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

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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“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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