Performance Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘St. Charles’

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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What Are the Best Ways to Use My Plumbing System?

Monday, June 6th, 2022

drain-with-water-going-downIt may seem like common sense how to use your plumbing. You turn a tap on when you need water, and turn it off when you want the water to stop. Right?

Well, yes, but there are actually some “dos” and “don’ts” of plumbing that can help reduce wear and tear on various plumbing components in your home, and help you avoid sudden plumbing repair needs. Of course, we are always here if you do need plumbing repair, so give us a call right away when you do!

In the meantime, read on to discover some of the best ways to use your plumbing system in order to avoid problems.

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How to Achieve a Successful Kitchen Remodel

Monday, March 21st, 2022

plumber-helping-homeowner-with-kitchen-sinkPlanning a kitchen remodel–that is, planning a kitchen remodel that will be successful, starts with hiring the right contractors. While a general contractor has basic knowledge of what’s needed for your kitchen remodel, it can be a crapshoot about the sort of subcontractors they choose, and therefore you may end up with electrical and plumbing problems when the job is done.

At Performance Plumbing, we are your local certified, licensed, and experienced plumbing contractor, and we are here to help with all the piping and plumbing appliance needs for your kitchen remodeling in St. Charles, MO. From kitchen sinks and garbage disposals to refrigerator water lines and dishwashers, we handle it all. Read on to learn more about how we can help you achieve a successful kitchen remodel, and when you’re ready, give us a call!

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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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Here’s Why Your Tankless Water Heater Needs Maintenance

Monday, November 8th, 2021

tankless-water-heater-on-tiled-wallIf you’ve ever seen a storage-tank water heater, which you probably have, then you know they are big, pretty noticeable, and can even be a bit noisy. In other words, it’s difficult not to pay attention to a traditional water heater, if that’s what you have in your household.

You probably know that it needs maintenance every now and then from a professional plumber. A condition known as scaling can have a negative effect on it, allowing mineral buildup from calcium, magnesium, and iron. These mineral deposits cause problems with temperature, water pressure, and eventually corrosion if left for too long. Therefore, your tank water heater needs occasional flushing.

So, if you install a tankless water heater, does this mean you won’t need maintenance? Negative–you will need to have a tankless system professionally maintained as well. Perhaps not as often, depending on some factors, but much of the maintenance done on tank systems is also needed on their tankless counterparts, due, again, to scaling. Read on to learn more!

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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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Water Heater Installation: Should You Go with a Tank or Tankless?

Monday, November 9th, 2020

hot-water-coming-from-faucet-with-steamIf there is any appliance in the average home that gets taken the most for granted, we’re going to hazard a guess and say it’s the water heater. We rely on these systems the most out of all the other systems in our home, but don’t typically think about them, until something goes wrong.

And when something goes wrong that leads to water heater replacement, you’ll probably be tempted to rush into a purchase to get your comfort back as quickly as possible. We really want to encourage you to do your research though, and get our help determining what type of water heater is best for you. Sure, you can go with another tank water heater if that’s what you’ve always had. But what if a tankless system could serve you better? Read on to learn more!

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Are Your Pipes Knocking? Here’s What to Do!

Monday, October 26th, 2020

two-horizontal-copper-pipesImagine this scenario: you’re peacefully sleeping or relaxing in your home, and then all of the sudden your peace is disrupted by a persistent knocking noise. It’s not coming from the front door—rather, it’s coming from… inside your walls!

No, this probably isn’t the sign of a haunted house. A much more likely scenario is that what you’re heating is your plumbing pipes knocking. This is definitely not a sound to be too alarmed by, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore the problem either, and that can cause plumbing problems like pinhole leaks and loose plumbing joints.

Read on as we dive into what causes knocking pipes and what you can do about it.

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The Factors That Cause Toilet Troubles

Monday, October 12th, 2020

hand-flushing-toiletOne of the most common calls we get in regards to toilet plumbing is about a toilet that won’t stop running. It sounds like a bad joke, but unfortunately, it’s actually a reality for many homeowners throughout the country. Fortunately, though, it’s not a serious problem. Not for our plumbers, anyway.

But it’s definitely an issue you want to take care of right away. Not only is it a nuisance to listen to that running toilet, but this problem also wastes water.

Read on as we dive into your toilet—dive into what’s causing your toilet problems, that is!

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Do Tank Water Heaters Need Maintenance?

Monday, September 28th, 2020

water-heater-tankThe short answer to this is “yes,” which might leave you wondering why. We have the answers you seek!

First off, have you heard of hard water before? This is water with a high presence of minerals in it–namely magnesium and calcium, and sometimes even iron. For most people. these minerals are completely harmless to ingest. Unfortunately, though, it leads to scaling, which damages your plumbing.

Scaling is the name given to the deposits that get left behind due to these minerals, and they can impact your water heater worse than any other portion of your plumbing system. While scale can be cleaned relatively easily from a faucet, it’s not so simple when it comes to your water heater. Read on to learn more, and when you’re ready to schedule water heater maintenance reach out to our team!

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