Doug Turner Plumbing CO. Blog : Archive for May, 2018

Which Water Heater Is Best for Your Home?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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