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Are Noisy Pipes in a House Normal?

Posted on March 24th, 2022 by ChristainSon_Admin

When you hear strange sounds coming from your plumbing, it is easy to understand you have concerns about whether noisy pipes are normal. For starters, noisy pipes in a house can be a common occurrence as the home ages. However, certain sounds often indicate a plumbing problem that needs to be addressed before it creates […]

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Why You Have Poor Airflow Through the Vents in Your Home

Posted on March 21st, 2022 by ChristainSon_Admin

Have you noticed poor airflow through the vents in your home? Maybe there is low airflow from certain vents but not others? There can be several causes for poor airflow in HVAC systems. Therefore, it is essential to understand the potential causes for reduced airflow to pinpoint the problem and determine when you need to […]

Common Plumbing Issues in Old Houses

Posted on March 8th, 2022 by ChristainSon_Admin

When you are purchasing a dated property or already living in one, you need to know how to check the plumbing in an old house. Plumbing fixtures, water supply lines, drain lines, and sewer lines can develop problems simply due to their age. In addition, the materials used 30+ years ago often no longer satisfy […]

Why Is My Toilet Gurgling?

Posted on March 1st, 2022 by ChristainSon_Admin

Do you notice gurgling sounds when you flush your toilet? Maybe you notice these sounds coming from your toilet when running water elsewhere in the home, like when doing a load of laundry or washing dishes. Causes for a Gurgling Toilet Toilets can gurgle or bubble when there is negative air pressure in the drain […]

How to Test Your Sump Pump

Posted on February 24th, 2022 by ChristainSon_Admin

Many homes in Texas have residential sump pumps in the basement or crawl space under the house. This essential piece of plumbing equipment should be tested twice a year, usually in the spring and again in the fall. Regular testing and maintenance can help prevent sump pump problems and identify issues that need sump pump […]

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How to Keep Pipes from Freezing Without Power

Posted on January 25th, 2022 by ChristainSon_Admin

Power outages can occur during major winter storms in Texas, where temperatures dip below freezing. When you lose power to your home, indoor temperatures will gradually drop. If the power remains off for an extended period, your house could get cold enough that your pipes freeze. Frozen plumbing pipes can create bigger problems besides not […]

Different Types of Plungers and When to Use Them

Posted on January 24th, 2022 by ChristainSon_Admin

Plungers are a must-have household tool that everyone needs. Plungers help remove clogs when they occur in sinks, toilets, tubs, and showers. However, there are several different types of plungers for specific applications. Therefore, it is essential to understand what kind of plunger to use and when to ensure you can remove the clog. Sink […]

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Why Does Your Heater Keep Turning On and Off?

Posted on December 24th, 2021 by ChristainSon_Admin

As colder weather arrives in Texas, people will turn on their furnaces to keep their home’s heater to a comfortable temperature. So it is natural to wonder why your heater keeps turning on and off and whether you need furnace maintenance. How often should a heater cycle on and off? If your furnace is working […]

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Texas Winter Freeze

Posted on December 20th, 2021 by ChristainSon_Admin

Many Texans do not think about how to prepare their homes for a freeze until it’s too late. Sadly, they soon forget the cold weather and storm that hit Texas in February of 2021, leaving many homes with frozen water pipes, no power for weeks, and related damages. Instead of waiting for the next Texas […]

What’s the Difference Between a Furnace and a Heater?

Posted on December 20th, 2021 by ChristainSon_Admin

As colder weather arrives and we turn on the heat, you may be wondering what the difference is between a furnace vs. a heater. Most homes are equipped with either heaters or furnaces or sometimes both. While both keep us warm and help maintain the desired indoor temperature when it is cold outside, there are […]

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