Doug Turner Plumbing CO. Blog : Archive for February, 2021

It’s Time to Flush Your Water Heater

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Gas water heater and man in the bathroom taking a shower. Flat icon for web design and application interface, also useful for infographics. Vector illustration.There are many household chores that you have on your home’s “to-do” list. You clean down your entire kitchen every Sunday, mop the floors, do your laundry every week, and make sure to get your windows squeaky clean. If you don’t already have “flush my water heater” on your annual to-do list, then you need to schedule an appointment with us.

We specialize in water heaters in Stafford, TX. We understand exactly what you need to make your water heater work properly. We’re here to help you with whatever you need with your water heater.

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Is your home ready for freezing temperatures?

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

When the temperature drops below freezing there’s always the potential for your water lines to freeze. If this happens the pipes could burst and you could possibly be faced with having to remove the water, which could reach hundreds of gallons, on top of plumbing repair cost. Check out our freeze warning checklist below to help you prepare before the freeze!

Tips to help reduce costly damages
1. Wrap all exposed faucets and pipes, including hose bibbs and all other pipes outside the home or in unheated attic space, garages, etc. with pipe insulation.
2. Disconnect outdoor hoses, drain them and store in a protected area.
3. If your irrigation system has a backflow preventer insulate and waterproof the device.
4. Run hot water in house until all pipes are warm (5-7 minutes). Repeat as necessary.
5. Leave cabinet doors open that contain pipes that are located on outside walls of home. This will allow the room heat to keep the pipes warmer.

If your pipes do freeze
1. Turn off the water at the main shut-off valve so that you don’t have problem as the ice melts.
2. Leave the faucets on the relieve pressure as the ice melts.
3. Use a blow dryer or heat gun to thaw frozen pipes.
4. Don’t ever use a blow torch to unfreeze pipes, it is to dangerous!

Give us a call is you have any questions!

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Why Hard Water Is Such an Issue

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Today, we’d like to take a moment to talk about hard water. Hard water is an issue that’s all too common in homes in our area. Although you may have heard of hard water, we’d bet that you don’t know the details or understand the far-reaching effects. We want to make those apparent today.

Our plumbers in Bellaire, TX are quite knowledgeable. If you’ve got questions, they’ve got answers, demonstrations, and friendly customer service to match. We understand how powerful knowledge is to the consumer. This is why we work our hardest to give you great information. Keep reading below to find out more…

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