2017

Blog Posts in 2017

  • 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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  • Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

    During the winter, many Texans rely on their furnace to keep them warm. Now that the weather has started to get colder, many are starting to turn on their furnace and may find certain odors coming from their heating systems. An odor is usually not a good sign and may indicate that something could be wrong with your unit. Read more about the common smells from furnaces and when you should call a ...
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