A leaking shower faucet might sound like a simple, easy fix. What many homeowners don’t know it that repairing or replacing a leaking shower faucet is often more complicated than just swapping out the fixture.
Some of us are handy people. Many of us are not, but those of you who are good with tools might find it satisfying to fix your own plumbing. Though it’s not wrong to do this, there are a few things to keep in mind before deciding to DIY your plumbing problem. Don’t try to fix it yourself at night … Read More
It is every homeowner’s nightmare. You come home from vacation or a long day at work to find a flood in your house! A pipe has broken or a waterline in your home as blown, letting water run freely at normal pressure. You might think it was due to an old or faulty plumbing fixture like a faucet or a … Read More
A water leak in your home can be expensive and frustrating. Leaks can cause water damage and unusually high water bills. Don’t worry, TLC’s licensed plumbers are experts at locating and repairing water leaks. But how do you know you need a leak locator? Common Signs you may have a water leak Unusually high water bills The most common reason … Read More
How Can TLC’s Preventive Maintenance Agreement Save You Money? It is easy to take our home’s plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems for granted until something breaks. Even though they take the backstage, your comfort, functionality and even safety relies on them. Plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling emergencies can be costly, inconvenient and, on occasion, dangerous. How can you avoid … Read More
A clogged toilet happens to everyone on occasion, but if it happens to you all the time, you may need to set the plunger aside and look for the root problem. There are many things that can cause your toilet to clog frequently. Here are 8 common reasons your toilet is always backed up: 8 Common Reasons your Toilet Keeps … Read More
Have you ever wondered why your hot water faucet gives you cold water when you first turn it on? Depending on the size of your home, you may wait a few seconds or even minutes for hot water. This is not only inconvenient, but wastes a lot of water. The distance hot water needs to travel is the reason cold … Read More
Finding out if your toilet is leaking can be tricky. Leaks will often go unnoticed until you get hit with an unusually high water bill. A toilet leak causes water to trickle endlessly down the toilet bowl. This not only wastes water, but over time will significantly increase your water bill. The good news is that checking for a leak … Read More
Winterizing your outdoor faucet, also known as a hose bib or water spigot, is a simple project. If it’s not done correctly, the consequences could be serious. A frozen outdoor faucet can cause serious water damage to your home and property. Luckily it is easy to prevent a frozen faucet if you follow these tips. Why Do I Need to … Read More
Many people may not know that there’s a difference between plumbing and drain problems and we often equate them to the same thing. So what is the difference between plumbing and drain issues? There is an easy way to remember the difference between Drain and Plumbing problems. Plumbing = Fresh Water In Plumbing problems involve fresh water coming into your … Read More
Why Should You Shut of Your Water When on Vacation? With the start of summer and the end of school, many of you are thinking about summer vacation. Before you leave for some relaxation, you should turn off the water to your home to avoid common plumbing disasters. Here’s the Deal: Unless you turn off the water coming into your … Read More
When you think of home flooding problems, you might think they’re caused by broken pipes. What many homeowners do not realize is that your washing machine hoses are the most common culprits. Burst hoses can cause flooding and major water damage in your home. Washing machine hoses are one of the most common causes of catastrophic water damage in homes. … Read More
For the most part, the temperatures have been fairly mild as we gear up for colder temperatures in New Mexico. With mild temperatures dominating our days, we may not be prepared if the temperature starts to drop. However, Santa Fe residents know that once the temperature drops you’ve got to be prepared to prevent frozen pipes. Unlike Albuquerque where residents may … Read More
If you’ve recently received a water bill that is much higher than normal you’re probably wondering if you have a problem? You’re probably right, having a higher water bill than normal is a warning sign of possible leaks around your home. Most people don’t even realize they have a problem until 1 or 2 things happen:
Did you know your water heater can cause burns if the temperature is too hot? How do you know if your water heater is too hot? The easiest way to test your water temperature is to run hot water from your faucet for 3 minutes and fill a glass of water. Insert a thermometer into the water and check the … Read More
Next time you decide to flush that wipe down the toilet, you may want to reconsider. Happening more often than not, sewers are becoming clogged after the pre-moistened towelettes being packaged as “flushable” are being tossed down the commode.
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We live in the era of information, where anyone is but a type stroke away from finding answers to problems. Some problems (especially plumbing problems), however, require the advice of a professional. This week, TLC Plumbing helps you approach the unpleasant problem of a clogged kitchen or bathroom sink.