Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Is Your Home Plumbing System Over-Engineered?

Monday, June 27th, 2022

That’s a hard word to nail down. “Over-engineered” sounds like something that you would call a piece of furniture that took way too long to build yourself. While we understand some other connotations you might have with this phrase, it’s a very specific term in the plumbing industry. Plumbing systems aren’t designed to be complicated, and they’re actually set up to be as simple as possible. With properly labeled valves and pipes, the right materials for the job, and maintenance every year, a plumbing system can work as intended for a very long time.

When your plumbing in Plano, TX is over-engineered, what we mean is that it’s been worked on by an amateur. Keep reading down below to find some signs that your plumbing system is over-engineered, like various different materials being used in the same line, or extra pipes looping around that don’t need to be there.

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Telltale Signs of a Clogged or Leaky Sewer

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Your sewer system is important, we’re pretty sure we don’t have to tell you that. Whether you rely on a city sewer line, or a septic tank that contains the waste of your home, they’re vital for a safe and sanitary way of life. Therefore, if you experience any sewer issues, you’re better off getting them checked out by a professional so your way of life and comfort aren’t uprooted.

This blog post is centered on some problems that can develop with a sewer. Not only can our team help you with sewer cleaning in Plano, TX, but we can even repair your broken sewer line or septic tank if you’re dealing with the aftermath of an ordeal. We’re sewer specialists, and our tips are designed to help you diagnose a malfunctioning sewer system and get it fixed before anything else goes wrong.

So, let’s get started!

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Let’s Prepare Your Drains for the Holidays

Monday, November 15th, 2021

What an exciting time of year! Sometimes it can feel good to take a step back and be grateful for all the friends and family in your life. The holiday season is a great period of time to relish in the love and joy that we all spend together. Whether you’re a big gift giver or the person spending countless hours in the kitchen, we appreciate you and are grateful for your support!

Now, one thing that can really dampen the feelings of this season is a clog in the drain. Drain clogs are a timeless buzzkill, easily popping up at inconvenient times and usually when the whole family has arrived for a big dinner.

Let’s discuss some preventative ways to prepare your drain for clogs and also to remove them before they impact our life. Sound like a good idea? Great, let’s get started.

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3 Secret Advantages of a Garbage Disposal

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Garbage disposal systems might seem like a luxury, until you witness the terrible state of most kitchen drains in our area. People send food waste and other contaminants down the drain to the point where they’re experiencing a clog every year when a garbage disposal could help reduce this number substantially. We’re not here to convince you to buy a garbage disposal, we’re just here to change your perspective on these systems a little bit. They’re not as much a luxury as they are a high-tech solution to a problem we experience every year.

Don’t try and invest in a garbage disposal without the help of professional plumbing in McKinney, TX. Our team specializes in the setup and maintenance of these kinds of systems, so you’ll be in good hands going forward. Just remember that the more you know about this technology, the easier a decision might be.

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5 Things You Can Do to Stop Clogs Today

Monday, April 5th, 2021

What would you think if we told you that you have tools around you to stop a clog right now? Unless your clog is at the absolute worst state, in which the only solution is to call a plumber, sometimes there are ways that homeowners can deal with them on their own. Between preventing the creation of a drain clog, and the household solutions for dealing with a forming one, there are various things you can do.

Don’t give up, and don’t just call the cheapest plumber in Plano, TX. Follow along with what we’re about to say and if you run into any trouble, our team can help. We provide affordable rates as well as the peace of mind knowing that you’re working with a friendly and reliable company. We won’t take advantage of you and we promise we’ll help you through this unfortunate plumbing experience.

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Protecting Pipes From Freezing

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

We hope everyone out there is getting along alright. This has been a very hard few weeks for homeowners in the Plano area, and we just want to tell you that we’re here for you. Give us a call if you need help, and make sure you’re in contact with loved ones so we can all get through this together.

If your pipes haven’t already frozen from the cold spell we’ve received, then you’re one of the lucky ones. But you might not be lucky for long. If you’re looking to avoid having to call us for piping in Plano, TX, then let’s talk about insulating pipes.

It might not be as hard as you think to keep your pipes from freezing, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know going forward. Just remember to call us if you need help!

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Here’s What to Do About Slow Drains

Monday, February 8th, 2021

They’re not quite clear, but they’re not quite clogged… They’re just slow! Slow drains are a problem for homeowners because they leave people feeling uneasy as to whether they should call for plumbing help or just “deal” with it. While yes, a plumber in McKinney, TX can help you with your slow drain, that might not be a good enough answer for you.

Homeowners want to know what slow drains mean. Sometimes they could signal that a drain clog is forming, while other times they could mean a problem with your sewer system getting backed up. If you’re scared about what could be going on with your drains, then we’ve got you covered. Let’s talk about what you as a homeowner can do about your slow drains, what they likely signify, and why a plumber has all the right equipment to deal with them.

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Mesh Screens Will Change Your Life!

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Okay, before you say anything, we’re talking about plumbing here. No, a mesh screen won’t help you change a flat on the side of the highway, nor will it be very helpful when you’ve got a power outage. However, once we get to the subject of plumbing, mesh screens can be a huge game-changer.

The important thing is limiting the amount of gunk that gets flushed down our drain so that we don’t need to deal with too many clogs, right? Any plumber in Plano, TX will tell you that a mesh screen, or some kind of drain guard, will help reduce the amount of waste that gets sent into your drain, and help keep things clog-free.

Don’t worry, we’ll get into the specifics about how mesh screens really provide that much relief, and what you can do if you’re still suffering from drain woes.

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Garbage Disposal: Your New Best Friend

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

We’re going to be honest, we’ve never met any homeowners that didn’t absolutely love their new garbage disposal. That’s because these kinds of systems are just so convenient and efficient, that there’s really no reason to not want one. If you’d like to know more about them, then we can absolutely cover the essentials that have to do with garbage disposals in this blog post.

More importantly, we’d like to cover why we’re the best team to install your new garbage disposal. After all, you might be able to find a garbage disposal model, and find some DIY tutorial online or pay the same contractor you have been for a quick installation. But is just doing “what you’ve always been doing” for plumbing in Plano, TX really the best mentality to have?

No, we don’t think it is.

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We Give Chemical Drain Cleaners a Hard Pass

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Pouring chemical drain cleaners down your drain is similar to pouring water into your car’s gas tank. This is just a disaster waiting to happen. We’re proponents of your plumbing system just like a mechanic is a proponent of your car, and we’re here to tell you that chemical drain cleaners are an inadequate solution to a problem that needs fixing.

If you care at all about the status of your drains, then you’ll aim more towards calling a plumber in Plano, TX. Pouring chemical drain cleaners down your drain can make drain clogs worse and can ultimately end up costing you more in the long run.

Keep reading as we get into detail about this down below. We’ll talk about why this is the case and why nothing beats the help and attention of a professional plumber.

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