How to Unclog a Toilet More Effectively

Across the US, the average person flushes a home toilet 6 times per day.  Which means, of course, that the average family of four goes through 24 flushes per day, or 168 per week. Our point?  When a toilet gets flushed often enough, it’s bound to clog sooner or later. Throw small children into the…

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What You Need to know About Backflow Testing and Prevention.

Backflow takes places when water reverses its flow in anywhere in your plumbing systems.  It’s a dangerous condition because it can allow drinking water to become contaminated and unusable. Backflow preventers are mechanical devices installed in plumbing system to prevent water from reversing its flow. A properly installed, tested and maintained backflow preventer at your…

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Smells You Should Never Ignore

Do you ever walk around your home trying to figure out what that smell is and where it’s coming from? In many cases, it could be as something as innocent as your toddlers forgotten sippy cup of milk hidden under his bed. But in other cases, your nose could be alerting you to some serious…

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Plumbing Repairs Better Left to a Pro.

Whether you live in a sleek, modern home or a lovingly restored 100 year old gem, one thing is certain: home ownership and repairs go hand in hand. What’s more, taking care of home maintenance problems can end up costing you a pretty penny.  It’s no wonder more and more homeowners are channeling their inner…

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Low Water Pressure Could Signal Bigger Plumbing Problems.

“Okay, so the water’s flowing a little slower than usual from your kitchen faucet or showerhead – what’s the big deal?  It’s not like anyone’s getting hurt, is it?  Let’s just all stop complaining and get on with our lives!” This is Connor Plumbing speaking, and we didn’t mean any of the above.  It was…

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Outdoor Plumbing Ideas in Port Arthur and Port Neches

Summer is made for the outdoors; for getting your hands dirty in the garden, enjoying meals cooked over an open flame, and gathering with family and friends. But if your outdoor space leaves a bit to be desired, here are 5 ideas to help you turn it into the relaxing retreat you envision. Bring Indoor…

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How to Detect Hidden Water Leaks in Lumberton and Nederland

Where would you go if, let’s say, you didn’t want to be found for a while?  You know, like hiding.  Behind one of your walls?  Not likely?  Underneath your sub-flooring?  Even less likely. But ultimately, you have no shortage of hiding places. The same cannot be said for water.  Water leaks can occur only where…

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Why Do Faucets Leak in Vidor and Beaumont?

One of the biggest green plumbing tips of all is to fix or replace a leaky faucet right away.  And rightfully so when you consider just how much waters is wasted.  In fact, one faucet leaking just 5 times a minute – which is not a lot – is responsible for the annual equivalent of…

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Fun Plumbing Facts for Our Friends in Beaumont & Groves

Ever wonder about the origins of certain things, or where the term “when pigs fly” came from? If you love trivia as much as we do, then keep reading. Because there’s no greater satisfaction than wowing your friends and family with useless knowledge, especially the plumbing variety – something we all use and depend on,…

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Fall Plumbing Tips in Beaumont & Port Neches

Okay, so it’s not quite fall yet.  But doesn’t it feel like it even a little, especially kids back in school and another exciting high school, college, and pro football season set to get underway? Well, for those of you keeping track, today – August 25, 2014 – also happens to be national Kiss and…

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