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August 20, 2020by Lasiter & Lasiter

When a water pipe bursts in your home, it’s easy to go into full panic mode. However, nothing ever good comes out when you panic because it can even make the situation worse. The best step is to stay calm and know the necessary steps you need to take to handle the situation well. Remember, a burst pipe can do significant damage to the property, so you have to know how to manage it properly. 

In this article, we will share six vital steps that you should take when dealing with a burst water pipe: read more

August 13, 2020by Lasiter & Lasiter

Nothing annoys any homeowner than unwanted plumbing issues that will take so much time, effort, and money to repair. It’s a huge hassle that can affect daily routines when dealing with home plumbing emergencies.

DIY home repairs can solve some common plumbing issues, but other problems may require you to get the help of a plumbing company. Here is a list of common plumbing emergencies that you need to keep your eyes:

Leaky faucets and clogged sinks

One of the most irritating things you will experience is hearing and seeing a leaky faucet. The common cause for a leaky faucet is that its old parts have loosened and could no longer hold the water pressure.  read more

August 6, 2020by Lasiter & Lasiter

The knocking sound that you hear when you flush the toilet may sound disastrous at first, but fret not. Usually, the cause behind this is not as complicated as you might have expected and simple steps can be taken to resolve it right away. 

The knocking sound you hear is actually a water pressure spike. Know that your toilet has valves that operate manually when you flush it, in which the water fill valve opens to let water into the tank to replace the outgoing water. Because of this, the water feed is always under pressure. When the valve is closed, the water in the pipe on the other side will be still but will remain under pressure. Once the valve is opened, the whole pipeline of water will rush forward toward the toilet tank with force. read more

Today, bathroom and kitchen sinks come in many forms, styles, designs, and sizes. Whether you need a simple, functional sink or an elegant one to show off, it is most likely that you can easily find your desired design in your local market. Behind the extravagant designs is that all sinks function the same, and they are all prone to damages.

Sinks leakage, damaged pipes, and clogging can all happen in any bathroom sinks. As a homeowner, you must know how your sink plumbing works and how to repair it. To help you out, here are some situations which tell whether your bathroom or kitchen sink needs replacement by a licensed plumber: read more

Plumbing issues can be as simple as clogged toilets or as complex as replacing or rerouting pipes in your network. Your mileage for fixing these issues may vary as much as the next guy, but one thing is clear: they are inconvenient. 

While electricity and other home utilities are important, a good supply of clean water and a means to dispose of waste likely outweigh the rest. You will survive in a house without a central air system or a slow internet connection, but very few people will be willing to live in a house with faulty plumbing.  read more

About 40 percent of the US population relies on groundwater for its water supply. Having a private well is an excellent way to have a water supply and distribution for your home. However, you have to ensure that your well system is properly installed so that it can supply you with clean water efficiently. 

One common problem encountered by most well system owners is low water pressure. This problem can greatly impact your water supply and usage at home. That said, here are three crucial steps to take to fix your well system’s water pressure. read more

When homeowners renovate or buy new homes, most of them allot a huge portion of their time enhancing the interiors’ and exteriors’ aesthetic value. They repaint the wall colors, replace flooring and ceiling materials, install new fixtures, and fill the home with furniture and decorative displays.

Most homeowners don’t know that more than the surface value of their house; they should pay attention to the condition of their plumbing system. All of your plumbing fixtures are connected to one another, so one broken or contaminated component will affect your entire household.  read more

A house is only as good and functional as the maintenance of its components. The plumbing and drainage system, in particular, are incredibly crucial; any breaks or disruptions won’t just halt the regular flow of water, but these can also cause water damage to your home.

Aside from the water that flows inside of your house, you should also protect it from the water that can enter from the outside. Storms and floods can affect your house just as much as leaks and pipe breaks can—which is why it’s crucial to set-up fail-safes in case of an emergency. One of the best investments you can actually make in this regard is adding a sump pump to your basement. read more

Water leaking in your property can turn into a huge problem when left unaddressed. The thing is, water leaks are usually tricky to identify. That is why property owners must have regular water leak detection to ensure that all the pipes are working well. Otherwise, you might face a lot of problems that will cost you significant money and time to fix.

When you have regular water leak detection service, you get to avoid those risks and gain a few advantages. Here are a few examples to give you a better idea: read more

If your home hasn’t experienced flooding even during heavy rains, chances are your sump pump is doing what it’s supposed to. Haven’t heard of a sump pump before? Don’t worry, not very many homeowners have! Still, it’s an important part of your drainage system that will require maintenance and occasional repair—here’s all you need to know about it.

What a Sump Pump Does

Installed in your basement or crawl space, a sump pump is responsible for pushing rainwater and melted snow away from your home. You’ll usually recognize it as a pit in the floor with a pumping device that is connected to a drainpipe outside. Once the pit is filled with water, the mechanism is triggered and pumps the water outside. There are various different types of sump pumps, so you’ll want to consult with a Fort Worth licensed plumber before installing one. read more