Posted: February 20, 2017 at 10:07 am

The Benefits of Working with Plumbing and Maintenance Experts

The Benefits of Working with Equiparts:

Experts

The Equiparts team is comprised of educated product specialists with unparalleled knowledge and technical expertise. In addition to many years of industry experience, our team receives ongoing training from our manufacturers in order to stay up-to-date with new products, revisions, and industry standards. This allows us to make intelligent recommendations that get the job done right.

 

Large InventoryWe have thousands of parts and units in stock, including all of the Large most popular brands, as well as our specialty: hard-to-find parts. Our comprehensive product lines and ready-to-ship positioning make us a strong source for businesses, large or small.

 

 

 

 
CustomizationEquiparts puts extra effort into acquiring uncommon, non-stock items that our customers need. We always tell them, if you don’t see it in our catalog, just ask us for it! Our strong vendor relationships enable us to request custom modifications to meet our customers’ unique requirements. We’re not just order takers. We do what it takes to provide outstanding customer service.

 

 

Network

Equiparts is part of an industry-specific network. As a member of TMS, Total Maintenance Solutions, we have greater buying power with our vendors. That enables us to pass the savings on to our customers. This network also gives us access to multiple warehouses, giving us support for very large orders. Our customers benefit by getting expedited shipping and reduced shipping costs.

 

 

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Sales Reps at Equiparts
There are a lot of advantages to working with an Equiparts Sales Rep. Our team is comprised of knowledgeable repair parts specialists, many of whom have worked in the industry for more than 10 years. They know our parts, the industry, and the best way to solve your maintenance repair problems. We’re not just “order-takers.” Our technical expertise is what sets us apart, and keeps our customers coming back.

Give us a call to start working with one of the knowledgeable sales reps at Equiparts. Our office hours are 7:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday, EST  toll-free at 800-442-6622 or on our local Pittsburgh line at 412-781-9100.

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Posted: February 13, 2017 at 10:00 am

New Product from Moen: The M•POWER™ Sensor Operated Flush Valve

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At a recent Lunch-n-Learn, Randy from Moen stopped in to show us the new M•Power™ Sensor Operated Flush Valve. There have been a variety of changes from the previous version. The big news is that it has been reengineered to make the batteries last eight years under normal usage  – an impressive five years longer than the industry standard of three years. It runs on four AA batteries that are included with the valve. The technology that drives the valve is proprietary to Moen. The innovative new design makes it very easy to install and maintain.

Features include:Moen-NewMPoweredFlushValve-Equiparts

• 8 year battery life under normal usage

• Uses piston technology

-No diaphragm maintenance or replacement parts to worry about

-Self-cleaning, will not clog

• Utilizes a pressure independent flush rate

-Changes in water pressure will not affect the M•Power™ flush valve

-Units on the top floor will flush at the same rate as those on the bottom floorMoen-SensorOperatedFlushometer-Equiparts

•The flow rate is adjustable and easy to change

•Only one piston is needed for all flush rates

• No longer uses dip switches

• The all-metal angle stop uses a double o-ring design

• All of the settings and functions can be adjusted using hand gestures

• Buy American Certified (BAA)

• 5 year warranty

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M-POWER CHROME ELECTRONIC FLUSH VALVE 1-1/2” WATER CLOSET 1.28 GPF BATTERY POWERED

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M-POWER CHROME ELECTRONIC FLUSH VALVE 3/4” URINAL 0.125 GPF AC POWERED

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M-POWER CHROME ELECTRONIC FLUSH VALVE 1-1/2” WATER CLOSET 1.0/1.6 GPF BATTERY POWERED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M•Power™ Sensor Operated Flush Valves are perfect for ADA closet installations because of their compact design that allows them to fit under grab bars. And the sleek, modern look gives it great aesthetic appeal, making it a smart choice for updating and modernizing your facility!

Equiparts stocks an extensive line of Moen products, including more Moen flush valvesMoen faucets and faucet repair parts such as faucet stems and cartridges, faucet handles, Moen shower & tub units and repair parts, We carry repair parts for Moen flush valves as well.

Give Equiparts a call to learn more about this beautifully designed flush valve from Moen!

Posted: February 6, 2017 at 9:40 am

How to Clean Chrome Plated Flush Valves and Faucets

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Why Flush Valve Polish Doesn’t Exist

You may ask yourself, why can’t I simply buy flush valve polish, or faucet polish to make my flushometer or faucet shiny again? Simply put, chrome plated metals cannot be polished because chrome is an inert or chemically inactive metal. As a matter of fact, using chemicals or rough cleaning techniques on chrome plated fixtures can potentially cause more harm than help. Here’s why: the majority of chrome plated faucets and flush valves have a very thin coating of chrome over their brass body. When maintenance personnel uses harsh chemicals on flush valves and flushometers in an attempt to clean them well, they can actually damage the chrome plating, causing it to become pitted. Likewise, when custodians or maintenance technicians scrub chrome plated fixtures too roughly, they can also damage the finish, in some cases even remove the finish entirely.

Read on below to find out how we recommend cleaning the chrome plated fixtures in your facility.

How to Clean Chrome Plated Flush Valves and Faucets

At Equiparts, we recommend that our customers clean their chrome plated flush valves and faucets with good ole soap and water. Since chrome is a soft, inert metal that does not rust, it does not need any type of polish to make it shine like new. Instead, it just needs the grime, dust, and dirt removed to get it back to its prime.

In Sloan’s Care and Cleaning Instructions in their Repair Part and Maintenance Guide for chrome plated flushometers, they state the following:

DO NOT USE abrasive or chemical cleaners (including chlorine bleach) to clean flushometers that may dull the luster and attack the chrome or special decorative finish. Use ONLY mild soap and water, then wipe dry with a clean towel or cloth.
While cleaning the bathroom tile, protect the flushometer from any splattering of cleaner. Acids and cleaning fluids will discolor or remove chrome plating. 

We recommend wiping down the surface of the fixture with warm, soapy water, then using a microfiber cloth or towel to dry the surface.

Next time you are wondering what you should use to clean your flushometer, or how to make your faucets shiny and like new, remember to keep it simple, and just use soap and water so you don’t cause any permanent damage to your chrome plated flush valves and faucets.

At Equiparts, we carry all of the maintenance and plumbing repair parts, fixtures, and tools you need to outfit and maintain your facility. We carry products from all of the top plumbing and hardware companies and also carry hard to find parts as well. Our staff consists of experts, not order takers. Browse through our website or give us a call 7:30AM-5PM M-F EST toll-free at 800-442-6622.
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