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What to Do If Your Toilet Overflows

Monday, November 6th, 2023


An overflowing toilet is one of those worst-case scenarios you hope will never happen to you. Thankfully, most clogged toilets don’t actually overflow, and you’ll be able to use the plunger in peace without contaminated water pouring everywhere. But sometimes, that water just doesn’t stop flowing.

Knowing in advance what to do in this kind of situation can keep you from panicking, and if you don’t panic, you’ll be better able to handle the problem. If your toilet overflows, follow these simple steps to prevent disaster and get your plumbing moving again.

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What to Know about Slab Leaks

Monday, September 26th, 2022

cracked-foundationPlumbing can seem a little bit like magic: it’s largely invisible (behind walls or beneath your foundation), and if you’re not an extremely skilled practitioner, meddling with it can cause big problems! We’re going to make it a little less mysterious for you while we discuss slab leaks. You won’t become a qualified magician (or plumber) by reading this, but you’ll come to understand the special skills and tools that help the plumber do their job, and you’ll have a better idea of when to call a plumber. 

Slab leaks are an especially mysterious aspect of plumbing because they don’t even occur inside your house. A slab leak is caused by damage or degradation to the pipes that run beneath your foundation. Most of the time that slab leaks occur, it’s from the pipes that carry hot water, but leaks in cold water pipes are also possible. There are a few clues that can help you to discover such a leak and some specialized approaches that allow a plumber to fix it.

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Protect Your Drain With a Mesh Screen

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Have you ever been frustrated with a shower drain that’s starting to get clogged, but you just paid for a drain cleaning only a year ago? It can sometimes feel like there’s just nothing that can be done about clogging materials. Well, there is something that can be done about the materials clogging your shower and your kitchen sink, and we’re here to talk about it!

You’ll still need to invest in a professional plumber in Boerne, TX, but you won’t need to be so frustrated in between drain cleaning appointments. With the help of a mesh screen, your drain can avoid most of the large contaminants that would otherwise cause clogs to build up. And, to make things even easier, you can just toss the materials that get caught in the screen in the trash where they belong!

Let’s talk about some great benefits that come from such a simple device.

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The Three Main Types of Leaks

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Leaks are brutal when they occur. We’ve all been there when a leak has caused a complete disruption in our lives and we start furiously searching online for what to do. The stress and commotion of having a leak in your home can be enough to ruin anyone’s day, which is why we’d like to shed some light on this type of situation.

Different leaks have different solutions. In order to have your leaks properly cleaned and patched, it’s important that you get them addressed by a professional. The plumbers on our team can patch your leaks, no matter what size they are, and get your home in working order again.

That being said, as your local expert plumber in Boerne, TX, we think it’s time we talked about the three major types of leaks and what can be done about each one.

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What a Professional Plumber Can Do for You

Monday, May 10th, 2021

It’s been a long time and there has been a lot of hardship getting to this point. You’ve slaved away for hours with a drain snake and a plunger—you even bought different sized plungers and drain snakes made of different materials—but at this point, it seems like everything was pointless. No matter how hard you work at clearing out that drain clog, you’re certain that it’s stuck there forever. Now you’re starting to panic, as you think there might be something else, something worse affecting your drain system.

Hold your horses! Before you start thinking that there’s a terrible problem in your plumbing system that’s going to require thousands of dollars to fix, just call our plumbers.  A plumber in Fredericksburg, TX has specialized equipment and certain devices that can quickly and effectively clear drain clogs and provide you with the necessary information to move forward. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

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3 Plumbing Disasters to Avoid

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Over years, sometimes even decades, a plumbing system can go through the ringer. While we might only see what’s on the surface when we use our kitchen sink and our bathtub, but the pipes underneath you might be suffering until one day they have a catastrophic failure. These kinds of plumbing emergencies are why our company exists.

Take a deep breath and relax. If you’ve encountered one of these disasters, or you’re encountering one right now, it’s going to be okay. Plumbers in Boerne, TX like the ones on our team know how to deal with these issues quickly and effectively. We’ll discuss solutions with you going forward, keep long-term goals in mind, and give you some pointers as to how you can avoid these hassles going forward.

Just remember that with the help of a professional team that truly cares, you’ve got nothing to be anxious about.

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Never Fear, Here’s How to Keep Your Drains Clear

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Problematic drains are a tale as old as time. As long as our homes have had plumbing, things have gotten stuck in drains, blocked the flow of water, or made our lives miserable by messing with our sanitation standards. We’re not here to talk about the history of drains, though, since with technology and scientific breakthroughs we have today there are some clear solutions to the problems you might be encountering.

Plumbing is less guesswork than people think. When becoming a plumber in Hondo, TX there are a lot of guidelines, licensing procedures, exams, and certifications that must be acquired before you can accurately assess how to fix a drain. Since science plays such a huge role in clearing your drains, we’d like to impart some knowledge on how you could use these scientific strategies to combat slow or blocked drains today.

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The Best Way to Unclog Your Drain

Monday, September 30th, 2019

What’s that noise? Is that the sound of water filling up the kitchen sink? Or is it a gurgling coming from a toilet that isn’t flushing properly? If you walked into your kitchen or bathroom and discovered a clogged drain, your first reaction would likely be to reach for the quickest solution in the cupboard, probably in the form of a liquid drain cleaner.

If this sounds like what you might do, we urge you to reconsider!

Contrary to popular belief, while liquid drain cleaners can sometimes offer a solution, they truly aren’t worth the trouble they create. Not only will they actually end up harming your plumbing over time, but they can hurt you too!

Keep reading below to learn about the less risky alternative methods to unclog your drains.

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Tips for Taking Care of Your Kitchen Sink

Monday, June 10th, 2019

We often take for granted just how much our kitchen sinks endure on an everyday basis. Whether you use it for cleaning, drinking, dishes, or cooking, your kitchen sink gets a lot of use, which means that it’s going to require a bit of care.

Taking care of your kitchen sink doesn’t have to be a chore, especially if you read or handy dandy tips below! We have listed some of our favorite tips for ensuring that your kitchen sink works efficiently and effectively for years to come. So, what are you waiting for? Keep on reading! 

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When to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, April 29th, 2019

No matter the temperature outside, enjoying a hot shower or bath is something we all look forward to at the end of a long day. Out of all our modern conveniences, your hot water heater is probably one of the most important, and you likely can’t imagine life without it. So, what happens when it reaches the end of its service life?

You need your water heater to work year round, whether its 35 degrees or 105 degrees outside. That means it can take on a lot of wear and tear over the years. And because you’re likely not a plumbing professional, recognizing the signs of a water heater in distress can be a bit tricky. So below, we’ve listed some of the signs that suggest it’s time for a new hot water heater. Keep reading to find out more! 

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