Tips for Keeping Your Plumbing in Working Order

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No matter what, your pipes will need professional help from time to time. But in order to make those plumbing calls less frequent and save yourself some money, there are a few simple things you can do to keep your pipes working throughout the year. Our professional plumbers have seen a lot in their time, and they’re sharing their best plumbing tips with you.

Stop Flushing the Wrong Things

Your toilet’s plumbing system is more delicate than you think. Even though it gets rid of some gross stuff, there’s certain things it simply isn’t meant to get rid of. Our plumbing repairmen recommend that you avoid flushing wipes, paper towels, diapers, feminine hygiene products, and even hair. Your sewer line is simply not capable of breaking down these things and getting rid of them. When you repeatedly force your pipes to flush foreign objects, it causes the pipes to clog.

Avoid Washing Hair Down the Drain

For people with particularly long hair this can be a problem. When you’re showering or using your sink, it’s normal for pieces of hair to fall out and get wrapped up in the drain and sit there waiting to be removed. However, washing pieces of hair down the drain clogs it very quickly and causes it to drain super slowly. To avoid this problem, remove hair by hand instead of forcing it down the drain.

Don’t Let Pipes Freeze

While the Dallas area really only has to worry about frozen pipes for about one month of the year, it’s still a good thing to remember. When temperatures hit below freezing point, pipes become more likely to freeze and then burst. A good way to avoid this plumbing repair disaster is by turning on your faucet and letting water slowly drain. This keeps your pipes from freezing and will save you loads of money in the future.

Have Routine Plumbing Repair Done

People go to doctors for annual checkups because it’s important to catch health problems in their early stages. Your plumbing should also receive annual maintenance to ensure that it’s working properly. Water heaters can go bad, pipes can rust, and sewers can need repairing but you won’t know about any problems unless a plumber identifies them.

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Our plumbing repair service has years of industry experience fixing both residential and commercial plumbing problems in the Dallas area. We provide affordable plumbing solutions to all of our customers and try our best to fix your pipes in a timely manner. Get in touch with us today to learn more!

Common Plumbing Problems in Older Texas Homes

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Older homes are often full of character and uniqueness that newer homes don’t have. Things like built-in bookshelves and secret doors are the best parts of owning an older home. However, older homes come with their fair share of problems and one of the most common things we come across are plumbing problems. Many homeowners don’t realize how important up to date plumbing is until they run into costly leaks and repairs. We’re sharing with you the most common plumbing issues we see in older homes.

Galvanized Pipes

In most older homes, our plumbing contractors see a lot of galvanized pipes. A galvanized pipe is a steel pipe covered in a layer of zinc. Over time, the zinc erodes and causes the pipe to deteriorate. Galvanized pipes can cause water pressure issues, leaks, and stopped up toilets and sinks. Galvanized pipes can also be found in commercial buildings but we see it most often in residential plumbing repairs.

Bad Plumbing Repairs by Homeowners

Many homeowners like to try and fix things themselves, which can be a good thing if you know what you’re doing. However, plumbing isn’t the same as fixing a squeaky door or a window that won’t shut. Older homes who have had multiple owners usually fall victim to faulty plumbing repairs by well meaning homeowners. Sometimes we find sewer repairs that weren’t done correctly and then pipe installation that doesn’t quite fit. If you aren’t a plumbing expert, it’s best to find a plumber near you to do the work.

Drains and Pipes that Have Shifted

Overtime, a home’s foundation will shift and so will the pipes and drains running through and beneath it. If you’ve noticed a leak in your slab foundation or maybe just a crack, there’s a good chance that the pipes underneath your home have been compromised in some way. Professional plumbers often do slab leak detection to insure that their diagnosis of plumbing problems is correct.

Plumbing Dynamics Can Fix Your Old Plumbing

Whether you’re moving into an older home or you’ve owned one for many years, chances are your plumbing is outdated and isn’t up to code. Before you try to fix it yourself, call our experts to come and handle it for you. We offer competitive pricing and great customer service to satisfy your needs. Get in touch with us today to schedule your plumbing services.

Plumbing Maintenance Tips for the Spring and Summer

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Spring and summer can turn into plumbing disasters for homeowners and businesses alike. Plumbing repair services can cost a small fortune and even more if the problem has been neglected for awhile. As the temperatures in the Dallas area rise and you start your spring cleaning, it’s a good time to do some general maintenance on your plumbing and have a professional plumber double check your drains and pipes. Here are a few simple plumbing maintenance tips for your home or commercial business.

Thawing Your Outdoor Plumbing

For both residential and commercial properties, thawing out pipes that are underground and outdoors is incredibly important to keep them from rupturing. Our Plano plumbers advise that before using your sprinkler system or even your garden hose, you should always make sure that the ground has had enough time to warm up the pipes buried underneath. When the temperature changes rapidly it can cause them to burst, causing you a major headache and lots of money in the process.

Clean Out Your Gutters and Downspouts

Though gutters and downspouts aren’t entirely plumbing-related, they can certainly impact the functionality of a home or business. Gutters stuffed with leaves will be forced to push water over the sides of the gutters onto the ground and around the foundation of a building. Water build up in areas where it shouldn’t be can eventually seep into your basement or underneath your house. Not only will you be needing commercial plumbing or residential plumbing services to remove the water, you’ll also likely need someone to fix your foundation.

Check Your Drains for Plumbing Problems

If you have drains in your home or business that are rarely used, it’s probably a good time to check how well your drains are working. Pour a gallon of hot water into the drain to clear out any debris and to make sure there’s not a drainage problem. If it’s gurgling and doesn’t seem to be draining, you need to call a commercial plumber to come look at your problem before it gets worse.

Do Your Yearly Plumbing Maintenance

Many plumbing issues can be prevented by annual maintenance from a plumbing contractor. While there are certainly things you can do yourself as a home or business owner, more complicated fixes need to be done by a licensed professional at Plumbing Dynamics.

Find a Plumber With Plumbing Dynamics

You can trust us to fix all of your plumbing problems. Whether you have a commercial property or own a home, our team of plumbers will find a solution to the problem and get it right the first time. Get in touch with us today to have your plumbing looked at!

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As 2017 approaches, many of us start thinking about New Year’s resolutions, things we will do to improve our lives in the upcoming year. So, while you are making those resolutions, don’t forget to throw in a few for your plumbing system as well. Keeping your plumbing system problem free will also help you improve your life. Here are a few resolutions you might want to consider. [Read more…]

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A stain, odor or clog in your sink or the drain pipes can be a real headache. To take care of odors, clean your drains regularly. If you find that the pipes are clogged, there are a number of methods you can use to try to open them up.

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