Doug Turner Plumbing CO. Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

What NOT to Put Down Your Kitchen Sink Drain

Monday, September 19th, 2022

You use your kitchen sink every single day. You wash your hands, rinse off dishes, and may even wash other household items if they get dirty. If you have a garbage disposal you may feel like you can put (almost) anything down your kitchen sink drain. Even if you do have a garbage disposal, you need to be careful what you put in the drain.

If you don’t have a garbage disposal, you need to be extra careful. Putting the wrong things in your kitchen sink drain can lead to clogs and major plumbing problems for your entire home. When you’re ready to schedule plumbing services in Stafford, TX, give us a call. If something potentially hazardous went down your kitchen sink drain, we can help.

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Why Hard Water Creates Trouble

Monday, September 12th, 2022

You’ve probably heard of hard water and soft water. While both types of water are generally safe to drink, hard water can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. Of course, the damage happens so slowly over time that you may not even realize there’s an issue until you’re faced with a costly repair job. But knowledge is power – and the more you know about hard water, the better prepared you are if it’s running through the pipes in your home. 

A Sienna Plantation water treatment system may be just what you need to prevent a future whole-house repiping job. If that sounds extreme, it’s because it is. Hard water creates a lot of trouble, but you can stay ahead of it with our help. 

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7 Signs That You Have a Slab Leak

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Your home’s foundation supports the structure from the walls to the roof. Most home foundations are a single slab of concrete poured at the beginning of the home building project. While most foundations are structurally sound, slab leaks are not uncommon. 

A slab leak occurs when your home’s foundation begins to deteriorate beyond normal wear and tear. Slab leaks can pose a variety of risks for your home and your family. If you suspect that you have a slab leak, you need to call a plumber in Sugar Land, TX, and our team can help. But first, you need to know the top seven signs of a slab leak so you can identify the problem early on. 

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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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When to Invest in Drain Cleaning

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Your plumbing system is the most important system in your home. It’s important to make sure this system is in great shape. We understand that this is hard to do when your plumbing system is largely out of sight and out of mind. Even if you have an idea of what might be going wrong in your pipes, it’s hard to actually get in there and confirm your suspicions without professional expertise. This is why we’re here. We’re experts when it comes to drain cleaning in Missouri City, TX.

Today, we want to take some time to go over the signs. There are very clear signs that you might need drain cleaning in your home. Here are the ones you should look out for. 

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How to Take Care of Your Faucets, Fixtures, and Sinks

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

When you think about your plumbing system, what stands out as the most important place to you? When we ask homeowners this, the most common answer to this question is something along the lines of “the pipes.” This is a great answer because, in many ways, your home’s pipes are the lifeblood of your plumbing system. This doesn’t mean that they’re the most important part, though. Today, we want to bring attention to the parts of your plumbing system that you interact with most: the faucets, fixtures, and sinks.

When it comes to all three of these fixtures, our professionals are the ones to turn to. We’re experts in everything plumbing in Missouri City, TX. If you need installation, repair, or even maintenance, then we’re ready for you. Let’s talk below…

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Your Spring Plumbing Checklist

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Daffodils field

Spring is in the air and we’re sure you’re feeling it. The weather is warming up and the days are longer. It’s hard not to feel like you’re in better spirits during this time of year. We want you to enjoy your spring season, but we’d also like you to prepare your home for this time of year. Your plumbing in Sugar Land, TX is something that you should take meticulous care of. 

Spring cleaning serves your home best when it’s applied to your plumbing system. There are a few things you can do to make sure that your plumbing serves you well this season. Our plumbers are professionals. We have impeccable customer service matched with quality work. 

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Is It Time to Repipe?

Monday, April 4th, 2022

different-metal-plumbing-accessories-on-the-layout-of-an-apartmentEventually, you’re going to need to repipe your home. This is a big task for anyone to take on. If you believe that you’re getting to the point where you should repipe your house, schedule an appointment with one of our plumbers in Sugar Land, TX. Our team members can help you with the entire process.

Today, we’re going to start with the signs that you should reach out to us. If you read through this blog and realize it’s time, then our professionals will be there to handle what you need. We’re here to install your new piping system as fast and efficiently as possible. We never want to waste your time or any of your money. We’re proud to be a team with services you can depend on. 

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How to Prevent Toilet Troubles

Monday, March 21st, 2022

toilet with lid upThe most common calls that we get as plumbing professionals concern bathroom plumbing. Most notably, we receive calls from homeowners who are struggling with their home’s toilet. Although your toilet might not be the most glamorous part of your home, it is one of its most vital parts. It’s important to take care of your system when necessary. We care about the health, safety, and functionality of your plumbing. Make sure that you get in touch with us when you’re ready to master your plumbing in Sugar Land, TX

We’re always available to help when toilet troubles strike. We think one of the most vital parts of your home’s plumbing care is knowledge. This is how you prevent plumbing problems in the future. Let’s get into this below…

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Is This Considered a Plumbing Emergency?

Monday, March 7th, 2022

bursted copper pipe with water leaking out, 3d illustrationPlumbing emergencies can be one of the most frustrating parts of owning a home. They always seem to pop up when you least expect them and at the most inconvenient times. They tend to happen in the middle of the night or on a holiday when normal plumbing services are unavailable.

And let’s face it, calling for emergency plumbing in Sugar Land, TX in the off-hours can come with a high bill attached. So, you need to know the difference between what’s a true emergency and what’s not.

That’s what we’ll cover in this article. If you’re dealing with any of the issues listed below, reach out to a professional plumber immediately.

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