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  • How to Save Money on a Plumber

    As a homeowner, you’re well-aware that each year, it’s going to cost you money to maintain your home. From the yard, to the insulation, to the flooring, the windows, the HVAC system, the gutters, the plumbing and everything in between, the house has to be maintained for energy-efficiency and cost savings. If you fail to maintain your home, things will break down and they’ll either need to be ...
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  • Preparing Your Home for Sale

    If you’re planning on putting your house on the market in the near future, first you want to see what can be done to improve its appearance. After all, when it comes to selling your house, you want it to make a great first impression. Some of these things may include new carpet, a visit from the gardener, new appliances, and new plumbing fixtures – the “obvious” things. Beyond the obvious ...
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  • Facts About Cleaning Drains

    If you’re a new homeowner, soon you’ll realize that cleaning your drains is a normal part of your home maintenance routine. Just as you need to mow the lawn, water your plants, change the air filters in your HVAC system, clean the carpets, and dust the blinds, your drains need to be cleaned periodically too. In our experience, most people have learned how to work a plunger ; some of them have also ...
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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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Top Tips to Keeping Your Garbage Disposal in Good Shape!

    We can all agree that garbage disposals are one of the greatest modern inventions. They’re great for throwing out expired food and getting rid of unwanted leftovers. They also prevent us from having stinky garbage cans before the trash man comes. But, we have a tendency to take our garbage disposals for granted – until it’s too late and the unit becomes clogged or breaks down for good. To extend ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Common Causes of Clogged Drains

    Almost every homeowner will experience some type of blockage in their drains. With years of experience in the plumbing industry, Excalibur Plumbing has a plumbing team that is fully capable of identifying the culprits of drain clogs and effectively fixing the problem. We have put a list of the most common causes of clogged drains, this way you have a better chance of spotting the tell-tale signs ...
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  • Signs You Need a Water Softener

    If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably heard the terms soft water and hard water. If you ask someone to explain what these terms mean, you will probably get a definition that is based on how well water cleans when it uses soaps and detergents, or what is left behind in a tea kettle. You may hear descriptions such as, “hard water causes spots on dishes,” or “soft water doesn’t leave my clothes ...
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  • Preventing a Clogged Bathtub Drain

    We can all agree, there’s nothing like taking a nice shower where the water goes down the drain without a problem. When you’re taking a shower and suddenly you’re ankle deep in dirty water, not so nice. Unfortunately, a clogged bathtub or shower drain is one pesky problem that every homeowner will eventually experience. We have good news: the majority of shower and bathtub clogs can be prevented ...
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  • Avoid These Common Plumbing Mistakes!

    If you’re a homeowner, it’s not a bad idea to learn how to tackle minor plumbing problems, this way you can save time and take proper care of your plumbing system. But, for the novice plumber, even the simplest fixes can go awry and turn into costly mistakes. Here are four common plumbing mistakes and how you can avoid them. Overdoing it On the Drain Cleaner If you use too much of the blue stuff, ...
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  • Spring Cleaning? Unclog Your Drains Too!

    When it comes to spring cleaning, there’s nothing quite like a house that is clean from the inside out. When people are in the midst of scrubbing walls, cleaning out cupboards, and clearing rain gutters, they often forget that like windows and floors, drains need a little TLC too. If you fail to maintain your drains, unpleasant sulfur or rotten egg-like odors can present themselves, and a pesky ...
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  • Warning Signs of a Clogged Drain

    In many cases, you don't think about the pipes and drains in your home until something goes wrong. You may notice that water is not leaving the shower as quickly as it used to, or hear gurgling coming from the toilet after you flush. Considering the vital role that most drains play in your home, paying attention to your pipes and drains can mean the difference between a quick fix and an expensive ...
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