Tuesday, May 14, 2019

How is a Backflow Test Performed?

One thing to understand at the start is that a certified inspector is required to test backflow devices.  Some plumbing-related jobs may be DIY…this one definitely is NOT!  I am here to just show you what steps I will be taking in testing for backflow.  And, by the way, I have been doing this for three decades.

Here are some of the steps –

1.  I will turn off the number 2 shut off valve.
2.  I then place a test kit on the device.
3.  The test kit will use water left in the backflow.
4.  Once the test is complete, I will turn the water back on slowly.

In addition, I will ensure that no damage is done to your property, be it residential or commercial.  My name is Scott Swanson the owner of Bee Plumbing Inc.  I serve the far western suburbs of Chicagoland with any of its plumbing needs.  Just go to bee-plumbinginc.com then call the number that properly corresponds to your specific location.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Warranty or no Warranty…That is the Question.

From what we have seen, warranties are one of the most misunderstood concepts in the building and plumbing industry.  Many owners, plumbers and contractors think they have put a one-year warranty in their contracts, when in fact they are 100% wrong.  Many times, they don’t understand what it covers, and how long the contractor or vendor is on the hook.

Here are some examples of express warranties –

1.  Work is “guaranteed” to be performed in a “workmanlike” manner.
2.  The materials used will be new and of “good quality”.
3.  The work will conform to the requirements of the original contract.

It sounds like a lot of mumbo jumbo, doesn’t it?  Let Bee Plumbing Inc. clear up the confusion.  If you feel that an appliance is still under warranty, but you are not getting the answers that you seek, call us.  We offer warranty service on many manufacture products.  Go to bee-plumbinginc.com then call the number in far west Chicagoland that properly corresponds to your specific location.