HELP! MY TOILET IS OVERFLOWING! Here are some quick steps to return things back to normal. First, don’t flush it again! Sometimes we think if we flush it again, the water will help push whatever is clogging it on through the pipes but it doesn’t work that way. DON’T FLUSH IT AGAIN!

Read More

HEAT PUMP WATER HEATERS / HYBRID ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS Did you know water heating from a standard water heater can account for 14%–25% of the energy consumed in your home? What is a Heat Pump Water Heater? Smart technology that saves the consumer money and comes with a rebate!

Read More

BATHROOM PLUMBING TERMS YOU SHOULD KNOW Shut Off Valve | Pressure-Balancing Valve | Thermostatic Valve| P-Trap | Vent Stack | Main Stack Although you may not need to know the details, you should be familiar with the terms. Understanding these may save you money, improve your safety and prevent problems in the future. Shut Off…

Read More

Some pressure-assisted toilets MAY EXPLODE? Do you have a pressure-assisted toilet in your home? Customers sometimes think about installing a pressure-assisted toilet. There are benefits to a pressure-assisted flush and the downside of noise. Like in a commercial business, a pressure-assisted toilet will flush and sound like a commercial toilet. Most people don’t want that…

Read More

INDOOR PLUMBING, WHEN DID IT START? Do you take indoor plumbing and your plumber for granted? The first “water closet” was in India, 2000 BCE. A pot of water would wash waste through pipes, into drains running under the streets. In 691 BCE, the Greeks had the first aqueduct. Rome had 144 public toilets by…

Read More

PIPE SWIPERS TAKE TOILETS? No basic plumbing in some foreclosed homes. Buying a home usually means an intact home, not one stripped of furnaces, water heaters and all the pipes, even the sinks. Today, roving gangs are stripping metal from homes to sell as scrap metal. One plumber wouldn’t install pipes above ground without warning…

Read More

PLUMBING VS TECHNOLOGY Which would you choose? Are we going to innovate our way out of stagnation? The TED conference (Technology, Entertainment, Design) kicks off a rollicking debate. Speakers had numerous topics including a History lesson of productivity, technological progress, standards of living, GDP and economy, and even robots. It ended with a show of…

Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Emory Garland Plumbing Receives 2012 Best of Lutz Award U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement NEW YORK, NY, April 16, 2012 — For the second consecutive year, Emory Garland Plumbing has been selected for the 2012 Best of Lutz Award in the BEST OF THE BEST Plumbing Contractors category by…

Read More