While it is a well-known fact that plumbing drains need some TLC from time to time, several tips can help you to avoid nasty drain clogs in between your regularly scheduled professional drain cleanings. And in most cases, these tips are more reference about what to avoid placing in your drains to prevent unnecessary clogs and issues. Continue reading “Easy Ways To Avoid Clogged Drains And Unnecessary Plumbing Expenses” »
When you see a faucet dripping, it can be easy to decide to ignore it, because it is just a drip. After all, how much water could it be? And it is going down the drain, so there is no potential for harm. But what if that same drip were inside a wall of your home, in the attic, or even under your slab foundation? In all of these cases, the result could be extensive damage and a massive repair bill. And there is also the possibility that these leaks could be causing the growth of toxic black mold, which is causing you and your loved ones to become ill. The only way to avoid all of this is to contact a leak detection specialist as soon as you suspect that you might have a water leak in your home. Continue reading “Find Hidden Leaks To Avoid A Money Pit” »
Most of us are pretty spoiled when it comes to having hot water in our homes. We turn on the faucet or shower and have the hot water we want in a matter of seconds. And that is thanks to one of the unsung heroes of every household, the water heater. But what you might not know is that the temperature of your hot water can be adjusted at your water heater. And there can be some very significant reasons for adjusting the temperature setting on your water heater that range from decreasing your monthly energy cost to increase the safety of your loved ones. Continue reading “How To Choose A Temperature For Your Water Heater” »
When you are researching water heaters either for a new home or for the replacement of your current water heater, you are sure to hear about the tankless models. But with many, many decades of reliability from conventional style water heaters, you could be a little skeptical. I know that I was when I began my quest for water heater knowledge. And while I discovered many great benefits, I also found that this is not a magic appliance with no drawbacks. And I would like to share both the pros and cons with you so that you can make the choice that is best for you when evaluating tankless water heaters. Continue reading “Why Are Tankless Water Heaters So Great, Or Are They?” »
Your water heater is one of those appliances that you rarely think about but depend on multiple times each day. No one wants to live without the modern convenience of hot water. But, most of us are not aware of the maintenance requirements of this essential piece of technology or how to prolong its life expectancy. However, once you are forced to endure a few cold showers and then pay for the installation of a new water heater, you might be more motivated to learn these tips.
The first step is knowing where your water heater is located and how to turn it off in the event of an emergency. Most units are powered by either gas or electricity. You will want to know how to turn off the power to the water heater, as well as the water supply. This information is for your safety and the safety of everyone in your home.
Have you ever watched as a favorite earring falls into the sink and rolls around the drain several times in what appears to be slow motion before it disappears down the pipe? You grab to try and save it, but you are never fast enough. Or think about that sick feeling when you realize that the ring you took off to do the dishes is no longer resting next to the sink. These are moments when you wish that you could turn back the clock and save your favorite jewelry from vanishing before your eyes. But what you might not know is that you can do the next best thing, thanks to the wonderful P-trap in your sink drain.
There is never a good time to experience a clogged drain in your home. But most people will work around the issue until their plumber arrives to correct the problem. But when you notice that all of the drains in your home are clearing more slowly than they have in the past, your issue is much more severe. When all of your drain pipes are affected, the problem is not just in a pipe inside your home. Instead, the issue lies in the sewer line that is outside your home. This sewer line is the single pipe that connects all of the drains in your home to the city sewer main. And an issue with this pipe could result in a huge sewage backup into your home if the problem is not eliminated quickly.
If you are like most homeowners, you are always looking for simple tips to save money around the house. And when these tips don’t include eliminating something that you enjoy, like a great cup of coffee, then why not take advantage of the advice and the extra cash, right? You will be happy to know that this tip will not leave you feeling deprived or restricted in any way, and it is just smart advice to follow when thinking about all of the expensive components in your home.
Everything that was used to build your home has a life expectancy. And in almost every case, when you provide the proper maintenance, the item lasts longer. This could not be truer than where your plumbing is concerned. Things like your water heater and your drain pipes need a little love from time to time to make your life more comfortable every day.
It is easy to know that you need to call a plumber when you can see a water pipe leaking or you notice a steady drip coming from a faucet. But when the leak is hidden somewhere inside the floors, walls, or even under your home, it can be difficult to know there is an issue. And sadly, it is these hidden leaks that can cause a great deal of very costly damage to your home. Every homeowner should know the signs of a hidden leak for their own safety and peace of mind.
Home homeowners know roughly how much their water bill should be each month. It can vary a few dollars due to warmer weather or a new activity, but anything more than that should raise a red flag. And if you have not noticed any other signs of a water leak in your home, then your concern should e even greater. This typically means that you have a leak under the slab of your home. You won’t see or hear the water until it has washed out all of the soil that is supporting the foundation of your home. When you get an unusually large water bill, call (214) 388-4525 and request an emergency leak detection appointment. A Metroplex Leak & Line licensed plumber will arrive quickly and begin the process of locating the leak.