Use these Plumbing Tips to Save 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.

ways-to-save-money

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. vjazaniedljadoma.ru 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 vjazaniedljadoma.ru 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 vjazaniedljadoma.ru, serving Houston, The Woodlands and the Greater Houston Area! We’re always ready to listen to your concerns and share our expertise!

How Can Tankless Water Heaters Decrease Your Monthly Bills?

water-heating-1

Tankless water heaters, or demand type water heaters, save money on energy costs. This is because they provide hot water on an as needed basis. There is no extra cost of storing water such as with traditional water heaters. These expenses are referred to as stand-by losses.

The way tankless water heaters work is that when you turn on the hot water, cold water runs through a pipe to the unit. Depending on energy choices, either a gas burner or electric element heats up the cold water. There is no waiting to any tank to fill. Hot water becomes instantly available. By this fact alone, money is saved by not running water to wait for it to turn warm or hot.

How much that can be saved by using tankless water heaters, depends on the amount of water used on a daily basis. Is less than 41 gallons of hot water is used per day, this can make the heater be up to 34% more efficient. This is in comparison to traditional storage tank water heaters. If a home uses up to 86 gallons of hot water per day, energy-saving percentage drops anywhere from 8 to 14%. In order to achieve a greater efficiency rating, possibly up to 50%, a person could install a tankless water heater at each outlet for hot water. With this option, the average family could save up to $100 per year and sometimes more.

It does make a difference if you use electric or gas as your heating choice. Electric water heaters usually cost about $40-$80 per year in energy costs. Gas tankless heaters usually run about $50-$100 per year in energy costs.

While purchasing a tankless water heater can cost two to four times more, long-term savings is often the deciding factor. With a 20 year or greater life expectancy, easy to replace parts, and lower energy costs, the savings tend to make up for the initial output. Traditional water heaters tend to last about 10 to 15 years, usually expiring due to corrosion.

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, The Woodlands, Conroe or any of the Houston Area by a licensed vjazaniedljadoma.ru professional.

What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency!

769915

Despite the fact that all modern homeowners have plumbing systems,  most don’t know much about how they work. Whenever a problem arises, many people are at a loss for what to do. Here are a few basic steps to take in the event of a plumbing emergency:

Locate the Problem

If you suddenly notice water pooling in your home, it’s important to locate the source of the leak as quickly as you can. Consider marking off the problem area so your plumber can more quickly understand what to fix.

Shut off the Main Water Supply

As soon as you locate the problem, you should turn off your home’s water supply. The shutoff valve should be located either in your laundry room or outside next to the street. The earlier you turn off the water, the less water damage you’ll have to deal with.

Call a Plumber

Though you may feel obligated to fix your own plumbing problem, there’s a chance that you could cause more damage. In order to achieve a permanent fix, you should call a plumber as soon as possible. Even if you first notice the leak at 3 am, a 24-hour plumber can help you.

Soak up Excess Water

If water is left standing for too long, it could cause serious damage to your home. While you wait for the plumber, you should attempt to soak up some of the water—unless you’re dealing with raw sewage, which can contain dangerous pathogens.

If you ever experience a plumbing emergency, contact vjazaniedljadoma.ru immediately—we offer 24/7 service for your convenience. Even if you don’t have an urgent plumbing issue, we’ll be happy to take a look at your system and fix any problem areas. For more information, call us today at .

Conserving Water During the Summer Heat

Saving water is particularly important during the summer, when the days are hot and the rainfall sporadic at best. With much of the country in a heat wave this summer, our plumbing is taking a toll in over use. Watering the lawns, longer cool showers, running the taps for cold glasses of water. If you want to cut your water bills or just do your part to conserve a precious resource, here are a few smart tips to reduce water usage around the house.

In-the-summer-residents-need-to-take-extra-precaution-when-doing-water-activities-to-reduce-waste_1223_638811_1_14101837_500

-Use a bowl in the sink when washing fruit, vegetables or dishes. You can then use   the waste water to water your plants.

-Fill a jug of water and put it in the fridge for when you want a cool drink.

-Turn off the tap when you clean your teeth. A running tap uses more than two gallons of water a minute.

-Wait until you have a full load before using your washing machine or your dishwasher. Some new washing machines use less than a gallon of water for each pound of clothes, while modern dishwashers can use as little as two to three gallons of water a cycle.

-If possible, take a shower instead of a bath. A five-minute shower uses about ten gallons of water. This is about half the volume of a standard bath.

-Use a water-saving device in your toilet cistern. Depending on the size of your cistern, you could save about half a gallon each time you flush the toilet.

-Using a watering can in the garden instead of a sprinkler or hose. Garden sprinklers and hoses left running can use about 150 to 200 gallons of water an hour.

-Think about collecting rainwater off your roof. Using rainwater in the garden reduces the amount of treated water you use.

-Check your property regularly for leaks on your internal plumbing.

For more information on how to conserve water and save money, give us a call at and we would be more than happy to help!

Family owned since 1986, vjazaniedljadoma.ru 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 vjazaniedljadoma.ru is the most affordable, high quality, plumbing service in the area. Regardless of the size of the project, a licensed vjazaniedljadoma.ru 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.

Facing the No Hot Water Problem too Often? It’s Time to Call a Plumber!

How many times do you get up in the morning to take a nice, hot shower and find you’re out of water?

Do you ever run home from the gym, expecting to quickly clean up before you have to go out again, only to discover there’s no hot water left?

Serious problems call for serious investigative skills. At best, whatever’s causing the problem is a relatively simple fix. At worst, you’re facing a water heater upgrade, the most costly option.

Bare Woman Reacting While Taking Cold Shower

Investigation 101

Problem 1: Determine if you and your family are putting too much stress on your hot water heater. A 40-gallon hot water tank should be sufficient for a family of four. But if your household is in the habit of running the clothes washer, running the dishwasher, and taking four showers in the morning, you’re bound to run out of hot water. It takes a while for the tank to refill with hot water. In this case, simply moving household tasks to the evening will leave you with enough hot water for morning showers.

Problem 2: If you run out of hot water and it doesn’t come back, your water heater may be malfunctioning. Some components such as the sacrificial anode rod, can be fixed. Significant dirt buildup inside the tank, which can affect heat transfer, can be cleaned. You’ll need to hire an expert plumber to assess the heater and make a diagnosis. Talk about the cost-effectiveness of the proposed fix if it involves one or two parts, and consider factors including the age of the heater and its performance. If you’re ready to invest the money in a new system, upgrading an old water heater that needs to be fixed may be the better option.

Problem 3: Sometimes, the cause of having no hot water is due to a complete system failure. If your water heater has seen better days, and you suddenly run out of hot water, it’s probably time to put the system to rest. If your plumber diagnoses the heater’s death, you’ll need to replace the unit. Take into consideration how much hot water your family needs, whether you need a larger tank, and if alternative systems such as a heat-pump water heater or tankless water heater will better suit your household’s needs.

Don’t sacrifice hygiene to an ill-suited, malfunctioning, or failing water heater. Investigate the cause of no hot water, and get on the horn to a plumber who can solve the problem.

For answers to your questions, contact vjazaniedljadoma.ru today.

Family owned since 1986, vjazaniedljadoma.ru 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 vjazaniedljadoma.ru is the most affordable, high quality, plumbing service in the area. Regardless of the size of the project, a licensed vjazaniedljadoma.ru 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.

Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Not only does the Winter time provide plumbing problems, but the summer months have it’s own set of plumbing issues as well. With the winter behind us, the risk of frozen pipes is a thing of the past, but summer is not without problems of its own. Most plumbing issues can be mitigated, and there’s no reason to let a leaky pipe ruin your summer fun. To make sure you’re on top of things, here are some of the most common summer plumbing problems:

bigstock-Builder-handyman-with-construc-85993877-copy-624x306

Garbage Disposal Clogs

With all the barbecues going on and guests running around your house, your garbage disposal will be getting a lot of use. Luckily, garbage disposal clogs are preventable. Avoid flushing rinds and coffee grounds down the unit, and grease and oil as well. If your garbage disposal does start to develop a clog, flush it with vinegar and boiling water.

Sprinkler Leaks

Summer means bright green grass, blooming flowerbeds, and a well-manicured landscape for your home. Sever of residents use sprinkler systems to ensure their lawns receive enough water through the summer heat. However, some people don’t use their sprinkler systems for months at a time, resulting in equipment succumbing to wear-and-tear. Getting a sprinkler leak might not be that noticeable until you receive that high water bill. To prevent this, make sure you thoroughly clean your sprinkler system before you use it this summer. Try to inspect all areas and make sure there are no leaks.

Washing Machine Maintenance

Your washing machine may get more of a workout during the summer, especially if you have children that are out of school. Spending days at the pool or the beach results in more laundry to wash, which can put additional stress on your washing machine. It is best to stay at home while the machine is running, so that if a problem arises you can stop the cycle immediately and call a professional if needed. You should also move the machine out from the wall a little to prevent the hose from kinking.

Clogged Toilets

In the summer time, your children use the toilet more frequently throughout the day. Teach the kids to utilize only a required amount of toilet paper and also to flush only when they use the bathroom.

Sewer Line Backups

Keep your sewer lines clear this summer by having a professional plumber come out and inspect your sewer lines for debris before there is a problem. With the abundant rain throughout the summer, and new tree root growth, sewer lines can start to clog quickly. Have your sewer lines inspected and cleaned out before the line has a backup.

We would be more than happy to come out for a free inspection today and get your plumbing running smoothly for the upcoming summer months.

Family owned since 1986, vjazaniedljadoma.ru 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 vjazaniedljadoma.ru is the most affordable, high quality, plumbing service in the area. Regardless of the size of the project, a licensed vjazaniedljadoma.ru 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.

Want Endless Hot Water? Invest in a Tankless Water Heater!

There are a number of good reasons why you should invest in a tankless electric water heater for your home. If you are tired of high gas bills, bulky water heater tanks taking up much needed space or the daily family feuds that erupt over someone using up all the hot water then not only do you need a stress free vacation, but also a tankless electric water heater.

Before we begin breaking down the reasons why you need a tankless electric water heater let’s make things a little easier by explaining exactly what it is and how it works. A tankless electric water heater, surprisingly enough, is exactly what it sounds like – a water heating unit that only provides hot water as and when it is required and does not warm or store heated water through the use of a tank. The way tankless electric water heaters work is by activating a set of coils when the unit is turned on. As water moves over these coils it is heated. The temperature set on the control determines how hot the coils should get and how quickly the water moves across the coils.

Now that you know the basics about what tankless electric water heaters are and how they work, let’s look into the reasons that make them a good investment for a home that needs hot water!

tankless-water-heater-e4

Reason 1: Cost One of the biggest draw cards of investing in a tankless electric water heater is the cost factor. Although some people are concerned over the initial outlay when purchasing a water heater, what needs to be understood is how much will be save on a monthly gas or electric bill. First up, if you are currently using gas to heat your water you can immediately subtract the cost of heating your water from your gas bill when you switch to electric heating. The next big saver is based on the efficiency of tankless electric water heaters. If you use around 41 gallons of hot water per day you will you can expect that a tankless electric water heater will be approximately 24%–34% more energy efficient than conventional water heaters. Furthermore, if you install a tankless electric water heater at each hot water outlet you can expect an energy saving of up to 50%.

Reason 2: Effectiveness The next big attraction of a tankless electric water heater is their effectiveness in providing a constant supply of hot water. Although there is an initial delay to receiving the hot water when you turn on the tap, it is only momentary. Once your hot water is flowing, however, you no longer need to be concerned about using up all the hot water before the next person needs it. While this may not seem like a problem in a single person home, for those of you who live in a home of 2 or more people you will appreciate this factor as there will be no more fighting to get to the shower first or getting the blame for being the hot water glutton.

Reason 3: Space When you consider that conventional water heaters generally store between 30 Gal. – 60 Gal. of water, you can’t help wonder where all that water is kept. The answer is simple – a very big tank. The problem with a very big tank is where do you keep it?  No matter where you put your water tank – in a corner, in the attic or in the basement – wouldn’t you rather have the extra floor space? Tankless water heaters do not have a tank, therefore free up a large amount of space for you to use. While we have heard many people complain about their bulky water tanks we have never heard anyone complain about having extra space at their disposal.

These are our top three reasons why you should invest in a tankless electric water heater, however if you would like to find out more about our water heaters please do not hesitate to contact vjazaniedljadoma.ru for professional, reliable advice.

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 vjazaniedljadoma.ru professional.

Plumbing Problems to Look out for this Memorial Day Weekend

For a lot of families, Memorial Day weekend is a time to bust out the grill, invite over friends and family members, and honor our veterans. However, with all the hoopla going on in the house, your plumbing could see a lot of extra use this Memorial Day weekend.

You don’t want a leaky pipe or a clogged toilet to dampen your Memorial Day parties, so it’s best to take note of potential problems now before a serious plumbing issue arises. Here are three plumbing concerns to watch out for this weekend:

1628719_f496

1. Overly used toilet
If you have a larger group of people coming over for a grill-out or to enjoy the extended weekend of fun, your toilet is likely going to be working overtime. With extra flushes throughout the day, it’s much easier for your toilet to get clogged or backed up because more liquid is going through your home’s pipes at a higher rate than what the infrastructure typically handles.

A great way to prevent your toilet from using too much water is to invest in a new low-flow toilet. However, for quick do-it-yourself tricks in time for the weekend, you can simply fill a resealable plastic container full of sand and put it in your toilet’s tank to allow less water to fill up. You may have to measure out the sand a few times to get the right water flow adjustment, but this will put less stress on your toilet, conserve water, and work as a great short-term solution.

2. Avoid the garbage disposal
One of the most common areas to feel the pressure of your Memorial Day party is your garbage disposal. This appliance gets plenty of work in when you have multiple people throwing their excess food in the drain and using your disposal to grind leftovers. The best way to prevent your disposal from breaking this weekend is to simply avoid it.

Even if you have to put a note to alert guests to not use your disposal, you want to make sure no one uses it. They’re not built to handle certain foods and with so many guests at your place, an overused disposal could cause clogged pipes in your home.

3. Outdoor hose leaks
If it’s warm enough this weekend and a lot of kids are coming, you might be inclined to turn on the outdoor hose to have some fun with the water. However, you want to check your hose for any leaks or pooling before you use it all day. More likely than not, this is the first time you’ve used the hose since last summer, and you want to make sure the cold winter months did not do any damage to your exterior pipes.

It’s always better to be safe than sorry with your home’s plumbing, but if you happen to come across a leaky pipe, broken hose, damaged garbage disposal, or clogged toilet, you can reach out to a professional at vjazaniedljadoma.ru this Memorial Day weekend.

Call Us Today at for Your Plumbing Needs in The Woodlands, Houston, Spring and surrounding areas!

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.

Happy family portrait in front of house

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 vjazaniedljadoma.ru?

Family owned since 1986, vjazaniedljadoma.ru 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 vjazaniedljadoma.ru is the most affordable, high quality, plumbing service in the area. Regardless of the size of the project, a licensed vjazaniedljadoma.ru 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.

Common Plumbing Problems We See in The Houston Area

There are many different plumbing problems that can spring up in the average home. Some plumbing problems are more common than others. Some of the most common plumbing problems are also quite easy to fix. Doing the repairs for these common plumbing problems yourself can save you hundreds of dollars. There are many different types of plumbing problems, but we’re always asked “is this a common problem?” Though we’ve seen a wide variety of plumbing problems from big to small, we generated a list of what our technicians most commonly see in the homes they service.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure is common in older homes, but it can happen in newer homes too. Low water pressure can be caused by many things such as a leaking pipe, needing a new shower head, corrosion in your pipes and more. A professional plumber will be able to find the cause of the low water pressure and get it fixed for you in no time.

Dripping Faucets

Unless you can hear a dripping faucet while you’re trying to get to sleep, they’re often a problem that goes ignored. If you have a faucet that is dripping, its washer will have worn out and it needs replacing. You may not realize it, but a dripping faucet wastes a lot of water. If you left a bowl under the faucet for a whole night, you would be surprised at how much water can collect. Not only are you wasting water when you have a dripping faucet, but you’re also losing money. Every drip adds up, and you’ll be surprised at how much it can affect your water bill. This can be fixed quickly by yourself or by a professional plumber for a small amount of money, so there’s no excuse to ignore it.

Leaky Pipes

While we see a lot of leaking pipes during the cold winter months, it’s also very common year-round! Most pipes will begin to leak near the joints, so keep an eye out for wet spots on the ground or ceiling. Water damage to your home can be quite costly, so leaky pipes are a necessity to fix right away.

Slow or Clogged Drains

If you have a drain that is running slow it could mean you have the beginnings of a clog. Many people use over the counter drain cleaners to try and break up the clog, but professional plumbers do not advise this. Over the counter drain cleaners can be quite damaging as they can cause the plastic pipes to become brittle and crack. Call in a plumber and they will use professional tools to remove the clog.

Running Toilets

A running toilet wastes an enormous amount of water – up to two hundred gallons every day. If you notice that you have a running toilet, then call in a plumber to fix it. A running toilet will be costing you a lot, so it’s best to get the problem fixed as soon as possible.

To take care of your leaky faucet, clogged drain, or any other plumbing issue just give us a call or schedule an appointment online. 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.