DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Signs That You May Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, September 26th, 2022
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Plumbing leaks are the pits. If a pipe suddenly breaks, you could end up with expensive water damage in your home. It’s especially bad if it happens while you’re on vacation!

Thankfully, dramatic pipe bursts are rare. Most of the time plumbing leaks happen slowly and, if you are paying attention, you can catch them before they cause a huge disaster. Here are a few signs that you may have a plumbing leak that you should be watching for. 

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Leading Signs Your Plumbing System Needs Repiping

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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If you’ve been a homeowner for very long, then you probably already know that plumbing problems are just a part of life. It’s likely you’ll suffer from at least a small leak or a minor drain clog. If you’re lucky, that’s the worst you’ll have to deal with.

But it’s important to know that if your pipes are old, made of outdated material, or damaged in some way, then it’s time to consider if you might need whole-house repiping–when all the pipes in your home are replaced with newer plumbing pipes.

Read on to learn how to determine if you should have repiping done.

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You Can Prevent Plumbing Problems By…

Monday, February 28th, 2022
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Do you know what the #1 most common plumbing problem is? This might not come as a surprise to you, but it’s a drain clog! Just about every homeowner had dealt with a clogged or slow drain at some point. Fortunately, our professional plumbers handle unclogging drains like it’s our business–because it is!

We’d also like you to know, however, how to avoid drain clogs if at all possible. We’re here for you to effectively eliminate and prevent clogging in the future, but in the meantime, we’d like to help you have as few plumbing issues as possible related to clogs. Read on for some of our best tips.

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Why You Need to Call a Pro for That Clogged Drain

Monday, February 14th, 2022

So, the time has come–many a homeowner has faced this problem–you’ve encountered a drain clog. This is certainly an inconvenience, but not the end of the world, right? You could just run over to the closest store, buy some store-bought drain cleaning solution and fix the problem quickly… except, you really shouldn’t.

The fact is that store-bought drain cleaning “solutions” promise to work miracles on your plumbing system, but can actually do more harm than good. That’s right “drain cleaners” can actually be detrimental to your plumbing pipes. If you have a plumbing issue–even if it’s something seemingly minor like a clog–the best thing you can do is call a professional plumber. Read on to learn more about why!

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Why Are Slab Leaks So Ominous?

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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The reason slab leaks are considered to be pretty ominous in the plumbing world is because they are not immediately obvious. Water doesn’t come bursting out of the ground the moment the leak starts, and it may not even cause a significant difference in your water pressure right away.

You might be thinking at this point, “Wow, sounds pretty minor then!” Unfortunately, it’s anything but. Read on to learn more, and what to do about it.

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It’s Time to Call a Plumber When…

Monday, December 20th, 2021
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Chances are, you don’t think about your plumbing system a whole lot on a day-to-day basis. That’s okay, we wouldn’t really expect you to! However, it is important to note that if you don’t keep your pipes and drains in good shape, it can cause a number of problems for you in the long run.

When you call for professional plumbing services, you’re ensuring that your pipes keep water flowing for as long as possible. One of the most popular calls we get and popular services we provide is for drain cleaning. But how do you know when it’s time to call a plumber for this service? Read on to find out!

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“Do I Need to Worry About Frozen Pipes?”

Monday, December 6th, 2021
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Let’s face it, temperatures very rarely get below freezing in our parts. Still, though, it has been known to happen. In fact, weather can surprise even the most prepared. Look at all the homeowners in the Texas area last winter who were surprised by some seriously hazardous winter weather! Without the infrastructure to support it, many of them suffered power loss and more.

We are fans of “being ready for anything,” and while frozen pipes are not a top concern with our mild winters, it’s still something you can be aware of and know how to manage just in case we have some nights that dip below freezing. Hey, it’s been known to happen!

Read on to learn more.

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Beware These Signs of a Leak

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
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At some point or another, you’ve probably seen a show or a movie that depicts a character discovering a leak when a heavy rainstorm hits or when they’re just about to get ready for a huge family gathering in their home. These types of scenes usually include a bunch of buckets of water being placed around the house or an aggressive amount of water coming from a central location.

These scenes are meant to be dramatic, of course. But the truth is, the signs that you actually have a plumbing leak in your home tend to be more subtle. In fact, gushing water is something that typically doesn’t happen unless you have a frozen pipe burst as it thaws, or unless you’ve had a growing problem for a while that’s already done a bit of damage.

Read on as we uncover some of the much subtler signs that you have a plumbing leak.

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How to Protect Your Kitchen Sink This Holiday Season

Monday, November 8th, 2021
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Before you swipe all those eggshells or potato skins off your cutting board and into your kitchen sink, assuming that your garbage disposal will take care of it, we encourage you to read this blog post!

Although the garbage disposal system in your kitchen sink is really convenient and easy to use, it does have its limitations, which are often found during the holidays. In fact, the holiday season is the busiest time of year for us plumbers! We get more plumbing repair calls–specifically, clogged drain repair or garbage disposal repair calls–in November and December than any other time of the year.

Before you start prepping for that holiday meal, let’s uncover some different kinds of prep work that doesn’t get enough attention–learning what should not go down your kitchen sink this holiday season.

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“My Water Pressure Dropped, What Happened?”

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Let’s say you’ve turned on the shower in the morning to wake yourself up and prep for the day, but you notice that water isn’t coming out as powerfully as it usually does. And then, you notice this same problem across the board–various faucets throughout your home have no water pressure.

Whether it’s time to panic or not depends on a few factors. A drop in water pressure is definitely a cause for concern, and in most cases, it’s wise to go ahead and call a plumber. But read on as we dive more into this issue to help you understand what’s happening when your water pressure drops.

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