Earthwise Home Services Blog

Why Does Hard Water Matter?

October 14th, 2019

hand-opening-sink-faucetHard water is likely a term you’ve heard before. But do you understand exactly what it is? Hard water happens when there is a high level of minerals present in your water—namely, magnesium, calcium, and even iron. These minerals are harmless to ingest, but not so harmless for your plumbing system. In fact, hard water can create a number of problems for your pipes, impacting your quality of life.

But with the right water treatment system, a whole-house water softener, in this case, you can combat this problem. Keep reading to learn about why hard water matters—or rather, what negative effects hard water can have on your plumbing system.

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How to Spot a Reliable Professional Plumber

September 30th, 2019

plumbing-technician-with-homeownerYou wouldn’t hire just anyone to work on your vehicle, right? Or to provide you with home security? Then why would you hire just anyone to work on your expansive and important plumbing system? You want to make sure the plumber you call will get the job done quickly, correctly, and reliably.

You may go online and find a number of professional plumbers that fit the bill. But  do you know the qualities that are most important to look at before you hire one? We’ll share some guidelines to help you choose the right professional plumbing contractor for your home.

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3 Bathroom Plumbing Problems to Watch Out for When Remodeling

September 16th, 2019

beautiful-bathroomIf you’re reading this blog post, chances are your bathroom doesn’t look the way you want it to. Either that, or it’s not as functional as it could be. Whatever the case, you are considering or have started a bathroom remodel. We don’t blame you—your bathrooms are the most used rooms in your household, and a remodeling job can give you a brand new space.

Of course, when it comes to the plumbing fixtures in your bathroom, it pays to work closely with qualified and experienced plumbing professionals. The level of care you take in planning and preparing for your remodeling job is going to make a huge difference in the results you’ll see from it. In fact, there may even be factors you haven’t considered yet, such as potential problems.

Below are 3 common bathroom plumbing mistakes that happen when homeowners try to “DIY” the job instead of contacting a plumbing professional.

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When to Call It Quits with Your Water Heater

September 2nd, 2019

water-heaterDoes your water heater receive routine maintenance and prompt repairs as needed? Then it can last for many years! In fact, you likely have the same water heater working for you since you moved into your current home.

But, like any other home comfort system, water heaters don’t last forever. Eventually, you’ll need to replace yours when it can no longer do the job it’s meant to. You may consider repairs, but there are some indicators to watch out for that signal that it’s more economically feasible to upgrade the water heater altogether. What are these indicators?

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How to Keep Your Plumbing in Great Shape

August 19th, 2019

plumberIf you’ve ever run into a plumbing problem in your home, you know it can really mess up your daily routine. You never realize how much an impact your plumbing system has until you have an issue with it. When you have a plumbing problem, you want to get it fixed as soon as possible. We want to encourage you to take a moment after getting your plumbing system together to do a little research. We want to take the time today to help you get to know your plumbing system and understand how problems arise.

You can trust our plumbers in Plano, TX. We’re the best plumbers in the area. We understand how to get the most from your plumbing system and we can ensure that you know how to treat your plumbing system the right way.

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Does Your Ductless System Need Repair?

August 5th, 2019

repairing-air-conditioner-standing-on-stepladderYou’ve chosen a ductless system because it’s convenient, adaptable, energy efficient, and everything has been smooth sailing with this system … until now. Don’t beat yourself up over it—every single air conditioning system goes through a bit of trouble here and again. You don’t have to run to the internet and scour it for DIY articles or dredge up the number of a handyperson. Instead, you can contact the professionals at our team.

We’re professionals who understand ductless systems in Richardson, TX. If you need repair services we can be out to your home and by your side in a flash. Make sure that you choose us. We care about the work we do.

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All About Drains

July 22nd, 2019

sink-drainDo you understand your drain system? This isn’t a judgment call—so many homeowners answer “no” and we understand why. Your drains aren’t something that you encounter every day. It’s probably rare that you encounter them at all unless something goes awry. We’re sure that you don’t spend your free time lounging around reading about the latest advancements in plumbing either. We’re not saying that you should. We just want you to know the basics of your plumbing system.

It’s always good to remain educated about the various systems in your home so that they stay in good shape. We’ll give you a crash course here today. If you need great McKinney plumbing services, you can contact the professionals on our team.

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Unmistakable Signs of a Slab Leak

July 8th, 2019

One day you’re perfectly comfortable in your home and in the next second, you’re wading waist deep to get to your dining room table. You’ve got a slab leak! Slab leaks are one of the worst plumbing problems that can happen in your home. A lot of the time life just happens—you can’t always expect an impending disaster. In this case, though, you can detect a slab leak before things really start to go south.

Early detection is incredibly important when it comes to keeping your home safe and dry. If you’d like to avoid thousands of dollars in water and structural damage, make sure you contact a professional plumber in Rockwall, TX. We’ll make sure that you avoid a major headache with our resources.

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Leave These Remodeling Tasks to a Plumber

June 24th, 2019

wrenchesWe live in a DIY age. You can punch in just about any phrase into an online search engine and find an endless amount of resources, articles, and videos walking you through the steps of plumbing basics.

We’ll give credit where credit is due—some of these resources are pretty impressive. The trouble is that no article or video can ever give you the experience, expertise, or licensing that a professional plumber has. If you want to clear up any plumbing headache you’re having once and for all, call on our team for plumbing in McKinney, TX today.

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Your Air Conditioner’s Compressor Explained

June 10th, 2019

air-conditioning-maintenanceYou don’t need to know every single aspect of your air conditioner, but if there’s one portion of your air conditioner that you do need to know it is the compressor. If your air conditioner didn’t have a compressor it simply wouldn’t be able to run. If you’re having major air conditioner problems this spring then your air conditioner’s compressor could be at risk. If you think you need air conditioning repair in Plano, TX this year then make sure you contact our team today.

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