Thanksgiving usually means more food and more people in your home. You will probably be eating different types of food than you usually do. It’s important to remember that your garbage disposal is not a trash can and it can only handle so much. Review our list of foods to avoid putting down the drain… Continue reading Thanksgiving Garbage Disposal Tips
It’s common for people in Austin get an annual AC tune-up because of the intense heat during summer. However, many people underestimate the importance of furnace tune-ups in the fall. Austin winters are usually pretty mild, but don’t let that fool you. Here are just a few of the reasons why furnace tune-ups are just… Continue reading Do I Really Need a Furnace Tune Up?
The short answer is yes! Your water heater runs every day of the year, but it does have to work harder during the winter months. From increased use to cold weather outside, there are several factors that contribute to the extra strain on your water heater. Increased Use: Fall and Winter bring colder temperatures, so… Continue reading Does My Water Heater Work Harder During the Winter?
Ice Cubes and Egg Shells Sharpen Garbage Disposal Blades Garbage disposals don’t have blades; they have impellers. The impellers are blunt, so there is nothing to sharpen in a disposal. Sometimes ice can help with bad odors coming from the disposal, but this is not recommended to do often. Egg shells should never be put… Continue reading Plumbing Myths Busted
The swirling water when a toilet flushes can be very intriguing to young children. Toilets are the perfect height for children to stick their hands in or throw objects into. Children are prone to try flushing small toys, diapers, and other items down the toilet. These objects will likely cause clogged pipes and require an… Continue reading How to Avoid Plumbing Disasters with Kids
What is deep cleaning the bathroom, and how often should we do it? We’re not talking about a cursory onceover with the antibacterial wipes. Your bathroom needs a methodical cleaning every month or two to keep those pesky germs at bay. With deep, sanitizing treatment, you’ll be denying mildew, mold, and run-of-the mill scum an… Continue reading Guide to Deep Cleaning a Bathroom
When was the last time your air ducts were cleaned? One of the most common things people leave off their Spring-cleaning list is to have their air ducts cleaned out. Over time, allergens, dust, and bacteria build up in your ducts. When your AC unit blows air through ducts lined with allergens and dust, the… Continue reading Could Your Ducts Be Contributing to Allergies and Sinus Issues?
Flooding or Overflowing Appliances/Sinks/Toilets In most homes, you’ll notice that water-using appliances have special hook ups behind them. With those hookups, there will be a small knob. That knob is the water shut-off valve for that appliance. Each of your sinks and toilets should be equipped with one as well. By closing that vale, typically… Continue reading How to React in Various Plumbing Emergencies
At some point almost everyone needs plumbing or AC repairs done. So, who do you trust to get the job done? On top of the stress that emergencies bring, it can be a bit daunting to let a stranger in your home, so we have some tips to help you choose a service company! First,… Continue reading What to Look for When Hiring a Service Company
Low flow plumbing fixtures are making their way into more homes and cutting down water bills. Toilets, faucets, and shower heads all come in water-efficient versions now. Low flow faucets and shower heads have a lower flow rate, meaning they use fewer gallons of water per minute. Low flow toilets are designed to use less… Continue reading Are Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures Worth the Investment?