Where Does Plumbing Waste Go?

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Hopefully, you don’t have much cause to contemplate sewage in your day to day life. But if it’s something you need to consider, it’s important to start with a complete definition. Plumbing sewage includes not only toilet waste, but also wastewater that comes from the bath/shower, kitchen sink, dishwasher, washing machine, and even pool water. […]

Best Ways to Unclog a Drain

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Clogged drain got you feeling down? Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to resolve the clog yourself. At HEB Plumbing & Sprinkler, our experts know the ins and outs of a clogged drain, and following these tips may help save you from investing in a clog repair. Here are our best practices to […]

How to Repair a Bathtub Faucet

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While getting ready for work in the morning, you hear the steady drip, drip, drip of water coming out of a faucet. You turn off the sink and stand still for a moment. There it is again, the slow and steady drip, drip, drip. The culprit, you find after a quick inspection of your bathroom, […]

Having a Safe Installed in the Floor? Here’s Why You Should Call a Plumber

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Installing a floor safe in your home can be a great way to protect your important documents and valuables, as well as provide peace of mind. However, while security safe installation can be an excellent DIY project in some situations, more often it will save you a lot of time to hire a more experienced […]

Five Important Tips to Consider When Hiring a Contractor

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When you contact a plumber for a service, how much do you know about him or her? Most homeowners, when faced with a problem such as a leaking pipe or a running toilet, are more concerned with fixing the problem than whom they are hiring. Before you panic and pick a random company to fix […]

How Cold Is Too Cold for Sprinklers?

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Now that the weather is finally starting to warm up, you might be wondering when it’s alright to start cultivating your lawn again. While you may be eager to get your lawn back to its pristine green state, it is important to remember that temperatures of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower put your sprinkler system […]

Signs of a Broken Pipe

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Imagine you are walking into your kitchen to start your day. The sun is shining and it’s a beautiful morning. As you groggily make your way to start your coffee, you step into a puddle of water. Panic sets in. You immediately think, is it a broken pipe? Read more to learn about the causes […]

What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

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If you are constantly timing your family’s showers to ensure that there is enough hot water left for your own, your family probably has the wrong size water heater. When replacing a water heater or buying one for a new home, many homeowners do not know which size water heater they need. This often leads […]

Why Does My Water Heater Take So Long to Heat Up?

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There’s nothing like a warm shower to help you wake up in the morning. However, waiting for the water to heat up may leave you feeling rushed. Here are a few reasons you might be dealing with a sluggish water heater. 1. Distance If you own a larger home and the bathroom you are currently […]

How to Get Jewelry Safely Out of a Drain

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Clank, clank, clank! Your heart sinks as you hear your wedding ring fall down the drain. Before you count your ring as a lost cause, check out these tips from HEB Plumbing & Drain – Kathlyn Smith to safely retrieve your lost jewelry. Magnet If the jewelry you dropped down the drain is made of metal, a […]