Common Water Stain Causes (And How We Can Help)

Common Water Stain Causes (And How We Can Help)

In our last post, we looked at some of the signs of a leak in a wall or ceiling. We really want to emphasize that water leaks in these areas can cause major damage that can be expensive to fix. The longer you wait, the worse the damage can get! In this post, we’ll...
Identifying a Leak

Identifying a Leak

Water stains or discolored areas in your walls or ceilings are an emergency. They show that there is a leak in your wall or attic. Handle this immediately, as it could leave you with expensive water damage. In our next couple of posts, we’ll share some of the things...
Ever-Running Toilet

Ever-Running Toilet

Every time you flush it seems like the toilet runs and runs and runs. Maybe it eventually stops, but it’s well beyond the typical 5-10 seconds you would expect. As long as the toilet is still doing its job, you put off getting it fixed. Unfortunately, a running toilet...
Energy-Efficient Lighting

Energy-Efficient Lighting

In the age of renewable energy and green everything, there’s one concept that stands above the rest: saving money. Saving the planet is great, but for most consumers, what really matters is saving the green in their own pocket. One of the easiest ways to do this is...
Dealing with Brown Water

Dealing with Brown Water

One of the nicest amenities we enjoy in the first world is clean running water. You turn a knob, and safe, clean water comes out. It’s a luxury that’s only a reality in the modern world, and still not a guarantee for much of the world. That said, seeing brown or dirty...
Pipe Replacement Warning Signs

Pipe Replacement Warning Signs

In the last post, we explored some questions about how long pipes are supposed to last. The types of pipes used in your home can have a significant impact on how long they’re predicted to last. (Visit our previous post for details!). We also talked about the best...
How Long Should Plumbing Last?

How Long Should Plumbing Last?

Is your house brand new? 10 years old? 20? 50? Let’s say it’s 50 years old and looks great. The curb appeal, the yard, a fresh coat of paint inside and out, and renovations as necessary. But what about plumbing? Since it’s behind the wall or under the counter, many...
What Causes Water Leaks?

What Causes Water Leaks?

You’ve sprung a leak. That can be one of the scariest phrases for homeowners. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the reasons for water leaks in your plumbing. We’ll also look at prevention and solutions. POOR CONSTRUCTION/INSTALLATION When builders are in a...
Cleaning Hard Water Stains

Cleaning Hard Water Stains

Hard water is a topic we’ve addressed several times in the past. This is because it’s a common problem in many homes, especially here in West Texas. When those stains show up, they can be difficult to clean if you don’t do it right. In today’s post, we’ll discuss the...
Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal

Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal

Have you ever met someone who thought you could put just anything down the garbage disposal? (Or maybe you’re one of them.) Unfortunately, you can’t.  What is ‘Garbage Disposal Safe’? There are a few things that should obviously not be put down the garbage disposal....