Environment Masters, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Choosing Between a Tank or Tankless Water Heater

Monday, June 1st, 2020

You might not think about the importance of your home’s water heater until it gives out on you. When you no longer have a water heater you are going to be looking at a lot of cold showers and washing dishes and clothes with cold water. There are ways to deal with this issue though. For one, you can set up a plan to heat water by hand to get some warm water for your daily tasks. The other option, which we prefer, is to replace your water heater with the help of a Ridgeland, MS plumber from our team.

Part of getting a replacement water heater is to make sure you are choosing the best system for your home. If you haven’t already heard about them, we want to tell you about some of the different options you have for your next water heating system.

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How to Tell You Have a Struggling Water Heater

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Cool showers are great to help you lower your internal temperature after you go on a run or get back from a heavy gym session. Icy cold showers that are involuntary and unexpected, on the other hand, are far less enjoyable.

Your water heater is one of those pieces of your Jackson, MS plumbing system that you really would prefer not to be without. And you shouldn’t need to go without it either. A water heater that isn’t heating shouldn’t always be a lost cause–more often than not it is fixable when you schedule your repairs with a professional plumber.

Even better, you can watch out for certain indicators that your water heater is struggling so you can get it fixed before it completely loses the ability to produce warm water.

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What Is a Slab Leak?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Why Hard Water Is an Issue

Saturday, 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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“Is My Plumbing Issue an Emergency?”

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, November 4th, 2019

woman-in-shower-cold-water-discomfort

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?

Monday, October 21st, 2019

gas-burning-stove

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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Uh-Oh! My Toilet Won’t Stop Running!

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

A toilet that won’t stop running is definitely annoying, especially since you use your toilet nearly seven times per day! And, not only is it incredibly annoying to listen to, but it’ll often lead to the inability to flush–and let’s face it, in a busy household, this can be quite a dilemma. Oh, and if that weren’t bad enough, a running toilet can end up costing you hundreds of dollars on wasted water. Oof!

So what do you do?

For one, you should definitely call in your local plumber for assistance! You see, your plumbing in Pearl, MS requires the hands of a trained professional, so it’s important that you schedule your services at the first sign of trouble.

Below, we have listed just some of the reasons why your toilet might be running–all you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more.

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