Hard Water: A Threat to Your Quality of Life

April 9th, 2018

waterWhen it comes to your home’s plumbing system, there are a variety of issues you should be aware of. One of the most common, and most problematic to the plumbing system itself, is hard water. Homeowners throughout the country have to deal with this problem, even though many aren’t even aware of it.

True, hard water is not actually harmful to ingest, but it can certainly have a negative effect on your quality of life. It’s important to know the symptoms of hard water, why it’s such an issue, and how to treat it. We’ll get that latter point out of the way right now—you should have a West University Place, TX water softener installed by the professional plumbers on our team.

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Don’t Abuse This Important Kitchen Plumbing Device

March 26th, 2018

woman's hands washing lettuce in sinkThere are certain appliances within your home that you could probably never even imagine living without—especially when it comes to your plumbing system. Your water heater, for one, is a system you use on a daily basis, and it deserves special attention. There are other plumbing appliances that aren’t a necessity so to speak, but, like a water heater, are components you likely take for granted. One such component is your Bellaire, TX garbage disposal.

Once you and your family are used to the benefits and convenience that a garbage disposal offers, it’s easy to see why a problem with this system can leave you feeling pretty annoyed. Fortunately, if any problems do crop up, then you can turn to our team for quality services. However, we’d like to help you avoid a garbage disposal breakdown to begin with!

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Don’t Let FOG Cause a Kitchen Plumbing Nightmare!

March 12th, 2018

Professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.Your Sugar Land, TX kitchen plumbing is an essential part of your home’s entire plumbing system—particularly the sink. We receive calls pretty often that involve kitchen sink problems, whether it’s a broken garbage disposal, leaky faucet, or of course, clogged drains. And while there are some issues you can resolve on your own (like tightening a faucet or clearing out a one-time clog with a plunger) there are others that will require the assistance of a professional plumber.

Among these problems is the buildup of FOG in your kitchen sink drain. FOG stands for fats, oils, and grease. The problem with this is that it congeals and hardens as it cools, so when you pour it down your sink drain hot, it has the opportunity to build up into a mess, causing the following problems.

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How to Prevent Toilet Stoppages

February 26th, 2018

top view of a toilet with the lid upYour West University Place, TX toilet plumbing is probably not something you give a whole lot of thought too. First off, why would you? It’s easily the grossest part of your home, right? Unfortunately though, neglecting the care it takes to ensure you don’t have plumbing problems can leave you with a disaster on your hands.

When it comes to toilets, one of the most common service calls we get are in regards to clogs either causing water to back up or not flush down. There are two things that are okay to put down your toilet—waste, and toilet paper. Unfortunately, some homeowners think they can make some kind of exception to this.

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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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