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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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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