Living in the United States, it is very easy to take things like pure, safe drinking water for granted. In most communities, you turn on the faucet and have access to an almost endless supply of healthy water. But many homeowners don’t understand that some water contaminants might be coming from their home’s water lines. So, in addition to being vigilant about keeping up with the quality of the water, you need to make sure that your home’s water lines are in good condition. Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know About Water Quality” »
Everyone has had the experience of turning on a faucet only to see that the sink or tub drain is starting to back up. You stare in disbelief and wonder how you can correct this issue without calling in a plumber. Then you recall seeing that commercial for the miracle clog remover. Just a jug of that magical mixture will clear any drain clog. Or so the announcer claimed. So you make a mental note to grab a jug when you head to the store. But is this really the answer? Or are you opening Pandora’s box of plumbing troubles? Continue reading “DIY Drain Cleaning: Friend Or Foe?” »
When you see a puddle of water under your kitchen sink or on the floor, you can be relatively sure that you have a water leak in your home. But not all water leaks are as easy to locate. Fortunately, there are several tips and tricks that plumbers have used for years to determine if there is reason to begin a search for a water leak in a customer’s home. And sharing these bits of information is an excellent way to let customers know when it is time to call in a professional plumber to avoid a costly plumbing repair and expensive water damage restoration project. Continue reading “Tips From A Pro To Help Locate Potentially Costly Water Leaks” »
Most homeowners never think about all of the potential issues that can occur thanks to old or damaged plumbing lines in the home. But as soon as there is a leak, loss of water pressure, or a clog, the images of massive water damage and huge repair bills flood their minds. What makes it hard to focus on these potential issues is that they are all concealed inside your home’s walls, floors, and ceilings. And until there are indications of a problem, we all assume that water will flow out of a faucet when we turn it on and then down the drain with no issues or concerns. But as the plumbing components in your home age, they can develop problems. And locating these issues when they are just beginning is the best way to avoid some very costly repairs. Continue reading “The Value Of Regular Camera Inspections Of Your Homes Plumbing” »
Many homeowners are unaware that they even have a sewer line. Most believe that there are drain lines but would never imagine that they also own a sewer line at their property. We have come to associate the term sewer line with a pipe owned by the city or municipality. And we assume it is their responsibility to maintain it. So when you hear about a possible sewer line issue, it is quickly dismissed as someone else’s problem to worry about and pay to have repaired. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
Your home’s main sewer line is the pipe where all of your house drains converge. This one line carries all of the dirty water and waste from your home to the city sewer system. It connects not only your sink, tub, and shower drains but also the drainpipes from your toilets. So when there is an issue with your home’s sewer line, you are likely to experience raw sewage backing up into your showers and tubs as well as the toilets. Any problems with the sewer line should be addressed quickly by a licensed plumber to avoid costly waste and water damage and potential contamination from the raw sewage.
Because all of the drains in your home are connected to the sewer pipe, an issue can occur inside or outside your home. We will start with the indoor warning signs as they are often the first to appear and the most costly and upsetting to deal with. Any time to notice any of the following symptoms, a fast call to a licensed plumber is essential.
There is also the possibility that your sewer line is leaking outside your home. When this happens, you will notice a very lush and green area in your lawn or the surrounding plant material. The leaking sewage acts as a natural fertilizer and increases the growth rate of any plants in the area. You might also notice a moist or boggy area and a foul smell from the sewage. At the first sign of a sewage leak in your yard, call (214) 388-4525. A Metroplex Leak & Line professional will arrive quickly, determine the problem, and provide you with as many cost-effective solutions as possible.
In many parts of the country, water restrictions are in place due to drought conditions. So saving a little bit of water around the house is a great way to conserve this much-needed natural resource. And then there is the more selfish motivation. Every drop of water that you save represents savings on your water bill. So practicing a little conservation is good for everyone. Here are some tips from the pros at Metroplex Leak & Line for you to reduce your water consumption in the bathroom of your home include: Continue reading “Tips To Conserve Water In The Bathroom” »
When you discover a clogged drain in your home, it can certainly ruin your day. You don’t want to spend the money on a plumber, but you know that the problem needs to be corrected while it is still small and not threatening thousands of dollars in water damage to your home. So you ditch your plans for the afternoon and begin gathering your gear to take on this drain clog on your own. But what you might not know is that when done correctly, removing a drain clog is a fast and simple DIY project that should not derail your entire afternoon. Continue reading “Tips From A Pro On How To Snake A Drain” »
Water leaks in your home are always very concerning. But they are inevitable because everything wears out eventually, even your plumbing pipes. But when that leak is concealed under the concrete foundation of your slab home, the issue is far more severe. And the biggest reason for this added level of worry is that slab leaks are challenging to detect. And there can be a significant amount of water damage to your home before you even realize there is a problem. Continue reading “The Warning Signs Of A Slab Leak Under Your Home” »
There are many reasons that your water bill could be legitimately increasing. But several things could be slowly causing it to rise, which are unnecessary but are going unnoticed around your home. Sure the cost of everything increases over time. But don’t let yourself be fooled into believing that your ever-growing water bill is just due to increased water costs. Instead, devote just a little bit of time to investigating where you could be wasting water and where you could have a water leak. This may very well be the cause of your water bill increase. Continue reading “How To Reduce High Water Bills” »
Your home’s water heater is very much the unsung hero of your home. You never really think about how you are getting hot water, other than you open a faucet, and there it is. But on that one day that you turn on the shower or faucet and have no hot water, you begin to wish that you had paid more attention to your water heater. A little TLC can go a long way to extending the life of your water heater and saving you from suffering through a cold shower. Continue reading “How To Extend The Life Of Your Water Heater” »
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