How to Prevent Drain Clogs

June 18th, 2018

hand man opening silver faucet or water tap with white washing sink in public toilet.Drain clogs are one of those unfortunate things that you will inevitably have to deal with at some time during your homeownership. They’re also one of those things that most homeowners deal with incorrectly. When you have a stubborn drain clog, it’s likely that you reach for some type of store-bought drain cleaner to manage the issue.

This is not an effective solution for drain cleaning!

What is an effective solution is to call a professional plumber to resolve the problem. Store-bought solutions are corrosive and will eat away at your pipes over time. Besides, they only provide a temporary solution to whatever is causing the drain clog to begin with.

So, you know what not to do when you have a drain clog—but how do you prevent one from happening altogether?

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The Problem with a Running Toilet

June 4th, 2018

toilet with lid upThere are, unfortunately, a number of issues that can befall your bathroom plumbing, such as an overflowing or clogged toilet. If you’re lucky, you’ll never have to deal with this type of problem, but the fact of the matter is that one of the most common plumbing calls we receive is in regard to toilet problems. The good news is that we are here and ready to help, whether it’s repairs  or replacement that are needed.

There’s one toilet trouble in particular that we get called out for a lot that doesn’t necessarily qualify as an immediate emergency, but it is something that needs to be managed ASAP so you don’t risk wasting water, and subsequently wasting money. We’re talking about a toilet that won’t stop running.

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Which Water Heater Is Best for Your Home?

May 21st, 2018

tankless water heater on floorNo matter what time of the year it is, there is one home comfort system in your household that you rely on daily, even if you don’t think about it that much. This is your water heater. You depend on it to provide you with enough hot water each and every day for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and more. So, what if yours has begun to fail and you’ve discovered that you need a new water heater?

Then, it’s time to call a professional plumber in Missouri City, TX. We’ll help you decide whether your water heater can get by with a repair or if it really is, in fact, time to replace your system. If it’s the latter, then we’ll help you decide which water heater to get. We install both electric and gas water heaters, but that’s not the only choice you have when deciding on a water heater. You’ll need to determine if you want a traditional storage tank water heater, or if a tankless system will be more useful for your household.

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Why Liquid Drain Cleaners Are No Solution for Clogged Drains

May 7th, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.When there’s a clogged drain in your home, your natural inclination may be to run to the closest hardware store and buy a chemical cleaning solution. After all, these are marketed towards homeowners and renters who are looking for a quick and cheap way to clear up a slowed or stopped up drain—especially a bathroom drain that could be clogged up with hair and soap scum. Most plumbers would advise against using these liquid drain solutions though, and we are no exception.

For thorough drain cleaning in Richmond, TX, you need much more than chemical drain cleaners. We’ll get into the problems with liquid drain solutions below, as well as some more viable options for drain cleaning.

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What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency

April 23rd, 2018

High pressure pipe leakingNobody likes to wake up in the middle of the night to discover that their home is flooded due to a burst pipe. Hopefully, that has never happened to you—but if you do have a plumbing emergency of any kind happen in your home, you should know what steps to take to mitigate the damage it may cause.

So long as you act quickly, you’ll likely be able to salvage the situation before it gets too out of hand. We urge you to follow these steps below, and once you have a bit of control over the situation, call our team for reliable emergency plumbing in Bellaire, TX.

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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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