Archive for February 29, 2016

Is Your Water Bill Insane? Why Spikes in Water Usage Could Indicate Broken or Leaky Sewers

Written by Wall Street News on February 29th, 2016. Posted in Drain cleaning, Pipe rehabilitation, Sewer replacement schaumberg

Drain inspection chicago

It is one of the worst feelings a homeowner can experience: purchasing a dream home and then realizing that the inspection did not cover the entire sewer line. Home inspections that are done in advance of a residential sale are not typically required to cover the part of the sewer line that connects a home to the city’s sewer system. And having the sneaking suspicion that pipe replacement is necessary is even worse when it is confirmed. Experts say that there are a few warning signs that a sewer camera inspection — or sewer repair — may be needed.

Homeowners — and renters — should keep an eye on their water bills. Some water companies have a section on their websites that allows customers to see their average water use by month and sometimes by year. Average water use for a family of

What a Water Conductivity Monitor Can Tell You about Water Quality

Written by Wall Street News on February 29th, 2016. Posted in Conductivity monitor, Water quality testing kits, Water resistivity

Water conductivity monitor

Access to quality drinking water is a problem for billions of people across the planet. Inadequate santitation is the leading cause of water contiamination worldwide. As a result, at least 2.5 billion people lack access to decent water. This is one of the reasons that diarrheal disease kills more children under five years old than tuberculosis, HIV and malaria combined. Even in areas where santitation is available, not all water is pure enough to consume. In the United States, nearly 44% of all streams, 64% of all lacks and 30% of bays and estuaries have water that is clean and pure enough for fishing and swimming. Water quality is everyone’s problem. One way to measure the purety of a sample of water is to use a water conductivity monitor.

A water conductivity monitor measures how much