Links and LinkPartners
Contractors and Services
Here are some links and contact information to other contractors and services that I know and trust.
The San Diego Real Estate Inspection Co
Philippe's level of ability dwarfs most other inspectors! Additionally, his use of high tech equipment, such as infraread imaging, allows him to see things that other inspectors can't. His company sets a really high standard that others will someday need to follow.
Plumbing Related Organizations
American Water Works Association
The authoritative source on safe water
The Irrigation Association® is the leading membership organization for irrigation equipment and system manufacturers, dealers, distributors, designers, consultants, contractors and end users. Originally founded in 1949, IA includes over 2,000 corporate and individual members and is dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has been protecting the public’s health and safety for more than eighty years by working in concert with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world.
Learn more about the key role IAPMO plays on their website or YouTube channel.
The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is the international organization for professionals skilled in the design, specification and inspection of plumbing systems. ASPE is dedicated to the advancement of the science of plumbing engineering, to the professional growth and advancement of its members and the health, welfare and safety of the public.
World Plumbing Review
The first truly global plumbing magazine http://wpr.com.au
I serve on a panel of experts for the eLocal.com blog. The blog covers a range of home improvment and green projects. Each blog entry addresses one subject and the experts are invited to comment on the subject. This provides a great diversity of viewpoints on each subject area, all intended for the consumer, in order to improve the efficiency and longevity of their homes.
Founded in 1989, PlumbersStock.com is the leader in a wide variety of online plumbing, heating, cooling, and ventilation supplies at wholesale prices. We are the best in the field for affordable prices, site usability, and speedy delivery. http://plumbersstock.com
Service Organizations to which I belong
Rescue Task Force
As a water professional, I am active in world humanitarian efforts, one of these is Rescue Task Force (RTF).
Rescue Task Force is an agile and innovative non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate suffering and provide developmental aid to those who have been marginalized by geography or economic deprivation. RTF often goes where others do not to help those who are outside the scope of conventional relief providers. They also respond rapidly with medical and other immediate aid to victims of man-made and natural disasters world-wide.
Other Favorite Businesses
Houston Music Center
Jon Hasz, co-wner of Houston Music Center graciously provided the music used in my podcasts and videos. Provider of lessons, instruments, repairs and all things music related.
Not just a music store, but a true center for music participation in Houston
Located at: 1045 Main St. (Next door to KFC) Houston Ca 92065 Phone:
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