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06/14/2016 11:11 AM Posted by: Vic Caso

A lot of families are worried about if there is lead in their homes’ drinking water. And the truth is that you should be worried about it.

According to The Associated Press and The Denton Record-Chronicle, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has announced that hundreds of Texas public water suppliers did not test for lead or copper in their water systems last year

Unfortunately, this type of failure and incompetence at the municipal level means that families are mostly on their own to test their water for lead and copper and protect their families from lead contamination.

(If you don’t know too much about lead in water, including what causes it, as well as the effects of lead contamination, then please read our prior blog post about these subjects.)

 

Could Your Home Have Lead Contaminated Water?

If your home (or your place of work) was built before the mid 1980s, there is an increased likelihood that the water distribution system contains lead. If the house or building was constructed with galvanized or copper pipes, these pipes may have lead solder or other lead content that can contaminate the water.

There are two things you must do if you are worried about lead in your drinking water:

1) Get your water tested.

Important message from the CDC: "The only way to know whether your tap water contains lead is to have it tested. You cannot see, taste, or smell lead in drinking water. Therefore, you must ask your water provider whether your water has lead in it. For homes served by public water systems, data on lead in tap water may be available on the Internet from your local water authority. If your water provider does not post this information, you should call and find out.” 

2) Use a safe and time-proven interior pipe coating method to prevent your clean water from touching the metal pipes, which will thereby protect against lead leaching.

At TDT Plumbing, we utilize the globally trusted ePIPE® Lead-Free, Leak-Free™ pipe restoration process to create an epoxy coating inside of the water pipes. This pipe lining technology forms a barrier coating (absolutely certified safe for drinking water) that protects against lead and copper leaching, pinhole leaks, discolored water and pipe corrosion.

 

 

Why do we use this method?

  • Cost-effective and minimally invasive process compared with a pipe replacement
  • Much faster project turnaround time than a pipe replacement project
  • Prevents destructive, expensive and wasteful leaks
  • Protects against metal (lead and copper) leaching
  • Greatly extends the useful life of the pipe system
  • Improves water flow
  • Provides healthier, cleaner water to the tap
  • Our customers love the technology and its results

Learn more about this technology by clicking here to read about it and watch videos.

 

 Read a customer success study about the use of this technology in a San Antonio, TX, home.

 

Have questions? Concerned about your water pipes?

Please contact me, Vic Caso, to learn more about how we can help!

Vic Caso

Vcaso@tdtplumbing.com

713-697-2088

 

 

 

 

 

 


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06/01/2016 12:11 PM Posted by: Vic Caso

TDT Plumbing cares about the communities we serve. We want to highlight a recent experience that one of our plumbers had while on the job, and how he took it upon himself to quickly act and be a good Samaritan.

 

It was just a normal day on the job for Julio Soriano, a plumber with TDT Plumbing for 7 1/2 years. This particular Monday morning, he drove to a job site in the Oak Forest neighborhood, spoke with the customer and began preparation for the work at hand. While setting up outside, he couldn’t help but be startled by commotion down the street.

Julio watched a woman drive erratically, throw objects at a house and then dangerously speed off down the residential street. Next, the unthinkable happened: Julio watched her car flip multiple times at an intersection and collide with another car. The innocent driver happened to be a 91 year-old man, who had never even been in a car accident before.

Without hesitation, Julio rushed to the injured man, pulled him from his car and stayed by his side until an ambulance arrived. He also gave his witness report to a police officer on the scene.

We applaud Julio for his leadership, his act of kindness and his willingness to immediately assist an innocent, injured person. Julio represents the types of employees TDT Plumbing is proud to hire: trustworthy, compassionate professionals. Your community is our community.

 

 

 

If you are currently experiencing any plumbing or piping challenges, please contact me, Vic Caso, to learn more about how we can help!

Vic Caso     Vcaso@tdtplumbing.com      713-697-2088

 

 

 


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