Plumbing

How to Avoid an Emergency Plumbing Repair This Thanksgiving

The holidays are finally upon us and that means gathering around the table with family and friends to feast. In between meal planning, grocery shopping, and top-to-bottom house cleaning, your plumbing is likely the last thing on your mind. But if there is one thing that could put a damper on a picture-perfect Thanksgiving meal…

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Flush it or trash it?

Some of the most common culprits of drain stoppages include wipes, napkins and paper towels. These items are bulky and not all sewer systems can handle them. While napkins and paper towels may be break down over time, the bulkiness of these items may cause an immediate drain issue. Non-biodegradable disinfecting wipes can get caught…

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Tips: Taking Care of Your Home During a Freeze

Freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. As water freezes, it expands and puts significant pressure on your pipes. Both copper and plastic pipes can freeze or burst in frigid temperatures if not handled properly. Here’s what you can do during and after a freeze to protect your home. Insulate your exposed outdoor…

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DIY Projects and Permits

Whether you’re  putting in a gas stove, remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, or replacing a gas water heater We at Village Plumbing &  Home Services applaud you. But a recent  *article highlights these and other important DIY projects that may require a permit! And after you finish but have problems, you’ll be glad to know you’re covered by…

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Water Heaters: New Energy Efficiency Regs are Coming

Beware: New EF Regulations Could Impact Buying a New Water Heater Soon Call us at  (713) 526-1491 before the deadline of April 16, 2015 to learn about your water heater options! It’s true. Your water heater will likely become more expensive to replace, due to new EF (energy factor) ratings requirements effective April 15. This will change the water…

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Water Heater Problems and Repairs

While it may take time to notice problems with appliances or other products around the house, a malfunctioning water heater is usually easy to spot right away. There may be water on the floor all around the water heater, or a normally warm shower is suddenly icy cold. Fortunately, since water heater problems are most…

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Know When to Call a Plumber

Homeowners may not realize the complexity of their home’s plumbing system and knowing when to call a plumber can minimize future frustration and damage. Here are five reasons to call a plumber: Leaks. Whether you experience a water-all-over-the-floor disaster or a less apparent dark mark on the wall or ceiling, do what you can to…

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Choosing the Best Water Heater Replacement Company

How do you find a reliable and trustworthy plumbing company? A professional and full-service company will be able to handle all types of plumbing issues, including water heater replacement. Here are some important things to consider: Experience – Look for a company that has been in business for several years; their technicians will likely have…

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