How to Prevent Burst Pipes in DFW

Winter Weather is typically mild here in North Texas, with the occasional freezing temperatures scattered throughout the season. In recent years, we’ve seen winter weather escalate in severity. That’s right; we’re looking at you, snowmageddon of 2021. Prolonged freezing temperatures can reap havoc for homeowners here in the DFW metroplex, as many houses are built…

Preventing Plumbing Issues in the Winter

Over the past couple of years, Texas has proved that it can produce intense winter storms with lasting freezing temperatures. These severe winter weather outbreaks can cause havoc on your home’s plumbing and can be disastrous if you don’t prepare. If not adequately protected, your pipes will be at risk for cracks and bursts, as…

HOW TO DETECT A WATER LEAK UNDER CONCRETE — DALLAS: DETECT SLAB LEAKS

What is a Slab Leak?   A slab leak is a leak coming from the water pipes below your house. The water lines are typically below your slab, the concrete floor on which your home is built. Therefore, contacting a plumber at the earliest sign of a slab leak is essential. If the leak goes…

TRADITIONAL WATER HEATER VS TANKLESS — DALLAS: BEST WATER HEATER

Who wants to get home from a long day’s work, kick back, relax, take care of some household chores, and find out that all of the hot water is gone. Not saying that this necessarily happens all of the time, but it does happen. Depending on how long you have been living with your current…

How to Conserve Water During the Summer Months

As the summer heat sets in, there are 3 major tips and tricks to save money on your water bill. It’s officially summer in Texas, which means crazy heat, lemonade stands, dripping sweat, and high utility bills. Texas is famous for its summer droughts, and water conservation is an important topic these days anyways. At…

Your Plumbing Emergency Checklist

Plumbing emergencies happen, and you always want to be prepared. Every good homeowner or renter has some tools and knowledge at their disposal, right? You probably have a hammer and some nails, and chances are you know where your breaker is. However, things seem a lot more complicated to people when it comes to plumbing…

Here are the Plumbing Projects Best Left to the Pros

While DIYing it can be great, it’s not always the best choice! If you’re dealing with one of these 5 problems, it’s time to call a plumber. We understand the satisfaction and fulfillment of a good DIY project around the house, whether you’re building a fence or laying down flooring. We’re also big fans at…

Wondering Why Your Dishwasher Isn’t Draining?

Here are 4 common reasons why your dishwasher is full of water. There’s nothing quite as frustrating as opening up your dishwasher expecting a clean load of dishes only to find a dishwasher full of dirty water. Sometimes, the reason behind your dishwasher not draining is pretty simple. Other times, you may need to call…

PREVENT CLOGGED DRAINS — DALLAS: WHAT TO USE TO UNCLOG MAIN DRAIN

Total Plumbing is always happy to deliver professional services, especially when you need us to unclog any debris from your plumbing, but we also want to offer sound advice to make our customers’ lives easier while they’re spending most of their time at home. So, we’re going to take a closer look at what should…

5 Plumbing Myths and Tips for your Dallas Home

When going the extra mile to make sure your home is clean and your plumbing is protected, it’s hard to determine which tips and tricks are actually beneficial for your plumbing. You may be surprised to find that some plumbing secrets can actually damage your system. Truly protecting your home’s plumbing means understanding the components…

Three Ways to Freshen Up Your Home’s Plumbing Before Spring

  Spring and summer are just around the corner, and that means it will finally warm up again in North Texas. Once it gets a bit warmer, you won’t have to worry any more about sudden freezes damaging your pipes. Plumbing maintenance, however, is a year-round job. In the spring and summer, you actually use…

Winter Plumbing: What You Need to Know to Prevent Damage to Your Plumbing

  Believe it or not, it gets cold here in Texas! The winter weather may not bring much snow, but it does bring quick freezes that could damage your home. The plumbing on the outside of your home, like your hose bibs and exterior pipes, is especially prone to freeze damage! This means that when…