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Precious Valuable Fall Down The Drain?

Oh NO, has your ring fallen down the drain?? Have a trinket or treasure valuable that to your horror fell down the drain? Your grandmother’s family heirloom earrings or the beautiful engagement ring that you took off to do the dishes? Your first instinct may be to think they are gone in an instant, but […]


How to Unclog Your Shower Drain

It is definitely no fun standing naked ankle-deep in soapy, dirty residue due to a clogged shower drain. This unpleasant experience is avoidable, by following our simple tips on how to unclog your drain. Clogged drains are not just an annoying thing to go through. Over time, clogged drains can lead to mold development and […]


Benefits of Water Heater Maintenance

We all take Hot water for granted – until that unexpected morning that we step into the shower, eyes still half-closed, to awaken instantly with a scream as a blast of cold water hits us and we hurl ourselves back out. Talk about a wake-up call! In order for your water heater to flow as […]


Don’t Ever Put These 10 Things Down Your Garbage Disposal

It’s a machine right, like the transformers, it can take on anything, right?…WRONG. It might seem like it can handle anything, but actually, feeding your garbage disposal the wrong items is a surefire recipe for bad smells, clogs, and ultimately, a broken appliance. Here are 10 items you should absolutely never put down your garbage […]


Warning Signs You Have A Slab Leak

In order to understand slab leaks– it helps to grasp how your home was built. If you have a slab foundation, before they poured the concrete for it- plumbing pipes were roughed in. Because of this- many of your home’s main plumbing lines are found underneath your home. So, a water slab leak is a […]


Spring Plumbing Tips from Schrader Plumbing

It’s that time of year in Texas~April storms:) bring May flowers, which means it’s time for our Spring Plumbing tips. We hope these plumbing maintenance tips can help you protect your home against plumbing issues in the future. Appliances Consider replacing water heaters older than 10 years (The first four numbers of the serial number […]


Is it safe to use chemical drain cleaners?

What do you do if the bathroom sink starts draining slowly, or the kitchen sink appears to be clogged? Do you reach for a bottle of Drano? Before you do-Hold on a second because that liquid drain cleaner could be more harmful than helpful and cause even greater issues than clogged pipes you think it’s […]


What is World Plumbing Day?

World Plumbing Day is an international event, initiated by the World Plumbing Council, held on March 11th each year to recognize the important role plumbing plays in health and well-being. The WPC is an international organization made up of 200 members from over 30 countries around the world. It is their goal to achieve the […]


What is the difference between soft and hard water?

Everyone has heard of the terms “hard water” and “soft water” but many do not know the differences between them. Both hard and soft water have advantages and disadvantages. Many have strong opinions about which variation of water is better. Is there really a difference between hard water and soft? Yes.  In fact, the difference […]


9 PLUMBING TIPS EVERY HOMEOWNER SHOULD KNOW

Put these basic Plumbing tips to work to avoid Plumbing Disasters! Every homeowner’s worst nightmare is to awaken to flooding in their house. We tend to forget about things we don’t see, and plumbing systems usually do their thing in hidden areas. But just like everything else, your plumbing is subject to wear and tear. […]