Performance Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘St. Louis’

How to Prepare Your Plumbing System for Summer’s Demands

Monday, May 6th, 2024
outdoor-faucet-dripping

As the temperature rises and summer approaches, many people are looking forward to enjoying outdoor activities and spending time in their yards. It’s crucial not to overlook the maintenance needs of your home, particularly your plumbing system.

 Summer can bring its own set of challenges for plumbing, from increased water usage to potential issues with outdoor fixtures. In this guide, we’ll explore essential steps to prepare your plumbing system for the demands of summer, ensuring you can enjoy the season without worrying about unexpected plumbing problems.

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What’s Causing Sewer Odors in Your Commercial Space?

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Imagine you walk into your bustling commercial space and instead of being greeted by the hum of productivity, you’re met with a wave of foul, nose-wrinkling sewer odors. It’s not just an unpleasant experience, it can negatively impact your business and the wellbeing of your employees and clients.

But fear not, for there’s a high-tech solution. Sewer gas detectors in St. Peters, MO. These devices can sniff out the culprits behind these odors and guarantee a fresh and inviting environment. Let’s take a look at the causes of sewer odors in your commercial space and how sewer gas detectors can save the day.

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Understanding the Cost of Plumbing Stack Replacement

Monday, July 24th, 2023

The plumbing stack is an important part of your home’s plumbing system. It is a vertical pipe that connects the building’s drainage system to the sewer line or septic tank.

Over time, plumbing stacks can deteriorate due to age, corrosion, or damage, leading to leaks, blockages, and possible structural issues.

When faced with plumbing stack replacement homeowners in St. Louis, MO, often wonder about the cost of replacement. Let’s take a look at some of the variables included in replacement of the plumbing stack!

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Tips for a Successful Bathroom Remodel

Monday, September 26th, 2022

womans-hand-feeling-water-coming-from-showerheadDid you know that the average person spends more than 2 years of their life in the bathroom? If you’re going to spend so much time in there, it’s nice to have something pretty to look at! 

Not surprisingly, bathroom remodels are one of the most popular types of home improvement projects. If you’re considering diving in, here are a few tips for a successful bathroom remodel.

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What Kind of Water Heater Would Serve Me Best?

Monday, August 15th, 2022

water-heater-installationWater heaters are known for being very durable, assuming they are properly taken care of. No water heater lasts indefinitely, though, which means that sooner or later you will need to install a new one.

If you currently find yourself looking for a new water heater, you have a number of different options to choose from. It’s important that you carefully weigh the pros and cons of each water heater type, as each one is suited to a different situation. Have a look at which water heater might serve your needs best below.

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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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Why You Might Want to Do a Kitchen Remodel

Monday, April 25th, 2022

woman-and-girl-washing-hands-at-kitchen-sinkWe recently wrote about how to achieve a successful kitchen remodel, but what if you’re still deciding if you even want to remodel your kitchen? There are a lot of factors to consider, after all. Do you want everything in the same place as it was? Do you need new plumbing fixtures, or even repiping services? What sort of appliance upgrades should you make?

With so many choices to sift through, it can be overwhelming and could potentially discourage you from getting started. But if you have the right team on your side, a kitchen remodel certainly doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We’re here for you to answer any questions you might have, and to help you get started. Read on as we uncover a few reasons why you might want to go ahead and do a kitchen remodel.

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Hard Water: The Problem and the Solution

Monday, April 11th, 2022

hands-under-water-coming-from-faucetWhen you imagine all the things that might go wrong with a plumbing system, hard water is probably not one o your concerns, right? After all, things like a clogged toilet, a leaky faucet, or a burst pipe—those things are emergencies… “hard water” doesn’t even make a “top 10” list of worst plumbing problems to have.

But what many homeowners don’t realize is that hard water can be a bigger deal than they really give credit to. Below, we’ve dived into the problem of hard water, as well as what the solution is. Read on to learn more!

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“What’s the Best Way to Clean My Drains?”

Monday, March 28th, 2022

drain-with-water-flowing-downWhen homeowners are on the search for the best ways to care for their homes, they typically are on the lookout for DIY tips. This makes sense–oftentimes DIY solutions to just about any home improvement or home care project are going to be more affordable. But when you’re looking at “what’s most affordable” are you just considering the upfront costs, or are you considering the long-term costs?

In case you haven’t already guessed where we’re going with this–sometimes the best way to clean your drains, resolve any home appliance or fixture problem, is to call a professional.

While a superficial clog or mild bad odor may have a DIY fix, which we’ll get into below, for thorough and meaningful drain cleaning, the best thing you can do is call our team for professional drain snaking or hydro jetting services. Read on to learn more!

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