Doug Turner Plumbing CO. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘West University Place’

Hard Water: A Threat to Your Quality of Life

Monday, April 9th, 2018

When it comes to your home’s plumbing system, there are a variety of issues you should be aware of. One of the most common, and most problematic to the plumbing system itself, is hard water. Homeowners throughout the country have to deal with this problem, even though many aren’t even aware of it.

True, hard water is not actually harmful to ingest, but it can certainly have a negative effect on your quality of life. It’s important to know the symptoms of hard water, why it’s such an issue, and how to treat it. We’ll get that latter point out of the way right now—you should have a West University Place, TX water softener installed by the professional plumbers on our team.

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How to Prevent Toilet Stoppages

Monday, February 26th, 2018

top view of a toilet with the lid upYour West University Place, TX toilet plumbing is probably not something you give a whole lot of thought too. First off, why would you? It’s easily the grossest part of your home, right? Unfortunately though, neglecting the care it takes to ensure you don’t have plumbing problems can leave you with a disaster on your hands.

When it comes to toilets, one of the most common service calls we get are in regards to clogs either causing water to back up or not flush down. There are two things that are okay to put down your toilet—waste, and toilet paper. Unfortunately, some homeowners think they can make some kind of exception to this.

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Mitigate Loss from Your Plumbing Emergency with These Steps

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Female homeowner trying to catch water in a bucket from an under sink plumbing leakWhen it comes to plumbing tasks like having a faucet upgraded, seeing how you can improve your water pressure, or installing a new water treatment system, it’s easy to call for an appointment at your leisure. A plumbing contractor will be able to schedule services, and you’ll be able to have them done at a time that’s convenient for you.

But what if there’s an emergency within your pipes, drains, or fixtures? These incidents never happen at a “convenient” time, and you need someone to show up fast! You may also need to take some preventive action to reduce the damage that a plumbing emergency can cause. Fortunately, our team provides 24-hour plumbing in West University Place, TX. But until we can arrive, and to prevent further damage later, there are a number of steps you can take to mitigate loss.

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When Is a Plumbing Problem an Emergency?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

plumbing-problem-emergencyIn some cases, a plumbing emergency is going to be pretty darn obvious—say, if you have water gushing out of a pipe in your kitchen and have no idea how to shut off the water to make it stop. In other cases though, the signs are a little less subtle (or maybe not that severe yet), and you might hold off on calling a plumber. This could end up being a huge mistake on your part.

The fact of the matter is by the time a plumbing problem presents itself, it may be at the point that you’ve already wasted a lot of water, and subsequently money. Plus, you may have water damage in areas of your home you don’t even know about. So what warrants an emergency plumbing call?

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