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  • 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 ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. ...
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  • 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? ...
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  • How to Fix a Leaky Pipe

    Leaky pipes are some of the most common plumbing problems that homeowners experience. They can also be some of the most frustrating. Whether it's a simple fix that you can do on your own or a problem that will impact the overall quality of your home, leaky pipes should be taken care of as soon as you notice that something is wrong. A high water bill can signal a leak, as well as the sound of ...
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