Tim Ward

Winter is Coming

As they say in one of the world’s most popular television shows: winter is coming. With winter comes the inevitable rise in the number of burst pipe calls all plumbers will be tasked with repairing. Pipes are generally more likely to burst when the temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. It is suggested that those Read More

The company’s rebranding will emphasize the Neighborly online platforms to help today’s consumers easily connect with service provider experts.   Dwyer Franchising, LLC (“Dwyer Group”), one of the world’s largest parent companies of home service brands, has announced that it is changing its corporate name to Neighborly, effective immediately. The decision follows the rapid success of Read More

The LeakBreaker, a water heater leak protection device that guards against flood damage from a leaking water heater, is now available with Taco Comfort Solutions’ eLink wireless technology. The unit consists of a control unit, a valve with actuator, a sensor and Wi-Fi capability, enabling status alerts to be sent directly to a user’s mobile Read More

For a more cost-effective ball valve option for ASTM F1960 PEX-based hydronic heating and cooling applications, look to Uponor’s ProPEX® brass ball valves. These commercial-grade, full-port ball valves are available in ½” to 2″ sizes and are appropriate for non-potable PEX piping systems containing up to 50 percent propylene glycol. The valves feature blow-out-proof stems Read More

Jones Stephens announced today that it has launched its own brand of Poly Pipe Insulation. The Jones Stephens Poly Pipe Insulation comprehensive line of products is made in the USA of 100% closed cell polyethylene.  The initial product offering includes Semi-Slit and Self-Sealing pipe insulation available in a range of sizes and thicknesses and Self-Sealing Read More