Dec. Construction Jobs Fall; Industrial, Office, Apartment Markets Worsen Construction
employment fell by 53,500 (-0.9 percent), accounting for more than 60 percent
of total losses for December 2009, and by 934,000 (14 percent) for the year.
July 14, 2009 – Plumbing Tool Prompts City Hall Evacuation A “suspicious item” found
in a planter near Los Angeles City Hall
prompted the evacuation of the first three floors of the historic building for
about 45 minutes ...
July 13, 2009 – Childhood Tub & Shower Injuries Surprisingly High A new study finds slips and falls in the
tub are sending 120 injured U.S.
kids to the emergency room daily …
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Hiring Cycle Q. I've been able to hire
some talented people, but after a short time on the job, they all act the same.
They become so demanding, and I already get enough of that from my family.
it's so problematic that they either quit or I have to fire them, and then the
process starts all over.
How do I get out of this hiring rut?
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recently gone from time-and-material to flat rate selling. My techs are
struggling with having to present a price before they start the work and
actually getting the customer to agree. How do I get them selling the flat rate
Greatest Plumbing & Heating Inventions People take for granted devices such as the T&P valve, kitchen disposal,
flush toilet and so many of our industry's other useful gadgets that have made
lives safer, healthier, more comfortable and convenient.
Back to Basics: Sprinkler Piping Materials The most commonly used steel pipe for sprinkler systems is black steel pipe. Copper tubing is another piping material listed for sprinklers in NFPA 13. Also, plastic pipe (namely, CPVC and PEX tubing) is permitted for certain types of sprinkler systems.
The DEWALT Plumbing Licensing Exam Guide, 2E is based on the 2006 International Plumbing Code® and the common construction management philosophy to prepare candidates for both state and county exams in every state. From test-taking strategies and exam rules, to sample exams and answer keys, the guide takes an A-Z approach to plumbing licensing concepts. The practice exam CD also gives readers the ability to skip questions, mark questions to review later, and assess areas that need improvement.
Regional Plumbing Showcase
Weather and water conditions in Southern California have made all things plumbing more important than ever in the region. Saving water and energy are top ways that residents can make a difference in the fight against global warming and natural climate issues such as drought that are currently plaguing the region.
Several area plumbing companies are leading the way to provide service to residents with these initiatives in mind and so much more. Many calls that begin simply to fix leaks, install water heaters or complete sewer repair and installation can lead to opportunities for savings and long-term infrastructure solvency.
The first thing to watch out for is a spike in your water bill. True, there could be multiple explanations for this, but if your monthly total becomes consistently higher for no reason, it won’t hurt to seek out the best leak detection Los Angeles has to offer. A&B Plumbing, for instance, can inspect your home to ensure that there aren’t any irregularities. You may have a broken pipe and not even know it. An experienced plumber can figure this out for you.
However, in extreme instances, the signs will be obvious. Busted wall pipes have been known to make an eerie, hissing noise. In which case, it’s definitely time to call a professional.
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