014 Community Service Award during its tenth annual PREMIER Awards at Chicago’s historic Drake Hotel on March 7. The Community Service Award recognizes an organization that has provided outstanding contributions to the community they serve and enhanced the reputation of the real estate industry.
Valley personnel engage in training on what maintenance and service needs to be performed on diesel fire pumps and what the standard operating procedures are for diesel fire pumps.