Houston HVAC and Plumbing Blog

What Is Water Hammer and How to Stop It?

What is Water Hammer

Chances are, you’ve probably heard loud banging and knocking sounds from your pipes at some point. Fluid motion can create a lot of pressure in your plumbing system. Water hammer in plumbing occurs when valves are used to manage the flow of liquids or steam close; it’s essentially a result of a pressure surge. A…

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Toilet Auger vs. Snake: When and How to Use Them

Toilet Auger vs Snake

Seeing the water rise instead of disappearing into the drain when you flush can bring on a wave of panic. But the problem can often be resolved quickly. Common tools for doing so include a toilet auger and a toilet snake (at first, both look quite similar). Here, we’ll look at the differences between a…

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Why Do I Need a Spring Drain Cleaning?

drain cleaning

It’s spring and the weather is warming up, trees and plants blooming, and rain falling. Drains take a beating in the spring and to top it off, your plumbing is susceptible to clogs from normal activities like washing dishes and clothes, showering, and using the toilet. Spring is not just a time to enjoy the…

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DIY Guide to Bathtub Replacement

DIY Guide to Bathtub Replacement

Replacing your bathtub can result in a dramatic improvement in the look and function of your bathroom. A DIY project can save you about $2,000 on average for labor. But a tub can range from a few hundred dollars to up to $10,000 depending on the type that you choose. It’s therefore important to know…

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The Top 5 Most Expensive HVAC & Plumbing Repairs

The Top 5 Most Expensive HVAC & Plumbing Repairs

At one time or another, an HVAC or plumbing system will need repairs. Maintenance and quickly scheduling services for minor problems can avoid major work. That’s the best strategy because a major A/C or plumbing repair can be quite costly. Here’s a look at some of the most expensive of these repairs, which are best…

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Air Conditioning, Heating, and Plumbing Services in Houston, TX

Foundation Waterproofing

Village Plumbing and Air has been serving the Houston area since 1946. Woman-owned and family-run, we emphasize integrity and honesty with every service call. Your satisfaction is our priority whether you need A/C, heating, appliance, or plumbing repair. When it comes to installation and maintenance you can count on our expertise and diligence. Our technicians…

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What Is Flexible Pipe Plumbing?

What is Flexible Pipe Plumbing

Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) piping is commonly used these days for plumbing. It is cheaper and easier to install than copper pipe and it won’t corrode. Another advantage is that it is flexible. Builders have used flexible pipe plumbing for radiant heating systems for some time and it is now frequently used to run water supply…

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How to Install an Expansion Tank for Your Hot Water Heater

how to install an expansion tank

Traditional water heaters store water in a tank, but as it is heated, water expands. This can put extreme pressure on your plumbing system. An expansion tank holds excess water to relieve pressure and prevent damage to valves and plumbing fixtures. Here, we’ll look at how it works and how to install an expansion tank…

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DIY Guide: How to Connect PVC to PEX Pipes

Connect PVC to PEX

Plumbers and do-it-yourselfers have benefited from cross-linked polyethylene pipe with its simple design. It is flexible, allowing it to bend in just about any direction. It’s also available in red and blue, making it easy to distinguish between hot- and cold-water lines. And fortunately, connecting PVC to PEX is easy to do. Whether you’re looking…

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Everything You Need to Know About Foundation Waterproofing

Foundation Waterproofing

When people think of home improvement, they typically associate it with what they can see. But what isn’t visible can be most problematic for your home, especially when it comes to foundation problems. Your house is built on top of the foundation, which is the only thing between it and the ground. Therefore, issues such…

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