August 2014

Also effective next July, residential bathroom faucets will have a maximum flow rate of 1.2 gallons per minute.

New regulations approved by the...more...

The Caribbean island of Anguilla is only 16 miles long and 3 miles wide, but it boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the...more...

The International Code Council (ICC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Building Product Issues Committee completed a joint survey of code officials across...more...

It was an early Saturday morning, and I was responding to a call from a new customer. I spoke with the woman on the phone...more...

Energy efficiency has been the buzzword in the heating and plumbing industry for the last 40 years. However, increasing energy efficiency isn’t the ultimate goal....more...

The winter of 2013-2014 left many people traumatized. Nearly every part of the U.S. was impacted in some way. It brought unusual cold weather and...more...

Health care continues to be an important and growing market for the plumbing industry and for the construction sector as a whole. Even when the...more...

I got my first job at 14. I’ve had about 100 jobs since. I got fired a few times. Each experience taught me valuable lessons...more...

The PHC industry was founded on logic and mathematical fundamentals. Technically, drainage flow, water supply flow, and the sizing of heating and cooling systems must...more...

Last month, I wrote about service issues that occur with running no-cooling service calls. Before I get into this month’s column, I want to share...more...

As proprietor of Holliston Oil Service, a family owned business serving the Metro West Boston area for more than 60 years, Joe Damigella has worked...more...