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  • About Us

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    • Why Would You 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 ...

    Bathroom Remodel

    The latest posts for Bathroom Remodel are listed below.
    • Moving Fixtures in a Bathroom Remodel

      Remodeling the bathroom can be a fun and exciting way to update an older home or to prepare a house to go on the market. A bathroom remodel can improve the room’s aesthetic appeal, its functionality, and design. If a bathroom is outdated and it’s been 20 or more years since its had a facelift, a remodel can make all the difference – it may even increase the value of your home. But the question is, ...
    • Remodeling Your Bathroom?

      Are you redecorating or remodeling your bathroom? If so, you have a few things to consider when it comes to your existing fixtures. To create the bathroom makeover that sticks within your budget, you’ll need to ask yourself, “What do I want to trash and what do I treasure?” If you’re ready to perform a bathroom makeover and you’re trying to decide what’s going to stay and what’s going to go, ...

    Bathtubs

    The latest posts for Bathtubs are listed below.
    • How Often Should I Clean My Shower Drain?

      Do you have a slow shower or bathtub drain that’s driving you crazy? Does the dirty water bother you while you’re taking a shower or draining the bathtub? If so, it’s time to clean the pesky drain out, but do yourself a favor and don’t run to the nearest home improvement store to buy a harsh drain cleaner. These chemicals are not only bad for your pipes, they’re bad to breathe and they’re bad for ...
    • Remodeling Your Bathroom?

      Are you redecorating or remodeling your bathroom? If so, you have a few things to consider when it comes to your existing fixtures. To create the bathroom makeover that sticks within your budget, you’ll need to ask yourself, “What do I want to trash and what do I treasure?” If you’re ready to perform a bathroom makeover and you’re trying to decide what’s going to stay and what’s going to go, ...

    Clogged Drains

    The latest posts for Clogged Drains are listed below.
    • 4 Plumbing Tips for Landlords

      As a landlord, maintaining your property is important to your bottom line and plumbing is one of those things where so many headaches can easily be prevented with a little plumbing knowledge. However, not all renters understand plumbing. Not only that, but the ones who don’t understand it can indirectly cost their landlords a LOT of money. You know how it goes... grease down the kitchen sink , cat ...
    • Homeowners: Plumbing Tips for Fall

      Now that Halloween has come and gone and Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes are back in season, it’s time for homeowners to start preparing their homes for the fall and winter months. One reason is because as the weather gets colder and the holidays draw near, people tend to spend more time indoors than they do during the spring and summer. More time spent indoors means more stress on our indoor ...
    • 8 Plumbing Secrets Revealed

      All people would benefit from a little extra plumbing knowledge, whether they’re a homeowner or a renter because we all run into plumbing problems. It’s not a matter of “if” we’ll have a plumbing problem, it’s a matter of “when.” As long as you’re paying rent or a mortgage, we’re confident you’ll want to read these plumbing tips. Here, we give you the real scoop. We share plumbing secrets that a ...

    Clogged Toilet

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

      As a landlord, maintaining your property is important to your bottom line and plumbing is one of those things where so many headaches can easily be prevented with a little plumbing knowledge. However, not all renters understand plumbing. Not only that, but the ones who don’t understand it can indirectly cost their landlords a LOT of money. You know how it goes... grease down the kitchen sink , cat ...
    • Homeowners: Plumbing Tips for Fall

      Now that Halloween has come and gone and Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes are back in season, it’s time for homeowners to start preparing their homes for the fall and winter months. One reason is because as the weather gets colder and the holidays draw near, people tend to spend more time indoors than they do during the spring and summer. More time spent indoors means more stress on our indoor ...
    • 8 Plumbing Secrets Revealed

      All people would benefit from a little extra plumbing knowledge, whether they’re a homeowner or a renter because we all run into plumbing problems. It’s not a matter of “if” we’ll have a plumbing problem, it’s a matter of “when.” As long as you’re paying rent or a mortgage, we’re confident you’ll want to read these plumbing tips. Here, we give you the real scoop. We share plumbing secrets that a ...

    Drain Cleaning

    The latest posts for Drain Cleaning are listed below.
    • 4 Plumbing Tips for Landlords

      As a landlord, maintaining your property is important to your bottom line and plumbing is one of those things where so many headaches can easily be prevented with a little plumbing knowledge. However, not all renters understand plumbing. Not only that, but the ones who don’t understand it can indirectly cost their landlords a LOT of money. You know how it goes... grease down the kitchen sink , cat ...
    • Clogged Drains: The Usual Suspects

      When you’re a parent, there’s one thing you fear hearing from your children, “The water won’t go down the drain!” Suddenly, you’re filled with dread. There’s a plumbing problem and since you’re the adult here, you’ve got to come up with a solution, and pronto. After all, your five-year-old isn’t going to do it for you. You’re reluctant to act because you know it’s going to be wet and dirty. You’re ...
    • Maintenance Can Help Avoid Sewer Line Backups

      If you’re like most homeowners, certain maintenance issues are at the top of your mind – mowing the lawn, cleaning the gutters, checking the HVAC system bi-annually, making sure the roof is up to par, cleaning the chimney once a year, cleaning the pool, etc. But guess what? A large number of homeowners completely forget to clean their sewer lines. In fact, homeowners are in the habit of ...

    Electric Water Heaters

    The latest posts for Electric Water Heaters are listed below.
    • What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

      Are you in the market for a new hot water heater ? Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling an old one, or simply replacing an old unit that’s seen better days, you may be wondering which size water heater is best for your needs. It’s not unusual for people to have questions about the size of a new unit when they are moving into a bigger home, replacing an old unit that was inadequate, or ...
    • When to Replace a Hot Water Heater

      With the fall just around the corner, soon things are going to be cooling down. While some of us will be welcoming the cooler weather, the one thing we don’t want during the fall and winter months is only cold water running through our homes! We can all pretty much agree that warm, if not hot water is important for doing laundry, washing dishes, and of course, taking comfortable showers and baths. ...

    Energy-Efficiency

    The latest posts for Energy-Efficiency are listed below.
    • Homeowners: Plumbing Tips for Fall

      Now that Halloween has come and gone and Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes are back in season, it’s time for homeowners to start preparing their homes for the fall and winter months. One reason is because as the weather gets colder and the holidays draw near, people tend to spend more time indoors than they do during the spring and summer. More time spent indoors means more stress on our indoor ...
    • What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

      Are you in the market for a new hot water heater ? Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling an old one, or simply replacing an old unit that’s seen better days, you may be wondering which size water heater is best for your needs. It’s not unusual for people to have questions about the size of a new unit when they are moving into a bigger home, replacing an old unit that was inadequate, or ...
    • 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 ...

    Faucet Repairs

    The latest posts for Faucet Repairs are listed below.
    • Plumbing: To Do or Not to Do Yourself?

      Do you enjoy home renovation shows like Fixer Upper , Property Brothers , Love It or List It , and Flip or Flop ? We have to admit; these home renovation shows can be addicting. And between renovation shows and YouTube, homeowners can feel like they can fix anything. But the truth of the matter is – some projects should be handled by a pro. With so many amazing home renovation shows stunning ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Faucets

    The latest posts for Faucets are listed below.
    • Signs of a Water Leak Behind a Wall

      When plumbing fails, it can lead to costly leaks , water damage, flooding, and mold that is hazardous to your health. One plumbing failure that is cause for concern is a plumbing leak behind a wall. “Wouldn’t I hear a plumbing leak behind a wall?” Believe it or not, the likelihood of you hearing a water leak behind a wall is slim because leaks are usually silent. “If leaks behind walls are silent, ...
    • Plumbing: To Do or Not to Do Yourself?

      Do you enjoy home renovation shows like Fixer Upper , Property Brothers , Love It or List It , and Flip or Flop ? We have to admit; these home renovation shows can be addicting. And between renovation shows and YouTube, homeowners can feel like they can fix anything. But the truth of the matter is – some projects should be handled by a pro. With so many amazing home renovation shows stunning ...
    • Remodeling Your Bathroom?

      Are you redecorating or remodeling your bathroom? If so, you have a few things to consider when it comes to your existing fixtures. To create the bathroom makeover that sticks within your budget, you’ll need to ask yourself, “What do I want to trash and what do I treasure?” If you’re ready to perform a bathroom makeover and you’re trying to decide what’s going to stay and what’s going to go, ...

    Floods

    The latest posts for Floods are listed below.
    • 4 Plumbing Tips for Landlords

      As a landlord, maintaining your property is important to your bottom line and plumbing is one of those things where so many headaches can easily be prevented with a little plumbing knowledge. However, not all renters understand plumbing. Not only that, but the ones who don’t understand it can indirectly cost their landlords a LOT of money. You know how it goes... grease down the kitchen sink , cat ...
    • Homeowners: Plumbing Tips for Fall

      Now that Halloween has come and gone and Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes are back in season, it’s time for homeowners to start preparing their homes for the fall and winter months. One reason is because as the weather gets colder and the holidays draw near, people tend to spend more time indoors than they do during the spring and summer. More time spent indoors means more stress on our indoor ...
    • 8 Plumbing Secrets Revealed

      All people would benefit from a little extra plumbing knowledge, whether they’re a homeowner or a renter because we all run into plumbing problems. It’s not a matter of “if” we’ll have a plumbing problem, it’s a matter of “when.” As long as you’re paying rent or a mortgage, we’re confident you’ll want to read these plumbing tips. Here, we give you the real scoop. We share plumbing secrets that a ...

    Freeze Breaks

    The latest posts for Freeze Breaks are listed below.
    • 4 Plumbing Tips for Landlords

      As a landlord, maintaining your property is important to your bottom line and plumbing is one of those things where so many headaches can easily be prevented with a little plumbing knowledge. However, not all renters understand plumbing. Not only that, but the ones who don’t understand it can indirectly cost their landlords a LOT of money. You know how it goes... grease down the kitchen sink , cat ...
    • Homeowners: Plumbing Tips for Fall

      Now that Halloween has come and gone and Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes are back in season, it’s time for homeowners to start preparing their homes for the fall and winter months. One reason is because as the weather gets colder and the holidays draw near, people tend to spend more time indoors than they do during the spring and summer. More time spent indoors means more stress on our indoor ...
    • Preventing a Frozen Pipe Disaster

      Most of the year, we don’t have to worry about our pipes bursting, but in the cold winter months, that’s a different story. When water freezes inside of a pipe, the water expands and as a result, it puts too much pressure on the pipe until it cracks and bursts. If you ever accidentally left a can of soda pop in the freezer, or if you’ve ever left a can of soda in your car overnight when ...

    Frozen Pipes

    The latest posts for Frozen Pipes are listed below.
    • 4 Plumbing Tips for Landlords

      As a landlord, maintaining your property is important to your bottom line and plumbing is one of those things where so many headaches can easily be prevented with a little plumbing knowledge. However, not all renters understand plumbing. Not only that, but the ones who don’t understand it can indirectly cost their landlords a LOT of money. You know how it goes... grease down the kitchen sink , cat ...
    • Homeowners: Plumbing Tips for Fall

      Now that Halloween has come and gone and Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes are back in season, it’s time for homeowners to start preparing their homes for the fall and winter months. One reason is because as the weather gets colder and the holidays draw near, people tend to spend more time indoors than they do during the spring and summer. More time spent indoors means more stress on our indoor ...
    • Preventing a Frozen Pipe Disaster

      Most of the year, we don’t have to worry about our pipes bursting, but in the cold winter months, that’s a different story. When water freezes inside of a pipe, the water expands and as a result, it puts too much pressure on the pipe until it cracks and bursts. If you ever accidentally left a can of soda pop in the freezer, or if you’ve ever left a can of soda in your car overnight when ...

    Garbage Disposal

    The latest posts for Garbage Disposal are listed below.
    • 4 Plumbing Tips for Landlords

      As a landlord, maintaining your property is important to your bottom line and plumbing is one of those things where so many headaches can easily be prevented with a little plumbing knowledge. However, not all renters understand plumbing. Not only that, but the ones who don’t understand it can indirectly cost their landlords a LOT of money. You know how it goes... grease down the kitchen sink , cat ...
    • 8 Plumbing Secrets Revealed

      All people would benefit from a little extra plumbing knowledge, whether they’re a homeowner or a renter because we all run into plumbing problems. It’s not a matter of “if” we’ll have a plumbing problem, it’s a matter of “when.” As long as you’re paying rent or a mortgage, we’re confident you’ll want to read these plumbing tips. Here, we give you the real scoop. We share plumbing secrets that a ...
    • Plumbing Tips for Holiday Guests

      Now that we are deep in the middle of the holiday season, it’s time to cozy up by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa, enjoy the Christmas lights, cook up delicious holiday feasts and most importantly, take a break from our busy lives and spend more time with the ones we love. After all, the holidays are a great time for everyone to come together. What about you, will you be entertaining for the ...

    Gas Conversions

    The latest posts for Gas Conversions are listed below.
    • Converting Your Electric Stove to Gas

      Do you prefer electric or gas stoves? Most people have a preference and contractors and experts will attest that homeowners tend to agree that gas stoves beat electric stoves any day. That’s because gas stoves cook more evenly and they cost less to operate. While this does not mean that electric stoves are dying, they are less popular than gas stoves. In our experience as plumbers, it comes down ...
    • 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

    The latest posts for Gas Line Repairs are listed below.
    • Converting Your Electric Stove to Gas

      Do you prefer electric or gas stoves? Most people have a preference and contractors and experts will attest that homeowners tend to agree that gas stoves beat electric stoves any day. That’s because gas stoves cook more evenly and they cost less to operate. While this does not mean that electric stoves are dying, they are less popular than gas stoves. In our experience as plumbers, it comes down ...
    • 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 Stoves

    The latest posts for Gas Stoves are listed below.
    • Converting Your Electric Stove to Gas

      Do you prefer electric or gas stoves? Most people have a preference and contractors and experts will attest that homeowners tend to agree that gas stoves beat electric stoves any day. That’s because gas stoves cook more evenly and they cost less to operate. While this does not mean that electric stoves are dying, they are less popular than gas stoves. In our experience as plumbers, it comes down ...

    Gas Water Heaters

    The latest posts for Gas Water Heaters are listed below.
    • Are Tankless Water Heaters Better?

      If you’re in the market for a new water heater or if you’re just trying to make your home as energy-efficient as possible, you may be wondering if tankless water heaters are better than traditional models. Really, there are pros and cons to a tankless unit so the decision is not black and white – it’s more of an individual one. For starters, let’s analyze the benefits of a tankless water heater: ...
    • Converting Your Electric Stove to Gas

      Do you prefer electric or gas stoves? Most people have a preference and contractors and experts will attest that homeowners tend to agree that gas stoves beat electric stoves any day. That’s because gas stoves cook more evenly and they cost less to operate. While this does not mean that electric stoves are dying, they are less popular than gas stoves. In our experience as plumbers, it comes down ...
    • When to Replace a Hot Water Heater

      With the fall just around the corner, soon things are going to be cooling down. While some of us will be welcoming the cooler weather, the one thing we don’t want during the fall and winter months is only cold water running through our homes! We can all pretty much agree that warm, if not hot water is important for doing laundry, washing dishes, and of course, taking comfortable showers and baths. ...

    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.
    • Plumbing: To Do or Not to Do Yourself?

      Do you enjoy home renovation shows like Fixer Upper , Property Brothers , Love It or List It , and Flip or Flop ? We have to admit; these home renovation shows can be addicting. And between renovation shows and YouTube, homeowners can feel like they can fix anything. But the truth of the matter is – some projects should be handled by a pro. With so many amazing home renovation shows stunning ...
    • 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. ...

    Home Water Supply

    The latest posts for Home Water Supply are listed below.
    • Is My Lawn Irrigation System Connected to My Home Water Supply?

      Now that it’s the summertime, everybody’s thinking about watering their lawns and keeping them nice and green until the fall arrives. If you’re a new home owner, the “source” of water for lawn irrigation systems may have never occurred to you, but now that you’re a homeowner, it’s definitely of interest. If you’re landscaping your yard or getting sod for a “new build,” you’ll certainly be ...

    Homebuilders

    The latest posts for Homebuilders are listed below.
    • Is My Lawn Irrigation System Connected to My Home Water Supply?

      Now that it’s the summertime, everybody’s thinking about watering their lawns and keeping them nice and green until the fall arrives. If you’re a new home owner, the “source” of water for lawn irrigation systems may have never occurred to you, but now that you’re a homeowner, it’s definitely of interest. If you’re landscaping your yard or getting sod for a “new build,” you’ll certainly be ...
    • 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 ...

    Hot Water Heaters

    The latest posts for Hot Water Heaters are listed below.
    • 4 Plumbing Tips for Landlords

      As a landlord, maintaining your property is important to your bottom line and plumbing is one of those things where so many headaches can easily be prevented with a little plumbing knowledge. However, not all renters understand plumbing. Not only that, but the ones who don’t understand it can indirectly cost their landlords a LOT of money. You know how it goes... grease down the kitchen sink , cat ...
    • What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

      Are you in the market for a new hot water heater ? Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling an old one, or simply replacing an old unit that’s seen better days, you may be wondering which size water heater is best for your needs. It’s not unusual for people to have questions about the size of a new unit when they are moving into a bigger home, replacing an old unit that was inadequate, or ...
    • Are Tankless Water Heaters Better?

      If you’re in the market for a new water heater or if you’re just trying to make your home as energy-efficient as possible, you may be wondering if tankless water heaters are better than traditional models. Really, there are pros and cons to a tankless unit so the decision is not black and white – it’s more of an individual one. For starters, let’s analyze the benefits of a tankless water heater: ...

    Hot Water Pipes

    The latest posts for Hot Water Pipes are listed below.
    • Plumbing: To Do or Not to Do Yourself?

      Do you enjoy home renovation shows like Fixer Upper , Property Brothers , Love It or List It , and Flip or Flop ? We have to admit; these home renovation shows can be addicting. And between renovation shows and YouTube, homeowners can feel like they can fix anything. But the truth of the matter is – some projects should be handled by a pro. With so many amazing home renovation shows stunning ...
    • Why Insulate Hot Water Pipes?

      Now that the weather is getting cooler, it’s time to start thinking about our furnaces, hot water heaters and hot water pipes. If you’re one of those home owners who like to maximize energy savings, you may be wondering, “Will it help if I insulate my hot water pipes? Will it save money?” According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Insulating your hot water pipes reduces heat loss and can raise ...

    Insulation

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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 ...
    • Why Insulate Hot Water Pipes?

      Now that the weather is getting cooler, it’s time to start thinking about our furnaces, hot water heaters and hot water pipes. If you’re one of those home owners who like to maximize energy savings, you may be wondering, “Will it help if I insulate my hot water pipes? Will it save money?” According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Insulating your hot water pipes reduces heat loss and can raise ...

    Kitchen Sinks

    The latest posts for Kitchen Sinks are listed below.
    • 4 Plumbing Tips for Landlords

      As a landlord, maintaining your property is important to your bottom line and plumbing is one of those things where so many headaches can easily be prevented with a little plumbing knowledge. However, not all renters understand plumbing. Not only that, but the ones who don’t understand it can indirectly cost their landlords a LOT of money. You know how it goes... grease down the kitchen sink , cat ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Lead Pipes

    The latest posts for Lead Pipes are listed below.
    • Plumbing Issues with Older Homes

      Are you considering buying an older home? If so, we understand. Older homes can be solid. They can come with more acreage, they can be charming and have so much character. Before you enter into that real estate contract, it’s important for you to be aware of the plumbing challenges in older homes. You don’t want to buy an older home blindly, only to realize that you bought a money pit. If the ...

    Leak Detection

    The latest posts for Leak Detection are listed below.
    • How a Simple Leak Can Cause Major Damage

      If you’ve been a renter most of your adult life, you may have not put much thought into your home’s indoor plumbing. But once you become a homeowner, you become painfully aware of every little cost because the home repairs all add up! A simple little water leak is one of those “seemingly minor” issues that you need to tackle as soon as you become aware of it. Because, if a little leak is ignored, ...
    • What is a Slab Leak?

      If there’s one problem homeowners don’t want, it’s a slab leak. Slab leaks are right up there with flooded basements, a hazardous mold infestation, and tree roots taking over the entire main line. But what is a slab leak exactly? In simple terms, it refers to a leak in the water pipes located below your home’s foundation. You know, the concrete slab that your home was built on. A slab leak can ...
    • Signs of a Water Leak Behind a Wall

      When plumbing fails, it can lead to costly leaks , water damage, flooding, and mold that is hazardous to your health. One plumbing failure that is cause for concern is a plumbing leak behind a wall. “Wouldn’t I hear a plumbing leak behind a wall?” Believe it or not, the likelihood of you hearing a water leak behind a wall is slim because leaks are usually silent. “If leaks behind walls are silent, ...

    Leak Repair

    The latest posts for Leak Repair are listed below.
    • How a Simple Leak Can Cause Major Damage

      If you’ve been a renter most of your adult life, you may have not put much thought into your home’s indoor plumbing. But once you become a homeowner, you become painfully aware of every little cost because the home repairs all add up! A simple little water leak is one of those “seemingly minor” issues that you need to tackle as soon as you become aware of it. Because, if a little leak is ignored, ...
    • What is a Slab Leak?

      If there’s one problem homeowners don’t want, it’s a slab leak. Slab leaks are right up there with flooded basements, a hazardous mold infestation, and tree roots taking over the entire main line. But what is a slab leak exactly? In simple terms, it refers to a leak in the water pipes located below your home’s foundation. You know, the concrete slab that your home was built on. A slab leak can ...
    • Signs of a Water Leak Behind a Wall

      When plumbing fails, it can lead to costly leaks , water damage, flooding, and mold that is hazardous to your health. One plumbing failure that is cause for concern is a plumbing leak behind a wall. “Wouldn’t I hear a plumbing leak behind a wall?” Believe it or not, the likelihood of you hearing a water leak behind a wall is slim because leaks are usually silent. “If leaks behind walls are silent, ...

    Leaky Pipes

    The latest posts for Leaky Pipes are listed below.
    • How a Simple Leak Can Cause Major Damage

      If you’ve been a renter most of your adult life, you may have not put much thought into your home’s indoor plumbing. But once you become a homeowner, you become painfully aware of every little cost because the home repairs all add up! A simple little water leak is one of those “seemingly minor” issues that you need to tackle as soon as you become aware of it. Because, if a little leak is ignored, ...
    • What is a Slab Leak?

      If there’s one problem homeowners don’t want, it’s a slab leak. Slab leaks are right up there with flooded basements, a hazardous mold infestation, and tree roots taking over the entire main line. But what is a slab leak exactly? In simple terms, it refers to a leak in the water pipes located below your home’s foundation. You know, the concrete slab that your home was built on. A slab leak can ...
    • Signs of a Water Leak Behind a Wall

      When plumbing fails, it can lead to costly leaks , water damage, flooding, and mold that is hazardous to your health. One plumbing failure that is cause for concern is a plumbing leak behind a wall. “Wouldn’t I hear a plumbing leak behind a wall?” Believe it or not, the likelihood of you hearing a water leak behind a wall is slim because leaks are usually silent. “If leaks behind walls are silent, ...

    Leaky Toilets

    The latest posts for Leaky Toilets are listed below.
    • How a Simple Leak Can Cause Major Damage

      If you’ve been a renter most of your adult life, you may have not put much thought into your home’s indoor plumbing. But once you become a homeowner, you become painfully aware of every little cost because the home repairs all add up! A simple little water leak is one of those “seemingly minor” issues that you need to tackle as soon as you become aware of it. Because, if a little leak is ignored, ...
    • Signs of a Water Leak Behind a Wall

      When plumbing fails, it can lead to costly leaks , water damage, flooding, and mold that is hazardous to your health. One plumbing failure that is cause for concern is a plumbing leak behind a wall. “Wouldn’t I hear a plumbing leak behind a wall?” Believe it or not, the likelihood of you hearing a water leak behind a wall is slim because leaks are usually silent. “If leaks behind walls are silent, ...
    • 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. ...

    Leaky Washers

    The latest posts for Leaky Washers are listed below.
    • How a Simple Leak Can Cause Major Damage

      If you’ve been a renter most of your adult life, you may have not put much thought into your home’s indoor plumbing. But once you become a homeowner, you become painfully aware of every little cost because the home repairs all add up! A simple little water leak is one of those “seemingly minor” issues that you need to tackle as soon as you become aware of it. Because, if a little leak is ignored, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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

    The latest posts for Low-Flow Toilets are listed below.
    • 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.
    • 8 Plumbing Secrets Revealed

      All people would benefit from a little extra plumbing knowledge, whether they’re a homeowner or a renter because we all run into plumbing problems. It’s not a matter of “if” we’ll have a plumbing problem, it’s a matter of “when.” As long as you’re paying rent or a mortgage, we’re confident you’ll want to read these plumbing tips. Here, we give you the real scoop. We share plumbing secrets that a ...
    • 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.
    • What is a Slab Leak?

      If there’s one problem homeowners don’t want, it’s a slab leak. Slab leaks are right up there with flooded basements, a hazardous mold infestation, and tree roots taking over the entire main line. But what is a slab leak exactly? In simple terms, it refers to a leak in the water pipes located below your home’s foundation. You know, the concrete slab that your home was built on. A slab leak can ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Natural Gas Leaks

    The latest posts for Natural Gas Leaks are listed below.
    • 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.
    • What is a Slab Leak?

      If there’s one problem homeowners don’t want, it’s a slab leak. Slab leaks are right up there with flooded basements, a hazardous mold infestation, and tree roots taking over the entire main line. But what is a slab leak exactly? In simple terms, it refers to a leak in the water pipes located below your home’s foundation. You know, the concrete slab that your home was built on. A slab leak can ...
    • 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 ...

    Plumbing Emergencies

    The latest posts for Plumbing Emergencies are listed below.
    • 4 Plumbing Tips for Landlords

      As a landlord, maintaining your property is important to your bottom line and plumbing is one of those things where so many headaches can easily be prevented with a little plumbing knowledge. However, not all renters understand plumbing. Not only that, but the ones who don’t understand it can indirectly cost their landlords a LOT of money. You know how it goes... grease down the kitchen sink , cat ...
    • 8 Plumbing Secrets Revealed

      All people would benefit from a little extra plumbing knowledge, whether they’re a homeowner or a renter because we all run into plumbing problems. It’s not a matter of “if” we’ll have a plumbing problem, it’s a matter of “when.” As long as you’re paying rent or a mortgage, we’re confident you’ll want to read these plumbing tips. Here, we give you the real scoop. We share plumbing secrets that a ...
    • What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency

      Think you can escape a plumbing emergency ? Think again. Just about everyone will deal with a plumbing emergency in their lifetime, whether they’re renters or homeowners. So, it’s not a matter of “if” you’ll have a plumbing emergency, it’s a matter of “when.” If you move into an older home with outdated plumbing – beware! With older homes, you never know when a plumbing emergency will strike. But ...

    Plumbing Fixtures

    The latest posts for Plumbing Fixtures are listed below.
    • Moving Fixtures in a Bathroom Remodel

      Remodeling the bathroom can be a fun and exciting way to update an older home or to prepare a house to go on the market. A bathroom remodel can improve the room’s aesthetic appeal, its functionality, and design. If a bathroom is outdated and it’s been 20 or more years since its had a facelift, a remodel can make all the difference – it may even increase the value of your home. But the question is, ...
    • Plumbing: To Do or Not to Do Yourself?

      Do you enjoy home renovation shows like Fixer Upper , Property Brothers , Love It or List It , and Flip or Flop ? We have to admit; these home renovation shows can be addicting. And between renovation shows and YouTube, homeowners can feel like they can fix anything. But the truth of the matter is – some projects should be handled by a pro. With so many amazing home renovation shows stunning ...
    • Remodeling Your Bathroom?

      Are you redecorating or remodeling your bathroom? If so, you have a few things to consider when it comes to your existing fixtures. To create the bathroom makeover that sticks within your budget, you’ll need to ask yourself, “What do I want to trash and what do I treasure?” If you’re ready to perform a bathroom makeover and you’re trying to decide what’s going to stay and what’s going to go, ...

    Plumbing Renovations

    The latest posts for Plumbing Renovations are listed below.
    • What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

      Are you in the market for a new hot water heater ? Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling an old one, or simply replacing an old unit that’s seen better days, you may be wondering which size water heater is best for your needs. It’s not unusual for people to have questions about the size of a new unit when they are moving into a bigger home, replacing an old unit that was inadequate, or ...
    • Moving Fixtures in a Bathroom Remodel

      Remodeling the bathroom can be a fun and exciting way to update an older home or to prepare a house to go on the market. A bathroom remodel can improve the room’s aesthetic appeal, its functionality, and design. If a bathroom is outdated and it’s been 20 or more years since its had a facelift, a remodel can make all the difference – it may even increase the value of your home. But the question is, ...
    • Plumbing Issues with Older Homes

      Are you considering buying an older home? If so, we understand. Older homes can be solid. They can come with more acreage, they can be charming and have so much character. Before you enter into that real estate contract, it’s important for you to be aware of the plumbing challenges in older homes. You don’t want to buy an older home blindly, only to realize that you bought a money pit. If the ...

    Plumbing Tips

    The latest posts for Plumbing Tips are listed below.
    • 4 Plumbing Tips for Landlords

      As a landlord, maintaining your property is important to your bottom line and plumbing is one of those things where so many headaches can easily be prevented with a little plumbing knowledge. However, not all renters understand plumbing. Not only that, but the ones who don’t understand it can indirectly cost their landlords a LOT of money. You know how it goes... grease down the kitchen sink , cat ...
    • Homeowners: Plumbing Tips for Fall

      Now that Halloween has come and gone and Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes are back in season, it’s time for homeowners to start preparing their homes for the fall and winter months. One reason is because as the weather gets colder and the holidays draw near, people tend to spend more time indoors than they do during the spring and summer. More time spent indoors means more stress on our indoor ...
    • 8 Plumbing Secrets Revealed

      All people would benefit from a little extra plumbing knowledge, whether they’re a homeowner or a renter because we all run into plumbing problems. It’s not a matter of “if” we’ll have a plumbing problem, it’s a matter of “when.” As long as you’re paying rent or a mortgage, we’re confident you’ll want to read these plumbing tips. Here, we give you the real scoop. We share plumbing secrets that a ...

    Plumbing Vents

    The latest posts for Plumbing Vents are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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: To Do or Not to Do Yourself?

      Do you enjoy home renovation shows like Fixer Upper , Property Brothers , Love It or List It , and Flip or Flop ? We have to admit; these home renovation shows can be addicting. And between renovation shows and YouTube, homeowners can feel like they can fix anything. But the truth of the matter is – some projects should be handled by a pro. With so many amazing home renovation shows stunning ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Remodeling

    The latest posts for Remodeling are listed below.
    • Remodeling Your Bathroom?

      Are you redecorating or remodeling your bathroom? If so, you have a few things to consider when it comes to your existing fixtures. To create the bathroom makeover that sticks within your budget, you’ll need to ask yourself, “What do I want to trash and what do I treasure?” If you’re ready to perform a bathroom makeover and you’re trying to decide what’s going to stay and what’s going to go, ...
    • 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 ...

    Showers

    The latest posts for Showers are listed below.
    • 8 Plumbing Secrets Revealed

      All people would benefit from a little extra plumbing knowledge, whether they’re a homeowner or a renter because we all run into plumbing problems. It’s not a matter of “if” we’ll have a plumbing problem, it’s a matter of “when.” As long as you’re paying rent or a mortgage, we’re confident you’ll want to read these plumbing tips. Here, we give you the real scoop. We share plumbing secrets that a ...
    • Why Does Flushing the Toilet Affect the Shower?

      If you’re reading this, it’s probably happened to you. You’re happily taking a shower, minding your own business and then somebody in the house flushes the toilet. Suddenly, your shower water either turns scolding hot or freezing cold – either way the drastic change in water temperature is a shock to your system and it can be quite upsetting. And when you get out of the shower, still disturbed ...
    • Remodeling Your Bathroom?

      Are you redecorating or remodeling your bathroom? If so, you have a few things to consider when it comes to your existing fixtures. To create the bathroom makeover that sticks within your budget, you’ll need to ask yourself, “What do I want to trash and what do I treasure?” If you’re ready to perform a bathroom makeover and you’re trying to decide what’s going to stay and what’s going to go, ...

    Shut-Off Valve

    The latest posts for Shut-Off Valve are listed below.
    • 8 Plumbing Secrets Revealed

      All people would benefit from a little extra plumbing knowledge, whether they’re a homeowner or a renter because we all run into plumbing problems. It’s not a matter of “if” we’ll have a plumbing problem, it’s a matter of “when.” As long as you’re paying rent or a mortgage, we’re confident you’ll want to read these plumbing tips. Here, we give you the real scoop. We share plumbing secrets that a ...
    • 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 ...

    Sinks

    The latest posts for Sinks are listed below.
    • Remodeling Your Bathroom?

      Are you redecorating or remodeling your bathroom? If so, you have a few things to consider when it comes to your existing fixtures. To create the bathroom makeover that sticks within your budget, you’ll need to ask yourself, “What do I want to trash and what do I treasure?” If you’re ready to perform a bathroom makeover and you’re trying to decide what’s going to stay and what’s going to go, ...

    Slab Leaks

    The latest posts for Slab Leaks are listed below.
    • What is a Slab Leak?

      If there’s one problem homeowners don’t want, it’s a slab leak. Slab leaks are right up there with flooded basements, a hazardous mold infestation, and tree roots taking over the entire main line. But what is a slab leak exactly? In simple terms, it refers to a leak in the water pipes located below your home’s foundation. You know, the concrete slab that your home was built on. A slab leak can ...

    Solar Water Heaters

    The latest posts for Solar Water Heaters are listed below.
    • What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

      Are you in the market for a new hot water heater ? Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling an old one, or simply replacing an old unit that’s seen better days, you may be wondering which size water heater is best for your needs. It’s not unusual for people to have questions about the size of a new unit when they are moving into a bigger home, replacing an old unit that was inadequate, or ...
    • When to Replace a Hot Water Heater

      With the fall just around the corner, soon things are going to be cooling down. While some of us will be welcoming the cooler weather, the one thing we don’t want during the fall and winter months is only cold water running through our homes! We can all pretty much agree that warm, if not hot water is important for doing laundry, washing dishes, and of course, taking comfortable showers and baths. ...

    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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Tankless Water Heaters

    The latest posts for Tankless Water Heaters are listed below.
    • What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

      Are you in the market for a new hot water heater ? Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling an old one, or simply replacing an old unit that’s seen better days, you may be wondering which size water heater is best for your needs. It’s not unusual for people to have questions about the size of a new unit when they are moving into a bigger home, replacing an old unit that was inadequate, or ...
    • Are Tankless Water Heaters Better?

      If you’re in the market for a new water heater or if you’re just trying to make your home as energy-efficient as possible, you may be wondering if tankless water heaters are better than traditional models. Really, there are pros and cons to a tankless unit so the decision is not black and white – it’s more of an individual one. For starters, let’s analyze the benefits of a tankless water heater: ...
    • When to Replace a Hot Water Heater

      With the fall just around the corner, soon things are going to be cooling down. While some of us will be welcoming the cooler weather, the one thing we don’t want during the fall and winter months is only cold water running through our homes! We can all pretty much agree that warm, if not hot water is important for doing laundry, washing dishes, and of course, taking comfortable showers and baths. ...

    Toilets

    The latest posts for Toilets are listed below.
    • 8 Plumbing Secrets Revealed

      All people would benefit from a little extra plumbing knowledge, whether they’re a homeowner or a renter because we all run into plumbing problems. It’s not a matter of “if” we’ll have a plumbing problem, it’s a matter of “when.” As long as you’re paying rent or a mortgage, we’re confident you’ll want to read these plumbing tips. Here, we give you the real scoop. We share plumbing secrets that a ...
    • Why Does Flushing the Toilet Affect the Shower?

      If you’re reading this, it’s probably happened to you. You’re happily taking a shower, minding your own business and then somebody in the house flushes the toilet. Suddenly, your shower water either turns scolding hot or freezing cold – either way the drastic change in water temperature is a shock to your system and it can be quite upsetting. And when you get out of the shower, still disturbed ...
    • Is it Safe to Flush Medications?

      If you’re like most people, you have a history of flushing various substances down the toilet, such as tissues, cotton balls, dirty mop water, matches, cigarette butts, and maybe even unused medications. However, in recent years people have become more aware that there are a lot of things that should never be flushed down the toilet because of clogging and contaminating our water supply. One issue ...

    Valves

    The latest posts for Valves are listed below.
    • 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

    The latest posts for Washing Machines 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 ...

    Water Conservation

    The latest posts for Water Conservation are listed below.
    • 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. ...
    • 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 Efficiency

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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. ...

    Water Heaters

    The latest posts for Water Heaters are listed below.
    • 4 Plumbing Tips for Landlords

      As a landlord, maintaining your property is important to your bottom line and plumbing is one of those things where so many headaches can easily be prevented with a little plumbing knowledge. However, not all renters understand plumbing. Not only that, but the ones who don’t understand it can indirectly cost their landlords a LOT of money. You know how it goes... grease down the kitchen sink , cat ...
    • Homeowners: Plumbing Tips for Fall

      Now that Halloween has come and gone and Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes are back in season, it’s time for homeowners to start preparing their homes for the fall and winter months. One reason is because as the weather gets colder and the holidays draw near, people tend to spend more time indoors than they do during the spring and summer. More time spent indoors means more stress on our indoor ...
    • What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

      Are you in the market for a new hot water heater ? Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling an old one, or simply replacing an old unit that’s seen better days, you may be wondering which size water heater is best for your needs. It’s not unusual for people to have questions about the size of a new unit when they are moving into a bigger home, replacing an old unit that was inadequate, or ...

    Water Leaks

    The latest posts for Water Leaks 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 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

    The latest posts for Water Softener are listed below.
    • Advantages of a Water Softener

      When water inside a home is “hard” it will cause white or gray deposits when heats up. If you have a dishwasher and you have hard water , you may have noticed that pesky film on the dishes that just won’t seem to wash off. In fact, you may have been afraid to use the dishes out of fear the film is hazardous for your health. Generally, hard water is known for creating a film on dishes, white scale ...
    • 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

      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

    The latest posts for Water Treatment are listed below.
    • Advantages of a Water Softener

      When water inside a home is “hard” it will cause white or gray deposits when heats up. If you have a dishwasher and you have hard water , you may have noticed that pesky film on the dishes that just won’t seem to wash off. In fact, you may have been afraid to use the dishes out of fear the film is hazardous for your health. Generally, hard water is known for creating a film on dishes, white scale ...
    • 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 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?

    The latest posts for Why Hire Us? are listed below.
    • Why Would You 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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