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5 Ways to Avoid a Plumbing Disaster

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”


Common Plumbing Disasters

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”


5 Things to Look for in an Irrigation System to Save Water

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”


5 Water Saving Tips That Won’t Cost a Dime

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”


When to Call a Plumber for a Clogged Toilet

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”


Top Tips to Avoid Clogging Your Toilet

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”


How Can Air Conditioning Clog a Bathroom Sink?

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?”


Tips to Maintain an AC Drain

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”


What Is the Average Lifespan of a Water Heater?

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?”


3 Basic Signs Your Water Heater is About to Fail

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”


5 Important Reasons to Flush Your Hot Water Heater

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”


How and When to Flush Your Hot Water Heater

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”


Will an Hourly Rate Plumbing Company Save Me Money?

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?”


The Advantages of a Fixed Rate Plumbing Company

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”


Locating a Leak Under a Slab

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”


Detecting Water Line Leaks Before They Cause Major Damage

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”


Why Your Water Heater Needs Flushing

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”


5 Water Heater Maintenance Tips That Will Prolong Its Life

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”


How Galvanized Piping Affects Your Health

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”


What’s up with water?

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?”


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