Performance Plumbing Blog

Plumbing Tips when Remodeling Your Kitchen

May 25th, 2020

kitchen-with-couple-standing-in-itWith how much time we’ve spent indoors lately, it’s only natural to think about whether your home is as aesthetically pleasing, comfortable, and functional as you would like. You might be considering changing things up with a kitchen remodel, which is a great idea! Of course, it’s important to remember that remodels do take a lot of work, and some of this work will require the help of a professional plumber.

That’s what we are here for! The best way to optimize your kitchen design in a remodel is with your plumbing. Read on as we uncover some plumbing tips to consider when planning and completing your kitchen remodel.

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How to Spot a Hidden Plumbing Leak

May 11th, 2020

plumbing-pipe-with-cloth-tied-on-itWe probably don’t need to tell you that if you have a leaking pipe in your home that’s undetectable to the naked eye, you’ve got a problem on your hands. Other plumbing issues make themselves known pretty quickly—for instance it’s very hard not to recognize a clogged toilet or a leaking faucet. The pipes tucked away in your home—such as in your basement or behind the walls—are less noticeable.

An issue can occur in this section of your plumbing system and go unnoticed for a significant amount of time, doing damage in the meantime. If you aren’t attentive to your plumbing system, you could unintentionally waste a lot of water, and subsequent money. If you suspect you have a leak, the best thing to do is call our team for professional leak detection. But in order to suspect something, you have to know the signs, right? So, what are these signs? Read on!

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Can Hard Water Threaten Your Business?

April 27th, 2020

row-of-sinks-in-commercial-building-bathroomHard water is one of those things that a lot of residents and business owners deal with, even without realizing. The problem is, it slowly degrades the efficiency of a plumbing system until one day limescale buildup either leads to a clog or pipe leaks. This is a bad enough problem in a home, can you imagine it in your business?

There are a couple of things you can and should do to make sure your business or commercial space is properly protected from hard water, even if you aren’t sure you have it. Keep reading to learn more about this common plumbing problem!

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Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Home

April 13th, 2020

technicians-hands-working-on-tankless-water-heaterIf there is any home comfort system people take for granted, it’s typically their water heater—even though this is one of the appliances we all rely on the most! When it comes time to replace yours you’ll definitely notice it, but this isn’t a purchase you should rush into.

Whether you are looking to replace or you’re constructing a new home and purchasing your very first water heater, there are considerations to make. For instance, have you heard of tankless water heaters? It may serve you better than the traditional tank water heater by means of efficiency and savings. But that’s not to say traditional storage tanks don’t have their advantages. Read on to learn more.

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Why You Need a Pro for Your Plumbing Services

March 30th, 2020

woman-looking-worried-about-plumbing-problem-under-sinkHomeowners often assume they can just get a general handyman to fix any problem they have—you pay less and they do an effective job, right?

Well, we know this seems like a viable solution to whatever your plumbing issue is, but your experience and the result will not be the same as if you had gone with a professional.

Our professional plumbers have been in the industry for a long time, so we have seen what can happen when homeowners believe in this common misconception. Plumbing isn’t an easy job, and even something that seems simple could actually require special expertise.

It’s vital that you hire a well-trained, licensed, and insured service professional when you need work done. Hiring a handyman might seem like a good way to save money, but hiring the wrong person for the job could actually leave you paying more to fix their mistake.

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Are You Protecting Your Bathroom Plumbing Against Common Threats?

March 16th, 2020

hand-on-bathroom-sink-faucetA common service we often recommend to our customers is routine drain cleaning as part of your overall plumbing maintenance. Our plumbers will come to your home and use the best in current technology—such as a hydro-jet system—to thoroughly clear out the drainpipes throughout your household.

This removes buildup that leads to frequent slow and clogged drains, and also helps prevent your plumbing system from suffering other damage too. With winter almost behind us, why not make a drain cleaning appointment as part of your spring cleaning plan?

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Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance?

March 2nd, 2020

tech-working-on-tankless-water-heaterStandard storage-tank water heaters are the type most often found in homes today—it’s the conventional system that people are used to. They’re big, and very noticeable, even if “hidden” away in a closet. Therefore, even if you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it, you do know that it needs service. After all, scaling from hard water can have a major negative impact on your water heater, allowing for a mineral buildup that clangs around and can ultimately cause damage to the system.

What many people don’t realize is, while their tankless counterparts are space-saving and extremely efficient, they also need maintenance! Actually, much of the maintenance completed for tank water heaters is about the same as the maintenance performed on tank water heaters. Don’t hesitate to give us a call to schedule service. In the meantime, read on to learn more.

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Do You Have a Plumbing Leak?

February 17th, 2020

plumber-working-on-sink-plumbingGiven that most of your home’s plumbing system is hidden behind walls or beneath the floor, it can be really hard to detect plumbing leaks—especially since the signs of these leaks are usually subtle to start with!

This is the main reason we recommend scheduling preventive maintenance at least once a year. However, it’s also a good idea to familiarize yourself and your family with the warning signs that your plumbing system is experiencing problems. On the rare chance that a problem does happen between maintenance visits, this way you can spot it quickly and call for repairs right away.

Read on as we uncover several of the most common signs you have a leak.

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The Importance of Grease Traps: Is Your Restaurant Well Equipped?

February 3rd, 2020

grease-trap-outside-buildingIf you run a restaurant in the St. Louis area, then you undoubtedly have a lot on your plate—pun intended. The good news is, for all your plumbing needs, all you need to do is give our team a call. This is true for your piping needs, as well as things like grease traps.

Grease traps are something a lot of our customers have questions about, and we’re here to answer those questions. If there’s anything we haven’t covered below that you’d like to know more about, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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When You Need Something More than a Simple Clog Removal

January 20th, 2020

plumber-using-drain-snakeWhen you have a drain clog, what do you do? If you’re like many homeowners, you reach for a bottle of store-bought drain cleaner. Unfortunately, this is not a good idea.

There are right ways and wrong ways to remove clogs. If it’s superficial enough, you can probably use a plunger to relieve it. But using chemical drain cleaners can actually destroy your plumbing system, leading to high service costs and frustration on your end. So what do you do, when simple clog removal—like the use of a plunger—isn’t cutting it?

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