DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumber’

Why You Should Never Use Store-Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, July 6th, 2020
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Imagine this scenario: You are brushing your teeth. You have the water running to rinse off the toothbrush when you notice, the water you turned on to wet the toothbrush is still standing in the sink. You have a clog! What’s the first thing you do?

If it’s a superficial enough clog you might reach in the drain and relieve it, or use a plunger to loosen it up and draw it out. If it’s deeper down, however, then you’ll probably reach for a bottle of that store-bought drain cleaner you keep on hand. Don’t! Please don’t. You should never use store-bought drain cleaners. They’re a cheap option, but you literally get what you pay for. Read on as we uncover just why you should never use these store-bought “solutions.”

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Your Next Water Heater: Should You Go Tankless?

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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If there is any appliance in the home that homeowners take for granted, it’s probably their water heater. Even though they’re the most often used appliance in the house, you probably don’t give it much thought unless something goes wrong with it, right? And then when something does go wrong with it, the next question is if it’s worth repairing or if it’s time for a replacement.

A water heater in disrepair should be replaced when it’s reached a couple of decades in age, is showing signs of corrosion and/or simply cannot work as efficiently as it used to.

The next question is, what should you replace that water heater with? After all, you don’t have to stick with the same old model of tank heater. That’s not to say there aren’t benefits to these systems, which we’ll explore below, but you might benefit from a tankless water heater. Read on as we uncover the pros and cons of both.

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What to Do When There’s No Water From Your Taps

Monday, January 20th, 2020

You know just how incredibly important your plumbing system is to your overall comfort, so when something does go wrong, it can certainly seem like a big deal! One issue in particular that can be quite troubling is a lack of water from your taps. Just what in the world are you supposed to when you’ve suddenly got no water?

Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take when the taps in your home stop working, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and yes, remember to contact our team when you need a Tracy, CA plumber!)

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year… to Protect Your Plumbing!

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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Happy December! We are just weeks away from the biggest holidays of them all… Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah are just around the corner! Before you know it, you’ll be gathering with friends and family, carving the roast beast, and sipping eggnog from your favorite glass.

Now, we’ll have to ask you to excuse our ‘Scroogeyness’ for just a second — we just think that it is important to tell you that all this holiday excitement can take quite a toll on your plumbing system, so it is important to protect it.

Below, we have given you some tips on how to protect your plumbing — just keep reading to find out more!

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Is it Time to Clean Out Your Drains?

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

When you are going through your usual housekeeping checklist, you may not consider the unseen parts of your home that need to be cleaned, such as your drains. The funny thing is, if your drains end up collecting too much debris, it can affect your lifestyle a lot more than a dusty countertop!

Maintaining the cleanliness of the piping in your home may fall into the “out of sight” category but it certainly shouldn’t be “out of mind.” But how do you know when the time has come to call a professional for drain cleaning services?

There are several signs that can help you identify when the time has come to give your drains a good scrub. The key here is noticing these indicators early on… before you find yourself standing in a murky puddle of water in your bathroom.

Read on to find out when you should call a professional plumber to service your drains!

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