What Is a Sump Pump?

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While you have probably heard of sump pumps, you may not be exactly sure what they are or what they are used for. By the time you actually need to invest in your own, they can seem intimidating to figure out. Never fear! The HEB Plumbing & Sprinkler team has put together this primer to […]

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 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 […]

How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

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A putrid smell in your home is often blamed on a trashcan or forgotten leftovers in a fridge. After taking out the trash or cleaning out your fridge, the smell still persists. What gives? You may have a dirty garbage disposal. Over time, grime and sludge can get caught on the blades and the piping, […]