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  • About Us

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    • Why Hire Excalibur Plumbing?

      While plumbing is viewed as a “modern” convenience, the majority of people will agree that having good plumbing is a necessity. We need hot water to bathe our babies and children (not to mention ourselves), to sanitize dishes, and wash dirty laundry. Ever taken a shower that won’t drain? There’s something highly unpleasant about showering in three inches of dirty water – nobody likes it. Do we ...

    Clogged Drains

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    • Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing!

      The spring has finally arrived. For many of the locals living in Cedar Park and Leander, spring is their favorite season because it’s not too hot or too cold. With the April showers and spring flowers, we are not only enjoying the warmer weather, but we’re giving our homes some much-needed TLC. Now that spring is in the air, it’s time for the annual spring cleaning. Often, this means getting the ...
    • Plumbing Advice for Landlords

      As professional Leander and Cedar Park plumbers, we frequently deal with homeowners, but we also deal with renters and to be honest, we’ve noticed a difference between the two. While this isn’t absolute in all cases, homeowners tend to be more conscious of their plumbing and most of all maintaining it than renters. While some renters are great, a lot of them have never owned a home before, and ...
    • Why It's Bad to Pour Grease Down the Drain

      A lot of people are in the habit of pouring cooking grease down the drain. Some of them do it without knowing that it can lead to expensive repairs, while others know it’s bad, but they do it anyway. You might remember your mother or father telling you not to pour the ground beef grease down the drain. As an adult, perhaps you follow this advice 9 out of 10 times, or perhaps you forgot to heed ...

    Clogged Toilet

    The latest posts for Clogged Toilet are listed below.
    • Plumbing Advice for Landlords

      As professional Leander and Cedar Park plumbers, we frequently deal with homeowners, but we also deal with renters and to be honest, we’ve noticed a difference between the two. While this isn’t absolute in all cases, homeowners tend to be more conscious of their plumbing and most of all maintaining it than renters. While some renters are great, a lot of them have never owned a home before, and ...
    • Why It's Bad to Pour Grease Down the Drain

      A lot of people are in the habit of pouring cooking grease down the drain. Some of them do it without knowing that it can lead to expensive repairs, while others know it’s bad, but they do it anyway. You might remember your mother or father telling you not to pour the ground beef grease down the drain. As an adult, perhaps you follow this advice 9 out of 10 times, or perhaps you forgot to heed ...
    • Should I Check the Plumbing Before Buying a Home?

      If you are buying your first home, or upgrading to your second home, there’s a good chance that this is going to be the biggest investment of your life. Whether you’re dropping $100K or $300K on a home, you don’t want that dream home to turn into a “money pit.” When you fall in love with a home, you may automatically notice the fresh paint and new carpets, the granite kitchen counters, or the new ...

    Drain Cleaning

    The latest posts for Drain Cleaning are listed below.
    • Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing!

      The spring has finally arrived. For many of the locals living in Cedar Park and Leander, spring is their favorite season because it’s not too hot or too cold. With the April showers and spring flowers, we are not only enjoying the warmer weather, but we’re giving our homes some much-needed TLC. Now that spring is in the air, it’s time for the annual spring cleaning. Often, this means getting the ...
    • Why It's Bad to Pour Grease Down the Drain

      A lot of people are in the habit of pouring cooking grease down the drain. Some of them do it without knowing that it can lead to expensive repairs, while others know it’s bad, but they do it anyway. You might remember your mother or father telling you not to pour the ground beef grease down the drain. As an adult, perhaps you follow this advice 9 out of 10 times, or perhaps you forgot to heed ...
    • Tools You Need to Unclog Most Drains

      As a homeowner, you’re going to deal with a clogged drain once in a while, there’s no way getting around that. If you live in a home with toddlers or multiple people, then you’re more susceptible to clogs than single-person households. We’ll show you how to clear stubborn clogs, and this includes ones that occur in the kitchen sink, the shower, bathtub, toilet and floor drain. These old tricks of ...

    Energy-Efficiency

    The latest posts for Energy-Efficiency are listed below.
    • Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing!

      The spring has finally arrived. For many of the locals living in Cedar Park and Leander, spring is their favorite season because it’s not too hot or too cold. With the April showers and spring flowers, we are not only enjoying the warmer weather, but we’re giving our homes some much-needed TLC. Now that spring is in the air, it’s time for the annual spring cleaning. Often, this means getting the ...
    • Energy-Efficiency: Water Heating

      Are you building a new home? Are you remodeling an existing property? Or, are you on the market for a new water heater? No matter which of these circumstances applies to you, it’s very important to take “energy-efficiency” into account when you’re investing in your old or new home. Since it’s currently the winter (or another season depending on when you’re reading this), our customers are thinking ...

    Floods

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    • Is Your Plumbing Ready for the Holidays?

      With the arrival of December, we’re reminded that 2015 is coming to a close and the holidays have officially arrived. What does the holiday season mean to you and your family? Does it mean the kids are home for winter break? Or, will your college-aged son or daughter be coming home for the holidays? If you have the whole family over for Christmas, whether it be a day or a week, you want to make ...
    • How to Shut Off Water at the Source

      It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare: A pipe bursts, a fixture leaks, or an appliance causes a flood, leading to costly damage, repairs and replacements. The best way to stop the damage is to cut off the water at the source. First, we recommend talking a walk around your house and locating all of the shutoff valves in your home, this way you’ll be prepared if a plumbing disaster strikes. If you ...

    Garbage Disposal

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    • Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing!

      The spring has finally arrived. For many of the locals living in Cedar Park and Leander, spring is their favorite season because it’s not too hot or too cold. With the April showers and spring flowers, we are not only enjoying the warmer weather, but we’re giving our homes some much-needed TLC. Now that spring is in the air, it’s time for the annual spring cleaning. Often, this means getting the ...
    • Why It's Bad to Pour Grease Down the Drain

      A lot of people are in the habit of pouring cooking grease down the drain. Some of them do it without knowing that it can lead to expensive repairs, while others know it’s bad, but they do it anyway. You might remember your mother or father telling you not to pour the ground beef grease down the drain. As an adult, perhaps you follow this advice 9 out of 10 times, or perhaps you forgot to heed ...
    • What Not to Put Down the Garbage Disposal

      Garbage disposal units are wonderful, they make washing dirty dishes and tidying up the kitchen convenient. Beyond that, they are good for the environment. You may not have realized it, but garbage disposals use very little water, and they reduce the food waste that travels to our nation’s landfills and produces methane gas. Once you grind up food in the disposal, the scraps move much easier down ...

    Gas Conversions

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    • Benefits of Switching from Electric to Gas

      If you’re a homeowner, you want to save money in every way that you can. One of the best ways to cut energy bills is to switch from an electric appliance to an energy-efficient, natural gas appliance instead. These days, consumers have options between electric and natural gas appliances. While the market for gas-powered water heaters and dryers declined since 2003, according to 2013 figures from ...

    Gas Leaks

    The latest posts for Gas Leaks are listed below.
    • Repairing Natural Gas Leaks

      Ask any home builder or realtor and they will readily tell you that “natural gas is the way to go.” Compared to electric alternatives (electric heat, electric stoves, electric dryers), natural gas is more efficient and affordable hands down. Natural gas appliances are favored because they are more affordable than their electric counterparts, and they’re more reliable too. How are they more ...

    Gas Line Repairs

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    • Repairing Natural Gas Leaks

      Ask any home builder or realtor and they will readily tell you that “natural gas is the way to go.” Compared to electric alternatives (electric heat, electric stoves, electric dryers), natural gas is more efficient and affordable hands down. Natural gas appliances are favored because they are more affordable than their electric counterparts, and they’re more reliable too. How are they more ...

    General Contractors

    The latest posts for General Contractors are listed below.
    • Plumbing for New Construction in Leander, TX

      Are you building a new home or remodeling an existing one? Or, are you remodeling a new space for your small business? In each of these scenarios, it’s important to hire a professional plumber who you can trust. Whenever you are dealing with installing new pipes, moving fixtures, such as sinks and toilets, and replacing old plumbing pipes, you want to have an experienced plumbing company on your ...

    Hiring a Plumber

    The latest posts for Hiring a Plumber are listed below.
    • Should I Fix the Plumbing Myself?

      When it comes to household maintenance, some things you can safely do yourself and some things you can do yourself or hire a professional. But then there are projects that definitely need a professional’s expertise . For instance, you can mow your own lawn or you can hire a gardener. While you can retile your bathroom floor, you probably won’t be replacing your roof by yourself. Homeowners are ...
    • Dealing with Water Damage

      When you experience flooding or leaks in your home, it could leave you with frustrating water damage that can significantly effect the look of certain areas of your home. Not only can it effect your home's appearence, it could also build mold that could cause harm to you and your family’s health. There are some ways of dealing with water damage and preventing further water damage from occurring. ...
    • Need to Replace your Shut Off Valve?

      It’s a common occurrence when shut off valves wear down and stop working efficiently.When you discover leaks with your washer, sink, or toilets, that might indicate that it’s time to replace your shut off valve. The following signs may signal when it is time to replace your shut off valve: Leaking Difficulty turning handle Nothing happens when you turn the handle How Do I Replace a Shut Off Valve? ...

    Homebuilders

    The latest posts for Homebuilders are listed below.
    • Plumbing for New Construction in Leander, TX

      Are you building a new home or remodeling an existing one? Or, are you remodeling a new space for your small business? In each of these scenarios, it’s important to hire a professional plumber who you can trust. Whenever you are dealing with installing new pipes, moving fixtures, such as sinks and toilets, and replacing old plumbing pipes, you want to have an experienced plumbing company on your ...

    Kitchen Sinks

    The latest posts for Kitchen Sinks are listed below.
    • Plumbing for New Construction in Leander, TX

      Are you building a new home or remodeling an existing one? Or, are you remodeling a new space for your small business? In each of these scenarios, it’s important to hire a professional plumber who you can trust. Whenever you are dealing with installing new pipes, moving fixtures, such as sinks and toilets, and replacing old plumbing pipes, you want to have an experienced plumbing company on your ...
    • Why It's Bad to Pour Grease Down the Drain

      A lot of people are in the habit of pouring cooking grease down the drain. Some of them do it without knowing that it can lead to expensive repairs, while others know it’s bad, but they do it anyway. You might remember your mother or father telling you not to pour the ground beef grease down the drain. As an adult, perhaps you follow this advice 9 out of 10 times, or perhaps you forgot to heed ...
    • Plumbing for Your Home Remodel

      Do you live in a home with an outdated kitchen or bathroom? Or, have you been bitten by the remodeling bug, and you’re ready to make some cosmetic changes to one of these rooms? Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom can be very exciting. At last, you can create the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams, making your home one of your favorite places to be. When you’re replacing a kitchen or bathroom ...

    Leak Detection

    The latest posts for Leak Detection are listed below.
    • Top Reasons to Replace a Toilet

      Whether your toilet is “too tall” or “too short,” wobbly, or leaky, or has another issue, there may be some valid reasons to upgrade to a newer, more energy-efficient model. Since toilets are reasonably affordable compared to other household appliances and fixtures , it may be worth it for you to replace your home’s old toilet. Here are the main reasons why people replace their toilets: Comfort: ...
    • Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing!

      The spring has finally arrived. For many of the locals living in Cedar Park and Leander, spring is their favorite season because it’s not too hot or too cold. With the April showers and spring flowers, we are not only enjoying the warmer weather, but we’re giving our homes some much-needed TLC. Now that spring is in the air, it’s time for the annual spring cleaning. Often, this means getting the ...
    • Why Do Water Heaters Leak?

      Have you noticed that your water heater is leaking? At first, you may not think it’s a big deal, but if left ignored, it can escalate into a major problem. Even a minor leak can damage the walls, floors, and subfloors. While a small leak may go virtually unnoticed, don’t forget that it can be a sign of a much bigger problem. In the worst-case scenario, your water heater could completely fail on ...

    Leaky Pipes

    The latest posts for Leaky Pipes are listed below.
    • Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing!

      The spring has finally arrived. For many of the locals living in Cedar Park and Leander, spring is their favorite season because it’s not too hot or too cold. With the April showers and spring flowers, we are not only enjoying the warmer weather, but we’re giving our homes some much-needed TLC. Now that spring is in the air, it’s time for the annual spring cleaning. Often, this means getting the ...
    • Should I Check the Plumbing Before Buying a Home?

      If you are buying your first home, or upgrading to your second home, there’s a good chance that this is going to be the biggest investment of your life. Whether you’re dropping $100K or $300K on a home, you don’t want that dream home to turn into a “money pit.” When you fall in love with a home, you may automatically notice the fresh paint and new carpets, the granite kitchen counters, or the new ...
    • Plumbing Leaks and Mold

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mold is everywhere. It’s in the air and it’s on many different surfaces. Of course, the one place you DON’T want mold is inside your home, especially if you have small children, or someone in your family has asthma, or someone in your household experience bad reactions when exposed to mold. Mold can certainly affect people’s ...

    Leaky Toilets

    The latest posts for Leaky Toilets are listed below.
    • Top Reasons to Replace a Toilet

      Whether your toilet is “too tall” or “too short,” wobbly, or leaky, or has another issue, there may be some valid reasons to upgrade to a newer, more energy-efficient model. Since toilets are reasonably affordable compared to other household appliances and fixtures , it may be worth it for you to replace your home’s old toilet. Here are the main reasons why people replace their toilets: Comfort: ...
    • Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing!

      The spring has finally arrived. For many of the locals living in Cedar Park and Leander, spring is their favorite season because it’s not too hot or too cold. With the April showers and spring flowers, we are not only enjoying the warmer weather, but we’re giving our homes some much-needed TLC. Now that spring is in the air, it’s time for the annual spring cleaning. Often, this means getting the ...
    • Should I Check the Plumbing Before Buying a Home?

      If you are buying your first home, or upgrading to your second home, there’s a good chance that this is going to be the biggest investment of your life. Whether you’re dropping $100K or $300K on a home, you don’t want that dream home to turn into a “money pit.” When you fall in love with a home, you may automatically notice the fresh paint and new carpets, the granite kitchen counters, or the new ...

    Leaky Washers

    The latest posts for Leaky Washers are listed below.
    • My Washer is Leaking, Should I Replace It?

      You’re doing laundry one day when you notice that the machine leaks when the water drains after rinsing or washing clothes. Does this mean that your washing machine is broken and you need to replace it? If the water only leaks out during the above cycles, it’s probably not a damaged water supply hose, which tends to drip water nonstop. There’s a good chance that you do not need to run out and plop ...

    Low-Flow Toilets

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    • How Low-Flow Toilets Work

      Since the siphon-flush toilet was first invented in the mid-19th century, these ingenious devices have for the most part used the same method to flush: by using about 7 gallons of water per a flush. But, everything changed in the 1990s when major droughts, such as in California led to water conservation laws, which led to the design of the gasp, “low-flow” toilet. Around the mid-1990s, flushing ...

    Main Sewer Line Clogs

    The latest posts for Main Sewer Line Clogs are listed below.
    • Should I Check the Plumbing Before Buying a Home?

      If you are buying your first home, or upgrading to your second home, there’s a good chance that this is going to be the biggest investment of your life. Whether you’re dropping $100K or $300K on a home, you don’t want that dream home to turn into a “money pit.” When you fall in love with a home, you may automatically notice the fresh paint and new carpets, the granite kitchen counters, or the new ...
    • Signs of a Main Sewer Line Clog

      Most homeowners are aware that the sewer lines transport waste water from their home to the sewer mains that are underground. Beyond this common knowledge, few people give much thought to their sewer lines until they get clogged. If you have a clogged sewer line, bad things can happen. Raw sewage can ooze out of the drains, leading to significant damage to your home, flooring and furnishings, not ...

    Mold

    The latest posts for Mold are listed below.
    • Why Do Water Heaters Leak?

      Have you noticed that your water heater is leaking? At first, you may not think it’s a big deal, but if left ignored, it can escalate into a major problem. Even a minor leak can damage the walls, floors, and subfloors. While a small leak may go virtually unnoticed, don’t forget that it can be a sign of a much bigger problem. In the worst-case scenario, your water heater could completely fail on ...
    • Plumbing Leaks and Mold

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mold is everywhere. It’s in the air and it’s on many different surfaces. Of course, the one place you DON’T want mold is inside your home, especially if you have small children, or someone in your family has asthma, or someone in your household experience bad reactions when exposed to mold. Mold can certainly affect people’s ...
    • Plumbing Leaks & Mold Growth

      Since Austin is known as a “humid subtropical climate,” it’s understandable why mold growth is a topic of concern for homeowners. In order to control mold, you must control moisture. If you’re experiencing a mold problem inside your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and go straight to work fixing the cause, which stems from a water problem somewhere in your home. To prevent mold growth, ...

    Natural Gas Leaks

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    • How to Detect a Natural Gas Leak

      Natural gas is the third largest source of energy and almost every home in the United States uses natural gas. As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, it is environmentally friendly. The biggest users of natural gas includes industry, electric utilities, and residential homes. In the home, we use natural gas for stove tops and ovens, fireplaces, outdoor lighting, grilling, heating and of course, ...

    New Construction

    The latest posts for New Construction are listed below.
    • Plumbing for New Construction in Leander, TX

      Are you building a new home or remodeling an existing one? Or, are you remodeling a new space for your small business? In each of these scenarios, it’s important to hire a professional plumber who you can trust. Whenever you are dealing with installing new pipes, moving fixtures, such as sinks and toilets, and replacing old plumbing pipes, you want to have an experienced plumbing company on your ...
    • Energy-Efficiency: Water Heating

      Are you building a new home? Are you remodeling an existing property? Or, are you on the market for a new water heater? No matter which of these circumstances applies to you, it’s very important to take “energy-efficiency” into account when you’re investing in your old or new home. Since it’s currently the winter (or another season depending on when you’re reading this), our customers are thinking ...
    • Benefits of Switching from Electric to Gas

      If you’re a homeowner, you want to save money in every way that you can. One of the best ways to cut energy bills is to switch from an electric appliance to an energy-efficient, natural gas appliance instead. These days, consumers have options between electric and natural gas appliances. While the market for gas-powered water heaters and dryers declined since 2003, according to 2013 figures from ...

    Pipe Leaks

    The latest posts for Pipe Leaks are listed below.
    • Should I Check the Plumbing Before Buying a Home?

      If you are buying your first home, or upgrading to your second home, there’s a good chance that this is going to be the biggest investment of your life. Whether you’re dropping $100K or $300K on a home, you don’t want that dream home to turn into a “money pit.” When you fall in love with a home, you may automatically notice the fresh paint and new carpets, the granite kitchen counters, or the new ...
    • Plumbing Leaks and Mold

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mold is everywhere. It’s in the air and it’s on many different surfaces. Of course, the one place you DON’T want mold is inside your home, especially if you have small children, or someone in your family has asthma, or someone in your household experience bad reactions when exposed to mold. Mold can certainly affect people’s ...
    • How to Find a Plumbing Leak

      Plumbing leaks are not good. When ignored, they can lead to thousands of gallons of water lost and they can lead to costly damage. Some leaks are easy to locate, for example, if they’re under the bathroom sink or coming from your shower head, while others will take some detective work. Do you see a strange wet spot on your ceiling? Is there a pool of water around your dishwasher? Or, is your ...

    Plumbing Emergencies

    The latest posts for Plumbing Emergencies are listed below.
    • Where is the Shut-Off Valve?

      Whether you own your home, or you’re renting, you cannot avoid the fact that if a plumbing emergency strikes, you’re the one that has to act fast and respond to it. If you don’t know much about indoor plumbing, there is one piece of information that you must have: It’s how to shut off the water. Otherwise, you could face serious costly water damage to your flooring, furnishings, and other personal ...
    • Why Do Water Heaters Leak?

      Have you noticed that your water heater is leaking? At first, you may not think it’s a big deal, but if left ignored, it can escalate into a major problem. Even a minor leak can damage the walls, floors, and subfloors. While a small leak may go virtually unnoticed, don’t forget that it can be a sign of a much bigger problem. In the worst-case scenario, your water heater could completely fail on ...
    • Plumbing Advice for Landlords

      As professional Leander and Cedar Park plumbers, we frequently deal with homeowners, but we also deal with renters and to be honest, we’ve noticed a difference between the two. While this isn’t absolute in all cases, homeowners tend to be more conscious of their plumbing and most of all maintaining it than renters. While some renters are great, a lot of them have never owned a home before, and ...

    Plumbing Fixtures

    The latest posts for Plumbing Fixtures are listed below.
    • Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing!

      The spring has finally arrived. For many of the locals living in Cedar Park and Leander, spring is their favorite season because it’s not too hot or too cold. With the April showers and spring flowers, we are not only enjoying the warmer weather, but we’re giving our homes some much-needed TLC. Now that spring is in the air, it’s time for the annual spring cleaning. Often, this means getting the ...
    • Plumbing for New Construction in Leander, TX

      Are you building a new home or remodeling an existing one? Or, are you remodeling a new space for your small business? In each of these scenarios, it’s important to hire a professional plumber who you can trust. Whenever you are dealing with installing new pipes, moving fixtures, such as sinks and toilets, and replacing old plumbing pipes, you want to have an experienced plumbing company on your ...
    • Energy-Efficiency: Water Heating

      Are you building a new home? Are you remodeling an existing property? Or, are you on the market for a new water heater? No matter which of these circumstances applies to you, it’s very important to take “energy-efficiency” into account when you’re investing in your old or new home. Since it’s currently the winter (or another season depending on when you’re reading this), our customers are thinking ...

    Plumbing Tips

    The latest posts for Plumbing Tips are listed below.
    • Where is the Shut-Off Valve?

      Whether you own your home, or you’re renting, you cannot avoid the fact that if a plumbing emergency strikes, you’re the one that has to act fast and respond to it. If you don’t know much about indoor plumbing, there is one piece of information that you must have: It’s how to shut off the water. Otherwise, you could face serious costly water damage to your flooring, furnishings, and other personal ...
    • How Water Softeners Preserve Plumbing Pipes

      If you’re like a lot of homeowners, you want to do everything you can to maintain your home. From cleaning the carpets twice a year, to cleaning out the chimney, flushing sediment from your water heater, to sealing the windows and cracks, and installing energy-efficient appliances, you’re doing everything you can to take care of your home and save money. Is there anything else you can do to take ...
    • Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing!

      The spring has finally arrived. For many of the locals living in Cedar Park and Leander, spring is their favorite season because it’s not too hot or too cold. With the April showers and spring flowers, we are not only enjoying the warmer weather, but we’re giving our homes some much-needed TLC. Now that spring is in the air, it’s time for the annual spring cleaning. Often, this means getting the ...

    Plumbing Vents

    The latest posts for Plumbing Vents are listed below.
    • Why Does My Toilet Gurgle?

      For some homeowners at irregular intervals, one of their toilets gurgles violently until all of the water has drained out of the bowl. Sometimes, this seems to happen whenever one of the tubs was draining, or when the clothes washing machine would discharge the load of wash water. Why does this happen, and how is the toilet connected to the washer and bathtub? When this happens, often the culprit ...
    • 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 ...

    Plungers

    The latest posts for Plungers are listed below.
    • Plumbing Advice for Landlords

      As professional Leander and Cedar Park plumbers, we frequently deal with homeowners, but we also deal with renters and to be honest, we’ve noticed a difference between the two. While this isn’t absolute in all cases, homeowners tend to be more conscious of their plumbing and most of all maintaining it than renters. While some renters are great, a lot of them have never owned a home before, and ...
    • What Causes Bathroom Drains to Clog?

      Your bathroom is sparkling clean, but while you’re shaving or washing your face in the bathroom sink, the water isn’t draining. Or, you’re grabbing your child a towel and they say, “The water won’t go down the drain!” In both scenarios, you’re not happy. Now you have to deal with a slimy, dirty, mess, or risk having to continue your daily bathing rituals from that day forward in dirty, stinky ...
    • Don't Underestimate the Power of the Plunger!

      It’s one of the most common but not often talked about household tools…the plunger. Where’s yours? Is it in the garage, the basement, or tucked away in the laundry room? If you think you own one but you have yet to use it, you likely have one of those newer toilets, which are great because they are less prone to clogging. Then again, if you happen to have toddlers, a big family or a kid that ...

    Remodeling

    The latest posts for Remodeling are listed below.
    • Plumbing for New Construction in Leander, TX

      Are you building a new home or remodeling an existing one? Or, are you remodeling a new space for your small business? In each of these scenarios, it’s important to hire a professional plumber who you can trust. Whenever you are dealing with installing new pipes, moving fixtures, such as sinks and toilets, and replacing old plumbing pipes, you want to have an experienced plumbing company on your ...
    • Energy-Efficiency: Water Heating

      Are you building a new home? Are you remodeling an existing property? Or, are you on the market for a new water heater? No matter which of these circumstances applies to you, it’s very important to take “energy-efficiency” into account when you’re investing in your old or new home. Since it’s currently the winter (or another season depending on when you’re reading this), our customers are thinking ...
    • Plumbing for Your Home Remodel

      Do you live in a home with an outdated kitchen or bathroom? Or, have you been bitten by the remodeling bug, and you’re ready to make some cosmetic changes to one of these rooms? Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom can be very exciting. At last, you can create the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams, making your home one of your favorite places to be. When you’re replacing a kitchen or bathroom ...

    Shut-Off Valve

    The latest posts for Shut-Off Valve are listed below.
    • Where is the Shut-Off Valve?

      Whether you own your home, or you’re renting, you cannot avoid the fact that if a plumbing emergency strikes, you’re the one that has to act fast and respond to it. If you don’t know much about indoor plumbing, there is one piece of information that you must have: It’s how to shut off the water. Otherwise, you could face serious costly water damage to your flooring, furnishings, and other personal ...

    Sump Pump

    The latest posts for Sump Pump are listed below.
    • Cleaning Out Your Sump Pump

      If you have a basement in your home and you happen to live in an area with a high-ground water level, there’s a good chance that you have a sump pump in your basement. Sump pumps are handy devices that remove water from basements to prevent flooding and costly damage. If your basement has been renovated into a home gym, a “man cave,” or a family room where the whole family can watch television, ...
    • Cleaning Out Your Sump Pump

      If you have a basement in your home and you happen to live in an area with a high-ground water level, there’s a good chance that you have a sump pump in your basement. Sump pumps are handy devices that remove water from basements to prevent flooding and costly damage. If your basement has been renovated into a home gym, a “man cave,” or a family room where the whole family can watch television, ...
    • How to Drain Water When the Sump Pump Fails

      Sump pumps are critical since they remove the unwanted water that accumulates in the basements of most homes outside of earthquake country. If the sump pump breaks and water backs up, you need to find a solution and fast. You cannot drain sump water into the municipal sewer system, so you have to drain it outside of your home. Keep in mind that the longer water sits, the more damage it will do to ...

    Tankless Water Heaters

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    • Avoiding Grease Clogs

      You can probably remember being told not to pour grease down the kitchen sink drain when you were a kid; most people have such memories. However, those childhood warnings haven’t stopped adults and children alike from pouring cooking grease down the kitchen sink. At Excalibur Plumbing, we get calls every week from people who have a clogged kitchen sink due to cooking grease that has accumulated ...
    • Should You Consider a Tankless Water Heater?

      You’ve heard about tankless hot water heaters and how they supply an endless flow of hot water. You never have to worry about the water turning cold after a teenager drains the tank; you don’t have to worry about coordinating showers when out-of-town guests visit your house, and you no longer have to “time” the dishwasher around everybody’s showers. With a tankless water heater, you get more ...

    Toilets

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    • Top Reasons to Replace a Toilet

      Whether your toilet is “too tall” or “too short,” wobbly, or leaky, or has another issue, there may be some valid reasons to upgrade to a newer, more energy-efficient model. Since toilets are reasonably affordable compared to other household appliances and fixtures , it may be worth it for you to replace your home’s old toilet. Here are the main reasons why people replace their toilets: Comfort: ...
    • Plumbing Advice for Landlords

      As professional Leander and Cedar Park plumbers, we frequently deal with homeowners, but we also deal with renters and to be honest, we’ve noticed a difference between the two. While this isn’t absolute in all cases, homeowners tend to be more conscious of their plumbing and most of all maintaining it than renters. While some renters are great, a lot of them have never owned a home before, and ...
    • Should I Check the Plumbing Before Buying a Home?

      If you are buying your first home, or upgrading to your second home, there’s a good chance that this is going to be the biggest investment of your life. Whether you’re dropping $100K or $300K on a home, you don’t want that dream home to turn into a “money pit.” When you fall in love with a home, you may automatically notice the fresh paint and new carpets, the granite kitchen counters, or the new ...

    Valves

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    • How to Turn off Your Gas Supply

      As everyone learns in life, being prepared goes a long way. This is especially true for emergency situations. Isn’t it better to know where all those crucial components are in your home ahead of time-such as that gas shutoff valve? When you have the in-laws over for dinner and the unmistakable smell of gas fills your kitchen, it is not really the ideal time to be frantically running around and ...
    • Need to Replace your Shut Off Valve?

      It’s a common occurrence when shut off valves wear down and stop working efficiently.When you discover leaks with your washer, sink, or toilets, that might indicate that it’s time to replace your shut off valve. The following signs may signal when it is time to replace your shut off valve: Leaking Difficulty turning handle Nothing happens when you turn the handle How Do I Replace a Shut Off Valve? ...
    • Replacing Shut-Off Valves

      Shutoff valves are used in order to stop a water supply to something like a sink or a toilet. While these are rarely used, you may not realize that they don't work until after you try to shut them off. When you discover that you need a new shutoff valve, you will need to know what kind of valve you need and how to install it. Can I Replace a Shut-Off Valve Myself? There are three types of shutoff ...

    Washing Machines

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    • My Washer is Leaking, Should I Replace It?

      You’re doing laundry one day when you notice that the machine leaks when the water drains after rinsing or washing clothes. Does this mean that your washing machine is broken and you need to replace it? If the water only leaks out during the above cycles, it’s probably not a damaged water supply hose, which tends to drip water nonstop. There’s a good chance that you do not need to run out and plop ...

    Water Conservation

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    • Water Conservation Tips for Your Home

      Saving water serves a dual purpose: not only does it save you expenses, but it also reduces the amount of water being used from the environment. Texans recognize the value of water in our state, and seeking to best conserve water places more dollars in our pockets while protecting the land we know and love. Quick Tips for Home Water Conservation Water conservation does not need to be difficult. By ...

    Water Heaters

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    • Avoiding Grease Clogs

      You can probably remember being told not to pour grease down the kitchen sink drain when you were a kid; most people have such memories. However, those childhood warnings haven’t stopped adults and children alike from pouring cooking grease down the kitchen sink. At Excalibur Plumbing, we get calls every week from people who have a clogged kitchen sink due to cooking grease that has accumulated ...
    • Should You Consider a Tankless Water Heater?

      You’ve heard about tankless hot water heaters and how they supply an endless flow of hot water. You never have to worry about the water turning cold after a teenager drains the tank; you don’t have to worry about coordinating showers when out-of-town guests visit your house, and you no longer have to “time” the dishwasher around everybody’s showers. With a tankless water heater, you get more ...
    • Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing!

      The spring has finally arrived. For many of the locals living in Cedar Park and Leander, spring is their favorite season because it’s not too hot or too cold. With the April showers and spring flowers, we are not only enjoying the warmer weather, but we’re giving our homes some much-needed TLC. Now that spring is in the air, it’s time for the annual spring cleaning. Often, this means getting the ...

    Water Leaks

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    • Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing!

      The spring has finally arrived. For many of the locals living in Cedar Park and Leander, spring is their favorite season because it’s not too hot or too cold. With the April showers and spring flowers, we are not only enjoying the warmer weather, but we’re giving our homes some much-needed TLC. Now that spring is in the air, it’s time for the annual spring cleaning. Often, this means getting the ...
    • Plumbing Advice for Landlords

      As professional Leander and Cedar Park plumbers, we frequently deal with homeowners, but we also deal with renters and to be honest, we’ve noticed a difference between the two. While this isn’t absolute in all cases, homeowners tend to be more conscious of their plumbing and most of all maintaining it than renters. While some renters are great, a lot of them have never owned a home before, and ...
    • Is Your Plumbing Ready for the Holidays?

      With the arrival of December, we’re reminded that 2015 is coming to a close and the holidays have officially arrived. What does the holiday season mean to you and your family? Does it mean the kids are home for winter break? Or, will your college-aged son or daughter be coming home for the holidays? If you have the whole family over for Christmas, whether it be a day or a week, you want to make ...

    Water Softener

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    • How Water Softeners Preserve Plumbing Pipes

      If you’re like a lot of homeowners, you want to do everything you can to maintain your home. From cleaning the carpets twice a year, to cleaning out the chimney, flushing sediment from your water heater, to sealing the windows and cracks, and installing energy-efficient appliances, you’re doing everything you can to take care of your home and save money. Is there anything else you can do to take ...
    • Why You May Want a Water Softener

      It is estimated that about 85 percent of America’s homes rely on a supply of hard water. “Hard” water means that it contains excess minerals and metals, for example, calcium and iron. While hard water is not considered to be hazardous to your health, it can cause problems with your laundry, dishes and various appliances. Homeowners turn to water softeners to dilute and remove these excess mineral ...
    • Why You May Want a Water Softener

      Roughly 85 percent of America’s households have hard water. With a water softener , homeowners get to experience numerous benefits. It is estimated that about 85 percent of America’s homes rely on a supply of hard water. “Hard” water means that it contains excess minerals and metals, for example, calcium and iron. While hard water is not considered to be hazardous to your health, it can cause ...

    Water Treatment

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    • How Water Softeners Preserve Plumbing Pipes

      If you’re like a lot of homeowners, you want to do everything you can to maintain your home. From cleaning the carpets twice a year, to cleaning out the chimney, flushing sediment from your water heater, to sealing the windows and cracks, and installing energy-efficient appliances, you’re doing everything you can to take care of your home and save money. Is there anything else you can do to take ...
    • Why You May Want a Water Softener

      It is estimated that about 85 percent of America’s homes rely on a supply of hard water. “Hard” water means that it contains excess minerals and metals, for example, calcium and iron. While hard water is not considered to be hazardous to your health, it can cause problems with your laundry, dishes and various appliances. Homeowners turn to water softeners to dilute and remove these excess mineral ...
    • Why You May Want a Water Softener

      Over the years, you’ve probably heard about “hard” and “soft” water. Hard water is the less favorable of the two and if it’s in your home, you may want to consider installing a water softener. What is hard water? It simply means that the water that flows into your house is rich in minerals, such as calcium, magnesium carbonate and manganese. While these minerals are natural and not usually ...

    Why Hire Us?

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    • Why Hire Excalibur Plumbing?

      While plumbing is viewed as a “modern” convenience, the majority of people will agree that having good plumbing is a necessity. We need hot water to bathe our babies and children (not to mention ourselves), to sanitize dishes, and wash dirty laundry. Ever taken a shower that won’t drain? There’s something highly unpleasant about showering in three inches of dirty water – nobody likes it. Do we ...
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