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Posted on June 5, 2011 In: plumbing

Safe to drink again: Dorval water warning lifted

Safe to drink again: Dorval water warning lifted News from CTV.ca:Updated: Sun Jun. 05 2011 6:24:29 PM ctvmontreal.ca
DORVAL — After avoiding their faucets all weekend, Dorval residents can now go ahead and consume their water with wild abandon.
After a weekend conducting 20 tests of water contaminated in an accident Friday, the city announced later Sunday afternoon that the water is safe.
The 18,000 residents of the West Island suburb, best-known as home to Trudeau International Airport, had been forced since Friday to satisfy their watery needs from three distribution centres.
One [...] Continue Reading…

Posted on June 5, 2011 In: plumbing

Crowell-Collier fire is just its latest problem

Crowell-Collier fire is just its latest problem News from Springfield News Sun:5:21 PM Saturday, June 4, 2011
Once again the Crowell-Collier building was in the news last week, and once again it was news because of a problem.
This time it was a fire.
Other recent difficulties have been chunks of the building falling on the sidewalks around the structure, a partially frozen sprinkler system and a plumbing meltdown.
And, of course, many remember the 1999 general-alarm fire that broke out windows, set off rocketing aerosol cans and sent thick clouds of chemical-filled [...] Continue Reading…

Posted on June 3, 2011 In: plumbing

Tax break for household help

Tax break for household help News from The Copenhagen Post:As earlier as next month you may be able to hire an electrician, painter or plumber – or even a housecleaner – to do jobs around the house at a big discount, and by the booksThe government, Danish People’s Party and Christian Democrat MP Per Ørum Jørgensen, have written a bill that gives a big tax deduction for pay on contracted household services and renovations.
The “household job agreement”, as the parties are calling it, is an element of the government’s [...] Continue Reading…

£3m pipe dream: Self-made millionaire, Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico … News from Daily Mail:
By Duncan FarmerLast updated at 2:01 PM on 3rd June 2011 When Charlie Mullins bought his mock Tudor home ten years ago, he wanted to double its size, put in a swimming pool and a games room and build a garage block for his Bentley.But his next-door neighbour on the exclusive Keston estate in Bromley, Kent, opposed the scheme. Charlie, however, found a simple way to resolve the problem: with part of the £15million [...] Continue Reading…

Posted on June 2, 2011 In: plumbing

Stinky Sewage Covers Apartments; Residents Blame Owner

Stinky Sewage Covers Apartments; Residents Blame Owner News from KFOX El Paso:EL PASO, Texas — Several residents of Valle Del Rey apartments in the lower valley blame the owner for not fixing a sewage problem before it spilled onto their floors from their sinks Tuesday and Wednesday. The owner, David Escobar, said he did the best he could to fix the problem.Veronica Lucero said the stinky problem started Tuesday morning when she woke up to sewage in her sink that was about to spill onto the kitchen floor.”You want [...] Continue Reading…

ANGIE’S LIST: Knock out that to-do list by hiring a handyman News from Winston-Salem Journal:When Richard Byers says he does just about everything you can think of as a professional handyman, he means it.
“I’ve even taken two cats out of trees, believe it or not,” Byers, owner of Handyman Unlimited in Germanton, said with a chuckle.
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Posted on June 2, 2011 In: plumbing

Only hire licensed professional for plumbing projects

Only hire licensed professional for plumbing projects News from Chicago Sun-Times:
By Stephen Brockman weneverclose@expertplumbing.com May 24, 2011 04:21PM
“Stephen Brockman has owned and operated Expert Plumbing, Heating and Electrical, in Naperville, since 1996”. Submitted 6/2010
I got a call from a woman who had a water heater installed by a large store. The so-called plumber did not have the right adapter for the gas line, so he wrapped 1/2 an inch of plumbers tape around the fitting he did have and jammed it into the gas valve. [...] Continue Reading…