Friday, April 15th, 2016

If you heat your home in Amarillo, Texas with a boiler, it has worked hard all winter long. Now that spring has arrived, it is time to prepare your equipment for the summer months. Most people have maintenance done on their boilers in the fall, before they are started for the first time. However, spring is a great time to have the maintenance done. If you use a boiler, it is vital to understand why maintenance is important and what needs to be done for the maintenance to be completed properly.

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

There are many pipes coursing their way through American homes. These pipes carry fresh water in and dirty water out; they even carry gas to the oven and make modern life possible. Each one of these pipes are components of residential plumbing systems. We have become so accustomed to these pipes that we hardly give them a second thought until they stop functioning. Within the modern home, the following are the most common types of residential plumbing systems and their functions.

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Plumbing pipe comes in several different material types from copper to Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS). Some are more popular than others in recent years. Some serve a specific purpose. Let’s look at ten pipe materials you might find in your home.

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Winterizing is essential for protecting your plumbing when no one is around your home, but de-winterizing is also important. The process of de-winterizing involves many steps and is something you should do at any property you own that has been prepared for winter. There are several steps to the de-winterizing process, including checking the plumbing lines, turning on the water, flushing the toilets, and checking the exterior spigots.

Monday, April 4th, 2016

How long has it been since your plumbing has had a sewer or drain cleaning? If you are like most property owners, it has probably been quite some time since you have had this service done. When your plumbing is working well, there seems to be no reason to think about getting a sewer and drain cleaning. However, failing to get regular drain cleaning can lead to some major plumbing problems. These issues include odors, clogs, overflowing water, expensive home repairs, and even health problems.

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Take a moment to imagine everything that goes down the drains in your Amarillo home. Most households have plenty of bathroom and kitchen waste, which can accumulate in the plumbing drains, causing blockages and overflows. You can prevent damaging clogs from happening in your plumbing by scheduling regular drain cleaning. A drain cleaning service has many benefits, including limiting potential blockages, removing roots, finding damage before it causes problems, and reducing odors.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

A cracked plumbing pipe can easily ruin your day. You should fix a leaking pipe as quickly as possible to minimize the potential for water damage to your home. There are some things you can do to temporarily repair a cracked plumbing pipe as you wait for professional plumbers. Some of these temporary fixes include the use of pipe clamps, epoxy putty, plumbing repair tape, and pipe sleeves.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

In the past, drain cleaning meant completely digging up the buried plumbing pipes and physically removing debris and obstructions. Times have changed and taking those types of measures is no longer necessary for drain cleaning. A high-pressure water jet system can accomplish the same results by using nothing more than a steady stream of water to remove blockages in plumbing.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Plumbing emergencies can happen at any time. A leak can turn into a spray, a crack may appear on a pipe joint, and a faucet can start to gush water everywhere. Homeowners and business owners in Amarillo, Texas will tell you these kinds of plumbing emergencies always seem to happen during the most inconvenient times. During these times, you need to make an emergency plumbing repair to prevent major damage from occurring until you can contact professional plumbers. Epoxy putty is a great choice to get a plumbing problem temporarily under control.

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

If you recently decided to remodel your bathroom, you might be wondering if you should recycle old plumbing fixtures and how to do it. There are many benefits to recycling these fixtures such as helping to reduce waste at the landfill. This product is not biodegradable and lingers in the environment. If you have chosen a more efficient plumbing fixture, you may also help to conserve water use where you live.