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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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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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