Scott Harrison Bags PHCC’s 2016 Contractor of the Year Award

Scott Harrison Receives the PHCC's 2016 Contractor of the Year AwardScott Harrison was honored with the Contractor of the Year award last month at Lake Tahoe during the annual gathering of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Association of California.

Scott, the CEO of Scott Harrison Plumbing and a tradesman with 31 years of experience in the business, was nominated for the award by the PHCC Orange, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties chapter.

The Contractor of the Year Award recognizes “the best of the best.” Recipients have a reputation for personal integrity, for providing quality service to customers, for working to improve their industry … Read More

PHCC National Report

by Patrick Wallner, Vice President & Scott Harrison, Zone 4 Director

phcc logoExpansion of the Clean Water Act: PHCC participated in multiple efforts to request that the EPA withdraw its proposal regulation to expand federal authority over water and land uses in the United States, creating more permitting and environmental review requirements for contractors. The U.S House of Representatives is expected to vote on this proposal soon.

Members who attended the 2015 Legislative Conference last month helped PHCC achieve its goals for contractor visits on Capitol Hill, by educating Congress on … Read More

5 Common Business Plumbing Mistakes That Can Cost You Money

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From hiring the wrong person for your plumbing jobs to trying to solve them all by yourself, many business owners make serious plumbing-related mistakes that cost them both time and money.

In this blog post, we’ll cover five of the most common plumbing mistakes businesses make, why they’re not worth making yourself and how you can easily avoid them by working with an experienced professional.

Calling any plumber to fix a complicated problem

Is your highly specialized commercial dishwasher having drainage problems? … Read More

Plumbing Checklist: 10 Steps to Prevent Leaks, Mold and Damage

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From cracked pipes to clogged drains, sometimes the simplest plumbing issues can be the most frustrating for your business. In this blog post, we’ll share 10 steps you can take as a business owner to prevent leaks, mold and plumbing damage.

Run your taps often

When you rarely use certain taps, water can collect in the pipe beneath them and sit untouched for a long time. Because of this, you should run taps for a few minutes in advance to flush out ‘old’ water … Read More

How Fixing Leaking Faucets Can Save You $100+ Every Year

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Have you noticed a leaky faucet somewhere in your workplace? From leaky outdoor faucets to cracks underneath your office sink, small leaks could cost your business a significant amount of money every year.

Over the course of a day, a leaking faucet may not even let out enough water to fill a normal sized glass. However, over the course of a year a single leaking faucet could end up costing your business hundreds of dollars.

This is especially true for businesses with multiple leaking … Read More

5 Easy Water Conservation Tips for Bars, Cafés and Restaurants

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When it comes to saving water, there’s a wealth of information available for those trying to lower their water usage at home. Despite this, restaurants, bars and cafés have little information available on how they can reduce their water usage.

With the average North American restaurant using 5,800 gallons of water each and every year, reducing your bar, café or restaurant’s water consumption by as little as 10 percent can make a significant difference to the environment.

It can also result in … Read More

5 Different Ways to Fix a Blocked Toilet in 10 Minutes or Less

Ways to Fix a Blocked Toilet in 10 Minutes or Less

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Is your toilet blocked? Using too much toilet paper, combined with plumbing that’s not designed for modern toilets, can result in blockages. Luckily, blocked toilets are usually easy to fix in just a few minutes using basic equipment.

In this blog post, we’ll share five different ways that you can fix a blocked toilet in 10 minutes or less. From cleaning chemicals to the classic toilet plunger, read on to find out the fastest way to clear your toilet and get it working … Read More

Cleaning Drains Safely: Dos and Don’ts for Damage-Free Drain Repair

Dos and Don’ts for Damage-Free Drain Repair

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From blockages that prevent water from draining properly to odors that make even the most ventilated bathroom unpleasant, blocked drains can cause a wide range of annoyances for homeowners.

Luckily, most blocked drains are easy to fix using simple tools and readily available cleaning products. However, even when you’re using simple tools, it’s important to maintain a focus on safety.

Drain safety involves two things: keeping yourself safe from hazardous chemicals and potentially sharp objects, and protecting your drain from damage caused … Read More