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Blog Posts in 2014

  • Winter Plumbing Tips

    While other parts of the country might consider Austin winters mild, temperatures often dip quite low and residents often experience snow a few days out of the year. These conditions, though they may seem minor, can have an impact on your home's plumbing system. Even if you're not expecting a polar vortex anytime soon, it's always better to prepare for the worst. Many homeowners put off winter ...
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  • How to Clean a Sump Pump

    Sump pumps are installed in houses as a kind of insurance policy, meant to take care of the home in the event that the surrounding area floods. Sump pumps are generally installed in homes located near high water tables, poorly draining soils, areas with heavy rain, or in homes with poor foundation drains or basement wall construction. No matter what the reason, if excess water appears in the ...
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  • What to Do When the Garbage Disposal Breaks

    DIY Fix to Garbage Disposal Problems Garbage disposals are a wonderful thing for our kitchens since they allow us to prevent chunks of food or debris from clogging our sink and pipes. No matter how convenient garbage disposals may be, there are times when they may stop working. If your garbage disposal has stopped working, here are some tips you can follow to get it back up and running: Turn off ...
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  • How to Unclog Plumbing Vents

    If your sink is draining slowly, or isn't draining at all, it can be a sign that your plumbing vents are clogged. Plumbing vents are the pipes sticking out of your roof and can become clogged for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes birds like to nest in these vents, or leaves and debris can build up and prevent water from draining properly. While it sounds like a challenging task, climbing up on ...
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  • Why Does My Toilet Clog So Much?

    Plumbing issues of any sort can be frustrating, but they are even more exasperating when you don't understand the source of the problem. A frequently clogged toilet is a common concern for many homeowners. But what's causing it? The water? Your kids? The toilet itself? If you're tired of dealing with a toilet that is always clogged, our team at Excalibur Plumbing is here to help. The following ...
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  • How to Fix a Leaky Pipe

    Leaky pipes are some of the most common plumbing problems that homeowners experience. They can also be some of the most frustrating. Whether it's a simple fix that you can do on your own or a problem that will impact the overall quality of your home, leaky pipes should be taken care of as soon as you notice that something is wrong. A high water bill can signal a leak, as well as the sound of ...
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