The Five Most Common Plumbing Problems and How to Avoid Them!

Plumbing is one of the main things that most homeowners view as a necessity rather than a luxury. As a result, when plumbing problems occur and things stop running smoothly, homeowners panic. Home plumbing repair is one of the most common and frustrating issues all homeowners must face at some point; however, knowing how to fix basic plumbing issues can save money and unnecessary frustration. Here are some of the most common Plumbing Problems that we see here at, and some tips on how to avoid them.


Clogged Drain

No plumbing problem is more common or more frustrating than a clogged drain. Drains can usually be cleared easily and inexpensively, but taking some simple precautions will help you avoid stop-ups. Proper disposal of kitchen waste will keep sink drain clogs to a minimum.

  • Use a drain screen     Hair and soap scum are major culprits in clogging bath and shower drains. Use a drain screen to catch the debris and clean the screen regularly.
  • Don’t pour grease down the drain When you finish cooking, let the grease harden and scoop out as much as you can into the garbage. If you pour grease down the drain it will harden in your pipes.
  • Don’t pour anything else down the drain     Avoid putting any other chemicals down the drain. Even in a laundry room sink, you’ll clog the pipes. Chemical drain cleaners can even erode pipes, so use them sparingly.
  • Clean your sink stoppers Pop-up stoppers can accumulate build-up and should be cleaned regularly.
  • Pour boiling water down the drain Pour boiling water down your drains once a week. Make this a regular part of your cleaning routine to clear the pipes of any scum and build-up.

Clogged Toilet

Toilet Clogs are also one of the most common plumbing problems.

The best way to prevent a clogged toilet is to avoid flushing things that can cause a clog in the first place. Toilets are only designed to flush toilet paper and liquid and solid waste. Everything else should be thrown away in a garbage can. That means you should avoid flushing paper towels, napkins, tissues, feminine hygiene products, cotton balls and any other common bathroom items.

If you don’t already have a garbage can near your toilet, consider adding one. This will make it much less tempting to dispose of garbage in your toilet.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure is certainly an annoyance for homeowners. Not only can it increase the time it takes to do things like shower, wash dishes, and water outdoor plants, but it also significantly increases how much water is used doing these simple tasks. There are many things that can cause low water pressure, but there are several things you can do to resolve the problem on your own.

Most homes have two main water supply valves—the customer valve, located in your water meter box, and the home valve, located on the exterior hose faucet at the front of your house. If either of these valves is even slightly turned away from the “on” position it can drastically decrease water pressure.

Leaking pipes will also decrease water pressure noticeably. It can be difficult to determine if you have a leak, but the best way to check is to look at your water meter. To read your meter, shut off all faucets both inside and outside your home. Read the meter and leave the water off for at least two hours. Go back and read the meter again. If your usage has gone up, there’s a good chance you’ve got a leaking pipe somewhere. Call a licensed plumber right away to prevent extensive damage.

Water Heater Issues

Usually, the hot water heater is one of the last appliances that you think of when you think of maintaining your home. It is more of a set-it and forget-it appliance, right?

If you want to make sure your investment and your hot showers remain intact follow these simple suggestions for maintaining your hot water heater.

By following an easy water heater maintenance schedule you will be able to prevent many unforeseen problems and keep your heater running at top efficiency. Of course, you should check with your manufacturer for any specific maintenance schedule but if you keep to this simple checklist you will be right on track.

Check the T & P Valve (Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve)

Inspect the Anode Rod

Flush the Water Heater

Set the Temperature

Insulate the Heater

Jammed Garbage Disposal

  • Never pour fats or cooking oils down drains. They solidify in pipes. Instead, wipe grease from pots with paper towels and throw in trash.
  •  Avoid putting stringy, fibrous or starchy waste in the garbage disposal. Poultry skins, celery, fruit & potato peels, for example, cannot be sufficiently broken down.
  •  Make sure the disposal is running when you put food into it. Don’t wait until it’s full to turn it on.
  •  Try to address any plumbing problems before the holiday and before guests arrive. However, in holiday emergencies, don’t hesitate to call   for 24 hour emergency service.
  •  Use paper plates. Simply put, it will encourage your guests to throw away their plates when they’re done rather than marching into the kitchen to rinse them off and clogging up your disposal with uneaten leftovers.
  •  As always, know your limits. Often, minor plumbing problems turn into plumbing catastrophes if not handled properly.

You don’t have to navigate owning your own home alone: let us help! Especially with plumbing, it can be a terrifying adventure when you aren’t sure that what you’re doing is right. Trust us–it’s easier to give us a call before the problem starts than it is in three feet of flood water from a burst pipe.

If you are looking for a plumber in The Woodlands, Houston, Houston, Spring or surrounding areas call us at or contact us online to get your plumbing problem taken care of quickly. We have 24 hour service 7 days a week and there are no special charges for after- hours calls.

New Year, New Tankless Water Heater!


Although tankless water heaters can be expensive to install, they pay for themselves over time. When you switch to a tankless water heater, you save on utilities each month. That’s just one reason why more families are switching to tankless water heaters. Let’s take a closer look:

1. To save money

In today’s economy, who doesn’t want to save money when possible? Again, although tankless water heaters are more costly to set up, they can save you up to 50 percent on your monthly water heating bill. Over time, that certainly adds up!

2. To get more hot water

One of the best things about tankless water heaters is that they offer a virtually endless hot water supply. Tankless water heaters heat water as it flows, so you don’t have to wait for an entire tank to heat up. Imagine not having to wait for water to heat back up after a long shower, load of laundry or dishwasher cycle?

3. To make space

Tankless water heaters typically aren’t much bigger than a large suitcase. If you’re looking to open up the room that stores your water heater, then this is a great choice.

Additionally, tankless water heaters are small – requiring a mere fraction of the space required for a conventional water heater with tank.  This is a great feature if you live in a small home or want to create additional storage space in your garage or attic.

Call or contact us online for a free water heater inspection or to discuss your options for an affordable and dependable hot water heater professionally installed anywhere in Houston by a licensed professional.

Call to get a free water heater inspection anywhere in the Houston Metro area.

We will evaluate your water heater’s condition, recommend the best solution, and provide a free quote.  All technicians are licensed plumbers.

Get $50 off your tankless water heater installation.

Holiday Plumbing Checklist

There are a few things you can do to prepare your plumbing for the holiday season and reduce the chance that you might need to call  for help. Having extra guests in your home puts extra strain on your plumbing system, but below are a few things you can do beforehand.

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Have a Technician inspect your home before the holiday season

A Technician can inspect your home’s plumbing system before the holiday season starts to catch any problems with the plumbing and be sure that it is ready for the extra use that the holidays will bring. We can test all areas of your plumbing system and also check for leaks and other issues with your plumbing.

Clean your plumbing fixtures

Be sure to clean all of your plumbing fixtures before the holiday season starts including your shower, toilets, tubs, faucets and everything else so that water can flow freely and that the fixtures are ready for use. You can use special stainless steel cleaners to clean your faucets off and make everything look nice for your guests.

Don’t overuse the garbage disposal

You can avoid having to call to replace or fix your garbage disposal if you only use it at a minimum this holiday season. Try to throw as much food away as you can rather than down the sink, and we reccomend only using your garbage disposal to dispose of soft foods that can break down easily.

We recommend using trash cans in all the bathrooms

Make sure that your bathrooms have small trash cans where guests can throw away tissues and wipes rather than down the toilet. This will avoid clogging your toilets. Toilet paper is designed to break up in septic systems, but you should encourage your guests to throw away napkins, facial tissues and other types of paper waste in the trash cans.

There are so many different aspects in a home’s plumbing, which include sinks, toilets, drains, washers, dishwashers, central heating systems. It is a long list and one problem can quickly become a huge, expensive mess. You have to consider all the areas of your home that a local plumber would deal with if they were called out.

Contact us online or call to get a free estimate from a licensed plumbing technician.

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Quick Plumbing Fixes All Homeowners Should Know!

Being a homeowner involves a ton of responsibilities – there’s lawn care, heating and cooling needs, cable and electric, and of course, your plumbing. But it isn’t as easy as just knowing basic information about each; you should also know what to do in the event that anything starts to act up. Specifically looking at the plumbing side of things, below are a few quick fixes we believe all homeowners must know.

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How To Fix A Running Toilet

Running toilets can be a noisy nightmare! To minimize the hissing you hear, first turn off the shut-off valve connected to your toilet. Then, take out the rubber flapper from the flush valve that is found inside the tank and check for any damage. Next, take a look at the float chain and make sure that the float is sitting at the same height of your water level. If it isn’t, adjust it appropriately! Should this fail to solve the problem, you may need to install a new flapper all together.

How To Fix Leaky Shut-Off Valves

Faulty valves can turn into a huge problem for homeowners, so fix them before it’s too late! To start, close off the water supply that leads to the valve that is leaking. Once this is complete, use a wrench to loosen the bonnet nut found on the questionable valve. After, pull the nut back so that you can clearly see the valve’s threaded spindle and wrap some Teflon packaging around it. The last step is to simply tighten the nut back in place and turn the water-supply back on.

How To Clear A Clogged Tub

Clogged bathtub drains can wreak havoc in your home, especially when more than one person needs to get into the bathroom! To solve the problem, completely remove the overflow plate found at the end of the tub, including stoppers and any linkage rods. Then, send a drain snake through the opening, make sure it’s secure, then turn the handle to push it further down the drain. After you’ve done this two or three times, turn on the water to see if there is any improvement – as the water is running, continue to snake out the drain to completely clear the clog.

Why Choose

Family owned since 1986, works hard to provide The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Cypress, Kingwood, and the Houston metro area with professional, high-quality plumbing services for both residential and commercial clients.

With over 25 years of experience, we work hard to consistently provide you with licensed, master plumbers performing the highest quality work at an affordable price, while providing the best in customer service.

You’ll quickly see that is the most affordable, high quality, plumbing service in the area. Regardless of the size of the project, a licensed professional will show up on time, diagnose the problem, provide a free estimate, and with your approval will get started fixing your problem immediately.

If you are looking for a plumber in The Woodlands, Houston, Spring or surrounding areas call us at or contact us online to get your plumbing problem taken care of quickly. We have 24 hour service 7 days a week and there are no special charges for after- hours calls.

Guests Coming For The Holidays? Get a Tankless Water Heater!

The holidays are quickly approaching and you’ll no doubt be spending money shopping and preparing for the holidays. Here are six reasons to consider a tankless water heater install before the holidays.

Family serving Christmas dinner

  1. Your current hot water tank uses up a huge amount of energy. It is considered the second biggest energy consumer in your house. Many consumers are switching to tankless water heaters in order to save money.
  2. A standard tank water heater takes up about 9 square feet, whereas a tankless water heater takes up no space on your floor because it is attached to the wall.
  3. A tank water heater is constantly running and heating water, however the tankless water heater only heats water when you need too. By switching, you can save about 40 percent off your gas bill.
  4. A tankless water heater can end up paying for itself in a little as four years depending in the type and size tankless heater you choose due to the great energy savings.
  5. The life of a tankless heater is much greater than a standard water heater by five to ten years.
  6. Running out of hot water is never an issue like it can be with a standard water heater.

Call to get a free water heater inspection anywhere in the Houston Metro area.

We will evaluate your water heater’s condition, recommend the best solution, and provide a free quote.  All technicians are licensed plumbers.

Get $50 off your tankless water heater installation.

How to Avoid Thanksgiving Plumbing Problems!

When you think of the Friday after Thanksgiving, most people think of fun Black Friday bargains. However, each year, the Friday after Thanksgiving turns black and bleak for many due to not-so-fun plumbing emergencies. Nationwide, plumbers get as many as 50 percent more calls over the long weekend following Thanksgiving, compared with any other four-day period throughout the year.


Most of the additional calls are for clogged drains attached to garbage disposals or toilets. The good news is, many of these problems are preventable. Here are a few tips to help avoid turkey day plumbing problems:

1. Don’t pour fats or cooking oil down the drains.  Be sure to use paper towels to wipe excess grease and oils from pots and pans before washing them, then throw away the paper towels.

2. Run several ice cubes through your garbage disposal. Do this before the big feast to sharpen the blades.

3. Don’t stuff your disposal. Use a steady flow of smaller amounts while running the water to help drain it away.

4. Avoid putting poultry skin, rice, pasta, celery, potato peels, fruit, or eggshells in your garbage disposal. Most disposers cannot sufficiently grind these things.

5. Use cold water when grinding food waste. Hot water will cause grease to move further into the pipe, where it can solidify after cooling.

6. Be sure you run cold water for 15 seconds after the disposal work is finished to carry the waste out of the pipes.

7. Wait 10 minutes between showers so drains have time to work.

8. If small items drop in toilets, don’t flush them down. Retrieve them! Even small items can catch in pipes, then lead to bigger clogs with future flushes.

In many cases, plumbing problems were brewing long before the holidays. So if you have a slow drain, a toilet that wont’t flush completely, or other signs of plumbing issues right now, call us so we can help prevent worse plumbing problems that could put a damper on your holiday.

If you are looking for a plumber in The Woodlands, Houston, Spring or surrounding areas call us at or contact us online to get your plumbing problem taken care of quickly. We have 24 hour service 7 days a week and there are no special charges for after- hours calls.

When to Let Go of That Old Water Heater

A quick guide to calling it quits with your antiquated tank water heater.

It’s big. It’s old. Sometimes it grants you hot showers. When is it time to break things off with your tank water heater and take the tankless plunge? Probably sooner, rather than later. Your home’s water heater is probably the most costly component of your plumbing system, and many common water heater problems are actually pretty easy to figure out and repair without the assistance of a plumber. These are some of the signs that your water heater does not need to be repaired, it actually needs to be replaced.


Age: Most residential water heaters are sold with a 5-year or 10-year warranty, so a new heater should last at least that long. However, if you live in an older home with an aging hot water heater, even common problems could be an indication that it is time to replace it. A hot water heater that is more than 15 or 20 years old and is clanging or knocking, failing to produce hot water, unable to produce hot water consistently, or unable to maintain a constant water temperature has probably reached the end of its life.

How do I determine the age of my water heater?

All water heaters, no matter the brand, must be equipped with a rating plate that lists important data such as the model and serial numbers, manufacturing company’s name, length of warranty, and more. Some manufacturers make it easy to determine the age of your heater by including the month and year built into the first 4 digits of the serial number. Other manufacturers require you to check their date-decoding system online. For example, the Bradford White rating plate incorporates a letter system that represents manufacturing years. The serial number might begin: “YF165…” Using their year/month decoder you can find Y = 2002 and F = June. No matter the brand, the year and month of manufacturing is available to all consumers.

Noise: Noise is always an indicator. If you hear your water heater – loud cracks and pops for instance – it may be an indication that the interaction between the heating elements and the inside heater has mineral build up on them.

Too Many Repairs: It’s only natural that your water heater system is going to require repairs every now and then, even if it’s a fairly young system. However if it is aging, and repair needs are becoming increasingly frequent, then it may make more financial sense to replace the whole thing.

Excess Water: Water seeping or lingering around the water heater means that there’s a leak somewhere. This is usually in the pipes, but it could be on any section of the water heater. While this can sometimes just be an easy fix, it could also be a sign that you need a new water heater altogether.

Rust: Regularly check to make sure your water heater isn’t experiencing any level of corrosion or rust. It’s common for a water heater to collect rust eventually, but rust in certain areas is what you need to watch out for. A good sign that it’s time for a new water heater is when there’s corrosion or rust near the pressure relief and temperature valves. Anywhere near the connections is also an indicator that the water heater needs a replacement.

Call or contact us online for a free water heater inspection or to discuss your options for an affordable and dependable water heater professionally installed anywhere in the Houston area (1960, Spring, The Woodlands, Cypress, Houston, Houston) by a licensed professional.

Plumbing Tips That Will Save You Money!

When it comes to your home’s plumbing system, you want to make sure that everything is in top shape and working as well as it possibly can. If you are not careful, you could end up wasting hundreds of gallons of  water each year on highly preventable situations – such as leaks – that
will be very costly. Your plumbing makes up the core of your home. It transports water, an essential resource, and also makes sure that waste makes its way out of your home. However, plumbing systems do not keep themselves healthy and issue-free: homeowners like you do. Even if you are not the most handy do-it-yourselfer, there are certain steps that you can take in order to make sure that everything is running as smoothly as possible. You do not have to break the bank in order to have a top-notch plumbing system. We have compiled a list of plumbing tips that can help you save oodles of money and time.


Regular Maintenance

The best way to save money on expensive plumbing repairs is to avoid serious issues with routine maintenance. You can inspect your plumbing on a monthly basis by looking under your sinks and in your shower for leaks, drips, cracks, water pressure issues, slow drains, and temperature problems. Once identified, get to work on fixing them! Fixing plumbing issues when we notice them makes maintenance so vital. A small crack that barely leaks, when repaired, will not turn into a huge crack that leaks profusely and floods your home. is ready to help you correct small issues before they turn into big money pits.

Lower the Temperature on Your Water Heater to 120 Degrees

Turn down the temperature on your water heater to save 4% of your energy cost per each 10 degrees that you lower the thermostat. Even better, be sure to use the “vacation setting,” if you have one, on your water heater to keep from heating water unnecessarily during your absence.

Use The Auto Shutoff On Your Washing Machine

Often, the drain hose from your washing machine can dislodge from the drainage pipe, causing a massive flood almost immediately. Want to avoid this scenario? Your Washing Machine Flood Detector Auto Shutoff will sound an alarm automatically when even a small amount of water hits the floor and will turn off the washing machine to prevent further, damaging leaks. If your current model is not equipped with an Auto Shutoff, consider investing in a new model. Our experts at can recommend great washing machines and help you install them as well!

Invest in a Low-Consumption Toilet

How much water does your household flush down the toilet each day? Too much! You lose gallons of water every time you press that small lever, so consider replacing your current toilet with a new, low-consumption model. Doing so could mean big financial savings in your home-owning future.

Saving money where you can is a smart move for all homeowners and helps you put those funds into family vacations, retirement funds, and all the other aspects of your life that bring enjoyment and stability. Looking for more tips? Give us a call at, serving Houston, The Woodlands and the Greater Houston Area! We’re always ready to listen to your concerns and share our expertise!

We are Hiring Plumbers!


Daniels Plumbing is looking to hire full-time Licensed Service Plumbers. 

If you’re looking for a positive work environment, a friendly staff, great pay, and room to grow, is looking for you.


  • Great quality of life
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Great wages
  • Health Benefits
  • Retirement Plans
  • Continuing education
  • Plenty of room for growth
  • Assigned service vehicle
  • Holidays off
  • Company Uniforms

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Family owned since 1986, works hard to provide The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Cypress, Kingwood, and the Houston metro area with professional, high-quality plumbing services for both residential and commercial clients.

Is it Time For a New Water Heater? Look For These Signs

There are unmistakable signs if your water heater is malfunctioning and you need to call a plumber.  The clearest sign, of course, is a morning shower that’s not as warm, or even much hotter than usual. But there are other tell tale signs to look out for as well. Don’t be like most homeowners who have no idea when their water heater is about to kick the bucket. A little bit of knowledge goes a long way – it can save you the headache of going days without hot water or paying out of pocket for costly repairs. Here are three indicators that your water heater is on the fritz.


1. Old Age: Water heaters aren’t made to last forever. Most models only have an 8-12 year lifespan so if yours is approaching this range, it might be time to upgrade. Just think about how much more energy-efficient they’ve made products in the last couple of years – you’ll see a drastic increase in savings each year.

2. Rust: Have rusty water coming out of your faucets? While this doesn’t necessarily mean that your water heater is on its way out (rusty water can be a result of rusty pipes), it’s worth testing further. Drain about three buckets of water from the tank and if it’s still rusty after the third, it’s likely that the inside of the tank has rusted.

3. Leaks: Notice water around the base of your water heater? Wipe it dry with a towel and come back to check on it the following day. If there’s water on the floor again it means your tank is leaking and it should be replaced right away.

Whether you have a traditional gas or electric water heater or a tankless water heater, will get your water heater working again quickly and affordably. All technicians are professional licensed plumbers. Call to get a free water heater inspection by a licensed professional anywhere in the Houston area.  We will evaluate your water heater’s condition, recommend the best solution, and provide a free quote.  All technicians are licensed professionals.