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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 outdoor pipes.…

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The 10 Surprising Things to Never Put Down Your Kitchen Drain

Coffee Grounds Egg Shells Rice Grease Pasta Bones Stringy Vegetables Shrimp Shells Dirt Fish Tank Gravel Could your kitchen drain be on the verge of clogging? Make sure it’s in tip-top shape for the summer season by avoiding these 10 surprising items. 5.  Pasta This one is just like rice. Expands and sticks in your…

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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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Maintaining Your Bathroom Plumbing: A DIY Checklist

Plumbing maintenance is important to do regularly to prevent plumbing problems and emergencies. Bathroom plumbing is easy to maintain and often only takes a couple of minutes to keep in proper working order. Follow this DIY checklist to keep your bathroom plumbing in tip-top shape. Clean out your drain if they are working slowly. Debris…

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Winterizing Your Plumbing

If you own a home that is going to be vacant this winter, it is critical that you take the time to winterize the plumbing. Not taking proper precautions can end up costing you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in replacement plumbing and emergency repairs. If a vacant home is not properly winterized, water…

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Your Home’s Major Systems: AC, Water Heaters, and Plumbing

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When the weather is mild, take advantage by shoring up your home’s major systems. Houston is not currently enduring any major heat wave. But why wait for cold weather, or the next emergency? While things seem calm, take advantage by taking steps to strengthen your home’s major systems. How did your AC hold up through…

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