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10 Ways to Prevent a Burst Pipe

Once you experience a burst pipe, you may consider having the best underground water pipe installed to avoid dealing with this issue again. Homes in warmer climates, with exposed lines, are prone to burst pipes in cold weather. But it doesn’t have to be extremely cold for a pipe to fail. Here are 10 ways you can prevent a burst pipe no matter the time of year. 1. Insulate Exposed Pipes Any basement, attic, or exterior wall pipe is more

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Do I Need a Plumber for Garbage Disposal Installation in Houston?

A garbage disposal is one of the most convenient parts of your plumbing system. It helps discard food waste and keep your kitchen clean. If you don’t have a disposal unit or it’s time to replace your old device, installing a new one may be more complicated than you think. Here are a few reasons to leave the work to a plumber who does garbage disposal installation in Houston Should I Install a Garbage Disposal Myself There are a few

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Is It Wise to Hire a $50 Plumber?

Experiencing a plumbing emergency while on a budget can be a tough situation. Plumbers are notoriously expensive. But with that cost comes expertise and quality materials, not to mention nearly round-the-clock availability. So, is it a good idea to choose a $50 plumber you see advertised online? According to HomeAdvisor, plumber’s rates go from $45 to $200 per hour as of 2022, with the average cost of hiring a plumber at about $330. It may not be hard to find

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Why Is Backflow Testing So Important?

Backflow is when water flows backward in a plumbing system. This may happen due to pipe failure, an open fire hydrant, or heavy rain. While backflow prevention devices are effective at avoiding drinking water contamination and wastewater backup, they need to be periodically tested. Backflow testing should be performed regularly by a certified professional. Whether your plumbing is protected by air gaps, double check valve assemblies, pressure vacuum breaker assemblies, atmospheric vacuum breakers, or reduce pressure backflow assemblies, backflow testing

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When To Schedule Water Heater Replacement in Houston

Village Plumbing and Air is a leader in water heater services in the Houston area. We know how to repair just about any issue. But eventually, a hot water heater will reach the end of its service life. Knowing when to replace it can save you money in the long run. Here are some reasons to consider water heater replacement in Houston: The Age of the Appliance Average estimates of water heater longevity range from seven to 10 years to

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Do I Need a Permit for Plumbing or Air Conditioning Repair?

There are many reasons to hire skilled HVAC technicians or licensed plumbers in Houston. Aside from their knowledge and expertise, a permit may be required for the project. It’s typically a contractor’s job to pull a permit, so attempting a DIY plumbing or AC repair, water heater replacement, or kitchen or bathroom remodel may be out of the question. What Is a Permit? A permit is a document issued by a city or county that authorizes a project. Whether any

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How Is Backflow Testing Performed?

Backflow prevention and testing must be performed at residential buildings, restaurants, and commercial businesses. Annual backflow testing is required by Houston and the state of Texas. Backflow is the reversal of contaminated water, which can then flow into clean water lines. It may contain human waste, dirt, chemicals, bacteria, and other hazardous materials. You can therefore see why backflow testing is so important. A device called a backflow preventer can stop backflow in the event of a significant change in

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What to Do After a Water Main Break

As any water utility company knows, a water main break is a fact of life. Stormy weather, temperature changes, ground shifting, water pressure fluctuations, and the age of pipes can trigger water main pipe breaks. Signs of a water main break include low water pressure in your home or pooling or running of water on the street. Utilities can fix the problem in a few hours to a few days, but here’s what you can do as soon as the

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What to Do When You Have No Hot Water

A traditional water heater should last about 10 years. But at any time, you can find yourself with cold water during a shower, when cooking, or washing the dishes. Your first reaction may be to call a plumber. However, here are some tips on what to do if you have no hot water. See What Temperature the Thermostat Is Set To Someone may have accidentally set the thermostat lower. A temperature of 120℉ is usually enough for home use (any

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Do I Need a Whole House Water Filter?

Whether you use tap or well water, it likely has some level of contamination. Industrial and environmental sources of pollution can affect your water supply. Depending on your water quality, an under-sink filter might do, but house filtration systems are often the most economical considering their capacity, durability, and ability to remove a wide range of pollutants. Are you wondering whether you could benefit from a whole house water filter? Here are some reasons to consider one: Water Has Far

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