Performance Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Is It Time to Replace Your Plumbing Stacks?

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Homes are complex, with many components, systems, and appliances required to make them run as efficiently and effectively as possible. Your home’s plumbing stack is one of these systems.

Ever heard of a “plumbing stack” before? It’s okay if not! This isn’t a well-known term for those not in the plumbing industry. However, it can be an important one to know, especially if your home is in need of plumbing stack replacement. Read on to learn more!

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Signs That You Need Professional Drain Cleaning in Your Home

Monday, July 4th, 2022

drain-with-waterChances are, you probably don’t think about the drains and the pipes that run through your home all that often. That’s okay, we wouldn’t really expect you to.

But it’s important to be aware that if your drains aren’t kept in good shape, it can cause a number of problems for you in the long run. It’s important to know when to call a professional for drain cleaning services, to keep your drains as healthy as possible.

And before you ask, no, that bottle of chemical drain cleaner you got at the store is not a good solution. While it can dissolve some types of clogs, it doesn’t leave your system entirely, and can cause further clogs. Plus, the chemicals used in these “solutions” are caustic and can actually cause corrosion.

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How to Plan the Perfect Bathroom Remodel

Monday, June 20th, 2022

bathroom-blueprintAll right, well maybe we can’t help you plan the perfect bathroom remodel, since everybody’s idea of “perfect” is different. What we can do, however, is help you plan a bathroom remodel that leaves you with efficient plumbing and functional space. And we think that is pretty perfect!

The first step in planning a great bathroom remodel, of course, is contacting a professional plumbing contractor, such as us! You can try to tackle a bathroom remodel all on your own, but this could lead to damage or even an ineffective installation due to improper measurements. Our qualified professionals are standing by and ready to help with every step.

Read on as we uncover some of the most important factors to consider with your bathroom remodel, which will help it be a little bit closer to that perfection you’re seeking.

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You Might Have a Plumbing Leak If…

Monday, February 28th, 2022

white-pipe-with-blue-clothWe’ve all seen them—those shows or movies that depict a homeowner discovering a leak when a massive rainstorm hits or when they really need to get their living space ready for a gathering. These are scenes that typically involve buckets being placed all throughout the home, or an aggressive stream of water spewing out of a kitchen sink cabinet.

While these scenes are great for dramatic effect, they’re also examples of leaks that weren’t caught until they already caused their damage. The thing is, if you have a leak of any kind in your home, you want to find the problem ASAP. If you’re wondering how, that’s what we are here for! Read on.

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Is Your Sewer Line Suffering?

Monday, February 14th, 2022

sewer-manhole-coverNobody likes to think about one particular part of their plumbing system, but the truth is that it’s maybe the most important part of the plumbing system, allowing for wastewater to safely and hygienically leave the property.

That’s right, we’re talking about your sewer line.

Not only can a sewer line problem—like a leak or a clog—be an incredibly frustrating issue, but it can be unhealthy for your home and family, plus just plain gross! Fortunately, though, there are signs you can watch out for that indicate a sewer line in disrepair, and then all you need to do is call on our team for quick and effective repairs.

Read on to learn what these signs are.

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Protect Your Plumbing from Freezing Temps By…

Monday, December 20th, 2021

ruptured-pipe-with-iceIf you’ve lived through even one St. Louis winter, then you know just how impossibly chilly it gets! With that decline in temperature comes an unfortunately popular problem–frozen pipes. And, frozen plumbing has the potential to lead to a lot of damage if not properly addressed. The problem isn’t so much the freezing itself, but the thawing. Thawing creates a negative pressure within the pipes, and this is what leads to your pipes bursting.

To protect your plumbing from this unfortunate end, there are a few things you can do. Read on to learn how to protect your plumbing by preventing frozen pipes. And if you discover any problems with your plumbing as winter comes upon us, be sure to contact our professional plumbers!

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This Holiday Season, Protect Your Kitchen Sink Plumbing By…

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

family-making-meal-in-kitchenAs you cook your holiday meal this season, please hesitate before throwing certain cooking and food byproducts down your kitchen sink drain, and take a moment to read this blog post.

While garbage disposal systems are of course very convenient and easy to use, many homeowners give them a little more credit than they might deserve. Look, we aren’t against using a garbage disposal–we could write a whole new blog post about the benefits of these systems! But it is possible to overuse them, or trust them a bit too much, especially in the season of extra cooking and extra kitchen use.

This holiday season, we want to help you protect your kitchen sink plumbing by…

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How to Set Your Plumbing System Up for Success

Monday, October 25th, 2021

animated-diagram-of-a-pipeThe last almost 2 years now have found us at home more than ever before. As a result, we’re all getting a lot more use out of our home comfort systems, including our plumbing systems. While taking care of your plumbing system is always a good idea, it’s even more pertinent now.

The more use that your water heater, kitchen, and bathroom plumbing gets, the more wear and tear your pipes accumulate. Your plumbing system is very sturdy, and build to last for a good long time, while withstanding heavy usage. Eventually, it can accumulate enough mileage that problems can develop, whether it’s leaks, clogs, or something similar. So how do you set your plumbing system up for success each and every year? Through routine plumbing maintenance. 

Read on to learn more!

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Prevent Toilet Troubles with This Tip

Monday, October 11th, 2021

hand-flushing-toiletOne of the most frequent calls that professional plumbers receive is in regards to their bathroom plumbing–maybe they have a clogged bathroom sink drain, or the showerhead won’t stop leaking, or the worst–their toilet has a problem. And usually, it all comes down to one main issue–their toilet won’t stop running. While this doesn’t sound like a major problem, it can actually lead to you wasting hundreds of gallons of water each year. That’s water you are otherwise paying for but not actually using.

So, this is an issue you want to take care of right away, but how do you do so? By calling our plumbers! Read on as we uncover the importance of trusting a professional plumber, and what might have led to this leading toilet trouble to begin with.

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These Signs Signal a Plumbing Leak in Your Home

Monday, August 16th, 2021

white-pipe-with-blue-cloth-tied-on-itThe sometimes tricky thing about plumbing issues is they’re really good at hiding! They often occur behind the walls of your home, and sometimes even under the foundational slab of your property, so they’re often almost undetectable. Some plumbing problems, however, such as a clogged drain or a leaky faucet, are pretty apparent and you don’t really need to know the signs since you can see them clearly.

However, for your hidden pipes, a problem can go unnoticed for quite some time, and do a lot of damage to your property if you aren’t attentive to your pipes. As we mentioned, plumbing problems can be hard to detect. Read on as we uncover some of the signs that you might have a hidden leak in your home so you can catch it early.

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