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How Exactly Does a Toilet Pump Work?

We take the humble toilet for granted when it works. When it doesn’t work, there is gloom and misery for all concerned. The toilet isn’t a complicated nor complex machine, and its parts are simple and efficient. Toilet Parts The toilet bowl has a siphon that is attached to a pipe with a u-bend. The [...]

Heat Pump Repair: Why You Need to Hire a Professional HVAC Contractor

If you don’t take care of your heating and cooling equipment, it will cost you money. You may think it’s just something your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) professionals tell you to get you on a maintenance service contract, but it’s true. You’ll pay more on your monthly energy bills, and an HVAC (heating, ventilation, [...]

Types of Gas Furnace Vent Pipes

Gas furnace vent pipes remove toxic gases that occur during the furnace combustion process. The vent pipes release the toxic gases outside of your home or office; that’s why it’s important that your furnace’s vent pipes be configured correctly. You don’t want those harmful gases leaked into your indoor living spaces. Furnace Gas Vents Explained [...]

How to Find a Leak in Plumbing Pipes Under Floors

“What you don’t know won’t hurt you.” That’s a less than stellar idiom to begin with, but when applied to plumbing pipes, it’s downright dangerous. If a hidden water leak is unattended, you could be in a world of pain when you discover the damage it can do. Signs of a Leak If mold or [...]

Damaged Plumbing Pipes? Call Your Plumber

Our northern neighbors may have more experience with frozen plumbing pipes than we do, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less of a problem when we have a big freeze here in Southeast Texas. When your property suffers from frozen pipes, call your plumbing professional before they crack or burst. Once they break, you’ve got [...]

Why HVAC Wintertime Care is Essential for Indoor Air Quality

IAQ is “indoor air quality.” The air quality inside buildings and homes is something that is a fairly recent concern for our global population. Understanding the common causes of poor indoor air quality and controlling air pollutants can lower your risks of health problems. Some of the health effects of poor indoor air include: Asthma [...]

Save on Heating Costs This Winter!

When you learn more about your own cooling and heating costs, you can make informed decisions concerning ways to control energy expenditures. For example, have you followed the process to calculate your annual heating costs? You can use that information to better manage this year’s heating costs. ‘Sneaky-Smart’ Ways to Save Energy Making your heating [...]

Bubbling Sound in Plumbing Pipes – Do You Need to Call a Plumber?

You step out of the shower, and you hear a bubbly, gurgling sound in the drain. Some things around the house make noise; your HVAC unit hums when it kicks on, the coffee maker hisses occasionally. But your plumbing pipes should be quiet. Do you need to call your plumber? Not yet. Why Plumbing Pipes [...]