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May

What causes Sewer line problems: *Old Sewer pipes:  Sewer pipes corrode/deteriorate over time causing blocked sewer lines and restricted water flow. *Leaking pipe joints: The joints between pipes can decay or break.  This allows sewer water to escape into the ground. *Tree root invasion: If you have large trees or shrubs, your sewer line may … Continue reading “Warning Signs That You Have a Sewer Line Problem”

April

Summer is upon us and people are already finalizing their vacation plans. Before you go on your trip, it is important to ensure that your home is safe from possible water damage. Every year, homes and home appliances are destroyed because homeowners fail to take the necessary steps to prevent water damage. As you go … Continue reading “Preventing Water Damage While on Vacation”

April

Coming home and finding your sink filled with the water from the dishwasher is very unpleasant and inconvenient.  The water from your dishwasher drain and your sink flow through the same drainage line.  So, any clogs or blockages within that main drain line can cause water to back up and overflow. If this is a … Continue reading “Why Does My Sink Back up Whenever the Dishwasher is Running?”

March

Depending on the issues they face, there are different types of treatment systems available to homeowners looking to improve the quality of water in their homes. The most common problems include colored water, contaminations, and water hardness. Here are the different types of water treatment systems and the problems that they address: Water softening Water … Continue reading “Types of Water Treatment Systems for Residential Usage”

March

Nearly 90% of American homes are affected by hard water and if you’ve noticed a powdery deposit around your tap in the past, it is likely that you are part of the majority. Water is described as hard if it contains high concentrations of calcium, magnesium, and some other trace metals. If you don’t make … Continue reading “Hard Water and How it Affects Plumbing”

February

As the baby boomers age, more senior citizens are living with family or deciding to age in place.  Aging in place means a person being able to live in there home without losing their quality of life or their freedom. Whatever option you and your senior loved one choose, you may want to ensure their … Continue reading "Bathroom Safety For Your Senior Loved Ones – Aging In Place"

January

The last thing you want to deal with is a garbage disposal that has seen better days. Unfortunately, even the most loyal kitchen appliances have an expiration date. If you feel something isn’t quite right with your garbage disposal, here are four signs that you might need a replacement. Strange Noises and Slow Performance You … Continue reading “4 Signs You May Need a New Garbage Disposal”

January

“Don’t bite off more than you can chew” is a great way of thinking about garbage disposal maintenance. Your garbage disposal will continue to do a great job of getting rid of waste so long as you don’t expect too much of it. Follow these rules to keep your unit working at maximum efficiency. 9 … Continue reading “Garbage Disposal Maintenance – What You Need to Know”

December

VS A handyman is a person skilled at a wide range of minor repairs or maintenance work. (Frequently known as A Jack of all Trades, Master of None or Chuck in a Truck.) They are not required to have a state license, nor required to have any training or carry any General Liability insurance to … Continue reading “The Difference Between a Licensed Plumber and a Handyman”

December

Cypress homeowners sometimes don’t realize the importance of plumbing in the home until there’s a problem with the pipes. Plumbing emergencies are more common than you think and can have a devastating impact on important structures in the home, such as to your furniture and even your health. Here are four plumbing emergencies that should … Continue reading “4 Common Plumbing Emergencies”

December

Common Causes of an Overflowing Toilet Clogged Toilet Bowl: Most toilet overflows are caused by a clog in the toilet bowl. *Using too much toilet paper. *Putting flushable wipes, diapers, sanitary products, Q-tips down the toilet. *Toys or other items may clog your toilet bowl. *Never use your toilet as a trash can for your kitty … Continue reading “My Holiday Guests Are Gone, Now My Toilet Is Overflowing”

November

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and lots of good food. But with all your planning and preparing of your feast, nothing can prepare you for a plumbing disaster. In fact, Thanks Giving Day and Black Friday are the busiest days for a Houston plumber.  Residential plumbing systems are built to handle a single family … Continue reading “Tips to Avoid A Plumbing Disaster this Thanksgiving”

October

Many sneaky plumbing leaks that go unobserved for a long time might wind up being very costly. Most homeowners and commercial property insurance policies cover a busted pipe or the damage caused by a sudden, unexpected plumbing event. However, they rarely include coverage for a longstanding problem, such as an unseen plumbing leak. This could … Continue reading “Sneaky Plumbing Leak Damages That Will Cost You Money”

October

A single plumbing leak can cause serious devastation in your home. Water is not known for playing nice with manmade structures, furniture and other household materials. Obvious leaks can be repaired quickly, limiting the potential for damage. It is the hidden leaks that are the most costly. Look out for these five signs that you … Continue reading “5 Signs That You May Have a Plumbing Leak”

September

In the vast majority of cases, it is entirely possible to prevent a plumbing disaster from occurring in the first place. Homeowners tend to see plumbing disasters as events that come out of the blue, for the most part. However, if you know the checks and maintenance tricks of the plumbing trade, you can head … Continue reading “5 Ways to Avoid a Plumbing Disaster”

September

Plumbing disasters are every homeowner’s worst nightmare, right after fire. Although a plumbing disaster is less likely to result in fatalities, it is not impossible, considering flood water is often full of human waste. There are common plumbing disasters which are largely avoidable, which is why Show Plumbing recommends keeping up with regular checks and … Continue reading “Common Plumbing Disasters”

August

Every minute you use your irrigation system can result in the waste of gallons of water. Worse still, if the system is not effective, your plants, trees or veggies are not getting the right amount of water in order to thrive. When you invest in an irrigation system that is suited to your land and … Continue reading “5 Things to Look for in an Irrigation System to Save Water”

August

There are plenty of ways you can save water through investing in methods and devices that reduce your costs over the long term. However, what most homeowners fail to realize is that the most effective water saver tips and techniques won’t cost a dime. You can start saving water right away, even if money is … Continue reading “5 Water Saving Tips That Won’t Cost a Dime”

July

Have you noticed the telltale signs of a clogged toilet? Waste won’t flush, slow drain or elevated water level in the bowl, and unusual gurgling sounds when you flush are all common signs of a logged toilet, so it’s time to think about carrying out some essential repairs. There are steps you can take to … Continue reading “When to Call a Plumber for a Clogged Toilet”

July

Contrary to popular belief, the toilet is neither a trash can nor an all-purpose waste disposal unit. If you use your toilet in such a way, it is going to eventually become clogged. Even if you are using your toilet for its intended purpose, clogging can still occur if you do not practice at least … Continue reading “Top Tips to Avoid Clogging Your Toilet”

June

Clogged AC lines can manifest in several problems, some of which you may not even be aware. If you notice your air conditioning not giving you the cooling and energy efficiency you expect, it may be due to a clogged line. While that can alert you to a problem with the AC, you may not … Continue reading “How Can Air Conditioning Clog a Bathroom Sink?”

June

Maintaining the AC drain, also called the condensate drain, for your home’s AC system is vital to giving it a long life. If you don’t want to replace your HVAC system prematurely, it needs to be maintained properly. This will also allow it to run more efficiently, saving some cash on the electric bill. Let’s … Continue reading “Tips to Maintain an AC Drain”

May

The average lifespan of a water heater ranges from 8 to 12 years, typically. However, there are a number of other factors that will affect how long the water heater will actually last. The design, installation, maintenance, location and amount of use will all impact the lifespan of the system. You obviously know where you … Continue reading “What Is the Average Lifespan of a Water Heater?”

May

Keeping on top of your water heater needs is an important part of home maintenance. The last thing you need is the system failing when you can’t afford to pay for replacement. In order to stay ahead of the game, there are three basic signs that will tell you your water heater is likely to … Continue reading “3 Basic Signs Your Water Heater is About to Fail”

April

When was the last time you flushed your hot water heater? If the answer is over a year, or worse, never, it is time to give your tank a cleaning. Flushing out the old water and accumulated mineral deposits is one of the few maintenance requirements for your water heater. Here are five important reasons … Continue reading “5 Important Reasons to Flush Your Hot Water Heater”

April

Your hot water heater can last for ten years or more if it is well maintained. One of the mainstays of maintaining your hot water heater if it is a tank model is to drain and flush it routinely. This can remove the buildup of magnesium and calcium deposits that can impact the effectiveness and … Continue reading “How and When to Flush Your Hot Water Heater”

March

Plumbing problems can be frustrating, particularly when they occur at inopportune times, such as when you are expecting company, just before you are about to leave for a trip or in the middle of the night. When you have a problem that requires the expertise of a plumber, you are faced with another dilemma. Should … Continue reading “Will an Hourly Rate Plumbing Company Save Me Money?”

March

In the still of the night, when all is peaceful and the quiet seems like a sweet blanket enveloping you as you drift off to sleep, the sudden intrusion of drip… drip… drip… from the kitchen faucet can seem like a drum beating in your ear. If you’re handy with wrenches, washers and fixtures, you … Continue reading “The Advantages of a Fixed Rate Plumbing Company”

February

Detecting a leak is never easy – especially if it is located under or behind concrete slab. There is no uniform design for how piping runs through a home. The position of your rooms and any utilities such as toilets, baths, wash basins and laundry rooms will dictate where you pipes are. Under floor heating … Continue reading “Locating a Leak Under a Slab”

February

Detecting Water Line Leaks Before They Cause Major Damage How many times have you ignored a leaking faucet or low water pressure? If the answer is “every time,” you have probably never experienced the pain of dealing with a serious leak in one of your water lines. To avoid major damage, it is important to … Continue reading “Detecting Water Line Leaks Before They Cause Major Damage”

January

Have you ever left your wash basins or toilets for months without cleaning them? Probably not – but if you did, we are sure you can imagine the sight you would see. While the water that enters your home is normally treated at a plant, it isn’t completely free of impurities. Once water enters your … Continue reading “Why Your Water Heater Needs Flushing”

January

Just like any other piece of essential home equipment, water heaters have a shelf life. The time you will get out of your system, however, will depend on water heater maintenance. All too often, homeowners do not carry out basic checks on water heaters, which could extend the life of the unit. Although it’s not … Continue reading “5 Water Heater Maintenance Tips That Will Prolong Its Life”

December

When you look at the listings for older homes, you will see words like “character” and “charm” tossed around quite a lot. What you not likely to notice, however, is any mention of galvanized piping. For the average home buyer, the specific type of plumbing materials in a property isn’t as much of a sticking … Continue reading “How Galvanized Piping Affects Your Health”

November

During Hurricane Harvey, many of us suddenly had to think about water — and whether or not water would be safe or not. And while Houston is on its way to recovery, there’s still a lot of people struggling. The thing is that we need water; we have to have it to survive, because of … Continue reading “What’s up with water?”

October

The dishwasher has become an indispensable appliance for many North American households, helping us to save both time and water. Modern dishwashers also tend to be fairly hardy and powerful appliances, but that’s a double-edged sword — they may tackle tougher food stains, but they can wreak havoc on delicate dishes.   There are also … Continue reading “What Goes In The Dishwasher”

October

Anywhere you regularly use water, there’s a good chance there’s something you can do to reduce your use. And there are two areas of the home you can make changes with the most impact: the bathroom and the kitchen. If you’re looking for small ways you can save money and help the environment, put these … Continue reading “Saving Water Everywhere”

September

Hurricanes wreak havoc on people’s properties. Even if your house may have not been damaged, you can’t say the same for your garden or your swimming pool. Here are a few tips to try and get your swimming pool back to normal. First, don’t empty your pool! It may seem tempting to just get rid … Continue reading “Pool Care After Bad Weather”

August

When you live in Texas, your air conditioner is a way of life, right? The best way to preserve life then is to keep your air conditioner working and in good shape. However, a lot of people don’t know much about their air conditioner beyond that it keeps them cool. Here’s what you should know … Continue reading “Why Air Conditioner Maintenance Matters”

July

Whether you’re worried about serious mosquito-borne diseases like the Zika virus or you just want to avoid those itchy, swollen bumps left behind by a bite, controlling mosquitoes around your home is mostly a matter of controlling water. Standing water is essential at every stage of the mosquito’s life cycle, so removing that source can … Continue reading “Stop Mosquitos In Their Tracks”

July

Even if you’re steady on your feet, slipping in the tub or shower is a dangerous possibility. And if you struggle with mobility or balance, the combination of water, slick porcelain and stepping over the threshold may just pose too high of a risk. Accessories like non-slip shower mats and grab bars can improve the … Continue reading “Walk-In Bathtubs”

June

When you discover a drain that is slow or clogged, calling a plumber might not be your first reaction. After all, using a bottle of commercial liquid drain cleaner is cheaper and requires minimal effort, so why call for professional help? The two biggest reasons are, actually: your pipes and the often poor performance of … Continue reading “Say No To Chemical Cleaning”

June

Do your plumbing fixtures seem like they need cleaning all too often? If the source of all that extra work is a white or green chalky coating on your faucets and showerheads, you may have a problem with limescale — mineral-rich deposits that look unsightly and wreak havoc on your pipes and fixtures from the … Continue reading “Limescale, And How To Solve It”

May

Isn’t it a pain when plumbing problems strike without any warning? Well, the truth is that there is usually some type of warning, but you have to be on the lookout for signs of pending issues, and then contact a professional plumber before they become serious – and expensive – nightmares. Below are some things … Continue reading “Sudden, or Not So Sudden?”

May

Water lines carry sewage and grey water out of your home. To keep these lines flowing clearly, regular drain cleaning is of paramount importance. All too often, people disregard their drains until something goes wrong. By then, filthy bacteria-infested water could have soaked into your walls and floors. The damage has already been done. Clogs … Continue reading “Drain Line Maintenance”

April

When it comes to drain cleaning in your home, often times, we do everything we can to avoid calling a plumber so we can save a few bucks. However, more often than not, these DIY drain cleaning techniques will cause more harm than good. Here are five things to avoid when attempting to clean your … Continue reading “5 Drain Mistakes”

April

When you’re living in an apartment or other rental, the bathroom is a haven for many of us: a place to relax and rejuvenate. It’s where we start and end our day, and should be both utilitarian and comfortable. Even if you can’t make extensive changes to the space, there are still a number of … Continue reading “Apartment Bathroom”

April

Although remodeling other parts of the home often come to mind more often than bathrooms, the many new options in bathroom plumbing just might make you want to consider making a bathroom remodel a priority. Many new features can make the time spent in this room a lot more enjoyable! One new option for bathroom … Continue reading “Upgrade Your Bathroom”

March

As more and more people begin to custom-build their own homes, they have a hand in every aspect of the design. Many companies have responded to this demand, even for things you might not expect. Gone are the days of just one type of faucet — now there are quite a few to choose from! … Continue reading “All About Faucets”

February

Did you know a toilet uses more water in your home than any other fixture or appliance? Well, it’s true– about 30% of household water consumption is flushed down the toilet. So your toilet is a major culprit of water waste. That’s why the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) supports the use of high-performance, water-efficient toilets … Continue reading “Environmentally-Friendly Toilets”

February

Do you know how to keep your toilet running and in good shape? Here are five tips for just that! Provide an Alternate Garbage Disposal: You should place a small trash can near each toilet in the home. This is an economical way of preventing clogged toilets that could be the result of something getting … Continue reading “Toilet Maintenance”

January

Do you really know how to keep your water heater in good condition? Or do you just rely on your plumber to tell you when something’s wrong? Here’s a few tips for maintenance, and getting the most out of your water heater. Insulation – Having a properly insulated water heater can dramatically improve the efficiency … Continue reading “How To Take Care Of Your Water Heater”

January

Oh no, your drain is clogged! Unfortunately, it’s a fairly common problem, but fortunately, we have a few tips for how to fix it. You may not need to call a plumber, but if you don’t feel comfortable with these steps, it’s okay to call a plumber anyway. Plunger This is always the first step … Continue reading “Clogged Drain?”

December

You may have heard the terms ‘granulated salt’ and ‘pellet salt’ in relation to water softeners. However, do you know the difference between the two? With so many water softener salts being sold by local suppliers, it is understandable that home or business owners are left scratching their heads over which one to purchase. Salt … Continue reading “What’s the Difference Between Water Softeners that Use Granulated Salt and Pellet Salt?”

December

The last thing anyone needs is the sudden breakdown of a water heater – especially in a busy household. There are tell-tale signs that you can look for, which will let you know if your water heater is in need of a tune up or repair. Knowing these signs could save you a lot of … Continue reading “Water Heater Repair: What Are the Signs to Catch It Before It Goes?”

October

Isn’t it strange how your water heater starts acting strange especially when you need it the most? Hot water, too hot water, water not being heated at all, or taking too much time to heat and infusing an unpleasant odor in the process, are just a few of the ways your water heater might annoy … Continue reading “Troubleshooting Tips for Water Heaters”

September

As if doing dishes was not a tiring enough chore at the end of the day, that the sink drains would sometimes choke and clog to make things turn worse for you. This could happen completely out of the blue, or could be accompanied with warning signs, but no matter how it happens, a clogged … Continue reading “How to Deal with a Clogged Drain?”

August

Plumbing emergencies are common and can happen with anyone, at anytime. Although by undertaking regular preventive measures you can avoid plumbing problems for a long time, but regular usage and wear and tear does cause issues and there is little you can do to completely avoid them. Many people have misconceptions that they can deal … Continue reading “5 Reasons Why You Need a Professional Plumber”

August

Plumbing problems are common in every household, and no matter how less consideration we give to pipes, drainage systems and faucets, when plumbing issues occur, they create huge problems. However, they can be prevented with regular maintenance and by taking few preventive measures. All you need is little knowledge and effort to keep plumbing issues … Continue reading “How to Avoid Plumbing Problems?”

July

Plumbing is one of those aspects that determine whether the regular household activities are performed smoothly or not, since it has to do with water supply in the pipes. Therefore, you certainly cannot hand it over to just about anyone without doing a little inspection regarding the quality of service. It is not one of … Continue reading "3 Crucial Things to Look For In the Right Plumbing Service that You Can’t Afford to Miss"

July

Plumbing is one of the very basic systems that are installed when a house is being built. Plumbing systems primarily have to do with the smooth water drainage by means of multiple pipes branching out of a main pipe coming out of the water tank. Whether it is the smooth flow of water through the … Continue reading "Preemptive Measures to Keep Your Pipes Effective"

June

Supporting the entire structure of the property, the foundation is, without doubt, a very important part of your home. Proper care needs to be taken in everything concerning the foundation. Ignoring your foundation can be a huge mistake as repairs for a foundation that has been damaged comes with its own cost, as well as … Continue reading "How to Maintain the Foundation of Your Home"

June

Plumbing is one of those you don’t really spend a lot of time thinking about until something goes wrong. Then you realize how essential plumbing is to maintaining the quality of life you’ve grown accustomed to. Everyone has plumbing issues from time to time; no matter how well the work has been done there is … Continue reading "Common plumbing issues"

May

All sorts of plumbing issues can be avoided quite easily if you follow a few precautions and carry out proper maintenance. Of course, regular checkups from a reliable plumber are always recommended, but if you follow the below mentioned practices, your pipes will definitely appreciate it and keep running smoothly: 1. Check for any leaks … Continue reading "4 Practices Your Pipes Will Appreciate"

May

Plumbing is never an easy job to carry out, specifically for those who are getting their house constructed from scratch or renovated. Even buildings have the set up the proper plumbing system so they can ensure that they are abiding by all the regulations of plumbing. By following the right plumbing codes and principles, one … Continue reading "The Basic Codes and Principles of Plumbing"

April

Finding a reliable plumber is seemingly a very tedious task. To make it easier for you, we will be discussing a few qualities of a reliable plumber which you should look out for while searching for one. Let’s have a look: 1. Cleans Up the Mess There’s a great deal of mess involved during a … Continue reading “Qualities of a Reliable Plumber”

April

Plumbing emergencies tend to happen at any time, without prior warning. This is why it is suggested that you do your research beforehand and find a reliable plumbing service that can assist you through your plumbing emergency when you need a helping hand. In this post, we will be discussing some points that will help … Continue reading “Choosing the Right Plumbing Service”

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