Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Water Heater Lifespan and Life Expectancy

Like any other appliance, water heaters do not last forever.  The average lifespan or life expectancy is about 8 to 12 years, although this may vary based the location and design of the unit, past maintenance on the unit, and the water quality in your area. Proper preventative maintenance can help extend the life of your water heater, but eventually something will go wrong.  What problems can be easily repaired and when should you just buy a new water heater?

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

A garbage disposal has become one of the most popular and convenient kitchen appliances.  And, with proper care, they can last trouble free for many years. But, there are a few things you need to know to get maximum life, proper performance from your disposal, and to avoid plumbing problems. First, a garbage disposal is not meant to consume anything and everything you can fit into your drain. Like any piece of equipment, it has limitations.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Prepare your plumbing for winter

There is never a good time to have a plumbing problem, but having a problem in the winter is especially hard. Drain troubles, frozen pipes, and hot water heater problems all become bigger problems in winter, especially around the holidays and vacation times.  But, there are a few things you can do now to prepare your plumbing for winter.    

Friday, September 27th, 2019
broken sewer line pipe

What is a hydrostatic sewer line inspection?

Hydro (water) Static (not moving) simply means “standing water”.  This means the test does not use high pressure. Unlike testing gas cylinders or boilers, the only “pressure” on your drain system is that from gravity of the water in the drain. The hydrostatic sewer line inspection cannot actually cause a leak.  It can only detect a leak. 

Monday, March 18th, 2019
amarillo professional plumber replacing sewer line under slab concrete foundation

How to Know if You Have a Sewer Line Problem

Do you have a sewer line problem? There are many ways to tell. First, look for the obvious. Inside the house, suretale signs are slow running drains, drains backed up, slow toilets, or water that bubbles up in your bathtub. Other ground level or basement drains may also back up. Outside, signs include unusually green and taller grass in one area of your lawn, a spongy wet area, or a sewer smell. If you suspect a problem, look for these signs or contact a professional plumber.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
water heater repair replacement

The most common type is a tank unit. But, a tankless water heater system does have some advantages. If yours needs to be replaced, or if you are considering an upgrade, here are some things you’ll need to know before you decide what to buy.

Friday, January 25th, 2019
home gas line inspection

Gas is Safe and Serious

When properly installed, gas is a safe efficient way to heat your home, heat your water for cooking, or taking a shower. It is also used for a gas fireplace or BBQ grill. Gas leaks are a common but serious issue that require professional service. There are many do-it-yourself projects you can do around the house to save money, but gas line repair is not one of them. There are safety codes to follow, special considerations in installation, specific testing, and special tooling. There is absolutely no room for error, so hoping you have done it right is not an option. And watching a YouTube video is not a substitute for experience and training. For your own safety, and the safety of your family, please use a professional plumber!

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
Kitchen sink unclogged

A garbage disposal is a great kitchen appliance to have if you’re trying to easily get rid of expired food like old fruit and vegetables. However, many people take this equipment for granted until it breaks or clogs. How do you keep it n good working order? Here are six easy tips to help you take care of your garbage disposal, prevent jams and clogs, and even extend its life.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
Plumber working under a kitchen sink

An experienced plumber should be able to easily determine any issues you experience with your plumbing system and provide repairs. Your plumber should have the education, experience, and tools needed to work with the pipes and equipment that support your water system. There are many services that your plumber can provide that you should be familiar with. The following are just some of the services that these experts provide for residential and commercial plumbing systems.