Doug Turner Plumbing CO. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Sugar Land’

6 Signs You Need a Water Softener

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Young boy drinking from glass of fresh water. Ideal for environmental protection or future generations concept.Many homeowners hear the term “water softener” and think of this system as an unnecessary luxury, but the truth is that it’s a necessary and beneficial fixture. A water softener battles against hard water (water with high levels of calcium and magnesium) in your home. Hard water isn’t just an inconvenience, it’s bad for your plumbing too. A water softener is an easy fix to these problems.

If you’d like to improve the quality of your water, your home, and increase the lifespan of your plumbing system then look into installing a water softener in Sugar Land, TX today.

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Most Common Causes of Bathroom Clogs

Monday, 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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How to Recognize an Emergency Plumbing Situation

Monday, 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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How to Prevent Drain Clogs

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Don’t Let FOG Cause a Kitchen Plumbing Nightmare!

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.Your Sugar Land, TX kitchen plumbing is an essential part of your home’s entire plumbing system—particularly the sink. We receive calls pretty often that involve kitchen sink problems, whether it’s a broken garbage disposal, leaky faucet, or of course, clogged drains. And while there are some issues you can resolve on your own (like tightening a faucet or clearing out a one-time clog with a plunger) there are others that will require the assistance of a professional plumber.

Among these problems is the buildup of FOG in your kitchen sink drain. FOG stands for fats, oils, and grease. The problem with this is that it congeals and hardens as it cools, so when you pour it down your sink drain hot, it has the opportunity to build up into a mess, causing the following problems.

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Heed These Signs Your Tank Water Heater is Dying

Monday, January 29th, 2018

tank water heater in storage closetIn our previous blog post, we discussed some of the benefits and considerations of a tankless water heater. As such, you may be considering replacing your current storage tank system. But, how do you know when it needs to be replaced? Surely it doesn’t make much economic sense for you to rush out and get a new water heater when you still have a few years of efficient operation left in your current water heater.

Water heaters are designed to last for a long time, particularly if they are well cared for. But no system lasts forever, and your Sugar Land, TX water heater is no exception. Keep reading to learn of some signs that your tank water heater is in fact on its way out.

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Don’t Let Condensate Drain Issues Impact Your Home

Monday, April 10th, 2017

condensate-drain-issuesThere are a number of components that are critical to the successful operation of your home’s air conditioning system. The system works by relying on a refrigeration cycle to remove heat from the air in your home. During this cycle, moisture is created. Any excess moisture is controlled by the evaporator coil of your system, and released through your home by your condensate tray and drain.

When something goes wrong with your condensate drain line, it turns into a plumbing issue—fortunately you can turn to our team for Sugar Land, TX plumbing services. But we’d like to help you avoid this problem if necessary.

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Could You Benefit from Whole Home Repiping?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

whole-house-repipingA decaying pipe is not a pretty sight—particularly when you think about what it could mean for the rest of your plumbing system, and your home. Let’s face it; homes in our area were built to last. You may even be living in a home that’s about a century old. But that doesn’t mean that your pipes will make it that long.

In fact, depending on what type of pipes are currently snaking their way through your property, you could be seconds away from a devastating pipe burst leading to extensive property damage. Fortunately, our comprehensive Sugar Land, TX repiping services are all you need to get your plumbing back in top shape. But, short of a plumbing disaster, how do you know you even need this service?

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Hiring a Plumber: Only Trust the Professionals!

Monday, January 30th, 2017

hiring-a-plumber-trust-professionalsProfessional plumbers have specific standards that they work by. These are in place to ensure the efficiency and longevity of your plumbing system, in addition to safety. When you’re in need of professional plumbing services in Sugar Land, TX, you needn’t look any further than the site you’re on now—but why is it such a big deal to hire a professional? Aside from a safety and liability guarantee that you’d get from a professionally licensed company, hiring professionals also affords you the following benefits.

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