Earthwise Home Services Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Unmistakable Signs of a Slab Leak

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Deciphering Your Water Test Results

Monday, May 27th, 2019

water-testIf you choose to have your water tested, there are two main results you might receive:

  1. Too many contaminants
  2. Too much hard water

Systems like reverse osmosis filters, water purification systems and water softeners can take care of these issues for you. However, it’s useless to install any of those machines without first getting a water test from an Irving, TX plumber.

Even with all that being said, you might not easily understand what we mean by “too many contaminants” or “too much hard water.” We’ll go into more detail down below on what those things mean:

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Is Hard Water Really That Bad?

Monday, April 1st, 2019

water-softenerTexas is one of the states with the highest concentration of hard water. So that likely means A) You’ve been dealing with hard water this whole time and have learned to accept it, or B) You’ve been putting up with hard water this whole time and absolutely hate it.

If you’re the type who believes hard water is nothing more than an inconvenience, we’d urge you to reconsider your stance. While hard water certainly isn’t deadly or dangerous, we can’t deny that it can have a detrimental effect on your property and your plumbing system in Mesquite, TX.

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Here’s Why Your Drains Smell Bad

Monday, March 4th, 2019

sink-drainOur sinks and bathtubs aren’t always excepted to smell like freshly cut flowers, but any kind of bad smell around these fixtures is far from the norm. The fact is that the bad smells are supposed to stay deep inside the sewer system. If you’re smelling any kind of bad odors up top, then it might be an issue with your drain.

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Preventing Frozen Pipes

Monday, January 21st, 2019

frozen-pipesJust because we’ve made it past December doesn’t mean we’re free of frozen pipes just yet. Being a plumber in Plano, TX, we’ve gotten our fair share of calls for help with frozen pipes. The pressure that builds up inside these pipes can lead to a burst, so it’s especially important to have frozen pipes dealt with as soon as possible.

Even better is to prevent those pipes from freezing in the first place. Below are a few methods you can use to do that.

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4 Preventive Plumbing Services and Products

Monday, January 7th, 2019

wrenchesYou may have been told that leaks and clogs are inevitable. That at some point, you’ll have to deal with them. Yes, this is true, but it doesn’t mean you can’t fight them off for as long as possible!

Along with following good practices (like not putting fats and oils down the drain), we can think of a few plumbing services that can go a long way in assuring your safety and home plumbing performance.

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Why It Pays to Detect Plumbing Problems Early

Monday, December 10th, 2018

leakThere are so many reasons why homeowners don’t regularly contact their local plumbers. Often, they are unaware that there might be something waiting to happen and so they wind up waiting until disaster strikes to make the call. Sometimes, allowing ourselves to be blissfully unaware of a potential issue can lead to further damage and a potential system breakdown. Our plumbing systems are vital to our everyday lives. An efficient plumbing system provides clean water for uses such as bathing, drinking, and cleaning.

Like all the other systems in our homes, our plumbing systems need regular upkeep and maintenance to prevent issues from occurring. If an issue is detected at the earliest possible time, a disaster can be avoided altogether. It pays to be proactive.

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How a Good Plumber Makes All the Difference

Monday, November 12th, 2018

plumberNo one wants to hire a bad plumber, but not everyone knows why they need to hire an exceptionally good plumber. In this post, we’ll try to explain some of the reasons for how a good plumber will do more than just fix the problem at hand.

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Gas Line Servicing Is Not a DIY Job

Monday, October 1st, 2018

gas-meterAs contractors, we understand the joy that homeowners get out of do-it-yourself projects. It’s fun to learn a skill to give yourself a unique piece of furniture, or to make a much-needed improvement in your home—all while saving anywhere from a few bucks to hundreds of dollars.

Yet, we have to be the bad guy here and say that plumbing problems aren’t very DIY-friendly. When it comes to gas lines, we’re even more adamant about not doing it yourself! Not only are they dangerous, but there are some hidden risks that can get you in trouble.

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