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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 […]

Categories: Water Heaters,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: June 21, 2022 at 5:53 pm

garbage disposal clog

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 […]

Categories: Garbage Disposals,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: May 20, 2022 at 6:54 pm

Slab Leak

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 […]

Categories: Slab Leak,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: April 14, 2022 at 4:02 pm

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 […]

Categories: DIY, How to's,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: March 23, 2022 at 1:49 pm


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 […]

Categories: Clogs,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: March 17, 2022 at 5:38 pm

World Plumbing Day

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 […]

Categories: News,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: March 10, 2022 at 10:25 pm

Hard Water

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 […]

Categories: Hard Water,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: February 17, 2022 at 2:38 pm

Plumbing Tips


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. […]

Categories: Burst Pipes, DIY, How to's, Leak Detection, Water Heaters,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: January 31, 2022 at 5:39 pm

Sewer Line Repair

Signs Your Sewer Main Line is in Trouble

In residential homes, there are drain lines that carry your drainage water away from your sinks, showers, tubs, and toilets. All these lines lead to the main sewer line. This large pipe sends the waste from your home into the city sewer system. If it gets clogged, drains all over your home are unable to […]

Categories: Sewer Lines,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: January 3, 2022 at 7:19 pm

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Reasons Your Water Line Breaks?

It can be the makings of a very bad day if you walk out the front door and see your yard flooding everywhere. If the underground water line throughout your home somehow springs a leak, your heart will sink in your chest. What are some reasons that water lines break? Schrader Plumbing has noticed there […]

Categories: Burst Pipes, Water Lines,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: December 15, 2021 at 5:26 pm