Water Heater Fire Safety: Best Practices

February 12th, 2018

storage tank water heaterWe understand that seeing the terms “water heater” and “fire safety” together may be alarming. We don’t mean to incite panic—Bellaire, TX water heaters are not inherently dangerous, nor are they a ticking time bomb waiting to catch fire by any means. But improper use and care of your water heater could certainly lead to problems later on.

That being said, we’d like to share some tips to help keep you and your family safe from any fire danger your water heater may present.

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Heed These Signs Your Tank Water Heater is Dying

January 29th, 2018

tank water heater in storage closetIn our previous blog post, we discussed some of the benefits and considerations of a tankless water heater. As such, you may be considering replacing your current storage tank system. But, how do you know when it needs to be replaced? Surely it doesn’t make much economic sense for you to rush out and get a new water heater when you still have a few years of efficient operation left in your current water heater.

Water heaters are designed to last for a long time, particularly if they are well cared for. But no system lasts forever, and your Sugar Land, TX water heater is no exception. Keep reading to learn of some signs that your tank water heater is in fact on its way out.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Investment?

January 15th, 2018

tankless water heater on floor in homeWhen your aging storage tank water heater has finally had enough and you’re ready to replace it with a more efficient water heater system, we’ll typically recommend the tankless water heater. There are a number of benefits to using such a system. For instance, you’ll have an unlimited supply of hot water, since it heats water on demand. Plus, you can count on a longer lifespan, so long as you keep up on maintenance.

When it comes to Bellaire, TX water heaters, there are some outdated ideas and misconceptions. This is due partly to the fact that you can find just about anything online. Unfortunately, these misconceptions may lead homeowners to decide that a tankless water heater is not worth their investment, despite all the advantages it can afford them.

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What Warrants an Emergency Plumbing Call?

January 1st, 2018

Woman calling a plumber service to fix drain pipe blockage.There aren’t many people out there who know precisely when they’re going to need plumbing repairs. In fact, nobody knows. Otherwise, there would be no need for 24-hour plumbing services in Richmond, TX. The reality is, sooner or later most homeowners find themselves caught off-guard by a plumbing problem. And it rarely, if ever, happens at a “convenient” time.

When can a plumbing problem wait, though, and when does it constitute an emergency call outside of normal business hours? Keep reading for an answer to this, and to learn what you can do to prevent a plumbing problem from becoming an emergency.

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Understanding the Importance of Grease Trap Services

December 18th, 2017

Grease trap, pluming device used to intercept greases and solids in Water Treatment System from Household Hazardous.There is a lot that your restaurant’s plumbing system shares with a residential kitchen. But that doesn’t mean that your commercial plumbing system isn’t exposed to some risks that don’t necessarily impact your home. When you have a restaurant, your Bellaire, TX commercial plumbing system is constantly at risk due to its exposure to problems caused by fats, oils, and grease, otherwise known as FOG. Since your commercial kitchen works at sigh a high volume, FOG can be a pretty serious threat.

This is why it’s vital that you have a functioning grease trap system in place, and that you have it serviced as needed. Commercial grease traps are vital to not only preventing clogged drains and clogged sewer lines on and around your property, but also for the municipal plumbing system. Whatever commercial grease trap services you may need, you can count on our plumbers to do the job right.

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Is Hard Water Really That Big of a Deal?

December 4th, 2017

water coming from faucetWhen dealing with your home’s plumbing system, there are a number of possible issues you should be aware of. For instance, one of the most common problems, and the most problematic, is hard water. Many homeowners have had to deal with this problem, but some of them may not even be aware of it, even though it could very well be diminishing their quality of life.

The good news is that the resolution is as simple as a water softener installation in Bellaire, TX. To keep your plumbing system in the best possible condition, consider this installation and only trust a pro for the job!

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Deciding Between a Gas or Electric Water Heater

November 20th, 2017

tankless water heaterWhen it comes to the appliances you use every day in your home, there are probably a couple that come to mind right away. Your refrigerator, for instance, and maybe your dishwasher too. One appliance, however, that is often taken for granted is the water heater.

Your water heater works hard every single day to bring your entire household hot water for bathing, cleaning, cooking, and more. So when you’re looking at options for new water heaters in Stafford, TX, it makes sense that you’ll want one that will work as effectively and efficiently as possible, to help you save money. But what factors should you consider when choosing a new system?

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Care for Your Garbage Disposal This Holiday Season

November 6th, 2017

person washing head of lettuce in kitchen sinkPlumbing systems, in general, don’t typically have a particular season they need service or repairs around our parts. However, our plumbers do expect at least a slight uptick in Missouri City, TX garbage disposal service calls throughout the holiday season, starting on Thanksgiving Day.

Think about it—after your holiday meal is over, you typically push plate after plate of leftover food down the disposal. Unfortunately, this can quickly lead to clogged drains or jammed garbage disposal motors. There are a few things you can do to prevent garbage disposal issues during the holiday season. Keep reading to learn more.

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Should You Hire a Master Plumber?

October 23rd, 2017

repairman in uniform and clipboard greeting a housewife at the front door.When it comes to dealing with plumbing problems in your home, we know how aggravating it can be. In the best case scenario, something like a drip will be easy to fix simply by tightening a connection or two. But plumbing problems that necessitate calling in a professional plumber are of course going to be more serious. We’re talking about main water line breaks, slab leaks, sewer line problems, major blockages, and the like.

If you do a quick online search, you can likely find a number of plumbers in our area. But how much training do these plumbers have? What’s their reputation? Will they get the job done right, or will they leave your home in shambles? We’re here to ease your worries—when you contact our team, you’ll be partnered with a Missouri City, TX master plumber with years of experience, a high level of training, and the necessary licensing and insurance to do work in your location.

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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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