Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance?

August 13th, 2018

technician working on tankless systemTank water heaters have a pretty apparent presence in your home—they’re large, noticeable, and usually at least a little noisy. This is the water heater most often found in homes, and because they are so obvious, it’s probably pretty easy to remember that they need to be serviced from time to time.

But what about tankless water heaters in Bellaire, TX? These are certainly less noticeable and less noisy, and therefore easy to forget about, but we urge you not to! Many homeowners don’t realize that tankless water heaters need service, particularly maintenance, as well—and much of this maintenance is actually similar to the maintenance performed on tank water heaters, due to a process called scaling.

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Your AC Drain Line: What You Need to Know

July 30th, 2018

High efficiency modern AC-heater unit, energy save solutionWith temperatures soaring in our area, chances are you’re using your air conditioner on a daily, if not hourly basis. That being said, it’s vital that you check to ensure yours is functioning as efficiently and effectively as it’s able to.

If your air conditioner has a clogged drain line, however, then it can’t possibly function as well as it should be able to. We understand this may not be a super interesting topic, but it’s an important one nonetheless. You should know what a condensate drain is, as well as what it does. And if you do run into a problem with this cooling system component, be sure to call in a professional plumber in Bellaire, TX.

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Stop Small Leaks before They Get Bigger

July 16th, 2018

blue cloth tied around white pipeThe majority of plumbing problems start off small. In fact, they can start off undetectable to the average person—most require professional-grade equipment and trained plumbing professionals to find. This is because your plumbing system in mostly hidden from view. But the best thing you can do about small leaks, particularly pinhole leaks, is to get them repaired right away to prevent bigger problems that can lead to plumbing system and property damage.

But how do you fend off a problem if you don’t even know you have one? First off, we do recommend scheduling routine preventive plumbing maintenance once a year—this will help our professional plumbers in Cinco Ranch, TX spot potential problems—of which pinhole leaks are a common one. The impact of a pinhole leak is rarely felt right away, but as it continues or grows in size, it can have massive consequences. Again, though, in the absence of being told you have a plumbing leak, how do you know you have one?

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Signs of a Suffering Sewer Line

July 2nd, 2018

white question mark on a blue backgroundYour sewer line has a very important job to do, removing wastewater from the plumbing system in your home, and expelling it into the civic sewer system. Your sewer line is buried under the ground of your property as this keeps it safe from damage and wear from the weather. Unfortunately, however, that means that when trouble does arise, it can be hard to notice right away. It’s up to you to spot the signs of trouble with your sewer line and call for professional plumbing in Bellaire, TX.

Our professional plumbers have access to the latest in equipment technology, and use professional methods to access your sewer line, enabling us to repair leaks, clear out clogs effectively, and address any other problems that might exist, without needing to excavate the pipe.

But again, you have to know you have a problem with your sewer line.

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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

When 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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