What Do You Do If Your Tap Has Rusty Water?

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There’s nothing quite as refreshing as sipping on a glass of crystal clear water. When you turn your tap, that’s what you expect to get, so it can be very off-putting to instead get a glass full of a colored cloudy liquid speckled with particulates. If you’ve experienced this, you might be dealing with rusty […]

What Is the Difference Between a Boiler and a Furnace

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What Is the Difference Between a Boiler and a Furnace? Since it’s something you rarely have to consider, you might not be immediately clear about the differences between a boiler and a furnace. Most of the time, that’s okay because you don’t need to. However, in the instances that you do need this knowledge, namely […]

Winterizing Your Home Plumbing and Sprinkler Systems

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When the temperature drops, people can put on some extra layers and cozy up under some blankets to keep warm, but this isn’t possible for your plumbing and sprinkler system. As the winter approaches, it is important to ensure that your plumbing and sprinkler system are ready for the cold weather since they are usually […]

What Causes Low Water Pressure In Your Kitchen?

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Have you ever turned on the faucet in your kitchen and found the water pressure lacking? If so, that lack of water pressure could have negative consequences on your laundry, washing, and the overall operations of your bathroom fixtures. To understand why your water pressure is lacking, it’s important to do some research. Our experts […]

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 […]