Why is My Water Heater Leaking from the Overflow Pipe?

March 20, 2020

A leak from a water heater can be a source of major concern. In addition to causing water damage in the area around the water heater, a water leak typically indicates a more serious problem with your San Antonio water heater. Leaks should be addressed immediately. In some cases, you may notice a leak coming from what looks like an overflow pipe attached to your water heater. Since the condensate overflow pipe for air conditioners looks similar, the vertical pipe on water heaters is often confused for an overflow pipe. However, this pipe is actually what’s

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10 Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

March 1, 2020

Nowadays, we’ve all become accustomed to modern plumbing. Most homes have dependable facilities to dispose of waste and get hot water into our faucets. When your plumbing fails, however, you quickly remember how lucky we have it. There are many potential issues that could have you dashing for the phone to call a 24-hour plumber. Here are 10 of the most common plumbing emergencies you might come across. 1. Clogged Toilets Nothing is worse than a toilet that doesn’t want to flush. You press the handle, but the bowl only fills up with more water

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How to Protect Your Bathroom Drains

December 19, 2019

To remain fully functional and sanitary, the drains in your bathroom need to remain clean and clear of blockages. When drains in your sink, bathtub, shower or even floor begin to collect gunk, soap scum, hair, mineral deposits and more, it can slow the flow of wastewater, create gross smells or even form complete blockages. The team members at Beyer Plumbing are experts when it comes to cleaning out drains and sewer lines in a way that protects your delicate plumbing components from damage. We proudly serve residents in San Antonio, Texas, to ensure that their bathroom drains

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5 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Kitchen Fixtures

December 9, 2019

Few rooms in your home see more use than the kitchen. This is a space that must be functional, efficient and able to withstand the punishment of spills, foot traffic, intense heat and more. The fixtures in your kitchen are designed to be durable, but they’re not going to last forever. The following is a rundown of some signs that might indicate you need new fixtures — components like sinks, faucets, appliances and more. If you do determine that you need new plumbing fixtures installed, make sure the work is completed correctly by connecting with licensed plumbers.

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How Hard Water Affects Your Plumbing

October 22, 2019

“Hard water” is what we call tap water containing high levels of suspended minerals like calcium and magnesium. It’s a common issue in the San Antonio area where our water is drawn up from mineral-rich aquifers deep beneath the desert. Although this type of water is perfectly safe to drink, it can cause problems for your home’s plumbing. Take a look at three ways hard water affects your plumbing. 1. Crust Calcium Deposits It’s usually easy to spot a hard water issue because of the characteristic calcium deposit it leaves behind. You may have already noticed

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Plumbing Dangers: What You Should Never Do

October 12, 2019

Basic plumbing work looks easy. Anyone who watches do-it-yourself plumbing videos follows along with the host’s careful instructions. Watching and rewatching the videos, however, doesn’t replace practical experience. Someone without a legitimate plumbing experience will find repair tasks more difficult and even potentially dangerous. Yes, plumbing comes with hazards best avoided. Injuries and Infections You don’t want to expose yourself to bacteria. Cutting yourself when performing plumbing work could lead to stitches and an infection. Lack of experience combined with not wearing the proper safety equipment might lead to a regrettable medical emergency. Sadly, people often

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Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Bad for Plumbing?

September 25, 2019

If you’ve ever tried to take a shower while standing in a tub full of dirty water, you know the appeal of chemical drain cleaners. Cheap, easy-to-use and oh-so-effective, these store-bought cleaners seem like a saving grace for households plagued by the occasional clogged drain. But are these cleaners really safe for your plumbing? Might you be causing more harm than good when you pour these chemicals down your drain? While they may be convenient, according to experts, chemical drain cleaners are not something that belongs in your pipes. Here’s why: Chemical Cleaners Are Caustic Chemical

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Signs of a Clogged Drain Line

September 15, 2019

If your toilet gurgles when you try to flush it, you may be looking at a clogged sewer drain. Most residences that use municipal water services have a single sewer line that runs from the structure to the street where it connects with the municipal sewer line. Residential sewer lines are seldom wider than four inches in diameter, so they’re easily clogged. The experienced technicians who work with Beyer Plumbing in San Antonio know how to deal with clogged drain lines safely and efficiently. We can also tackle all your other plumbing repair needs and fixture installations.

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What Is Wrong With DIY Drain Cleaners?

August 7, 2019

A clogged drain can cause a lot of aggravation. Who wants to deal with an overflowing sink and all its related problems? You may think going the do-it-yourself approach is the best way to deal with the situation. Don’t give into DIY temptations, however. Leaving drain-cleaning work to pros may be a better and safer strategy. The Drain Cleaners Might Fail The manufacturers of drain cleaners will play up their ability to clear out even the worst drain clog. Whether the fluids can deliver results is another matter. Generally, with severe clogs, a bottle of store-bought

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What to Look for in a Professional Plumber

July 17, 2019

Plumbing mishaps create all kinds of worries. Leaks, backups, flooding and more cause aggravation, inconvenience and the financial pain of restoration from water damage. Hiring the right plumber can put some of your woes out of your head. Randomly choosing a plumber without thinking things through isn’t a wise course, though. Instead, look for the following traits when choosing a competent and reputable plumber. Experience and Certifications A highly trained and certified plumber with many years of professional experience is able to deal with any standard plumbing job. When you doubt the plumber’s expertise and professional

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