Author: Marie McCarthy

Toilet Trends

PlumbingHelpToday.com reports that when there are too many low-flow toilets in one area, a stinky problem can arise: if there’s not enough water to push sewage through, waste can back up. This same problem can happen on a smaller scale: inside the house. Non-flushable waste is more likely to back up when it’s being handled by a low-flow model.

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Household Plumbing Systems Under Stress with More People at Home

While some of these new challenges are creating plumbing issues, some plumbers say certain families are waiting out any repairs. Some don’t have the funds to afford a fix because of the massive unemployment numbers, others, don’t want strangers entering their houses because of the risk of coronavirus spread.

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Many Plumbers Remain Busy During COVID

U.S. unemployment hit nearly 20% in early May, a staggering figure that rivals economic lows like the Great Depression. The coronavirus crisis and subsequent economic closures have thousands applying for benefits and stuck at home without work. While many are out of work, the plumbing industry has shown its strength and necessity even in the most […]

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Woman Plumber Starts Nonprofit to Introduce Young Girls to Trades

“Jobs don’t have genders,” New York City based plumber Judaline Cassidy. Cassidy has been plumbing for more than 20 years, and she’s received sexist comments and judgment for just as long. In a blog, she writes that every day, someone asks her if she is qualified to do the job.

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Oregon Advocacy Group Pushes for Compost Toilet and Sustainable Plumbing Systems

The average flush uses almost four gallons of water, and the average American uses nearly 20 gallons of water a day just using the bathroom, adding up to thousands of gallons down the drain every year. The commode is the single biggest user of water in an average house. Now, one Oregon-based group is on a mission to make the potty a little more eco-friendly.

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Wisconsin Plumbers Accidentally Light Apartment on Fire During Maintenance Visit

A routine plumbing appointment turned devastating in Madison, Wisconsin, after workers set an apartment complex on fire. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that plumbers were working on a second floor bathroom and using a torch to make adjustments to the pipes. That’s when they noticed the wall smoking and called 911. The fire spread up the wall and into an attic.

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Team of Plumbers Saves Mobile Home Park in Wisconsin

For weeks, residents in an Eau Claire, Wisconsin mobile home park have feared the possibility of homelessness after a string of sewer line issues threatened their safety and security, reports WQOW. Several people at the Maples Mobile Home Park had until July 2nd to fix the problem or they’d be forced to evacuate.

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Danish Company Unveils Female Urinal

The Lapee female urinal says their product gets women in and out in about 90 seconds, versus the three minutes it takes to use a toilet. Lapee’s website says it is “designed to provide cover for women peeing whereas standing men would be exposed. The height of the urinal brings privacy but also empowers women peeing, her eyesight is the same level as a standing man.” 

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