If you’re remodeling your bathroom or simply upgrading to a new shower, you might be wondering if you need a shower pan (sometimes called a shower base). Your shower pan is the part of your shower that makes up the floor and directs the water down your drain.
Each shower pan is installed with a slight slope—allowing all of your excess shower water to roll off of it and go down your drain. Think of your shower pan like a funnel. Continue reading
Your water heater is arguably one of the most important plumbing appliances in your home. After all, it doesn’t get much worse than a cold shower!
In order to keep your water heat in top shape, it’s essential that you follow basic water heater maintenance guidelines. We’ve compiled them all for you in this convenient water heater maintenance guide! Continue reading
Gas furnaces are some of the most reliable heating systems available, and should be able to run nearly problem free for about 10-15 years. Of course, there are some basic heating maintenance items you may want to check up on every now and then to make sure it’s running smoothly. Continue reading
If you currently have a garbage disposal installed in your home, chances are, you probably can’t imagine your everyday food prep and cleanup without it. Unfortunately, like all plumbing appliances and equipment, your garbage disposal will eventually stop working as efficiently as it used to—or even stop working completely. Continue reading
Do you have a basement that’s prone to flooding? You probably know how damaging excess water can be to your possessions as well as your home’s structure. Water damage can get behind your walls—potentially even weakening your foundation—as well as cause dangerous mold and mildew growth. Continue reading
The weather is certainly not letting up in San Antonio anytime soon, despite the fact that
“But all of my plumbing appliances seem to be working fine!” you might argue. fall is right around the corner. However, now is a great time to schedule your annual plumbing inspection—before the cool weather hits our Texas stomping grounds. Continue reading
You’ve probably noticed rings of film around your sink, tub, or toilet. This same gunk builds up in your drain and can eventually choke your pipes. When this happens, your plumbing equipment can drain slowly—or not at all. Continue reading
Do you find yourself having to wait what seems an unreasonably long time for your water to get hot when you’re doing your dishes or taking a shower? Not only are you wasting time, but you’re also wasting water—and consequently—money.
How much water are you really wasting? It’s estimated that an average family pays for and wastes about 16,000 gallons waiting for water to get hot. Continue reading
If you have a toilet leak, or your toilet won’t stop running, you’re wasting water. These are two extremely common toilet problems and they mostly stem from inefficient toilet design. Could you benefit from a newer, more efficient toilet? Continue reading
The best way to determine whether or not you need a water softener installed in your home is to have your water tested by a professional to determine whether you have hard water. Water is considered “hard” if it contains more than 1 grain per gallon (GPG) of calcium, magnesium, or other minerals.
But even if you don’t want to hire a professional, there are many other signs that you have hard water in your home: Continue reading