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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Cost of Energy-Efficient Tankless Water Heaters in Houston

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A  tankless water heater in your  Houston home  can help you be  environmentally friendly, while lowering your  utility bill. When it comes to lowering utility expenses, most property owners consider changing their light bulbs and lamps into fixtures that are more energy efficient, installing better insulation to maintain indoor temperatures, and cutting back on the use of water when possible.…

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The Dangers of Chemical Drain Cleaners In The Home

Store bought drain cleaners are some of the most hazardous chemicals found in American households. They don’t just pose a risk to your family’s health, they can also damage your home’s plumbing system and bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Chemical drain cleaners are available in several forms; alkaline drain cleaners contain sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide.…

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Maintaining Your Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters are technologically advanced plumbing devices that deliver an endless supply of hot water. They can save save energy compared to traditional tank-style water heaters by heating water only when it’s needed. Because of their complexity, tankless water heaters require regular maintenance to ensure proper operation and maintain long term reliability. Removing Limescale…

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