Environment Masters, Inc. Blog

What Is a Slab Leak?

February 24th, 2020

cracked-foundationIt isn’t uncommon to have to deal with pinhole leaks a few times in your life. Pipes are liable to wear out over time, after all. These are pesky issues, but they can also cause damage if they aren’t caught quickly enough. On the other hand, slab leaks skip the pesky category and jump straight into problematic the instant they occur.

Slab leaks are often harder to detect than the standard leaks you might encounter in the walls or under the kitchen sink. Because of this, they are often unaddressed for long periods of time, allowing them to do a lot more damage. But if you are equipped with the knowledge of what a slab leak is and how best to handle it, you have a good chance of getting the upper hand on this problem in your plumbing in Clinton, MS.

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Why You Need a Plumber for Your Gas Piping

February 10th, 2020

gas-burning-stoveMaybe you are finally ready to invest in that new gas furnace but you need a new line to feed it fuel. Or perhaps you are having problems with the gas line connected to one or more of your gas-based appliances. Whatever the case, if you are in need of gas line services, you should always reach out to a professional plumber.

Not only can a professional plumber help with your plumbing in Brandon, MS, but they can also service your gas lines–if they are licensed to do so. In fact, it is dangerous to leave the job up to anyone other than a professional.

We want you to be safe and comfortable in your home, so take a moment to learn why it is vital to have a professional plumber handle your gas lines.

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Tank v. Tankless: What Water Heater Suits You Best?

January 27th, 2020
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Example of a tankless water heater.

You never really realize how much you appreciate your water heater until you no longer have a working one. This is especially true if it stops working in the middle of your shower and the water goes from warm to icy when you least expect it.

Choosing a water heater that suits your needs when your old one gives up the ghost can feel tricky. However, it doesn’t have to be. When you work with our team, we can guide you through all things to do with plumbing in Ridgeland, MS so you know exactly what is going on with the pipes, drains, and other components in your home.

And in the interest of making sure you’re in the know about your home plumbing, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to help you decide between a tank or tankless water heater.

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Why Hard Water Is an Issue

January 18th, 2020

clean-clear-waterWater is essential to our daily lives. Drinking it, using it to wash items, and bathing in it. Without a regular, unhindered supply of water coming through our pipes, life would be a lot less comfortable and probably a little smelly too.

But what if your water is the main culprit that is harming the very piping delivering it to your house? If you have hard water in your area, this may be a problem you need to consider when it comes to taking care of your plumbing in Madison, MS. Thankfully, we are a team of plumbing professionals who want to help. Let’s take a look at what hard water is, how it impacts your plumbing, and what to do about it.

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Improve Your IAQ Today with These Tips

December 30th, 2019

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This part of Missouri is known to have some pretty prominent allergy issues. And, unfortunately, the sneezing and sniffling doesn’t stop just because it is winter. While the flowers and trees may not be producing a tidal wave of pollen like they do in spring, a lot of us are still struggling with our allergies.

Why? Because of poor indoor air quality.

Indoor air quality in Ridgeland is a major factor in your home comfort. It can affect everything from how well you can breath to how efficiently you are able to heat your home. You may not realize it, but the IAQ in your home can truly make or break your comfort, especially during winter.

So what can you do? Well, thankfully we have a little list of ideas that you can use as you see fit that will give your IAQ the boost it needs!

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Why It Is Important To Invest in the Health of Your HVAC System

December 16th, 2019

service-technicianYour HVAC system can’t exactly develop the flu or catch a cold, but it can run into problems without proper care. Much like going to the doctor once or twice a year to ensure your health is in good shape, your HVAC system needs annual maintenance to ensure it keeps functioning well.

But don’t just take us at our word. When it comes to your home comfort system, you should know what services benefit it and why. And we want to help you find this information. That is why we have provided a list of reasons that explain why investing in your HVAC system with some annual maintenance is a great idea.

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“Is My Plumbing Issue an Emergency?”

December 2nd, 2019

pipe-block-emergency-plumbingIt is a Saturday afternoon and you are watching your kitchen sink fill up with water on its own. There is no plug present and you’ve run the garbage disposal to make sure that there is no residue that could be stopping the water from draining. With these small troubleshooting measures done, you realize that you likely have a clogged drain on your hands.

You already know that using drain cleaning liquid isn’t in your best interest and your plunger isn’t the best type to address this blockage. Normally you’d call your local Environment Masters, Inc. plumber in Madison, MS to get this issue taken care of … but it’s Saturday. Will you really need to wait all weekend to call on Monday to get this fixed?

The answer is no, because that is what emergency plumbing services are for. But how do you know this is an emergency? We can tell you.

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 5 Signs Your Home Needs Repiping

November 18th, 2019

leakIt is one thing to replace a faucet or a shower head with a newer model. It is another thing entirely to replace the pipes that feed water to these appliances and drain the water that is used.

Patching leaks here and there is a necessary part of taking care of your home’s plumbing. But after a while, you may start to realize that perhaps your pipes are made more of patches than their original material. When this happens, it can signal the time has come to consider repiping your home before a bigger issue occurs.

But you don’t want to act on a hunch. Most people want to make sure that requesting a service like this is absolutely necessary, and we understand why. We want to help by letting you know some things to look for that will help you determine when the time has come to call for repiping services.

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Avoid the Cold Showers! Get Your Water Heater Checked

November 4th, 2019

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There are  some of us that enjoy a cool or lukewarm shower to start their day. However, most of us are likely to prefer a warm shower. No matter what temp you choose for your rinse however it is unlikely that anyone enjoys having the water suddenly turn icy halfway through the experience.

If this happened to you it is the equivalent of your water heater sending out an S.O.S. A water heater that is struggling to produce warm water or perhaps is having trouble keeping up with the usual hot water demands in the house is one that needs to be seen by a professional plumber. Thankfully, the pros at Environment Master, Inc. are available to help with everything you need for your plumbing in Clinton, MS.

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Why Call a Pro For Gas Piping Work?

October 21st, 2019

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It is early morning and you need to heat up some water for your morning coffee. You fill the kettle and go to turn on the stove, but that trademark hiss of gas is nowhere to be heard. Thankfully, there is a coffee shop around the corner. But this doesn’t solve the bigger issue you’re facing: you have a problem with your gas line!

The question that you may ask when you realize you have an issue with your gas is who to call. Maybe you are tempted to call that friend of a friend who promised to help you with any plumbing issues you have because they need the practice. We urge you to hold the phone on this.

Why? Because hiring someone who is not a professional plumber for any piping issues, especially gas piping, can be extremely dangerous.

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