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Hard Water Problems in Frisco, TX

At Texas Green Plumbing, our favorite product is the Water Filtration System.  Not only is it great for your your health and safety, if installed at the water supply entrance of your home, it will prevent those ugly hard water stains throughout your house as well.
It is common knowledge among the residents of Frisco, Texas that the city’s water supply is high in calcium, leaving odd stains and colors in their sinks, toilets, bathtubs and showers, among other home areas such as dishwashers and washing machines.  Not only does it make your house look dirty, it affects your hair quality and can even hurt your health if your body gets an overload of calcium in your kidneys, for example.
But regardless of what city you live in, protect yourself from unwanted contaminates in your water supply.  And this is especially those of you who have well water sources, which can also have bacteria and fertilizer runoff to contend with.
Again, Water Filtration Systems are our favorite product here at Texas Green Plumbing.  And Whole House Water Filtration Systems, our specialty,  are installed at the water source entrance to your home, protecting everything in your home from excess minerals.  There are many to choose from, and we will help you select the best one for your specific needs and price range.  We will come out to your home and test your water supply first, to see just what unwelcome contaminates, chemicals, and overly high minerals are in your water supply.
And if you simply want a smaller sink version Water Filtration System, we can install that as well.  It won’t protect your appliances and bathrooms, but it will protect your drinking water and health.
Just give Texas Green Plumbing a call at 972-442-4101 to schedule your Water Filtration System analysis visit today!

Avoiding Frozen Water Lines in Richardson Texas

The worst thing that could happen to you this winter could be a plumbing nightmare. Frozen busted water lines in Richardson Texas. I have been in some houses that have suffered this problem and it isn’t a pretty site. What happens is when the water isn’t moving and the temperature gets low enough, the water will freeze. When water does freezes in a pipe it expands and can create pressure over 2,000 pounds per square inch. Normal water pressure is under 100 pounds per square inch. At 2,000 pounds it is enough pressure to rupture any pipe that is filled with water and has no place for the ice to expand to. When the water line bursts it can spill hundreds of gallons of water an hour. That equates to thousands of dollars in damage to your home. This is completely unnecessary when you know how easy it is to prevent a water pipe from freezing.

First, if you have lines on an exterior wall that are under a cabinet, open the cabinet doors. This lets the warmer air in and closer to the water lines and lessens the chance of frozen water lines and the necessary plumbing repairs. Second, let the water drip – This will help avoid Frozen Water Line in Richardson Texas.   I know that we are in a drought and I never recommend wasting water, but this is a very slow drip and could save you thousands in repairs. I let both hot and cold drip. This will also avoid plumbing repairs.

Some other things that you can do to avoid frozen water lines in Richardson Texas  and plumbing repairs would be to seal up cracks and holes outside that might let the cold in. Adding wall insulation or actual pipe insulation could add an extra layer of protection that keep the lines from freezing. Last applying electrical heating tape to lines that are easily accessible can be good. There are two types of heat tape, thermostatically controlled and the kind that you just plug in to get it hot. Be careful with these, like a space heater they can be very dangerous.

Don’t get me wrong. I want you to call Texas Green Plumbing for all your Richardson Plumbing Repairs. I just don’t want you to call me for repairs that could have been avoided by following a few simple steps.

How do fix a Slab Leak in Dallas?

Slab leaks can be costly and can cause major damage to your Dallas home.

The most common causes for slab leaks are shifting in the foundation, the corrosion of pipes, and foundation work.

You should call a Dallas plumber and have them check for a slab leak if you have one or more of the following signs.

1. Higher water bill than normal
2. Sound of running water coming from your floors or walls
3. Water standing in your yard
4. Hot or cold spots on your floors or walls

The cost associated with your slab leak may be covered by your insurance depending on your coverage and the insurance company.