What Are the Different Types of Plumbing Pipes?

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There are several types of plumbing pipes available. The key to getting the right ones for the job — or identifying the ones you already have — is to have a good understanding of how they are different and what they look like. Here’s what you need to know: PEX Pipes PEX is an abbreviation […]

Protecting Your Plumbing During the Holidays

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What could be better? Gathering family and friends, listening to holiday music, eating good food, and enjoying the merriment of the season! But after your big holiday meal, you begin to notice a few things. A few friends who are helping you clean are pouring grease and large chunks of food down the drain. Your […]

Essential Equipment: 5 Tools No Homeowner Should Go Without

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Moving into a new home is exciting! You get to decorate it, cook for the first time in your kitchen, and create a living space that you have always dreamed of. However, as most homeowners will discover, there are some essential items that they never would have thought they needed. From addressing maintenance issues to […]

Gross Things Plumbers Have Found

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Fact is often stranger than fiction and that couldn’t be more true when talking about plumbing. As professional plumbers, the experts at HEB Plumbing & Sprinkler have seen an assortment of oddball things stuck in plumbing. Typically, soap scum, hair, toilet paper, and grease are the main culprits of a clogged sink or toilet. In […]

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 to Replace a Sink Pipe

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A leaking sink pipe can create a slew of problems for your home. Excess water can result in mold, a damaged sink cabinet, damaged materials, and a higher water bill. It is essential to get the faulty sink pipe replaced as soon as possible to reduce the amount of damage caused by the leak. If […]

How Does a Toilet Work?

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Children and pets have a fascination with toilets. As adults, we know that the modern toilet is a common item that is now seen more as a necessity than a luxury. They help keep our homes clean, give us some privacy, and help prevent diseases that were common back in the olden days. While many […]

What are the Best Pipes for Plumbing?

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One of the most important parts of any home is the plumbing system. While a quality plumbing system can last for a long time, there will come a time in which you need to have it replaced. In these situations, you’ll need to decide what pipes to use. There are many piping materials available – […]

How to Fix a Leaking Toilet

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No homeowner wants to experience a leaky toilet; unfortunately, toilet leaks are one of the most common plumbing problems. It’s no surprise that toilets can spring a leak when you think about how often they’re used. More than likely, the toilet is the most frequently utilized plumbing fixture in your home. Still, that doesn’t make […]

How to Fix Low Water Pressure in your Kitchen Faucet

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Has the water pressure in your kitchen sink significantly declined? The problem may be a major one that requires a plumber, or it may be a minor problem that you can fix yourself. The first thing you need to check to determine if it’s a major or minor problem is whether the pressure has dropped all throughout your […]