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Coffee grounds and your drain pipes

#Freshbrewedcoffee #drainclog

There's nothing like a good cup of fresh brewed coffee to start the day. But after you finished brewing your favorite coffee, what do you do with the coffee grounds?

Your kitchen sink is not a good place to throw your Coffee grounds. The wet Coffee grounds start sticking to the inside of your pipes.

A good place to throw your Coffee grounds is the trash can. Believe it or not those Coffee grounds will create a clog in your drain line and that's not a good way to start the day.

Another idea is using the Coffee grounds as a natural fertilizer in your Garden or part of your Compost!

If you do get a clog, give us a call!

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Away from home for the Holidays and your Plumbing.

Photo by Rawpixel/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by Rawpixel/iStock / Getty Images

#Holidayvacation...When your away on a Holiday Vacation you want peace of mind, the last thing you want to worry about is a Plumbing problem, or worse, come back home from a holiday vacation, only to find water damage from a plumbing disaster.

Basic water damage prevention is simple. If you're not sure how to turn off the main water supply to your home, give us a call, and one of our Plumbing professionals will come out and shut off the main water line to your home. Pre-schedule for the Technician to return to your home at your arrival, to turn the main water line back on, and assure all is working well.

If for some reason you prefer that the Main water line stay on in your home, you can turn off the water supply lines to the following;

> All Sinks - Toilets and the Washer machine.

Turn water supply off at the Angle stops. Your Angle stops are normally located, under the sinks and under the toilet. This way you won’t have to worry about a possible overflow causing a flood in your home while your away.

Preventative measures go a long way, giving you peace of mind, and saving you money, maybe for your next holiday vacation!

CA Lic: 931807

Before it Rains - Sump Pump and Catch Basin

Before the rain comes pouring down, now would be a good time to clean out the debris in your catch basin and check that your sump pump is working well. This is a good way to ensure that the debris will not interfere with your sump pump capacity, when the rain hits.

The possibility of a flood in your home or garage is very likely, and the damage will be greater, than taking a moment of time to clean out the catch basin and making sure your sump pump is in good working order.

Consider cleaning your catch basin and checking your sump pump at least a couple of times a year. This will assure that your drainage system is functioning smoothly, when you need it most.

Houston Has A New Water Schedule!

Houston Has A New Water Schedule!

3 Days/Week Irrigation is Houston's "New Rule"

California’s drought continues but the improved water supply conditions this year has led the Houston City Council to move irrigation restrictions from 2 days per week to 3 days per week. Council’s unanimous June 21, 2016 vote also made 3 days per week Houston’s baseline irrigation requirement. This action is in recognition of the continuous need for best water management.

For more information you can go directly to the BWP website: https://burbankwaterandpower.com/water/water-drought

Cosmetic VS Plumbing

Would you get cosmetic surgery first, knowing that you if you don’t get the quadruple bypass you need, you might die from a heart attack?.. Of course not right!?!

Believe it or not, there are people out there who renovate their home and give it all the cosmetic touches, knowing that they have plumbing pipes that in some areas leak, and need are in need of replacement. What a waste of money! When those pipes are ready to completely crack or break due to corrosion, those renovated walls will need to be cut open in order to access the pipes that are within.

Save yourself a lot of money and headaches. If your going to renovate, make sure you budget for your plumbing, and if your budget doesn’t call for it, then you might want to choose to fix your plumbing first, before fixing the cosmetics. It just makes sense.