Steps You Can Take to Avoid a Roof Failure

by JRSBlogWriterSeptember 25, 2018
Do you have a regular flat roof drain inspection and maintenance program? If not, a small, inexpensive problem could turn into a huge disaster. We encourage you to read about what to inspect and how often to do your roof inspection--especially if you’re in a region that has been experiencing record rainfall. [More]

Cannistraro Brings Historic Seaport Building Back to Life

by JRSBlogWriterNovember 21, 2017
Cannistraro, Boston’s largest mechanical contractor, turned to Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. when sourcing plumbing materials for their new fabrication facility in Boston’s Seaport District. One example of Smith products they used in their new facility is the Enviro-Flo® II trench drain system. The new building required about 250 feet of trench drains in total, and the longest single span was 120 feet. [More]

Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.'s Speedy Solution for J.W. McClenahan's Drainage Dilemma

by JRSBlogWriterSeptember 28, 2017
J.W. McClenahan Co., the design/build plumbing contractor on the Transbay Block 8 mixed use development project located just two blocks from the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, suddenly found themselves in a bit of a predicament.[More]

What Is Fermenting In Your Drains Might Ruin Your Wine or Beer Production

by JRSBlogWriterSeptember 22, 2017
Rogue bacteria and unwanted yeast strains might be interfering with your winemaking or brewing process and you probably didn’t know where to look when it comes to one source of the problem. Read on to find out where the bacteria and yeast is hiding. [More]

Strict Enforcement of San Francisco Code Is Catching Plumbers Unaware

by JRSBlogWriterJuly 28, 2017
Recently inspectors in San Francisco have become more stringent in enforcing a code that has been on the books for a while now. Mesnickow and other representatives at Elmco and Associates are doing their best to get the word out to contractors across California, so they are not blindsided.[More]

New Orleans Coroner Set To Finally Move Into a Permanent Office

by JRSBlogWriterJune 1, 2015
Since 2005 the coroner's office and morgue has operated out of several temporary offices. It all started when the original coroner’s office suffered flood damage from Hurricane Katrina. During a time when they were needed most, they had to move quickly to a former funeral parlor, a space that left much to be desired. That facility then caught fire in 2011. New Orleans was in dire need of a new and permanent home for their coroner. [More]

2015 Editions of the IAPMO/UPC & ICC/IPC Plumbing Codes

by JRSBlogWriterMay 16, 2015
The 2015 editions of the IAPMO-UPC and ICC-IPC plumbing codes have been released. The UPC remains the same in the storm drainage section as the 2012 e... [More]

VCOM Set to Open This Fall in Auburn University’s Research Park

by JRSBlogWriterMay 14, 2015
The new Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) campus in Auburn University’s Research Park in Auburn, Alabama will open the doors to ... [More]

Quad Close Trap Seal (Stink Stopper), 2015 IAPMO/UPC and ICC/IPC Plumbing Codes

by JRSBlogWriterMay 14, 2015
The 2015 editions of the IAPMO/UPC AND ICC/IPC plumbing codes have been released. International Plumbing Code/International Code Council (IPC): The IP... [More]

Quad Close Trap Seal Device / Stink Stopper - Figure Number 2692

by JRSBlogWriterFebruary 27, 2015
Technical Bulletin TB-12-01 was issued on June 27, 2012. A copy of the updated bulletin is attached. All statements and other data in the bulletin rem... [More]