Home Inspection Tips For New Home Buyers

April 12, 2021

Buying a house is a very substantial investment. Hence, you need to ensure that you look into every tiny detail of the home before purchasing it. Sometimes, what you see on the marketing photos may be different from the actual situation. At first glance, you will see beautiful floors, freshly painted walls, and other superficial upgrades. What you cannot see is ancient plumbing, dangerous wiring, and broken appliances. Therefore, it is a good idea that you walk around the residence to assess its condition. If you feel dissatisfied with the house, you can ask the

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How Does a Water Softener System Work?

April 6, 2021

If you live in an area with hard water, a water softener is a very beneficial piece of equipment. Its primary purpose is to eliminate the calcium, magnesium, and other minerals present in the water that could cause limescale build-up in your appliances. Hard water has detrimental effects on your skin and hair, too. Luckily installing a water softener at home can dramatically improve your water quality. It’s important that you understand how this essential equipment works so you can make an informed decision about how to tackle hard water. 1. What

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Why Does My Bathroom Smell Like Sewage?

March 20, 2021

Your bathroom should always be pleasant, even when what brings you there may not be. However, the bathroom might be the source of some very disturbing odors, even when it’s unoccupied. But what causes these odors, and what can you do about them? Let’s consider some of the common sources of the problem and how you can prevent them. The Actual Danger of Sewage Smells When the smell of sewage starts coming up through your bathroom, it can even be enough to turn your stomach. However, that smell is more than just bothersome to your olfactory

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What to Do About Frozen Pipes

March 16, 2021

During winter’s rare extreme frigid freezes, water supply pipes have a tendency to freeze and burst. While plumbers frequently advise on how to prevent your pipes from freezing, they do not always instruct you on what to do when pipes have frozen already. The following are steps to take to remedy the problem safely. Follow these tips, and you may find yourself avoiding or minimizing serious damage. 1. Locate the Actual Frozen Pipe To thaw frozen pipes, you need to first determine which pipes are frozen. Start by turning on the faucets of your property. If

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Can Too Much Rain Cause Plumbing Problems?

February 20, 2021

San Antonio, TX, sometimes receives sudden and intense heavy rains. A series of training storms can cause flooding, as can other severe weather events. While you can’t control the weather, you can control the condition of your home’s plumbing system. Regular maintenance can prevent a lot of problems, and awareness of potential issues may give you time to act before a disaster happens. Here are some of the possible ways that too much rain can affect your plumbing system. Flooding From Poor Property Drainage If your property is flat, heavy rain may pool on it. The

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Why Is My Water Pressure So Low?

February 11, 2021

The average water pressure in U.S. homes is between 40 and 60 PSI (pounds per square inch). When the pressure is lower than that, it can be time-consuming to shower or use the dishwasher. Other than the inconvenience, it could be a sign of systemic plumbing problems. In this article, we’ll explore some of the top reasons why you have low water pressure in your home. 1. Defective Fixtures Are Leaking One reason behind the low water pressure could be aging fixtures that drip or leak. The defective water fittings can waste a considerable amount of

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How Hard Water Affects Your Plumbing

January 21, 2021

Water hardness describes the concentration of minerals, calcium, and magnesium in the water. While it does not cause serious problems with your health, it can be a nuisance and may damage your piping. Water hardness can lead to corrosion, clogging, and even leakages. In this article, we will explore some of the ways hard water can harm your plumbing. How You Know You Have Hard Water There are many areas of Texas where the water is relatively soft. But cities like San Antonio have high water levels of up to 197 parts per million. The water

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Plumbing Dangers: What You Should Never Do

January 10, 2021

It’s expensive to be a homeowner, and when you notice a plumbing problem, it’s tempting to try to fix it yourself. You may also be tempted to ignore what seems like a minor problem, hoping that it will go away on its own. DIY repairs and ignoring problems can lead to some big plumbing disasters in your home. At Beyer Plumbing, our skilled plumbers handle all types of plumbing issues. We recommend avoiding these 10 plumbing mistakes in your San Antonio, TX, home. 1. Not Fixing Leaks If you notice a damp spot on a wall,

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How Often Should I Replace My Toilet?

December 18, 2020

As one of the most basic and important plumbing fixtures in your San Antonio home, the toilet is easy to take for granted. In fact, thanks to their durable and simple construction, toilets don’t tend to have many problems. Consequently, they don’t have to be replaced very often. In some cases, though, it does make sense to replace your toilet so you can maintain trouble-free and efficient operation. Having repaired and replaced thousands of toilets through the years, the professionals at Beyer Plumbing in San Antonio are ready to help you determine if your toilet needs to be replaced or

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Ways to Avoid Damaging Your Plumbing System

December 8, 2020

A house with a failing plumbing system is inhabitable. Over time, plumbing systems are bound to be susceptible to wear and tear, despite those indestructible claims by advertisers. This natural occurrence can only be slowed down by taking certain precautions. Many things can cause damage to your pipes, some of which may not be obvious to you. Even with great care, things could still go wrong that you may not even have thought of. Regular inspection should inform you which parts require upgrades or cleaning. If neglected, small leakages may grow

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