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Exploding Toilets?

Yes that is a real thing!The pressure-assisted toilets made by the Sloan valve company sold under the name flushmate have had recalls. (501-b and 503) http://schoolofprofessionalhomeinspection.com/lib/vid/Exploding%20Sloan%20Toilet%20Tanks.mp4 These pressurized toilets are known to fail and cause explosions. Significant property damage and some injuries have occurred due to these failures. There are Read more…

Water Supply Systems Freeze Resistance, Pex, Copper and Sharkbite.

Copper has been the mainstay of plumbing supply systems for decades. While the system is very popular it is particularly susceptible to freezing. Copper plumbing is rigid and does not stretch when ice forms. Water expands approximately 9% when it freezes. Plastic plumbing systems have some stretch to them and Read more…