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  • Service professional with clipboard

    7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Commercial Plumbers

    Across the country, there are more than 480,000 plumbers but they're not all created equally. Getting a plumbing fix done right is ...

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  • Home needs a gas line repair

    6 Obvious Signs Your Home Needs a Gas Line Repair (and a Few Sneaky Signs)

    1. Hissing Sound When a gas line has a hole or crack, the fuel will escape. Some of these holes are too tiny to detect with your ...

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  • Why dishwasher isn't getting water

    Here's Why the Dishwasher Isn't Getting Water

    Is your dishwasher failing to do its valuable job? When you open the door to find your plates and cutlery are still dirty, you ...

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  • Plumbing tips for new homeowners

    8 Valuable Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners

    You finally moved into a new home. Congratulations! But before you get all jumpy and excited, remember that you still have a lot ...

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  • Is Your Garbage Disposal Leaking?

    Is Your Garbage Disposal Leaking? Here's Why

    Is your garbage disposal leaking, but you can't spot the culprit? Well, checking a garbage disposal is a bit complex because the ...

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  • Why your toilet keeps running

    Why Your Toilet Keeps Running (and How to Fix It)

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, American toilets use up to 26.7% of the total water consumed in an average home. ...

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  • High Water Bill

    High Water Bill? Here's How to Lower It

    If you’re not paying close attention, a high water bill can really sneak up on you. Long showers, frequent dishwasher cycles, and ...

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  • Plumbing Repair Cost Guide

    The Plumbing Repair Cost Guide: What You Need to Know

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the median pay for plumbers and pipefitters was $28.79 per hour in 2021. Regardless of the ...

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  • Water dripping from faucet

    5 Possible Reasons You Have Water Dripping From a Faucet

    An average American family spends $1,000 on water bill every year. How much do you spend on the water in your home? Would you like ...

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  • Avoid a plumbing nightmare

    Water Heater Repair vs. Replacement: How to Avoid a Plumbing Nightmare

    We've all been there. You turn on the hot water only to be greeted with icy cold water in return. For most, this can be as simple ...

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  • common plumbing problems

    DIY Repair Tips for Common Plumbing Problems

    It’s hard to conceptualize how the average American household wastes nearly 10,000 gallons of water every year due to plumbing ...

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  • water heater issues

    5 Water Heater Issues to Look for Before Winter

    There simply isn't anything worse than having to take a cold shower during cold, dark winter days. Here are five common water ...

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  • Busted Pipe in Your Home

    7 Telltale Signs You Have a Busted Pipe in Your Home

    Did you know that you can waste 250 gallons of water per day through a tiny 1/8 inch crack in a pipe? That's far from a small ...

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  • Water Leak inside a wall

    Don't Drown: Here's How to Find a Water Leak Inside a Wall

    Are you locked in a race against the clock, scrambling to find a water leak before it causes irreparable damage to your home? Or ...

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  • Tips to fix a frozen pipe

    9 Simple Tips to Fix a Frozen Pipe

    Winter is approaching and so do the problems that come from the extreme temperature drop. Aside from snow piling up your front ...

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  • Hard Water

    7 Ways Hard Water Might Be Affecting Your Life

    Did you know that 85% of US homes deal with hard water problems? Hard water is the term for water that contains high ...

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  • How to Deal With Frozen Pipes

    How to Deal With Frozen Pipes: A Guide for Homeowners

    Freezing weather and cold pipes can lead to a major at-home disaster. If it’s below freezing and suddenly you don’t have any water ...

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  • What Causes Pipes to Burst in Your Texas Home

    What Causes Pipes to Burst in Your Texas Home?

    Water pipes, especially in cold regions, are designed to withstand a considerable amount of pressure. That means it takes ...

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  • What Not to Put in a Garbage Disposal

    What Not to Put in a Garbage Disposal: The Complete Guide

    When dishes are piling up in the sink after a family dinner, it's tempting to just wash everything down the drain. Who wants to ...

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  • Hiring an Austin Plumbing Service

    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring an Austin Plumbing Service

    Are you having some difficulties with your home's plumbing and wondering if you need help? Do you find yourself going back and ...

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  • How Does Plumbing Work in a Home

    How Does Plumbing Work in a Home? A Detailed Guide

    Your home’s plumbing system may look like a complicated network of pathways and pipes that all have different functions – and, to ...

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  • Signs You Need to Call Emergency Plumbing Services

    Don't Wait: 5 Signs You Need to Call Emergency Plumbing Services

    Are you concerned that you have a plumbing emergency on your hands? Are you wondering when you should call for an emergency ...

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  • What to Do If Your Garbage Disposal Stopped Working

    This Is What You Need to Do If Your Garbage Disposal Stopped Working

    You are going about your kitchen duties and preparing your food for that big party in the evening. Then suddenly, your garbage ...

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  • Common Mistakes Both Amateur and Professional Plumbers Make

    6 Common Mistakes Both Amateur and Professional Plumbers Make

    In a year, 12 percent of your household water use is wasted on leaks. For those living in counties with metered water bills, those ...

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  • Things to Remember When Installing a Public Restroom

    5 Things to Remember When Installing an Office/Public Restroom

    You expect your employees to be productive, and this expectation is reasonable. The human body can produce incredible physical and ...

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  • Easy Guide to Smart Water Heaters

    A Brief and Easy Guide to Smart Water Heaters

    Bathing without hot water can be frustrating. Have you ever found yourself turning the knob but no hot water? Do you even know how ...

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  • Tips for Improving and Maintaining Water Pressure in Your Home

    6 Tips for Improving and Maintaining Water Pressure in Your Home

    The average American family spends a small fortune every year on its water. You would think that over $1,000 per year would ...

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  • Standard Plumbing Maintenance Terms

    What You Need to Know About Standard Plumbing Maintenance Terms

    Being familiar with standard plumbing terms and what they mean can help you when it is time to do plumbing maintenance. It is also ...

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  • What to Do About Those Old Pipes in Your House

    What to Do About Those Old Pipes in Your House

    Older homes charm the socks off of many homebuyers. The architecture both inside and out brings back memories of the good old ...

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  • What to Do About Leaky Toilet

    What to Do About That Leaky Toilet

    Is the floor around your toilet spongy or warped? Perhaps there's a small puddle of water at the base of your toilet. Either way, ...

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  • Tips for Tankless Water Heater Cleaning

    9 Helpful Tips for Tankless Water Heater Cleaning and Maintanence

    Hot water on-demand! It's one of the benefits of installing a tankless water heater . The potential for up to 50% in energy ...

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  • Signs You Have a Water Main Line Problem

    7 Signs You Have a Water Main Line Problem

    On average, an American uses around 80-100 gallons of water per day. It may not seem like much as you go through your day, but it ...

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  • Sewer Line Camera Inspection Problems

    5 Sewer Problems That Only a Sewer Line Camera Inspection Can Find

    In the United States, there are over one million miles of sewer lines. This is a key part of the infrastructure and ensures that ...

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  • Common Springtime Plumbing System Failures

    5 Common Springtime Plumbing Repairs in Austin, TX

    Austin might stay warm most of the winter, but the seasonal changes can put a strain on your plumbing system. Between changing ...

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  • ask a plumber these questions before hiring

    Ask a Plumber These Questions Before Hiring Them to Work in Your Home

    Between 2018 and 2028, 68,200 new plumbers are likely to pop up in the industry. That's a 14% increase! While there are many ...

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  • how to install a toilet without making a mess

    How to Install a Toilet (Without Making a Big Ol' Stinking Mess)

    Installing a toilet is one of those things that most people can do for themselves, but hire a professional instead. Knowing how to ...

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  • complete water heater maintenance checklist and guide

    The Complete Water Heater Maintenance Checklist and Guide

    As beautiful as the City of the Violet Crown is, it's the most expensive city in the Lone Star State. Case in point: Installing a ...

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  • how to hire the right commercial plumbing contractors

    How to Hire the Right Commercial Plumbing Contractors in Austin, TX

    Do you have a leaky or broken pipe or clogged drain on your hands? Perhaps you're dealing with a big project where you need all ...

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  • signs you cannot delay professional drain repair

    Too Clogged to Function: 9 Signs You Can't Delay Professional Drain Repair In Austin, TX

    Did you know that insurance companies pay around $10 billion each year to repair damages produced by water leaks? Such plumbing ...

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  • White dishes on the top shelf of an opening dishwasher

    Down the Drain: 10 Reasons Why Your Dishwasher Isn't Draining

    When your dishwasher isn't draining, it can add one more layer of stress to your life. Who wants to worry about dishes piling up ...

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  • Is your main sewer line blocked

    Is Your Main Sewer Line Blocked?

    When a pipe clogs in your home, it’s never at a convenient time. Often, these clogs can be fixed without contacting an emergency ...

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  • understanding the benefits of a drain pipe inspection

    Understanding the Benefits of a Drain Pipe Camera Inspection

    Is your kitchen the heart of your home? It’s the place where you bake cookies, share meals, and have great conversations. Heart of ...

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  • Water heater on blue wall

    Hot Water Heater Not Working? Common Issues That Require Professional Help

    Did you know that every year, 8% of US households swap their old water heaters with a brand new one? In actual numbers, that's ...

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  • Tips for winterizing pipes and plumbing in your home

    Tips for Winterizing Pipes and Plumbing in Your Home

    Winters in Austin are mild compared to our neighbors to the north. Austin only averages temperatures below freezing about 25 days ...

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  • Benefits of drain cleaning your home

    5 Benefits of Drain Cleaning for Your Home, Health, and Safety

    Are you tired of standing in old shower water, waiting for it to drain? Do your sinks seem to clog every time you use them? You ...

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  • Running silver faucet

    What Causes a Leaking Faucet?

    Leaky faucets around the country waste almost 1 trillion gallons of water each year. For a single household, a single leaky faucet ...

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  • Confused woman covered in soap in a waterless shower

    What to Do When There's No Hot Water

    A cup of coffee can wake you up, but so can an ice-cold shower. If you didn't intend on being jolted awake, then you need to ...

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  • Base of a water heater

    Tankless vs. Tank Water Heater: What's the Difference?

    When you turn on your sink to wash dishes or take a shower, you probably don’t think too much about the water. All that matters is ...

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  • How to prevent clogged drains

    Plumbing Problems Solved: How to Prevent Clogged Drains

    You never realize how much you rely on your home's plumbing until it all stops working. From residential pipes to city sewers, ...

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  • Two Wrenches attached to pipe

    7 Common DIY Plumbing Mistakes You Need to Avoid

    Did you know that a faucet with a leak rate of one drip per second wastes over 2,000 gallons of water each year? But how much ...

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  • Silver sewer lines outside

    How Invasive Tree Roots Wreak Havoc on Your Sewer Line

    Every year, 3 to 10 billion gallons of sewage waste is released from our sewage-treatment plants. Gastrointestinal distress ...

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  • two feet and a shower head in a bathtub

    When To Replace Your Water Heater

    8.2 minutes. That is the average length of a shower in the United States. After toilets and washers, showers use the most water in ...

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  • Man bent over next to white toilet and tool box

    When to DIY and When to Call a Professional Plumber

    Of course, you want to do all your home repairs yourself. Who doesn't? There are so many benefits to doing things on your own, ...

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  • Professional Drain Cleaning Services

    Why You Should Use Professional Drain Cleaning

    Plumbing supply system failures cost an average of $5,092 each time there is an incident. These are often due to leaks or burst ...

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  • Yellow gas lines against a grey wall

    6 Warning Signs Your Gas Line Needs Repair

    Does it smell like rotten eggs inside your home right now? Your first instinct might be to grab a bottle of air freshener and go ...

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