Doug Turner Plumbing CO. Blog : Archive for June, 2022

What to do When Your Toilet Stops Up

Monday, June 27th, 2022

top view of a toilet with the lid upYour toilet drainage is probably one of the last things on your mind. Well, unless it refuses to flush when you need it to.

A clogged toilet will disrupt the peace and comfort of everyone in the house. Even worse, a faulty toilet drainage is a health hazard that could send you and your family members to the hospital.

When your toilet stops up, it usually has something to do with the plumbing, accumulation of dirt on the sides of the pipes, or whatever goes down the toilet. By having your plumbing frequently tended to by a professional, and being careful about what you flush down the toilet, you can avoid the issue altogether.

But what should you do when your toilet stops up? The first option should always be to contact a professional with experience in plumbing in Richmond, TX.

If this is not an option, or if you want a temporary fix before a technician arrives, below are some Well, here are some things you can try when your toilet stops up.

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How Well Do You Know Your Water Heater? A Quiz

Monday, June 13th, 2022

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.Today, we’d like to spend some time focusing on your home’s water heater. Your water heater is arguably the hardest working appliance that you have in your home. For example, did you know that your water heater accounts for nearly 17% of your home’s overall energy usage? That 17% might not seem like a huge percentage, but it becomes a lot bigger when you consider that it’s coming all from one appliance. You use your water heater when you bathe, wash your clothes, wash your dishes, or even wash your hands. 

If you want to make sure that you’re always treating your water heater well so it can best serve you, then there are certain things you should know. Luckily, we’re experts on everything regarding water heaters in Sugar Land, TX. Let’s run you through the basics below.

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