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Common plumbing mistakes and how to fix them

4 Common Plumbing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Your home plumbing is a complicated, delicate system. Problems like clogs or leaks can have lasting effects throughout the home. These “simple” issues are usually the result of common – and avoidable – mistakes homeowners make without realizing it. Luckily, there are a ton of resources available to help you know more about how plumbing works; […]

15 ways to save water

15 Ways to Save Water This Summer

Water conservation is important no matter where you live, but it’s especially important in states like Texas, where the chance of drought is high and the summer heat is consistently brutal. Fortunately, there are a lot of simple practices that can help anybody better conserve water, leading to a healthier overall landscape, less stress on […]

Sewer manhole cover. "All About Houston's Sewers"

Houston’s Sewer Questions Answered

Houston’s city sewer system consists of over 6,100 miles of pipelines zigzagging across and connecting the entire metropolitan area. The Houston pipes range in diameter from 2 to 144 inches. Some are buried only 2 feet under ground; some are as far as 80 feet under. Technicians can access the sewer via over 126,000 manholes. […]

How do pollutants get in tap water?

How Do Pollutants Get Into Tap Water?

The city of Houston uses a rigorous treatment process to make sure all the tap water flowing into our homes is free of dangerous pollutants. All the tap water coming out of your faucets has been filtered, cleaned, sanitized, and chemically treated by professionals using highly-effective equipment. So: If water treatment is really that thorough, […]

View of Houston from Trinity river in the morning

Where Does Houston Get Its Water?

2.2 million people live in the city of Houston. Harris county’s population is expected to exceed 5.5 million by 2050. Think about how much water you use everyday. Then, multiply that 5.5 million. That’s a lot of water. You probably don’t think about where your water comes from often. When you start to, however, it […]

Old, slightly rusted pipes. "Are old pipes a problem?"

Are Old Pipes a Problem?

Most homes we’ve serviced contain the pipes that the original home builders installed. As time goes on, homeowners repair or replace other parts of the house, but in most homes, the old pipes just keep on keepin’ on. Keeping old pipes for TOO long, however, may lead to some problems you’d rather avoid. If you have […]

Famous Plumbing Legends That Are Actually True

There’s something about plumbing that makes for tall tales. We like to think it’s our natural air of mystery. It could be that sewers and pipe mazes get the cultural imagination going. Maybe it has to do with the fact that plumbing is kind of a last link to the simple, human things that unite […]

what's wrong with my water pressure?

What’s Wrong with My Water Pressure?

Water pressure is required for the water you use every day to push up your home’s intake supply pipes and get to your appliances. If you don’t have enough, your home’s water may not make it all the way to your faucet, or may not make it with enough force to flow consistently. Instead of […]

Plumber threading plastic pipe cleaner down into sewer. "How do plumbers clean my pipes?"

How Do Plumbers Clean Out Pipes?

Have you ever had a major clog that you just could not clean out, no matter what you tried? Don’t worry, it’s not just you. The majority of clogs are minor enough that a good plunging or Bio Ben cleaning clears them up, but every now and then a clog comes along that’s too tough […]

handsome plumber fixing sink. How a plumber could save your valentine's day

Four Ways Your Plumber Could Save Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you need everything to be perfect. You’ve planned the perfect date, bought the perfect gift, and arranged everything just right. Until the unexpected happens. When you’re picturing your perfect Valentine’s Day, you probably aren’t picturing an overflowing toilet or a flooded basement. Unfortunately, however, your plumbing doesn’t […]

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