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Heat Tape, Insulation and Freezing Pipes

Heat Tape, Insulation and Freezing Pipes

Heat wrap for pipes isn’t a big Texas topic, but we do get freezes hard enough to burst pipes. Want to be ready for a hard freeze? Prepare your home’s pipes with electric heat tape or pipe insulation. It is a heck of a lot cheaper than fixing burst pipes. Heat Wrap,...
Toilet Still Running? Check the Fill Valve Assembly

Toilet Still Running? Check the Fill Valve Assembly

If simple adjustments to stop a toilet from running don’t do the trick, then you may have to change out the toilet fill valve. Fill valve replacement is simple, and if you know how the thing works, you’ll find it even easier. So, before we start changing a fill valve,...

Toilet Won’t Stop Running?

When your toilet keeps running or if the toilet runs on and off every few minutes it isn’t just annoying, it’s a money waster. Every time the toilet runs on and off water is literally going down the drain, and with it, some money. So, it makes sense that you’ll want...
How to Install a Garbage Disposal for the First Time

How to Install a Garbage Disposal for the First Time

Replacing a garbage disposal is more of a challenge to home DIY plumbers for a few reasons. First, the disposal is located under and attached to the sink. That means you’re working in a tight environment in awkward positions. Second, there’s electricity involved. And...
How to Install a New Toilet

How to Install a New Toilet

Installing a new toilet is a DIY project that’s simpler than many home plumbers think it is. In reality toilet system is straightforward. And unless you run into significant structural damage when you’re installing the toilet rim, a handy DIY plumber can install most...