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

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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Have a Bathroom Drain Clog? Here’s What to Do

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Sometimes the heat gets too unbearable and it’s a good idea to spend the day indoors. Staying cool, comfortable, and hydrated is a great way to pass a heatwave. With all our talk about AC maintenance and repairs, you’re probably feeling good that your HVAC system is good to go and nothing will stand in the way of your comfort—until your drains clog.

We know, the switch from AC to plumbing is quite the topic change, but with so much of our time being spent indoors these days, it’s worth talking about. Your bathroom plumbing in Plano, TX might not be in good condition, and you can kiss your comfort goodbye if you start dealing with a drain clog.

So, it’s time to shift away from our talk about air conditioning, and focus on a system that rarely gets the spotlight—our plumbing!

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Sewer System

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Sewers aren’t the most complex systems in existence, but even with their simplicity, there are homeowners constantly asking us questions about them and how they operate. So, operating in good faith, we’d like to try and quell some of those inquiries by talking a bit about sewer systems. We’ll discuss how they work, what can go wrong with them, and the most common questions that homeowners ask us about them.

Now, keep in mind that reading about sewer systems isn’t a good replacement for good, solid professional handiwork, and it never will be. If you suspect that there’s something wrong with your septic tank or sewer system, nothing you read will be better than calling a pro for plumbing in Plano, TX.

With that being said, read on if you’re interested in some of the lesser-known facts about your sewer!

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Do You Have a Plumbing Leak?

Monday, April 6th, 2020

When we think of plumbing leaks, we usually think of water gushing from a pipe or a drain in our basements as we frantically try to plug it. However, unlike TV shows or movies, plumbing leaks don’t always occur out in the open for everyone to see. Sometimes your plumbing system will leak for hours, days, weeks, or even months without you knowing about it unless you’re paying attention.

If you’re asking yourself, “well, what should I be paying attention to?” Then you’re starting to ask the right questions. We’re going to go over a few things about plumbing in Sherman, TX that can describe when you’re dealing with a leak that you might otherwise not have noticed. Hopefully, with our help, you know exactly when to call a plumber and have a leak dealt with before it becomes a worse problem.

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Colored Water Coming from Your Faucet? Here’s What to Do

Monday, December 30th, 2019

How would you feel if all the water you drank turned brown today? We’re going to go out on a limb and say that you wouldn’t feel too happy about that. We’re also confident that many of the homeowners we service in our area have to deal with brown or rust-colored water and you might’ve gone through a few online searches trying to get to the bottom of the problem.

The fact is, rust-colored water can be a signal that there’s something sinister going on in your pipe system.

If you’re really worried that you might be ingesting something that could be harmful to you and your plumbing, call our team today for drain cleaning in Plano, TX. Otherwise, keep reading and we’ll tell you what might be happening to your water and what it could mean for you and your home.

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Toilet Clogs: How You Can Help

Monday, November 4th, 2019

If there was a list of “most inconvenient plumbing problems to deal with,” a clogged toilet would be at the top of that list. Toilets are appliances that we use so often and rarely think about the intricate mechanisms that function within it. Not only that but having a toilet clog can be embarrassing and inconvenient at the best of times.

So, what if we told you that aside from calling for expert plumbing services in Denison, TX there were some home solutions that could help you temporarily? Toilet issues can range from the simplest of solutions to signaling major problems with your water line or sewage system. In this post, we’d like to discuss some things that the average homeowner can do to mitigate the damage from a clogged toilet. Hopefully, with these few steps, your plumber will arrive with minimal damage done.

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Need Sewer Line Services? Call a Plumbing Company 

Monday, August 27th, 2018

video-pipe-inspectionHow would it sound if we told you to do your own sewer line cleaning? Hopefully you would respond by saying “that’s disgusting, I won’t do it!” But actually, the gross part of sewer cleaning is probably the least difficult part. For all you persistent DIYers out there, take off your hazmat suits and gas masks. We are determined to discourage you from messing with your sewer lines, and we’ll try to convince you through the rest of this post.

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How to Ruin Your Kitchen Drain

Monday, August 13th, 2018

drain-bubblingHave you ever been curious about how you could go about completely ruining your kitchen’s pipes and drain? If you do, we hope it’s purely for educational purposes and not for something sinister. Either way, we won’t hold back in explaining how you would go about clogging your pipes up.

Even though clogs can be fairly easy to unclog with the right equipment, the problem is when homeowners decide to fix the clogs themselves—they simply don’t have the tools that are best for protecting the lifespan of the plumbing system.

Overall, we don’t want you to treat your plumbing irresponsibly, either before or after a clog. So here are some ways that you could totally ruin your kitchen plumbing (purely for educational purposes, of course).

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