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 drain cleaners...

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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. Signs of...

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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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5 Signs You Need Drain Cleaning

July 1, 2019

Drains work hard to keep your home clean and comfortable. Over time, daily usage and natural wear and tear can take a toll on your drains’ ability to work properly. Take a look at these signs that your drain needs cleaning, and call Beyer Plumbing today to schedule service. 1. Frequent Clogs The occasional clog is nothing to panic over, and it can usually be fixed with a plunger or a drain snake. However, if you’re dealing with frequent clogs or clogs in multiple parts of your home, then your drains need professional cleaning. ...

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