Bud Matthews Services Blog : Archive for August, 2017

The Overflowing Toilet Emergency: What You Can Do

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

toilet-with-sprayer-and-phoneThere are a number of plumbing emergencies in a household that can send people into a panic. This is why any good professional plumbing contractor offers 24-hour service to handle these problems: we’ll put your mind at ease when a plumbing disaster strikes.

However, even before our plumbers reach you for emergency plumbing in Durham, NC, there are a few steps you can take to prevent further damage. For example, you can take charge of an issue like an overflowing toilet—a scary problem nobody wants to see happen—so you won’t be in a panic. The immediate danger will be gone, and you can relax knowing that we’ll soon be on the job to provide repairs to restore your bathroom to you.

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Copper and Plastic: A Look at Modern Piping Materials

Monday, August 21st, 2017

cpvc-pipesOne of the most important jobs we perform as a plumbing contractor in Durham, NC is piping service. This can mean as small a task as taking out damaged and leaking pipes and putting in new ones, all the way to full whole-house repiping where our plumbers systematically remove outdated pipes from an older house and replace them with upgraded materials.

Since the primary audience here at our website isn’t professional plumbers, you may not know exactly what outdated piping materials are or what type of material needs to replace them. There are multiple options when it comes to repiping, and we’re going to take a look at the three most common and how they’re put to use.

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How Can I Tell I Need Water Leak Detection Services?

Monday, August 7th, 2017

leaking-pipeWater leaks in homes contribute to an immense waste of water every year. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program, the annual household leaks in the U.S. add up to 1 trillion gallons each year. That’s equal to the water used in more than 11 million homes. One house alone can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted each year.

And these are only leaks from dripping faucets: these are the many hidden leaks that can be secretly allowing water out of pipes around the plumbing system. In fact, 10% of homes have water leaks that waste 90 gallons or more a day. It’s simple to have visible leaks fixed, but what about those hidden ones? That’s where you need professional water leak detection services in Durham, NC.

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