Category Archives: Plumbing

Union Plumbers Volunteer to Help Flint, Michigan Residents

More than 300 Union Plumbers volunteer to help Flint, Michigan residents during their recent water crisis.

“Crackling”, “Gurgling”, or “Popping” Noises from a New Water Heater

In a few isolated parts of the United States where the water supply has a relatively high pH (8+), water conditions will react with the aluminum anode to form excessive amounts of aluminum hydroxide on the anode and in the bottom of the tank.  Aluminum hydroxide looks like “jelly beads” or a green, blue or gray gel-like substance in the heater drain or at faucet aerators. The fix should only be performed by someone with abilities equal to a licensed tradesman. Aluminum hydroxide can be removed by using one of the methods below: If the tank is new with no […]