Performance Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Do You Have a Plumbing Leak?

Monday, 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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Signs It’s Time for a Drain Cleaning

Monday, November 25th, 2019

water-running-down-drainHave you ever had a bad hair day? Well, imagine how your pipes feel when they have a bad hair day.

We’re talking about hair in your bathroom shower and sink drains—hair, as well as grease, grime, and other particles can all contribute to dirty and more importantly, clogged drains. Without proper care, problems with your drain system can turn into huge hassles and impact your entire plumbing system. Therefore, it’s important to invest in not only regular annual drain cleaning, but to schedule drain cleaning whenever you suspect you need it.

But, how do you know if you need it? Well, fortunately, there are signs you can watch out for. We’ve outlined them below for you. Read on to find out if now is a good time to schedule your drain cleaning.

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Tips to Protect Your Kitchen Sink This Thanksgiving

Monday, November 11th, 2019

friends-cooking-togetherYou may not want to think about it quite yet, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Are you hosting the meal this year? This means you’ll be doing a considerable amount of cooking, then. We can’t give you much advice in the way of culinary skills, but we can tell you how to treat your kitchen sink during this fun and festive holiday.

There are some important things to be aware of when you’re cooking large meals, regardless of whether or not you have a garbage disposal system or not—but you’ll want to be even more careful about your kitchen sink if you do have a disposal system in place. When you need professional plumbing services, we’re the team to call. In the meantime, keep reading to learn about avoiding common holiday hazards.

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Don’t Let the Sound of Knocking Water Heater Haunt Your Home

Monday, October 28th, 2019

residential-water-heaterKnock-knock-knock. “The trick-or-treaters aren’t here yet, it’s too early for that, right?”

Knock-knock-knock. “Oh great, my house is haunted!”

While we can’t solve a haunted house, we can tell you that it’s probably not the cause of those knocking sounds you’re hearing. The knocking may be faint, and it could be otherwise easy to ignore if you just assume it’s coming from outside, but the truth is, it’s very likely coming from your water heater.

And no sound coming from your water heater should be ignored, especially not knocking! This type of sound can indicate issues that can accelerate faster, the longer you let it continue. Keep reading to learn more about what this sound may be and what you should do about it.

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Prepping Your Pipes for Winter (It’s Not Too Early!)

Monday, September 16th, 2019

frozen-pipeWinters are no joke in Missouri, with temperatures dropping to frigid temperatures. So the question we have for you is, do you know how to prep your plumbing for the change in the weather? Sure, summer’s not even officially over quite yet, but when temperatures turn they do so quickly, and you’ll be grateful for taking precautionary steps with your plumbing.

The thing is, it’s very easy for your pipes to freeze in cold weather. Frozen pipes lead to burst pipes. Our team is here to help with any plumbing repair needs you have, even emergencies, but we’d like to help you avoid problems to begin with, if at all possible! One way we can do that is by alerting you to winter problems and how you can prevent cold weather from impacting your plumbing this year. Read on!

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Plumbing Problem vs. Emergency

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

pipe-with-blue-cloth-tied-around-itReliable plumbing companies know that emergencies never happen a convenient time, and therefore are there for you when a plumbing problem just can’t wait. As much as we like, sudden leaks, clogs, or other problems don’t make themselves known during “regular business hours.” The plumbing system is integral to your home, and we understand you may not be able to just sit idly by until you can call and schedule an appointment.

But, when is a plumbing problem actually an emergency? When do you need to incur the cost of an emergency after-hours call? That’s a question that can really only be answered on a case-by-case basis, as it depends on the specific circumstances. For instance, a small leak in a single faucet—while over a long period of time will wastewater—isn’t much of a cause for concern. But water spreading across your kitchen floor with no way to shut off the source is a much different problem.

There are a few steps you can take though, to determine if you really do need to call for emergency services:

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When You Should Upgrade Your Water Heater

Monday, April 15th, 2019

water heaterA water heater that is routinely maintained once a year and receives prompt repairs can last a long time. In fact, you’ve probably had the same water heater working for you since you moved into your current home, right?

Well, while this longevity is impressive, all good things must eventually come to an end. Eventually, you’ll need to replace the water heater at some point in the future, when it no longer can do the job it’s supposed to. You may think you can get by with just a repair, but at some point not even that will help and you’ll be forced to upgrade your water heater.

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Friday, August 18th, 2017

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Call Performance Plumbing for all your remodeling, plumbing, water heaters, drain and sewer, water treatment systems, and commercial needs.

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