Monday, June 30, 2014
Citing plumbing problems caused by the drought, plumbers in Austin, TX, advise that anything besides the three Ps should not be flushed—even after the rains arrive again.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
"Most homeowners who are looking to remodel places this essential bathroom fixture high on their list. Remember though, that while your project can probably benefit from having the toilet area moved from one end to the next, this could be quite an expensive and taxing prospect. Ask your plumber whether you can risk this cost for the benefits that the end result could bring. Reputable companies that maintain and repair plumbing in Austin like Pure Plumbing Service could definitely help you a lot in your renovation efforts. Never attempt to carry out a major bathroom remodeling project on your own, especially since you run the risk of damaging some pipes, drains, or the fixtures themselves."
Thursday, June 26, 2014
"If you’re still having a hard time detecting the leak in your home’s plumbing system, then you have to call on reputable Austin plumbers who can do the task well. Plumbing leaks are some of those home problems that would be a bad idea to try to fix on your own. Don’t worry though, the efficient services of established companies like Pure Plumbing Service has you covered. Don’t neglect your home’s plumbing system, as its wrath just might leave you inconvenienced day in and day out. It’s important that you also equip yourself with knowledge regarding proper cleaning and maintenance, and should the need arise, be sure to hire professionals to deal with plumbing repairs."
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
"Furthermore, regular inspections of your heating system is also important to make sure that it is in perfect condition throughout the season. Besides, the last thing you need is a drafty, cold house! You can get in touch with leading Austin plumbing contractors such as Pure Plumbing Service for all your plumbing needs, from system maintenance to sewer repairs. They have skilled and experienced plumbers who are equipped to handle any plumbing job. They can save you time and effort, and you can be assured that the job is done right from the get-go."
Sunday, June 22, 2014
"Such a mistake is minor and basic, as is the case with most of the mistakes listed in the Angie’s List article, including not turning off the water before making repairs, or forgetting to disconnect an outside hose before the water freezes in the winter. It is important that homeowners know about the proper care and maintenance of their plumbing systems to make them last for a long time to come. For instance, one should remember not to dump all waste and food particles in the garbage disposal, learn how to thaw frozen pipes, and should avoid using mismatched or incompatible connectors to join pipes. Furthermore, doing your own repairs is not wrong, per se; however, it is better to hire reputable plumbers in Austin, TX such as those from Pure Plumbing Service who possess the technical know-how and skills needed to efficiently conduct all the repairs. There is a lower risk for error, too–and you can be guaranteed that your home’s plumbing system will be in good hands."
Friday, June 20, 2014
"According to an article written by Roy Berendsohn, which appeared on Popular Mechanics, homeowners who try to perform DIY plumbing work without observing certain precautions are courting disaster. “When homeowners hoist a wrench to install or repair sinks, tubs and toilets, they risk more than leaks. They risk their sanity, finances and general mechanical disaster,” says Berendsohn. He went on to give homeowners some tips that will help them avoid plumbing disasters. Berendsohn stated that in many residences, copper and galvanized steel plumbing are often utilized in water systems, with nothing separating the two aside from thread sealant or Teflon plumbing tape. However, problems ensue when the steel plumbing begins to corrode. To counter this, Berendsohn says: “Use a plumbing fitting called a dielectric union to connect [the] copper pipe to galvanized steel. The fitting uses a steel collar on the steel side and a copper collar on the copper side and isolation bushings to keep the
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
" Other piping options include copper, chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC), and polypropylene pipe (PP). Copper has an outstanding service record; PEX is best fit for retrofits; CPVC is great for DIY homeowners; and PP has a good reputation in Europe for water safety. Many copper pipes have been in service for more than 80 years, with some of the original lines still in service. While there have been some issues regarding the environmentally harmful process of acquiring copper, the material does have some green benefits since its recyclable. PEX pipes, on the other hand, are extremely flexible, and can handle acid, corrosion, and freezing temperatures much better than other piping materials. You can contact the plumbers Austin residents trust for more information on piping materials."
Monday, June 16, 2014
"In the city of Austin, Texas, for example, this is a timely reminder for homeowners who may have older residences. Getting property insurance may be difficult and costly unless they can inspect and upgrade their Austin plumbing system. Fortunately, companies such as Pure Plumbing Service can address all their plumbing problems and requirements. Some of the things that have to be considered include the kind of water supply piping installed in the structure—copper, galvanized, polybutylene or other materials? Next is to determine when they were installed, their current condition, and when, if ever, they were updated. This includes problems or failures in the system, including the presence of laundry facilities or water heaters."
Saturday, June 14, 2014
This can be expected in any kind of industry; you can’t please everybody and no two companies offer the same quality of service. While the study may have been done in the West Coast area, it can be applied anywhere in the U.S. such as in Austin, the capital of Texas (TX), where a number of plumbing companies operate. In fact, choosing the right plumbers in Austin, TX like Pure Plumbing Service requires the same attention and consideration.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
"Copper can be painted over with any color. Painting it black, says experts, can prevent thieves from instantly locating copper pipes in your home. It won’t cost you much; all you need is a can of black spray paint or two. After all, you only need to color visible areas of the copper plumbing. Buy What You Need As much as possible, avoid buying surplus copper pipes in case you need a replacement. Luckily, trusted Austin plumbing contractors like Pure Plumbing Service have ready supplies and can report on short notice. Even if you store extra copper pipes out of sight, they may still be vulnerable to thieves."
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
"The modern toilet virtually delegated that chore to history, as it can dispose waste with just the push of the lever or a button. The cleaning part, however, still remains as even modern toilets need some good old scrubbing and disinfecting every now and then. Suburbs close to major cities such as Austin enjoy the comforts of modern plumbing, being close to sewage plants and all. In any case, plumbers in Austin, TX from a company like Pure Plumbing Service can’t stress the importance of fully functional indoor plumbing systems well enough. Even an off-grid system needs a network of pipes to deliver water and wastewater in and out of the house respectively. These pipes dispose of waste from toilets and drains so you don’t have to."
Sunday, June 8, 2014
"Fill the sump pit with water to make sure that it continually pumps and ejects groundwater out of your basement. Ensure that the outlet pipe isn’t frozen or clogged. Don’t forget to clean the hole in the discharge line and see if the motor is running smoothly. Putting all things together at home can greatly help you in enjoying your vacation and in relaxing under the bright, sunny weather. By laying the groundwork, you not only get peace of mind and security, but als"
Friday, June 6, 2014
"As universal as sports, the plumbing issues faced by the Oakland Athletics’ ball park stadium serve as a great example for plumbers in Austin, TX, as well as property managers, to tune up plumbing systems. Problems like sewage flooding, clogged pipes and toilet leaks are completely preventable because they often reveal clues before they escalate into something bigger. Disregarding even the simplest signs of plumbing trouble can cause interruption and annoyance on both the sports fans and the players who are there to enjoy the games. Whether it’s the Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium or a commercial building, property managers should continuously find ways to make things better for the people. They should always consider the comfort of the people at all times and call on competent Austin plumbers, like those from Pure Plumbing Service, to inspect several plumbing structures and determine its conditions. They can rely on fully licensed plumbing professionals to promptly assess
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Residents of Austin can certainly appreciate this news because the city’s water utility agency already has a backflow prevention program in place. A backflow happens when the movement of waste or fresh water is reversed due to an anomaly in the water pressure. Backflows can create health hazards because they can spread contaminants from or to adjacent water pipes. While the installation of backflow prevention assemblies in industries that work with chemicals, industrial fluids, irrigated water, and the like are required in Austin, the same is not a requirement for households. Homeowners who wish to protect their water supply from backflow hazards can call on trusted Austin plumbing services who are experienced in backflow prevention, like Pure Plumbing Service.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
The droughts that ravaged Texas from 2011 to 2013 has taught everyone the value of fresh, clean water. While there is little that can be done to prevent water shortages, mainly because the Lone Star State has relatively few sources of water to begin with, cities like Austin adapt by regulating water consumption and building additional reservoirs. To optimize the use of Austin’s limited water supply, water fixtures and plumbing systems in households need to be properly and regularly maintained. Thankfully, residents can rely on Austin, TX plumbers, like those at Pure Plumbing Service, to help them in this regard.