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The ABC’s of Plumbing – Hydrojetting

Over time, pipes inside your home can begin to accumulate limescale, grease and other debris that can gradually slow the flow of waste water, eventually causing drains to empty slowly or backup. While snaking, rodding are effective in many situations, the safest and most effective way to clear out stubborn clogs and thoroughly clean out […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tankless Water Heaters

Is a Tankless Water Heater the Right Choice For My Home? When it comes time to replace your old water heater, you make be considering the advantages of upgrading to a tankless water heater versus buying another new tank-style water heater. Here are some common questions about tankless water heaters. How does a tankless water […]

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The ABC’s of Plumbing – Water Heater Thermocouple

If the pilot light pilot light on your gas water heater will not stay lit or the burner that will not ignite, you likely have a defective thermocouple. A thermocouple works by sensing the heat from the pilot flame and, when the temperature is high enough, it sends a signal to the gas valve to […]

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The ABCs Air Conditioning – Energy Efficiency Ratings

For most homeowners energy efficiency and lower utility bills are at the top of the list when deciding on a new air conditioner. When researching cooling systems you’re likely to run across a lot of industry alphabet soup. While these acronyms can be bit confusing at first, they’re meant to provide a simple scale to […]

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How to Know When It’s Time for a New Water Heater

Conventional tank-style water heaters have a lifespan of around 10 years. Depending on the amount of use and whether or not it has been properly maintained, it could last significantly longer, or need replacement much sooner. So how do you know when it’s time to replace the water heater or whether you should continue making […]

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August 2018 Customer Testimonial Spotlight

“I called Re: problem with a handicapped toilet. Henry Cheely came corrected problem and went out of his way to help me put back behind the toilet cabinet. I had used another plumbing company for years and when I called they said it would not be until next week. I will be using ABC Southwest […]

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Save Money With Energy Efficient Plumbing Fixtures

Reducing water usage around the home not only helps to conserve and protect our critical water supply, it also saves energy, reducing your utility bill. Conserving water saves energy by reducing the cost of water treatment, heating water and running appliances that use water. In fact, according to the EPA, if every U.S. home had […]

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Is Your Water Heater Causing Water Quality Problems?

If you’re noticing changes to the water coming out ouf your tap – such as strange colors, tastes or odors – the cause may be your water heater. To find out if the water heater is the cause, note the following: Does the problem only occur first thing in the morning? Does it happen after […]

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5 DIY Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

Performing plumbing projects around the home can be a satisfying way to improve your home and save a little money. However, before tackling those plumbing projects it’s important to understand the potential pitfalls to stay safe and avoid damaging your home. 1. Chemical Drain Cleaners When a drain becomes clogged the first thing many homeowners […]

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Low Flow Toilet Solutions That Save Water With Each Flush

Looking for ways to reduce your water bill? Toilets are one of the most water-intensive plumbing devices in the home, using as much as 7 gallons of water with each flush. By comparison a low-flow toilet uses just 1.6 gallons. If you aren’t ready to replace all your toilets with low-flow toilets quite yet, but […]

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