Bud Matthews Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Installation’

How a DIY Plumbing Job Can Go Terribly Wrong

Monday, January 7th, 2019

scared-womanWe thought about calling these “DIY plumbing horror stories” in the title, but that feels a bit gruesome. But make no mistake, the ways a botched do-it-yourself plumbing job can fail may make you feel like you’re living in your own little horror story. No scary monsters, but high bills, water damage, and sewage aren’t big improvements.

There are a few simple plumbing jobs you can take care of on your own, such as cleaning out the aerators in faucets when they become clogged. But troubles like fixing pipe leaks and installing new plumbing fixtures should be left to licensed professionals to prevent … well, prevent some of these things from happening …

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Put in New Water-Saving Plumbing Fixtures for Your Home

Monday, February 19th, 2018

piggy-bank-dollarWe can all do our part to help the environment by cutting down on the amount of water we use in our homes. There are some simple ways to reduce your household water usage, such as taking shorter showers, only running the dishwasher on a full load, turning off the sink faucet when you’re brushing your teeth, etc. A professional plumber can also help you achieve marvels when it comes to saving water: whenever you have a leak of any type in your home, or notice a higher water bill than usual, call a licensed plumber to locate the leaks and seal them up. A single leaky pipe can waste thousands of gallons per year.

But today we want to focus on a few big, long-term water saving solutions: the professional installation of special water-smart appliances for your home.

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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pipes and putting in new ones, all the way to full whole-house repiping where our plumbers systematically remove outdated pipes from an older house and replace them with upgraded materials.

Since the primary audience here at our website isn’t professional plumbers, you may not know exactly what outdated piping materials are or what type of material needs to replace them.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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5 Reasons You May Have High Water Bills

Monday, July 10th, 2017

water-down-the-drainHere’s an unpleasant experience most of us are familiar with: your monthly bill arrives, and the amount on it is much higher than normal. Suddenly, your monthly budget plan has been thrown off, and you’re scrambling to find out exactly why the cost has made an abrupt jump.

Our Durham, NC plumbers are familiar with a wide range of different plumbing troubles that can affect homes, so we have a good idea of the reasons that your water bill might arrive showing a higher gallons-per-month usage. In most cases, you’ll need to have professionals take care of repairs—and we have the people for the job ready 24/7 to help out!

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Sump Pumps for Spring Time!

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

What do the words “spring time” bring to mind? Probably thoughts of warmer weather, blooming flowers, Easter eggs, and other cheerful imaginings as winter fades away. But spring time brings with it some disadvantages as well, such as unpredictable turns in the weather, allergies, and rainfall.

It’s the rainfall we want to look at today, because spring is the season of year when your home is at the highest danger for flooding damage. Rainstorms and snowmelt can mean torrents of water entering into your basement or crawlspace, ruining building material and personal possessions and creating high moisture levels that encourage the growth of mold and mildew.

The best tool you have against spring flooding is a professionally installed sump pump in Durham, NC.

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5 Great Ways to Put Our Plumbers to Work!

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

We offer a wide range of services to homes in Durham. One of our most extensive services is plumbing. However, when people think of professional plumbers, they usually think of plumbers helping out with an emergency. Clogged drains, overflowing toilets, no water from the faucets, etc. These are all plumbing troubles that we can fix, and you can reach us for emergency services 24/7.

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