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What Should I Do with Appliances After My House Flooded?

If a tropical storm hits the Gulf Coast of Texas, the salt water can’t – shouldn’t – get to where we live. Unfortunately, flooding in this area of Southeast Texas is not an unusual event. If you are faced with in-home flooding, you’ve got a lot to deal with, and one of your issues may [...]

Top 4 Obvious Signs of Hard Water

For a written exam, a teacher asked her class to “briefly explain hard water.” One conscientious student submitted this answer: “Ice.” Few substances are as soft as water. Nothing can erode a rock like water’s continuous flow or drip! Here are some obvious signs your home or commercial property has hard water; its mineral-infused strength [...]

April 20th, 2017|Plumbing Tips|

Spring Maintenance Tips for Your HVAC

For us, winter-to-spring isn’t such a big leap, weather-wise, but there’s something about spring that inspires us to clean closets, cabinets, and “freshen up” our homesteads following the waiting period that is winter. Spring maintenance and cleaning are simply what we do. Filters are First Spring maintenance for your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system [...]

After-Effects of a Flood – Steps to Take to Recover

It doesn’t matter if it’s a flood from overflowing creeks and bayous or if it’s a flood from a broken water pipe, as long as your family and pets are safe, it’s something you can handle. In fact, you’d almost be grateful if you suffered a laundry room flood rather than a whole-house flood; at [...]

How Do You Know You Should Charge the Refrigerant in Your A/C?

Winter will continue to make a few attempts at the cold weather here in Southeast Texas, but for the most part, we begin thinking of summer right after spring break. Which leads us to think about our HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) unit. Most home- and property-owners schedule an HVAC maintenance “tune-up” in spring and [...]

Top 5 Tips for Help with Hard Water in a Toilet Tank

Hard water can be a problem in Texas, and if you don’t know how to stay on top of it, you’ll have plumbing problems that might even lead to replacing your toilet. In Conroe, for example, calcium and magnesium are naturally occurring drinking water minerals and can be present in enough quantity that the drinking [...]