A Quick Guide to Unclogging Your Toilet

November 18, 2021

Indoor plumbing is a modern convenience that most of us take for granted, but when we get a stubborn toilet clog, it can be a little frightening. Flush toilets have worked more or less the same way for centuries, and they work by releasing a large volume of water into the bowl at once. If there’s a clog, that water can quickly spill over and create a big mess. There are a number of different materials that can clog up your pipes and several different techniques for breaking up those clogs. It should also come as no surprise that you’re

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Why Do Plumbing Fixtures Loosen Over Time?

November 4, 2021

When you call a plumbing repair technician to help with a problem, it’s fairly common for them to report that they tightened up some loose fixtures. However, while the idea of plumbing fixtures loosening over time seems logical, few people are aware of why this happens. Since plumbing can seem so stable, it might seem a bit odd to think about your pipes and fixtures gradually getting loose. Understanding why this happens can help you better understand your plumbing situation. Do Plumbing Fixtures Really Get Loose? First of all, it can be helpful to clear up

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7 Ways to Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing During Winter

October 18, 2021

The winter season is enjoyable. You get to glide across the ice, build a snowman, set up backyard games, and light winter cozy fires. However, for other people, winter comes with problems. We all know that extremely cold weather can freeze and damage water pipes. A simple explanation for this phenomenon is that water freezes and expands during winter, pushing the pipe walls outside until they burst. The result is water flowing from a broken pipe until someone shuts off the valve. Damages caused by broken pipes can be severe and expensive to repair. Luckily, you

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Beyer Cares October Special

October 4, 2021

This October you have the opportunity to make a difference when you schedule service for your home. Whether it is for repair, maintenance, or an installation of an appliance, scheduling your appointment with The Beyer Boys means that a portion of your money will go toward a good cause. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and is an important push to raise awareness and support for survivors, patients, and those who have lost loved ones as a result of this disease. Breast cancer affects about 1 in 8 women living in the United States. Over

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8 Fall Plumbing Tips to Prepare Your Home

September 20, 2021

When you think of fall, you often think of vibrant autumn colors and cooler temperatures. As autumn arrives and makes the weather brisker, every homeowner should be prepared to implement much-needed fall plumbing tips in order to avoid potential problems. In fact, most professionals would agree that fall is the best time to start focusing on your San Antonio home’s seasonal maintenance. To help you prepare for the autumn season, here are eight plumbing maintenance tips to make your home safe and ready. 1. Start With the Outside Fall may have just begun, but there’s no

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All You Need to Know About Leaky Faucets

September 6, 2021

One of the most common plumbing issues is a dripping faucet, but because it’s so commonplace, it can be easy to dismiss. A dripping faucet could be damaging parts of your plumbing and increasing your utility bills. Here’s what you should know about leaky faucets and your plumbing system. Understanding the Different Types of Faucets To meet aesthetic, functionality, and design demands, manufacturers have come up with different faucet mechanisms. The most prevalent in homes are disc, ball, compression, and cartridge faucets. Ball faucets are the most popular choice because they tend

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Top 11 FAQs for Plumbing Services

August 20, 2021

When you have problems with the plumbing system in your home, you want to feel confident about the company that you choose for the job. Beyer Plumbing Co. has been serving the San Antonio area for more than 40 years, and we have helped many homeowners like you with common questions. Here are the top 11 frequently asked questions from our customers. 1. Do You Always Need a Plumber for Repairs? Dripping faucets, running toilets, clogged drains, and other common household plumbing issues may seem easy to repair on your own, but we advise homeowners

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7 Reasons Your Water Pressure Is So Low

August 6, 2021

Have you ever tried to turn on a shower or wash your hands and realized your water pressure is frustratingly low? Low water pressure is more than just an annoyance. It is often a sign that something is happening with your plumbing. Check out this guide to learn more about seven common causes of low pressure and how to identify them. 1. You Have a Leak Any time there is a leak in your pipes, it will cause your water pressure to decline. This happens because water is getting drained out of the leak instead of

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Plumbing Tips When Shopping for a New Home

July 19, 2021

Are you buying a new home but don’t know how to tell if the plumbing will hold up like the current owner promises? Plumbing repairs and new plumbing installation can really get expensive, so you want to learn what to expect from the plumbing before you sign the papers. We will cover in this simple guide what plumbing issues to look for when purchasing a new home. How Can I Inspect Plumbing Before Buying a New House When you get ready to buy a house, you need to inspect the plumbing before finalizing a deal.

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New Home? Don’t Overlook a Plumbing Inspection

July 9, 2021

Your plumbing brings in clean water and drains wastewater out of your home. When there is a malfunction, it can be frustrating to complete chores. A new home may have multiple plumbing issues that require urgent servicing. An inspection can unearth faults you were not aware existed. Here are some reasons for a thorough plumbing inspection before moving to a new home. 1. Check and Repair Faulty Pipes As a first-time homeowner, one of the things you’ll often encounter is clogged or leaky pipes. Dripping fixtures may seem like a minor issue, but they can lead

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