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Understanding Faucet Fixes

If you’ve decided to tackle your leaky faucet as a DIY job, first you must understand how that particular faucet works. A simple compression faucet, for instance, contains an internal stopper that literally literally squeezes shut when you tighten the handle. Or you might find some other kind of assembly in there. A ball-type faucet […]

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Don’t Make These Home Plumbing Errors!

“Do it yourself” makes perfect sense in many plumbing situations, but only if you do it right. All too often we see people doing more harm than good in their efforts to fix or upgrade their home plumbing systems. Here are some basic tips to keep you from doing the same: Don’t pour corrosives down […]

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Outdoor Plumbing Issues

Here in Central Texas we have to make sure our lawns and gardens get adequate water if we want to keep them looking green all year round. Unfortunately, the faucets, pipes and hoses that feed water to our lawns are subject to some of the same issues as an indoor plumbing system — maybe more […]

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Steve’s Spotlight: Lake Travis

If you love the water, Lake Travis is the place for you. This area includes such sought-after communities as Lakeway, Flintrock Falls, Angle Bay, the Coves on Lake Travis, Spicewood, Saddletree Ranch, Westcave Preserve, the homestead and others. There are more marinas out here than you can shake a stick at, so you’ll see plenty […]

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A Quick Plumbing Troubleshooting Checklist

Sometimes you just need to do some quick troubleshooting so you can at least know when to contact us and when to do a quick fix yourself. So here are a few common symptoms and solutions for quick reference: Standing water in sink: If your disposal is gunked up, try running ice through it to […]

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Is Your Toilet Supply Line About to Supply You with a Flood?

Okay, most of us don’t pay a lot of attention to our toilet supply line — that metal pipe running from the wall to the toilet. Until it actually starts to leak, we just assume that it’ll just keep doing its job forever. But there’s a hidden problem lurking in many of these gadgets that […]

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June Is the Month for Weddings — and Plumbing Problems

Are you planning a June wedding? Just about everybody does, it seems. Whether you’re the bride-to-be or the proud parents, you obviously have a ton of things to think about, from the reception menu to the music. And if you’re hosting the wedding, wedding party, wedding guests and/or wedding reception in your home, you’ve got […]

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The Summer Solstice: What does It Mean for Your Home?

Don’t you love the longer summer days? You can have that much more fun and pack your day with all kinds of outdoor activities. And the Big Daddy of all summer days, the summer solstice, arrives on the first official day of summer, June 20th. On this day the sun will be at its most […]

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Save Money with "Green" Plumbing Options

Everybody uses more water when the temperature starts to rise. You may not have a pool, but you sure will take more showers or baths (we hope) after running around outdoors in the heat of the day. Lawns, people and pets all need plenty of water — but water costs money, and we have a […]

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Steve's Spotlight: Pemberton Heights

Continuing our look at Historic West Austin, this time we’re throwing our spotlight on a neighborhood named as one of the American Planning Association’s “great places” neighborhoods. That occurred in 2007, but Pemberton Heights has been recognized as a great place to live ever since this subdivision first started taking shape in 1927. Home to […]

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