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How Alkaline Water Filtration Systems Work

What’s the most popular drink in Texas? In the country? Well, it isn’t Dr. Pepper®, even though Southwest Airlines won’t fly without Dr. Pepper and Fritos®. Bottled water is the leading drink sold in the U.S.; we averaged 39.3 gallons of bottled water per person in 2016! It’s no longer enough to buy purified bottled [...]

February 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

How to Recognize a Broken Sewer Line

A broken sewer line can lead to serious problems in your The Woodlands-area home. Sewer lines carry wastewater from your kitchen and bathroom sinks, your shower and tub, and dishwasher and washing machine. If left unattended, a broken sewer line can cause unexpected flooding. Because the main sewer line is buried deep in the front [...]

December 21st, 2017|Plumbing, Uncategorized|

What is a Trenchless Sewer System?

How old is your property? Well, without getting into Jurassic numbers, how old is your house? Whatever its age, chances are your sewer system is just as old. If you razed an older structure to build new, some of the previous sewer system’s plumbing may still be in play. And if you have lovely, stately [...]

November 28th, 2017|Plumbing, Uncategorized|

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality in Winter with These Tips!

The New York Times says Houston has an “unsinkable housing market” despite Hurricane Harvey. Recently, a house hunter said a home in Harris County smelled funky during its open house. “They swore they hadn’t had water damage, but the entire place smelled like a wet dog. A dirty, wet dog.” Even the cooler temperatures of [...]

November 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Common Problems from Faulty Air Conditioner Wiring

You should check out’s infographic, How an Air Conditioner Works for the best visual of components that make the A/C magic happen. And make no mistake; it’s like magic, turning humid, warm air into clean, cool air that is safe for your home and family. Common A/C Problems We can’t live without air conditioning. [...]

October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

10 Benefits of a Home Water Filtration System

Southeast Texas water is rich in minerals, and cities add fluoride, chlorine or chloramines (chloride and ammonia) to disinfect our raw water supply. It seems most, if not all, of us are using some kind of home water filtration system to remove chemicals and additional impurities in our drinking water. Some people use filters that [...]

How to Know When Your Garbage Disposal Needs to be Replaced

Garbage disposals should last longer than you would think. Most come with a warranty, but if your disposal was already in place when you bought your home, you might be unclear about its age. A garbage disposal can last 8-15 years. A twelve-year lifespan is average. You May Need a New Garbage Disposal if . [...]

Pros and Cons of Hybrid Water Heaters

Most hot water appliances generate heat. Standard water heaters create heat. Hybrid HPWH (heat pump water heaters) use electricity to move heat from one place to another. When hot water demand is the greatest, hybrid water heaters automatically switch to standard electric resistance heat. Pros of Hybrid Hot Water Heaters HPWHs have control panels that [...]

FAQs: Why Does Water Drain Slowly in My Kitchen Sink?

At Bradbury Brothers Services, we get a lot of FAQs (frequently asked questions), and one of them is, “Why does it take so long for the water to drain from my kitchen sink?” Drain clogs are the usual culprits in any slow-draining sink or tub. Drain Clogs Revisited We always tell our friends and neighbors [...]

What NOT to Do With Your Garbage Disposal – Myths Exposed

Don’t be embarrassed if you believed the Facebook hoax about “Jayden K Smith.” A lot of us fell for that one! Most myths or hoaxes have some basis in reality – enough that they make sense. Believe it or not, there are even myths about garbage disposal maintenance. Here’s what you can’t put in your [...]

Best Cleaning Solutions for Cleaning Plumbing Fixtures

Cleaning plumbing fixtures is something we’ve all done at one time or another. Most of us clean or have them scrubbed at least once a week. Plumbing fixtures include: Drain opening attachments Faucets, faucet handles Showers, shower heads Sinks Spigots Toilets What You Can’t See Might Hurt You You know that kitchen and bathroom sinks [...]

When Your Pipe Bursts – How to Reduce Flood Effects Indoors

A small pipe leak could be a precursor to a burst water pipe, and you should take action immediately. That is if you see the leak. If broken pipes and clogged drains gave you a warning, you wouldn’t need emergency plumbing services! Temporary Fixes Gather the hamster and the other family pets and put them [...]

Burst Pipes Can Be Messy – How to Know if You Need Pipe Repair

Many people think burst pipes happen only in the winter, but they can occur in any season! If one or more of your home’s pipes burst, dealing with the aftermath can be a messy affair. At Bradbury Brothers Services, we’ve helped homeowners throughout The Woodlands area take immediate care of a burst pipe before it [...]

Top 10 Crazy Facts About Plumbing!

From showers to toilet lines, sewers, plumbing parts and more, Bradbury Brothers Services has you covered. We know that plumbing problems are never really fun – but we think you’ll find these plumbing facts pretty entertaining! Weird But True Plumbing Facts The word plumbing comes from the Latin word for lead, plumbum. It’s also the [...]

June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Why You Need Your Water Heater Flushed Regularly

You know that every 3,000 miles, it’s time to get your car’s oil changed. Your home’s water heater works the same way. Angie’s List recommends you schedule an appointment to flush your water heater annually. Energy Conservation Saving energy is not just about saving money; it’s also about preserving our environment. When minerals build up [...]

June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Is Insulating Your Water Pipes a Good Idea?

Insulating the hot water pipes in your home reduces heat loss and can increase the water temperature by up to 4º F. Water pipe insulation is a cost-effective maintenance procedure that takes very little time to complete, yet represents a nice cost savings by letting you lower your water temperature setting. How to Protect Your [...]

Leaky Toilets Can Drain Your Bank Account – Don’t Let It Happen to You!

It’s not always easy to tell where a toilet leak is originating. Typically, it’s due to a toilet flapper or valve seal becoming old and/or worn out, but there are other reasons you may have a leaky toilet or two. Even a little leak can hurt your bank account: a running toilet can waste hundreds [...]

5 Preventative Tips to Keep Clogs Away!

The best way to keep drains clog-free is to be careful about what goes into them. Obvious, right? Since no one’s perfect, slow or clogged drains are bound to happen. Your first best step for preventing drain clogs is to have them professionally inspected and cleaned. After that, use these five preventative tips to keep [...]

Basic Dishwasher Maintenance Tips Everyone Should Know!

It’s one of the most appreciated home appliances, saving time, money and precious resources. The dishwasher is usually a low-maintenance device. If you’re like most people, you probably think it gets a good cleaning every time you use it – but that’s not the case. Food scraps, soap scum and grease can all conspire to [...]

May 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Do You Know Where Your Shut-off Valves Are? You Should!

All homes are equipped with gas and water emergency shut-off valves. They’re an important part of your home’s mechanical system, and it’s vital that you know where they’re located before an emergency occurs. What’s a Shut-Off Valve? A shut-off valve is simply a large knob you can use to turn off the water or gas [...]