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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Putting a Stop to Your Under-Sink Plumbing Leak

June 5th, 2017

stop-under-sink-plumbing-leakIt probably goes without saying that plumbing leaks are one of the most frustrating and inconvenient home comfort issues to contend with, especially when it seems like something that should be an easy fix that you can just handle on your own. Leaks waste more water than you may realize, and cause pretty big messes. And they happen for any number of reasons.

With professional Sugarland, TX plumbing repair from our team, you’ll have professionals who are not only able to discover the precise location of the leak, but also determine the cause, and reduce the chance of it happening again. But doing so effectively depends on a few different factors.

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The Importance of Hiring a Licensed and Certified Plumber

May 22nd, 2017

hiring-professional-plumber-importanceIt may be hard to believe, but at one point historically, plumbers were just as important as doctors. This is according to Vice President of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association, Ike Casey.

His reasoning is that waterborne diseases are extremely serious and “it’s critical to have clean water and proper plumbing. We’ve taken that for granted in this country, but if you have someone who’s not trained, improper plumbing could create a very serious health problem.”

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Choosing a Water Heater: Know Your Options

May 8th, 2017

choosing-water-heater-optionsIf you’re replacing an aging water heater, or having a water heater installed on your property for the first time, there are a few considerations to make. The first decision you’ll face is whether to go with a gas or electric model. Since both are available for most water heater sizes, the decision most often comes down to what connections you have available, and what their costs would be.

Once you’ve determined that, the question is—do you want a traditional tank style water heater, or a tankless water heater? Tankless water heaters have become increasingly popular over the years, and for good reason. But that doesn’t mean they’re the best choice for every home. A tank water heater may suit you more. Be sure to contact us for your Richmond, TX water heater services, whatever you end up deciding on.

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Tree Roots Can Be Your Plumbing System’s Worst Nightmare

April 24th, 2017

tree-roots-plumbing-nightmareCould you even imagine living without the convenience of modern plumbing? Hopefully, you’d never have to—every time you use the toilet, take a shower, run your dishwasher or washing machine, or take a drink from the kitchen sink, you are relying on a fully functioning plumbing system. This system delivers the water you need throughout your household, and drains the waste and wastewater away.

Thinking about this—how much we are dependent on our plumbing systems—reminds us just how disruptive any problems with the system can really be. And one issue that impacts a lot more homeowners than you may realize is the damage that tree roots can cause to this system.

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