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  • Being Smart About Water

    With so much water in lakes, oceans and in polar ice caps, it seems like the Earth has an abundant supply of water, but that’s hardly the case. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “less than 1 percent is available for human use.” This is because much of the water is salt water or it’s too inaccessible for us to use easily and affordably. Water is extremely important; it’s life. ...
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  • Preparing Your Plumbing for the Winter

    Ever noticed how plumbing emergencies seem to happen at the most inconvenient times? For example, the garbage disposal will call it quits on Thanksgiving when you’re throwing a dinner for twenty people. Or, the basement will flood when you’re out-of-town. Sometimes, the “timing” of such emergencies is not coincidental – it happens because certain seasons or seasonal events tend to put additional ...
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  • Leaky Faucets Waste Water!

    According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency , “Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so each year we hunt down drips during Fix a Leak Week.” The EPA asks people to mark their calendars for its tenth annual Fix a Leak Week, which goes from March 19 through March 25, 2018. Even though Fix a Leak Week is months away, homeowners can ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 ...
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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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  • What You Should Know About Water Leaks

    We want you to imagine that the dot inside these brackets [*] is the only leak in your home’s plumbing system. By the size of the hole, it may seem like such a small leak isn’t worth tracking down. But, little do you know that that tiny hole can waste over 4,000 gallons of water each month – that’s enough water to take 365 showers! Consider how important water is. We need it, our pets need it, our ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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, ...
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