Tips on Properly Using a Plumbing Snake

May 18, 2022

Your home’s plumbing system takes a beating on a regular basis. Whether it’s too much toilet paper getting clogged in the drain or items being rinsed down the sink that shouldn’t be, clogs do occur from time to time. Knowing how to use a plumbing snake can help you to unclog your system without having to always call a professional. What Is a Plumbing Snake? A plumbing snake is a device that can be utilized to unclog a pipe from the inside of your home. Many people get plumbing snakes confused with drain augers. It’s important

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The Problem With Vomit

May 9, 2022

While the bathroom in your home provides privacy for illness or health habits that are unpleasant, many do not realize the damage that they could be causing to plumbing if your pipes are repeatedly exposed to the buildup related to vomit residue. To simply put it, an excess of acidic water, which is found in the stomach, can corrode your home’s pipes. Water with low pH and high acidity will dissolve metal pipes over time. As the pipes start to erode, many negative results take place, such as cracks that cause leaks and the increase of heavy metals in your

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Steps You Can Take to Prevent a Leaking Faucet

April 18, 2022

A dripping faucet can be an annoying and expensive problem. While many homeowners in San Antonio have a leaky faucet in their homes, far fewer homeowners will take the time to address this problem. Even better than dealing with a leaky faucet is taking steps to prevent a leaky faucet in the first place. At the end of the day, though, it’s important to understand how to both prevent and repair a leaky faucet so that you can take care of the problem quickly without having to pay a lot of money for wasted water. At Beyer Plumbing, we’ve fixed

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How to Prevent Limescale in Your Home

April 10, 2022

If you’re like most homeowners, you want to keep your home in top condition. One way to do that is by preventing limescale from building up in your plumbing and fixtures. Limescale can cause many problems, from clogged pipes to decreased water pressure. Keep reading for tips on how to keep your plumbing clear and free of buildup! What Does Limescale Look Like? Limescale is a complex, chalky deposit that can accumulate on the inside of pipes and appliances. The white, powdery substance is made up of calcium carbonate, which is found in water with

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The Five Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

March 20, 2022

As a homeowner, the plumbing system plays a very important role in the overall comfort and function of your home. Plumbing emergencies are no fun and can end up costing a lot of money if not handled right away. It is important to have a trusted and reliable plumbing company just a call away in such situations. Here, we discuss the five most common plumbing emergencies that we deal with at Beyer Plumbing. 1. Clogged Drains Drains can be clogged due to a number of different reasons. Grease, hair, and soap scum are some of the

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Problems With Pouring Grease Down the Drain and Some Solutions

March 12, 2022

Do you often cook with oil or prepare food items that generate a lot of grease, such as bacon? You may be tempted to dispose of the extra grease down your kitchen drain while cleaning up. Our team at Beyer Plumbing would advise you against that. We’ve seen it cause a lot of problems for our customers in Selma and throughout the San Antonio area. Most people have heard not to dispose of grease and oil down the kitchen sink drain, but many of them don’t adhere to that recommendation. They figure that a bit of grease

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Why Does My Plumbing Smell? Possible Causes and Solutions

February 16, 2022

If you’ve noticed a strange smell coming from your plumbing, it’s time to investigate and find out why. There are many possible causes for a smelly plumbing system, which can be quite serious. In this article, we will discuss the most common reasons for plumbing smells and some solutions to fix the problem. A Dry P-Trap One of the most common causes of plumbing smells is a dry P-trap. The P-trap is the curved section of pipe under your sink that holds water and traps sewer gas. If this trap dries out, foul-smelling air can escape

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The Most Common Causes of Low Water Pressure

February 2, 2022

Nothing can put a damper on a day like starting to take a shower, wash dishes, or wash your car and having only a weak trickle of water come out. Low water pressure is a pervasive, frustrating issue that can be the result of numerous issues. Some of the potential causes are found within your own home’s plumbing, but it’s equally possible that the culprit is an outside source. By learning the various reasons you may be experiencing low water pressure, you’ll give yourself a good shot at quickly diagnosing the problem and getting back on track.

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What Are the Signs of Sewage Backup?

January 20, 2022

A sewage backup is an overflow of gray or black water from a toilet, sink, bathtub, or washing machine. A sewage backup happens when dirty water backs up through the plumbing lines and fills your home. This often happens because of clogs in pipes or around fixtures. The overflow can reach your home’s walls, floors, carpets, and other areas. A sewage backup is a concern for homeowners nationwide. It can cause an unpleasant, smelly mess in your basement, and it could even be a life-threatening issue if the backup gets into your home’s HVAC system. A

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How a Water Softener Can Benefit Your Home

January 6, 2022

If your home doesn’t feature a water softening system, there’s a good chance your household is being left vulnerable to a number of issues caused by hard water. Water that hasn’t gone through a softening process tends to contain high concentrations of the minerals calcium and magnesium. Not only does removing these minerals have benefits for your physical wellbeing and comfort, but it can also help prevent certain types of damage to your home’s plumbing and appliances. If you take the time to learn about water softening and how it can benefit your day-to-day life, you may decide that adding

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