2017

Blog Posts in 2017

  • Things You May Not Know About Garbage Disposals

    Do you have a garbage disposal? If so, you may not even think twice about it. But when you flip on the switch and get rid of your food waste through this device, you’re actually doing yourself, your community, and the environment a number of favors. How? Check out these little-known facts about garbage disposals to learn more about why they’re so beneficial. Garbage Disposals Reduce Food Waste Out ...
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  • Get Your Windows Ready for Winter!

    Summer is coming to an end and that means before you know it, the cold winter months will be upon us. When the chill hits, homeowners everywhere will be firing up their heaters to try to stay warm. However, if your windows aren’t prepared, your heater will be working overtime just to try and keep up with your demands. Windows are a huge source of heat loss in your home, allowing warm air in during ...
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  • What are Those Bubbles in My Toilet?

    If you have a problem in your plumbing, your house will show it in all sorts of ways. One such issue that many people contact us about is their toilet gurgling or bubbling up whenever they drain the bathtub or take a shower. Has this ever happened to you, or is it currently happening in your home? You may want to pick up the phone and call a Sugar Land plumber as soon as possible, because this ...
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  • What Makes the AC Filter So Dirty?

    Those who are prudent in caring for their home and its many various systems know that they should regularly replace the air filter in their heating and air conditioning system. Over time, your air filter becomes clogged up with dust, dirt, and other debris as your system pulls in air to be conditioned. That means you’ll need to replace it with a new filter in order to make sure your system works ...
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  • The Benefits of a Walk-In Bathtub

    For many Americans, decreased mobility or balance can pose an incredible risk when it comes time to take a bath. It can be difficult to step into a traditional tub, and slippery porcelain surfaces can increase the risk of a fall. Even for able-bodied individuals, the risk of a fall is a very real danger. One solution to these problems may be a walk-in bathtub. Learn more about the benefits ...
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  • The Dangers of Mold and Mildew in Your HVAC System

    Mold and mildew are common growths in the natural world. Outdoors, mold breaks down decaying matter. Indoors growths can release mold spores into the air we breathe. Tiny amounts of mold pose no serious risk to our health, but more significant growths can lead to a number of health issues for our families and pets. Those who are particularly susceptible to respiratory issues, such as allergies or ...
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  • Spend Less on AC This Summer With These Maintenance Tips

    Your HVAC system can keep your home cool and comfortable, but you may be looking for the best way to save money on your cooling expenses. With temperatures rising, your HVAC unit will be working harder than before to keep your home cool. Electricity costs can quickly grow expensive, and your cooling expenses can be a significant amount of these bills. Learn how you can cut your costs and keep your ...
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  • Enjoy These 5 Summer Activities & Save Money on Your AC

    Summer is upon us, and soaring temperatures can make cooling costs rise. Saving money can be a priority for many homeowners, so it can be important for many people to cut their cooling costs. Proper maintenance, programmable thermostats, and updating your HVAC system can help, but you may be looking for a way to further decrease your cooling expenses, but in a way that doesn’t leave you sweating ...
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  • The Problem with Clay Pipes

    Clay has been used to make sewer pipes since the time of the Babylonians, around 4000 BCE. You may be surprised to learn that modern sewage systems still can use clay pipes, and this material still can hold up against many modern plumbing materials. Modern clay pipes are air-dried for 24 hours before they are fired in a kiln for 50 hours. The end result is a ceramic-like pipe, which is often ...
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  • 4 Tips for Purchasing a New AC Unit

    Upgrading your AC can help you save energy and money, but choosing the wrong unit for your home may cause you to pay more in the long run. Installing the correct unit for your home is important to ensure that you don’t waste energy and money, but also that your AC unit lasts for its full expected lifespan. Your local AC service company can help you evaluate the needs of your home, and can help you ...
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  • Where Is My Water Shut-Off Valve?

    When you experience a major plumbing emergency, the first thing you should do is shut off the water in your home at the main line to prevent any further water from spilling into your system. Acting quickly can help you prevent or limit damage from a plumbing failure, such as a burst pipe or malfunctioning appliance. Do you know where your main water shut-off valve is? It’s surprising how many ...
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  • Do Water Pipes Need to Be Insulated?

    The pipes in your home are like its veins, moving water to and from your home wherever and whenever you need it most. And like the veins in your body, a problem can lead to serious issues, so care and prevention are important. If you live in an older home, your pipes are likely exposed to the hot and cold temperatures of the elements. Should you spend the money to insulate them? In short: ...
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  • Should You Switch to a Gas Heater?

    The two most common types of modern heating systems are electric and natural gas powered systems. Odds are that if your system is relatively modern, it’s probably powered by natural gas, which is the unquestioned king of central heating technology in modern homes. However, many homes still have older electric systems installed. While these systems work reasonably well, they are generally more ...
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  • What's That Gurgling Noise Coming From My Pipes?

    Do you hear any strange gurgling or bubbling noises coming from your sink, shower, bathtub, or even your toilet? Does it seem like your drains take a while to fully recede? These are tell-tale signs of a blockage in your plumbing system which requires your attention. When you experience any of these issues, you should contact a Sugar Land plumber to schedule a repair as soon as possible. Letting ...
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  • Safely Heat Your Home in the Winter

    A properly maintained heating system can help make the most of your comfort during the cold seasons. But make sure that you are using your furnace or heater safely and that you have your system inspected regularly. During the months of December, January, and February, fires caused by heating equipment become the major source of fire deaths and injuries. Thousands of people also end up in the ...
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