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

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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“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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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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Signs That It’s Time for a Plumbing Fix

Monday, December 21st, 2020
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Plumbing system problems can often be difficult to spot, especially without the right professional equipment and know-how about comprehensive pipe systems. Most of these pipes, after all, are hidden from view, and the problems that crop up are usually pretty subtle when they start.

For this reason, we recommend that our customers schedule preventive plumbing maintenance at least once annually. However, it’s also important to familiarize yourself with the warning signs that you do need a plumbing fix, even if you’re due for maintenance. The faster you detect a plumbing issue, the faster you can get it fixed, after all. So, what are these signs?

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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
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No water coming out of the fully opened tap?

Very few household issues are as bothersome and disruptive as no water in taps. If you have encountered this problem with any faucet in your house, follow the steps we will discuss here.

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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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You have probably heard of frozen pipes as a result of cold. But do you know summer heat can also wreck havoc on your plumbing system? So as you check off spring maintenance tasks on your to-do list, don’t forget this essential house utility.

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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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