Plumbing Blog

Home / Plumbing Blog

Checking for Hidden Leaks

Leaks waste water and cause serious damage, especially where you can’t see them. Many leaks can also be of a small enough quantity that you would never notice them on your water bill. Small leaks can become big ones (big expensive ones!). In the photo to the right, the copper pipe failed from the inside, corroded completely through, and formed a leak, the water eroding the copper to form an even larger hole. Greg demonstrates a very easy way to check for leaks by using an inexpensive pressure gauge (less than $10 at the home center). In the video you’ll see what it looks like when there is a leak and also when there is not one. To do this, a gauge is attached to a hose bibb on the…
Read More

How to Find Plumbing Problems

There are many plumbing problems to consider when it comes to whether or not they are going to ruin your home. These problems are where larger problems might lie. This means that you have to keep them in your mind when it comes to having them fixed. You do not want to fall behind on the repairs throughout your home, especially plumbing ones, since they can come back and bite you later on. So before you consider skipping the plumber, consider these specifics when the time comes and then make a decision on whether or not to move forward with what they provide. Big Problems That Can Arise Leaking water from anywhere, to anything can be something that can cause a problem later on down the road. You can find…
Read More

10 Essential Things That You Should Know About your Plumbing

There are 10 things that you as a home owner or a renter should know about your plumbing. Keeping in mind, the answers will depend on your individual circumstances and arrangement. However, they all relate to being able to avoid damage or a hazardous circumstance. 1. Know where the water source is and how to shut it off properly This is typically done at the meter, or if you may have a well, look at where the well supply comes into your home. Keeping in mind to check all places for example there may be a shut off at the meter as well as having one inside your home. Knowing where they all are and how to shut them off properly, can save a lot of money in damage repairs.…
Read More

Leak Detection by a Certified Plumber

You have a plumbing leak, but you have no idea where it is coming from, how it got there or how to fix it – this is why you’re not the plumber! You need someone that knows what they are doing, how to find and fix the leak problem before it gets out of hand! This is when you have to consider what a plumber can do for you and the home that you have. Not only can it be worthwhile, but it can be something to look forward too when you no longer have to worry about a leaking toilet, telling people not to use it and worrying about it leaking down into the next room or causing more damage to the floor than it already has. What Plumbers…
Read More

Common Reasons to Call a Plumber in Dallas

With being a homeowner in Dallas, you know there are many perks that come with it. However, there are several responsibilities that come along with it, such as repairs to your home. One type of repair to the home that needs immediate attention is the plumbing. Many materials and objects in the home can be damaged from water. These following plumbing problems need the attention of a plumber in Dallas. Backups of the Homes Drains Drains in the home cannot handle every type of waste you try to dispose of with your garbage disposal. Some types, such as touch meats or fibrous vegetables can clog your drain when attempting to use the garbage disposal to pulverize it. Any type of liquid grease should never be poured down the drain, a…
Read More

Tankless Water Heater Systems for Homes in the Dallas Area

Having a plumber come to your home is something that may happen from time to time. It is something that is going to provide you with a company to call when you have any problems throughout the pipes in your home, including the bathroom. This is something that you want to make sure that you have covered, and that you’re not going to lose out on. However, when you need to have your hot water heater replaced, and you need to start thinking about different, more efficient systems to place in your home then you should consider what comes with a tankless water heater system and what you’re able to get from them. These systems are some of the most efficient in the market. They are the ones that are…
Read More

Look for These Plumbing Problems

There are many plumbing problems to consider when it comes to whether or not they are going to ruin your home. These problems are where larger problems might lie. This means that you have to keep them in your mind when it comes to having them fixed. You do not want to fall behind on the repairs throughout your home, especially plumbing ones, since they can come back and bite you later on. So before you consider skipping the plumber, consider these specifics when the time comes and then make a decision on whether or not to move forward with what they provide. Big Problems That Can Arise Leaking water from anywhere, to anything can be something that can cause a problem later on down the road. You can find…
Read More

What to Expect with a Hot Water Heater Replacement

When it comes to replacing a hot water heater in your home, you should always consider what goes into the replacement. You want to know that you’re able to make the most out of what they are providing you with and that the company that you chose is the right one for the job. This can come as a surprise when you hire someone only to find out that they want your cash, and then never come back to actually fix the problem. You need it fixed, you need an established company and you need to have hot water once again. Hot water heater replacement is something that doesn’t seem as extensive as it sounds. It is something that needs to be considered for just about anything that you choose…
Read More

Hiring a Certified Residential Dallas Plumber

If you have a plumbing problem, then you need to ensure that you know who to call when the time comes. You want someone that knows what they are doing, and you want to ensure that they can show you proof of this. When you hire a Dallas plumber, you’re getting the assurance you need from a reputable plumbing company that can show their references, and also provide a 24 hour emergency assistance line if something happens in the middle of the night, and you need them to come out and help with the problem. dallas plumber repairing plumbing Specifics to Look for in a Plumber When hiring a Dallas plumber, you should keep in mind that every day, people are tricked into hiring a professional that cannot help them…
Read More

Sewer Line Repair or Replacement

Sewage leaking is never a good thing. It is not good for you, your family, your home or your yard. This is why there are people you can call to have the problem fixed. Plumbers are the one that can come out, assess the situation and make sure that you’re back up and running – without having to worry about not being able to flush the toilet, due to the pond that you made in the backyard. GFB Plumbing is the one that does the inspection and assessment of the problem and is able to handle anything that is put in our way. We understand the importance of the septic system, which is why we are able to provide you with the help that you need, when you need it.…
Read More