The Beyer Cares Foundation: Help Us Raise $40,000 for Cancer Research in October!

The Beyer Cares Foundation: Help Us Raise $40,000 for Cancer Research in October!

October 4, 2022

  After fighting for over a year, Beyer Plumbing President Perry Beyer, Jr, lost his battle to cancer on November 5th, 2020. Cindy Beyer, Perry’s wife, fought her own battle against cancer in 2007. It was during her treatment and recovery that the vision for The Beyer Cares Foundation originated. On the date of Perry’s death, the foundation became a reality.   The Beyer Cares Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance and emotional support for families living with cancer in South Texas. Our mission is simple: we...

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Tips on Properly Using a Plumbing Snake

Tips on Properly Using a Plumbing Snake

May 18, 2022

Whether it’s a toilet that won’t flush properly or a sink that is slow to drain, clogs in your home’s plumbing system are inevitable. Learning how to clear clogs yourself can not only save you time, but will ultimately help prevent costly repairs in the future. A plumbing snake is a simple, inexpensive tool that you can use yourself for minor plumbing issues. Learn about when and how to use this tool, and you will greatly improve your home’s plumbing system.   WHAT IS A PLUMBING SNAKE? A plumbing snake is a device that can...

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The Problem With Vomit

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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How Can You Prevent Leaky Faucets?

How Can You Prevent Leaky Faucets?

April 18, 2022

Many homeowners in San Antonio have a leaky faucet in their homes, which can be an annoying and expensive problem. It is important to understand how to prevent and repair a leaky faucet, so that you can fix the problem quickly without having to pay a lot of money for wasted water. At Beyer Plumbing, we’ve fixed a lot of leaky faucets, and we have the knowledge, and tips to help homeowners take on the job themselves.   THE PARTS OF A FAUCET Every faucet has the same basic parts that...

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How to Prevent Limescale in Your Home

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 high mineral content....

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The Five Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

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 things that...

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Problems With Pouring Grease Down the Drain and Some Solutions

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

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

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?

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 sewage...

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