Category Archives: Plumbing Tips

How to Shut Off Your Water

You may encounter a situation where you need to shut off your water. In the case that this is necessary, it’s good to know where to locate and how to use your water shut off valves. Below are some of … Continue reading

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How to Clean Up Water Leaks

Cleaning Up After a Leak Turn off water to the house. Remove as much water as possible with mopping and blotting. Remove all photos, art and small fixtures to a safe, dry place. Remove damp books from shelves and spread … Continue reading

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Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance Know where your water shutoff valve is located and be sure that the entire family knows how to shut off household water supplies in the event of a sudden pipe or hose break. Inspect your plumbing annually.  Just … Continue reading

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Identifying Water Pressure Problems

Identifying Water Pressure Problems Look at your water bill By comparing monthly usage figures, you may get tipped off to a small leak before it becomes a big problem. Major, unexplained fluctuations in your water bill are often a sign … Continue reading

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Why Plumbing Maintenance is Important

Why Plumbing Maintenance is Important Homeowner’s insurance generally covers household water damage if the damage is sudden and accidental, such as damage caused by burst pipes. It does not cover damage of the sort covered by flood insurance, i.e., rising … Continue reading

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Preventing Water Damage

Water Damage Prevention Water-related damage causes millions of dollars of losses each year. A sampling of 63 percent of home insurers found that water-related losses totaled $1.7 billion between 1997 and 2001. Based on the survey data, the average cost … Continue reading

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Fix Water Heater Problems

Water Heater problems As water heaters age, they accumulate sediment and lime deposits. If these deposits are not removed, the sediment will create a obstruction between the burner and the water, reducing the water heater’s performance level. Every three months, … Continue reading

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Fix a Leaky Faucet

Leaking faucet Leaky faucets can waste thousands of gallons of water, sometimes up to 150 gallons a day! Always check around and underneath your sinks for moisture or small leaks. It’s imperative to repair leaky faucets right away to avoid … Continue reading

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Catching a Drip is Not a Cure

A toilet valve leak that is unexpected is never a good thing, but when you know it’s dripping, catching it does not cure it. Toilet and sink valves are the culprits in many water leaks, and even quality fixtures can … Continue reading

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Plumbing Tips

Here are few plumbing tips. Things we see a lot of in San Antonio. Running Toilet Running toilets can be wasteful and expensive. At least once a year, check your toilet for leaks by adding a small amount of red … Continue reading

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