Mitigate Loss from Your Plumbing Emergency with These Steps

October 9th, 2017

Female homeowner trying to catch water in a bucket from an under sink plumbing leakWhen it comes to plumbing tasks like having a faucet upgraded, seeing how you can improve your water pressure, or installing a new water treatment system, it’s easy to call for an appointment at your leisure. A plumbing contractor will be able to schedule services, and you’ll be able to have them done at a time that’s convenient for you.

But what if there’s an emergency within your pipes, drains, or fixtures? These incidents never happen at a “convenient” time, and you need someone to show up fast! You may also need to take some preventive action to reduce the damage that a plumbing emergency can cause. Fortunately, our team provides 24-hour plumbing in West University Place, TX. But until we can arrive, and to prevent further damage later, there are a number of steps you can take to mitigate loss.

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Choosing Your Water Heater: Tank vs. Tankless

September 25th, 2017

tankless water heater system on floor inside homeAre you shopping water heaters in Memorial, TX? You may find this is a fairly simple task, although if you don’t know your options, it’s a good idea to explore them more. For instance, you may have gotten by for years with a conventional storage tank water heater, but that doesn’t mean that’s the best option for you now.

Tankless water heaters have grown in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. That’s not to say they don’t have their drawbacks, though. Just like any home comfort appliance or piece of equipment in your home, each type of water heater has its pros and cons, which we will cover below to help you make an educated decision.

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Watch for These Signs You Need Repiping

September 11th, 2017

broken pipe leaking waterRepiping is the act of replacing an old or faulty length of pipe—or potentially the piping throughout your entire home—with new pipes. In many cases it does only involve a single length of pipe, but occasionally it’s found that a whole home can benefit.

Before repiping can occur, however, you need to be able to spot the signs that this is even needed. This can be difficult, since your plumbing system is mostly hidden from sight within walls or crawlspaces. Here’s a brief guide of what you should look for. Should you notice any of these indicators, please give us a call for professional Cinco Ranch, TX plumbing services.

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Why Choose Hydro-Jetting for Your Commercial Drain Cleaning?

August 28th, 2017

commercial buildingWhether you run a business or own a commercial property and manage tenants, you have a lot to manage. Likely, your Bellaire, TX commercial plumbing is the last thing on your mind. Properly maintaining that plumbing system is not easy, and not something that the average person can handle. However, your commercial building’s drain and sewer system is vital to the operation of the property, and since it’s mostly hidden from view problems can develop without you even realizing it—that is, until these problems begin to impact the plumbing system’s operation.

Fortunately though, scheduling one simple service on a routine basis is often enough to keep your commercial building’s drains in top shape. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of this service—commercial hydro-jetting.

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Beware These Threats to Your Sink Plumbing

August 14th, 2017

hot and cold taps of a sink, with water running out of one sideOne of the most common plumbing problems our professionals get called out for is stubborn clogs—an annoyance for sure but an inevitable issue that almost every homeowner runs into at some time or another. Clogs are often one of those things that people deal with incorrectly. When sink clogs occur, most people reach for chemical drain cleaners, thinking that will permanently resolve the issues with their sink plumbing in Stafford TX.

On the contrary, however, the vast majority of these store-bought cleaners actually use corrosive chemicals to do their job—and this is just one threat to the sink plumbing through your home. Keep reading to learn of more.

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Doug Turner Plumbing CO. Turns 30 and Keeps Growing!

August 2nd, 2017

We’re proud to announce that as of 2017, we’ve officially been in business for 30 years! We’re excited to celebrate this anniversary and proud to continue providing quality plumbing installations, maintenance, repair, and replacement services throughout the Sugar Land, TX area and beyond.

We’re Hiring!

That’s right, we are continuing to grow. We’re currently seeking experienced Licensed Journeymen Plumbers to join our service team. This individual will be responsible for the installation and repair of water/sewer supply lines and drainage systems, in addition to water heaters, toilets, fixtures, and more. Visit our LinkedIn page to learn more about our residential and commercial service opportunities, and to apply.

Doug Turner Plumbing CO.–Services You Can Depend On! 

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When Is a Plumbing Problem an Emergency?

July 31st, 2017

plumbing-problem-emergencyIn some cases, a plumbing emergency is going to be pretty darn obvious—say, if you have water gushing out of a pipe in your kitchen and have no idea how to shut off the water to make it stop. In other cases though, the signs are a little less subtle (or maybe not that severe yet), and you might hold off on calling a plumber. This could end up being a huge mistake on your part.

The fact of the matter is by the time a plumbing problem presents itself, it may be at the point that you’ve already wasted a lot of water, and subsequently money. Plus, you may have water damage in areas of your home you don’t even know about. So what warrants an emergency plumbing call?

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Are You in Need of a New Toilet?

July 17th, 2017

need new toiletThere aren’t many appliances in your home that are more important than your toilet, for a number of reasons. It sees activity every day, especially if you have a large family. Most of the time, they do their job just fine—but like everything else, eventually they wear out and need replacement. Whether its individual components wearing down or the toilet stops flushing all together, we have the bathroom plumbing services in Rosenberg, TX that you need.

The good news is that toilets don’t usually give out until years, even decades, of reliable service. But once the toilet has reached the point of no return, you’ll need to move pretty quickly. A trained and experienced professional plumber can install a new toilet in your bathroom with minimal effort, but you still need to be able to know when something is wrong by spotting common signs. This signs can include, but aren’t limited to, the following:

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Signs You Have Hard Water, And What to Do about It

July 3rd, 2017

hard-water-signs-what-to-doThese days, most municipal water supplies have a hefty level of filtration and conditioning before they even reach your faucets. And, if you use ground water from a private well, you likely have your own water treatment system on site. But something many people don’t realize, even with water treatment, is that they may be suffering from hard water.

This is the name for water with a high concentration of minerals in it—namely, calcium and magnesium. These minerals are harmless to ingest, however they can do a world of damage to your plumbing system, and lower your quality of life. Fortunately, hard water can be taken care of with a professional Richmond, TX water softener installation, to prevent hard water from getting the chance to put your pipes out of commission, make your drinking water taste funky, and ruin your laundry.

But, how do you know if you have hard water?

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Is Your Sewer Line Suffering?

June 19th, 2017

sewer-line-sufferingYour plumbing system enables you to live with great convenience and comfort, providing you with the clean, potable water needed to shower, clean up around the house, wash your dishes, do the laundry, and more. For the majority of us, the idea of drawing water out of a well to handle these tasks is unthinkable—something that many of us take for granted. So is the thought of emptying out wastewater when you’re done with it—after all, that’s what your sewer system is for, right?

But what if your drain and sewer system is suffering? The component of your system that you trust to dispose of wastewater when you drain your tub your flush your toilet could experience problems. And make the convenience of modern plumbing null and void. However, if you know how to spot signs of trouble, you should be able to take the steps to get your sewer system back up and running ASAP.

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