BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

3 Plumbing Upgrades that Save Money Over Time

Monday, November 27th, 2017

plumbing-shower-dripWhen you’re a renter, you often don’t have to pay for some of the necessities that come into your home, like water. When you own your home, though, you start to see that the bills add up a lot faster than you think. You’re responsible for every drop of water that comes in through the meter, on top of every bit of fuel and electricity you use.

It’s worth it to take the time to assess your home systems and make some changes that could benefit your wallet in the long term. This might be surprising, but your plumbing system tends to use up a lot of the resources you need, and not just water. Find out how to cut money by making a few upgrades to your plumbing!

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What to Do about a Clogged Toilet

Monday, October 16th, 2017

toilet-plunger-plumberWhat’s the most annoying plumbing problem you can think of in a home? For many people, it’s a leak in the pipes somewhere or a leak from a faucet. But the good news about a leak is that you can always shut off the water to temporarily get the problem under control. For even more people, the most annoying plumbing problem is one that can lead to mayhem if not fixed properly the first time around: a clogged toilet.

We know, we know: it’s not exactly a problem you want to discuss. But it always helps to have a plan in place for the next time this happens to you, whether it’s at your home or a guest’s. Here are our professional tips on what to do about a clogged toilet (and some advice on when it’s time to give up and call in the pros!).

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Dealing with Common Sink Plumbing Problems

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

faucet-bathroom-handlesYour plumbing system has quite a few components to it. Of course, there are the pipes that lead throughout the home and underneath it. There are traps for each drain, along with plumbing vents to keep sewer gases out of the home. There are cleanouts and shutoff valves and a water heater, along with hot and cold water lines. And, of course, there are a number of plumbing fixtures and appliances you use every day, like the toilet and washing machine.

And yet, there’s one part of any kitchen and bathroom that seems to experience problems more than anything else in the home: the sink. When you experience problems with your kitchen or bathroom sink, there may be some things you can do before you call in a plumber. Check out our advice on what to look for, how to get sink plumbing problems under control, and when to call in a plumber.

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Bathroom Plumbing Is a Common Source of Serious Problems

Monday, August 7th, 2017

bathroom-plumbing-repairWhen dealing with plumbing problems in the home, the bathroom is the most common place to have them. It’s the most concentrated point of of the plumbing system in many cases: the spot where three or four outlets at the minimum occupy a very small piece of space. And it sees heavy use every day. It’s the first place you visit when you get up in the morning and the last place you stop at on the way to bed at night. When problems arise there, they can bring your household screeching to a halt very easily. Keeping an eye out for trouble in your bathroom can be a good way to stop problems before they start.

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Watch What You Throw Down the Drain

Monday, July 24th, 2017

drain-clogs-plumbingDrain clogs rank among the most common problems faced by plumbers, created whenever any inappropriate material is flushed down your sink or shower. Store-bought solutions such as cleansers create quick-fix answers that are often incomplete, while professional plumbers have the tools and technology to properly get rid of any clog. But we believe that prevention is the best solution, avoiding the cost of dealing with a clog by preventing that clog in the first place.

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Professional Plumbers Handle the Issue the Right Way

Monday, June 26th, 2017

pluming-professional-repairPlumbing issues are common in most homes, particularly clogs and leaks, which most homeowners will have to deal with in one way or another. The typical response is to deal with such issues via a store-bought solution, such as a chemical cleanser or perhaps a snake purchased at the local grocery store. In many cases, however, this can be a mistake.

Professional plumbing services, even for seemingly minor issues, can take care of the problem much more thoroughly than any store-bought do-it-yourself product. The reasons why are numerous, but there are three you particularly need to pay attention to.

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3 Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, June 12th, 2017

tankless-water-heaterWater heaters are a staple of modern life, providing clean hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. We’re accustomed to traditional tank water heaters in most homes, with their long cylindrical tubes holding hot water, and that system is safe and effective in most cases. But it’s not the only type of water heater out there and depending upon your circumstances, you may benefit from an alternative model.

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Is There a Problem with Your Garbage Disposal?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

plumber-fixing-garbage-disposalThe garbage disposal is one of the unsung heroes of your home, helps to grind up food before releasing it down the drain. Indeed, they’re often so reliable and effective that when problems arise, they can often catch you by surprise. Only a trained technician should try to fix a garbage disposal. It takes training and experience and laymen who attempt it can make the problem worse or even suffer injury themselves.

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3 Things to Consider With a Bathroom Remodeling Project

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

bathroom-plumbing-remodelingBathroom remodeling projects can be very exciting and spring is the ideal time to plan for them, when the weather is agreeable and you can prepare for the operation at leisure. A reliable plumber with experience in remodeling can be your best friend during a bathroom remodeling project, helping you combine practical necessity with aesthetic impressions to provide an ideal new space in the place of your old wonky bathroom.

Every home is different and thus every remodeling project has unique needs and concerns. In general, however, there are 3 major things you should take into consideration and discuss with your contractor before beginning work on the project.

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How to Spot Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Monday, May 1st, 2017

plumbing-faucetPlumbing leaks rank among the most common problems faced by homeowners. Pipes are designed to last a long time, but age and pressure take their toll, and you never know when a leak might spring up. Trained plumbers can correct the problem very quickly in most cases, and you should always let someone with the proper licensing and experience handle plumbing issues of this nature. But the plumber can’t fix the problem unless you realize there’s a problem to be dealt with, and when it comes to plumbing leaks, that can be harder than it seems.

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