Plumbing News

Rheem Recalls to Repair Water Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

May 26, 2016

Name of Product: Rheem electric water heaters

Hazard: The control panel on the water heaters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately turn off and stop using the recalled water heaters. Consumers should contact Rheem to request a free repair by a Rheem field technician.

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Water Heating Technologies Recalls Gas Water Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

May 24, 2016

Name of Product: Gas water heaters

Hazard: The water heaters have a space between the burner flange and the combustion chamber that allows flammable liquids or gases to contact burning flammable vapors inside the combustion chamber, posing a risk of fire or explosion.

Remedy: Repair or Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using …

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World Health Day 2016

World Health Day is April 7th this year, with an overarching theme of diabetes. For those of you who aren’t aware of what diabetes is or why it is important enough to deserve global attention, we’ll lay out a little bit about this disease.

Diabetes is a chronic disease of the pancreas that affects the …

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Should You Fix It Yourself?

When faced with a problem, many people think “I can fix it myself!” Sometimes they’re even right.

There are many reasons someone might want to deal with their plumbing problems on their own. Perhaps they have a limited budget, have had a poor experience with someone else working on their home, or perhaps they simply …

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World Water Day, 2016

Since 1993, March 22nd has been World Water Day: a day for education, activism, and reflection. Although great strides have been made in providing clean water supplies where there were none before, lack of access remains a significant problem in too many areas of the world. Even for those with “access”, the costs can remain …

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