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Backflow? Here’s What You Need to Know

Effective backflow prevention helps keep unsafe water from entering your home’s water-supply lines. In a properly functioning system, clean water moving through the supply pipes should flow in only one direction. When backflow occurs, however, the direction of water flow reverses and may siphon contaminated or unsafe water backward into the clean water supply. This…

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Homeowner’s Plumbing Guide: Have You Checked Your Water Hardness?

Water hardness refers to the amount of dissolved minerals in the water supply. In the United States, about 85% of the country receives municipal water that is considered “hard” due to elevated levels of calcium carbonate and magnesium. While these natural substances don’t pose any health threat, hard water can degrade household plumbing and appliances…

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Plumbing Don’t’s: Using Chemical Drain Cleaners

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Chemical drain cleaners seem to offer the ideal solution to a clogged drain: open a bottle, pour it down the drain and wait a few moments for the clog to disappear. In reality, however, the chemical approach has significant drawbacks in both the short and long term. Here are some reasons to hesitate before using…

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Why You Need an HVAC Water Filter

Why You Need an HVAC Water Filter

Ensuring that the HVAC system in your home or business is running properly often takes a bit of work. One thing that you can do in order to help it run smoothly is to utilize an HVAC water filter. Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits you’ll receive. Reduces Airborne Contaminants Whenever…

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Protecting and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Protecting and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Snow and freezing temperatures are a rarity in San Antonio, so we very seldom have to worry about frozen pipes. But every now and then, it can happen, and even here, homeowners may experience the particular kind of woe that comes with realizing you’ve got a burst pipe that you need to get fixed before…

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Sump Pump Maintenance in the Summer

Sump Pump Maintenance in the Summer

You can protect your property against flood damage in the summer by having a working sump pump. This important device pumps water away from your home to keep it dry. Just like other machines, it will need some maintenance. Here’s why summer sump pump maintenance is important and how you should go about it this…

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Summer Drain Cleaning Benefits

Summer Drain Cleaning Benefits

In the San Antonio summer heat, anything in the kitchen and bathroom that isn’t quite clean can become a problem fast. Drains are no exception, but a professional drain cleaning ensures clogged plumbing won’t bother you this season. Here are a few ways how: Eliminating odors In warm weather, food debris, soap scum, and hair…

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Shopping for a New Toilet? Use These Helpful Tips

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Shopping for a new toilet is one of the easier jobs you’ll have as a homeowner, but don’t let that fool you — making the right choice can mean years of added comfort and energy savings. We’d hate for you to go it alone, though, so here are some of our favorite tips: Go for…

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