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The Different Types of Plastic Pipes Plumbers Use

Monday, August 27th, 2018


Indoor plumbing has been around for a long time, and the materials used for the pipes have gone through many changes. For decades, metal and ceramic were the most common pipe materials. Many homes today still have galvanized steel, clay, or even cast iron piping. Starting in the 1970s, copper replaced galvanized steel and is today the most common metal used in plumbing systems.

Plastic pipes, however, have an important part in plumbing. Plastic is easier to work with in general than copper. The first use of plastic pipes was in the 1930s, and with the 1960s they rose in popularity among plumbers thanks to advances in plastic manufacturing that made these pipes more useful in general.

There’s no single type of plastic used to manufacture pipes. For years, a gray plastic called polybutylene was common for plumbing systems, but it’s no longer used because it splits and creates leaks. If you have old polybutylene pipes in your house, we strongly recommend you arrange to have it replaced with a newer type of plastic. Here are the three types of plastic pipes that modern plumbers most commonly used today:

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Wm. Henderson is the Proud Recipient of a 2013 Carrier President’s Award!

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

If you had any doubt that Wm. Henderson is a great Broomall plumbing, air conditioning and heating company that you can rely on, check out our latest accomplishment. We are proud to announce that we have been chosen by Carrier, one of the most trusted, established names in the industry, as a recipient of their 2013 Carrier President’s Award. We’d like to take a moment to thank Carrier for their recognition, as well as to explain to our loyal – and potential – customers just what this award signifies. When you need any Broomall plumbing, air conditioning or heating services, call Wm. Henderson.

The Carrier President’s award recognizes Carrier dealers that exemplify both leadership and management while excelling in a number of areas, including customer satisfaction, business growth and operational excellence. At Wm. Henderson we put the comfort and satisfaction of our customers at the top of our priority list, and Carrier took notice. When you work with us you get the quality service and expertise that comes with years of professional training and experience.

The President’s Award started in 2007 and is Carrier’s highest honor for its dealers. It serves as a symbol of encouragement for excellent customer relations and is meant to inspire other companies to strive for these same goals. The recipients of the Carrier President’s Award are businesses that exceed the high expectations placed on them as not only Carrier dealers but also Carrier Factory Authorized dealers. These companies are held up to very high standards, and only those that exceed even these high standards are considered for this honor.

As a Carrier President’s Award recipient we want you to know that we will also work to better our already outstanding services. Your complete satisfaction is our goal with each and every job we undertake. We promise that we will do everything possible to live up to and improve upon our exceptional reputation.

When you are in need of professional Broomall air conditioning, heating or plumbing services, Wm. Henderson is the company to call. You can count on us to handle any service you need completed. Carrier has recognized our company with their highest honor, and we are sure that after working with us you will understand why.

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Plumbing Guide: What to Look for in a Plumber

Monday, February 25th, 2013

We depend upon our plumbing much more than we often recognize, and tend to think of the pipes inside our walls and beneath our floors only when they break. Finding a good plumber is therefore an indispensable part of maintaining your home. For excellent plumbing services in Havertown PA, call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating today.

Here are some traits to look for in a good plumber.

  • Versatility. A good plumber needs to know both the big and the small jobs: from water heater installation to unclogging drains, full home copper pipe replacement to installing a new toilet, water filtration systems to bathroom remodeling. You want a plumber who can perform a variety of tasks in your home.
  • Flexibility. Your plumbing may not always wait for a convenient time to break. A good plumber will be there when you need him to be. For unexpected repairs, he may also offer some financing options to eligible clients.
  • Quality. Homeowners in the Havertown, PA area have come to expect high quality workmanship from Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating, and they haven’t been disappointed. A plumber should make testimonials and references available, have a solid local reputation, and make sure the job is done correctly.
  • Maintenance. As is the case with most home improvement repairs, many serious or major problems could have been prevented with a schedule of routine maintenance. Your local plumber should offer a preventive maintenance program, which includes an annual maintenance agreement, priority services as well as discounts. It’s a great way to ensure the longevity of your plumbing.
  • Professionalism. Look for a plumber that treats his or her clients with respect, courtesy and politeness. Professionalism also means the industry’s respect. Look for plumbers who are certified technicians and who belong to professional or business associations.

Finding a good plumber is not a problem in the Havertown, PA area. Look no further than Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating for your water heater installation and repair, water filtration systems, bathroom remodeling, and much more. Give us a call today!

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Plumber’s Guide: When to Consider Water Line Replacement

Monday, October 1st, 2012

There are many situations in which you might consider having a water line in your Media home replaced, but it doesn’t always make financial sense to go through and rip out old pipes and install replacements. That’s why, if a problem does develop, you want to know what the best option will be. Here are a few situations in which it makes sense to replace the water line (or multiple water lines) in your home.

  • Very Old Pipes – If your pipes are particularly old, to the point that they are either breaking down inside or they consist of metals like lead that have long since been banned and shown to have adverse health effects, you might want to replace your water lines.
  • Signs of Deterioration of Low Water Pressure – If you have low water pressure of if the pipes in your home are no longer delivering clean, fresh water, then it is definitely time to have the water lines replaced.
  • Hard Water Issues – Hard water can occur for a number of reasons, most notably because of a degradation of the materials in the pipes that deliver the water. If this happens, consider new pipes.
  • Leak(s) – The most obvious sign that you need new pipes is that they are starting to leak. Whether a slow and steady drip or repeated leaks that require repairs seemingly month, a repair call is recommended.

If any of these issues develops, a water line replacement may be the best solution for your particular needs. The best way to know for sure, of course, is to call Wm. Henderson Plumbing Heating Cooling Services and have us perform a thorough inspection. Often, even when a water line appears in good condition, if it is old enough, there can be issues that are developing unseen and that will eventually create one of the above listed problems.

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Looking for Plumbers in PA?

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Searching for plumbers in PA can be a difficult endeavor. However, many things can help you find a plumber quickly and painlessly.

One of the best ways to find plumbers in PA is by word of mouth. Many Broomall plumbers have a customer base filled with customers that first came to them because someone recommended that plumber to them. So ask several people about their plumber and their experiences with the plumbers in the area. It is very likely that you will be able to find a good plumber for you through these discussions.

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