Most Common Causes of Bathroom Clogs

October 8th, 2018

If you’re a homeowner it’s likely that you’ll experience a routine clog in your bathroom at some point, but if you could avoid these clogs when you can, wouldn’t you? Understanding your plumbing system is key if you want to avoid plumbing mishaps.

Our plumbers are punctual, reliable, knowledgeable and will help you understand the inner workings of your plumbing system. Even with the right knowledge, mistakes happen, so If you do end up with a plumbing problem, you can count on our team at Doug Turner plumbing CO. for dependable bathroom plumbing services.

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Discover Your Drain Problems with Video Pipe Inspection

September 24th, 2018

hand man opening silver faucet or water tap with white washing sink in public toilet.If you own a home, you probably know that it proves to be difficult keeping your pipes in good condition. You need to be diligent about what goes down your drain and if something goes awry trying to fix it yourself can prove to be impossible. Plumbing problems are also insidious. Your plumbing issues might not be noticeable right away and even if you notice the problem, it’s hard to alleviate these issues because most of your plumbing is within the walls of your home—out of reach and out of sight. You’re going to need a professional to inspect your plumbing and our professionals here at Doug Turner Plumbing CO. provide the best drain services in Richmond, TX.

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How to Recognize an Emergency Plumbing Situation

September 10th, 2018

Closeup of a sink S Trap made of white PVC plastic with a broken connection and water pouring out. Square format over a gray background.Sometimes you’re faced with an after-hours plumbing problem and you might not be sure if it’s serious enough to constitute an emergency plumbing situation. If you’re asking yourself whether you should call a plumber now or wait, use this guide below to determine if you should call. Remember, you don’t need to be in the midst of a dire circumstance to have an “emergency” on your hands. If you need emergency plumbing in Missouri City, TX contact our team at Doug Turner Plumbing Co. for superior service.

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Is Your Plumbing System in Need of Hydro-Jetting?

August 27th, 2018

Closeup of a sink S Trap made of white PVC plastic with a broken connection and water pouring out. Square format over a gray background.Maybe the last time you had a slow drain or two, you were able to resolve the problem on your own, fairly quickly. Perhaps it was as easy as reaching it to clear out some hair from the shower drain, or using a plunger to clear out a superficial kitchen sink clog.

Eventually, though, you may have too stubborn of a clog that requires you to call for professional plumbing in Cinco Ranch, TX. And we may recommend that we use hydro-jetting to relieve the issue. This sort of job can only be done by a pro, and may leave you wondering if it’s even really necessary. Keep reading to learn more about your drains and this service.

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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

Your 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 licensed 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 by doing a video inspection.

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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