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

3 Bathroom Plumbing Problems to Watch Out for When Remodeling

Monday, 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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How to Keep Your Plumbing in Great Shape

Monday, 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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All About Drains

Monday, 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

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-testing-irving-txIf 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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