Do You need a Professional Plumber

Do You need a Professional Plumber

If you are like many home owners no doubt you try to do as much as you can around the house to solve problems. Even though you’re quite handy and are capable of many of the little fixes and renovations around the house, there are certain areas where having a professional to do repairs/projects is necessary. At the very least, consult a professional about what you’re planning on doing. Being aware of all the possible pitfalls can prevent potential problems down the road. One particular thing you must be aware of is preparation when attempting certain utility jobs around the house. Having our professional plumbers in to assist you with serious concerns won’t only save you money, but can prevent dangerous scenarios in your repairs

Our professional Plumber does more than just mend pipe and unclog drains. They have years of experience with challenging and hazardous aspects of situations. They can recommend the best and longest lasting fixtures and products for your home. Even though it’s wise to save money here and there on household projects, it is well worth spending the money to buy certain brands to make sure your home is safe and the repair or redo is long lasting.

To give you an example is the installation of a hot water heater in your home. If you are inexperienced and try to do this yourself you could encounter issues. You need to purchase a quality hot water heater. You also need to be certain you do it properly for safety and compliance. Leaving this job to a professional means your job will be up to code and safe.

Dealing with various drain issues is is something best left to the professionals. If it’s done incorrectly and has a poorly placed fastening you may have water or sewage into your home or basement. This can even turn into a health issue.

Speaking of drain concerns, if you discover you have a clogged drain, frequently people will go to the hardware store and purchase a drain snake in an effort to save money. If this is a minor clog, that is just fine. However, there are times that there is a much more serious issue causing the problem. One example is tree roots growing into your drainage system. Unless it is a minor issue, it is best to call a professional Plumbing Company.

Newsom pushes sweeping new California health-care plan to help illegal immigrants, prop up ObamaCare

Shortly after he took office on Monday, California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom unearthed an unprecedented new health care agenda for his state, aimed at offering dramatically more benefits to illegal immigrants and protecting the embattled Affordable Care Act, which a federal judge recently struck down as unconstitutional.

The sweeping proposal appeared destined to push California — already one of the nation’s most liberal states — even further to the left, as progressive Democrats there won a veto-proof supermajority in the state legislature in November and control all statewide offices.

“People’s lives, freedom, security, the water we drink, the air we breathe — they all hang in the balance,” Newsom, 51, told supporters Monday in a tent outside the state Capitol building, as he discussed his plans to address issues from homelessness to criminal justice and the environment. “The country is watching us, the world is watching us. The future depends on us, and we will seize this moment.”

Newsom unveiled his new health-care plan hours after a protester interrupted his swearing-in ceremony to protest the murder of police Cpl. Ronil Singh shortly after Christmas Day. The suspect in Singh’s killing is an illegal immigrant with several prior arrests, and Republicans have charged that so-called “sanctuary state” policies, like the ones Newsom has championed, contributed to the murder by prohibiting state police from cooperating with federal immigration officials.

As one of his first orders of business, Newsom — who also on Monday requested that the Trump administration cooperate in the state’s efforts to convert to a single-payer system, even as he bashed the White House as corrupt and immoral — declared his intent to reinstate the ObamaCare individual mandate at the state level.

The mandate forces individuals to purchase health care coverage or pay a fee that the Supreme Court described in 2012 as a “tax,” rather than a “penalty” that would have run afoul of Congress’ authority under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. Last month, though, a federal judge in Texas ruled the individual mandate no longer was a constitutional exercise of Congress’ taxing power because Republicans had passed legislation eliminating the tax entirely — a move, the judge said, that rendered the entire health-care law unworkable.

As that ruling works its way to what analysts say will be an inevitable Supreme Court showdown, Newsom said he would reimpose it in order to subsidize state health care.

Medi-Cal, the state’s health insurance program, now will let illegal immigrants remain on the rolls until they are 26, according to Newsom’s new agenda. The previous age cutoff was 19, as The Sacramento Bee reported.

Additionally, Newsom announced he would sign an executive order dramatically expanding the state’s Department of Health Care Services authority to negotiate drug prices, in the hopes of lowering prescription drug costs.

Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs caused a mile-high tsunami around the Earth

Dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago because of a massive asteroid that hit the Earth in the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, now known as the Chicxulub crater. While it’s been generally accepted that the asteroid caused a massive disruption in the planet’s climate, a new study says the asteroid also caused a worldwide tsunami that reached more than 5,000 feet in the air.

The research, presented at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting on Dec. 14, suggests that the tsunami impact started in the Gulf of Mexico and quickly spread from there. “The impact tsunami spread quickly out of the Gulf of Mexico into the Atlantic and through the Central American seaway into the Pacific within the first 24 hours,” the study’s abstract reads. “Wave reflection and refraction create a more complex tsunami propagation pattern by 48 hours post-impact.”

Led by researcher Molly Range from the University of Michigan, the researchers noted that the “impact not only had major effects on the global atmosphere and biosphere, it also created a tsunami of such magnitude that its effect is felt across much of the world ocean.”

Believed to be nine miles wide, the asteroid caused a global tsunami, “the likes of which have not been seen in modern history,” Range said in comments obtained by LiveScience.

The space rock hit the shallow water in the Peninsula. The model ran what happened in the 10 minutes after impact. At that point, no water had entered the crater, due to the size and scope of the impact, but soon afterward, water began to rush back into the crater and “may have disturbed sediments over 6,000 km (3,728 miles) from the impact origin,” the abstract added.

The paper, which has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, was first reported by EOS in December 2018.

Range and her advisors realized that no one had done any research on whether the impact of the asteroid had caused a tsunami and when they ran the model, they found evidence of a global event.

“We found that this tsunami moved throughout the entire ocean, in every ocean basin,” Range said in comments obtained by LiveScience. After the initial wave, other waves rocked the planet, the researchers added.

The researchers noted that the impact tsunami in the Yucatán Peninsula was 2,600 times more energetic than the Indian Ocean tsunami in December 2004, one of the largest tsunamis recorded in modern history.