Bud Matthews Services Blog : Archive for January, 2017

Get Some Help in the Kitchen (Its Plumbing, At Least)

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

dripping-kitchen-faucetNo, we can’t promise to help you cook up a great meal. What we can promise you is that we’ll take care of any plumbing needs your kitchen may have. When you consider the amount of plumbing pipes and fixtures in this one room of the house, that covers a lot of different services. However, we’re a full home service plumbing contractor, offering top quality kitchen plumbing in Durham, NC and the surrounding areas. So we’re confident we can take care of your kitchen pipes and fixtures, no matter what problems crop up.

Let’s take a look at some of the more common kitchen issues our licensed plumbers handle.

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Signs Your Toilet Needs Repairs

Monday, January 16th, 2017

You certainly don’t need us to tell you how important the toilet is in your household. It’s just about essential a plumbing fixture as there is! (Although you might be surprised to know just how much of your indoor water use is for the toilet: around 40% of the total.) When your toilet has repair issues, it’s vital that you contact only professional plumbers to fix it.

Unfortunately, people often don’t notice or ignore the signs that something is wrong with their toilet’s plumbing. We’ll run down a few warnings that you shouldn’t ignore. Simply give our plumbers a call for bathroom plumbing service; we offer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

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Heat Pump Problems in Winter… That Aren’t Problems

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Are you spending your first winter season with a heat pump providing you with comfort? Maybe you had the heat pump installed in the spring to replace an old AC and furnace, or perhaps you’ve moved into a new home with a heat pump previously installed.

Regardless of the reason, you may find some of the behavior from the heat pump during cold weather a bit odd. In most cases, this isn’t because of malfunctions. It’s due to you being unaccustomed to how a heat pump operates.

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Are Your Slow Drains Due to a Septic Line Issue?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Not all homes in the Durham area have access to a municipal sewer line. These homes have to instead rely on using a septic tank to handle the safe treatment and disposal of waste. If your home depends on a septic tank and septic line, you have to take several precautions to make sure that the septic system works at its best. This includes arranging for regular tank pumping, but also keeping a close look out for signs of trouble with the septic line. These include slow drains in your house.

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Signs You Need a New Garbage Disposal

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Now that it’s the start of a new year, it’s time to plan the improvements you want to make to your home. Here’s an easy one that you may not have thought of: contact professional plumbers to install a new garbage disposal.

“But how do I know I need a new disposal?” That’s a good question. Aside from the garbage disposal breaking down on you entirely, there are warning signs that will tell you the time has come to replace your aging garbage disposal with a new unit.

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