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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Craziest Things Flushed Down Toilets

    Toilets – the only things that should be flushed down them are toilet paper and human waste, but that doesn’t stop millions of people from using them as these amazing trash cans that flush unwanted items away to some mysterious place, never to be seen from again. A lot of people look at toilets as clean trash cans that can literally flush their worries away. No need to empty the trash can. No need ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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