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Sewer Clean Out

Unveiling the Mysteries of Main Sewer Lines

At Schrader Plumbing, we believe that informed homeowners are empowered homeowners. In this blog post, we’ll shed light on the essential aspects of main sewer lines—what they are and how to recognize when they’re clogged. Understanding these basics can be invaluable in maintaining a smoothly functioning plumbing system in your home. What is a Main […]

Categories: Sewer Clean Out, Sewer Lines,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: February 7, 2024 at 5:21 pm


Outdoor Hose Bibb

Protect Your Outdoor Hose Bibbs: Why It Matters More Than You Think

As homeowners, we often focus on maintaining the interior of our houses while overlooking essential elements outside our walls. One such crucial component is the outdoor hose bibb, commonly known as the outdoor water faucet. While it might seem inconsequential, neglecting to protect these fixtures can lead to a series of issues that could significantly […]

Categories: Hose Bibb,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: January 9, 2024 at 2:21 pm


Holiday Plumbing Tips

Holiday Plumbing Tips: Prepare Your Pipes for a Stress-Free Season

The holiday season is a time of joy, festivities, and spending quality moments with loved ones. However, amidst the celebrations, your home’s plumbing might face increased stress due to extra guests, cooking, and colder temperatures. To ensure a hassle-free holiday season, here are some expert holiday plumbing tips from Schrader Plumbing to prepare your plumbing: […]

Categories: Burst Pipes, Clogs, How to's, Sewer Lines, Toilets,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: December 11, 2023 at 3:12 pm


Plumbing Questions

Answering the Most Common Plumbing Questions

Plumbing is an essential part of any home, yet it’s something many of us take for granted until a problem arises. It’s no surprise that people have many plumbing questions. In this blog, we will address some of the most frequently asked plumbing questions and provide answers to help you better understand your plumbing system […]

Categories: Burst Pipes, Clogs, How to's, Water Heaters,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: November 29, 2023 at 7:40 pm


Water heater rumbling

What causes our water heater to make loud rumbling noises?

As a homeowner, you may have experienced those unsettling, loud rumbling noises emanating from your water heater. These unsettling sounds can be quite concerning, but before you rush into DIY solutions or call for professional help, it’s crucial to understand what’s causing these noises in the first place. At Schrader Plumbing, we specialize in diagnosing […]

Categories: Water Heaters,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: November 9, 2023 at 4:11 pm


Cold Water

Why Do We Run Out of Hot Water So Quickly?

At Schrader Plumbing, we understand the frustration that comes with running out of hot water unexpectedly. Whether it’s during your morning shower or while doing the dishes, running out of hot water can disrupt your daily routine and leave you feeling uncomfortable. In this blog, we’ll explore the reasons behind this common issue and provide […]

Categories: Water Heaters,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: October 16, 2023 at 1:02 pm


sewer slab leaks

Is a Sewer Slab Leak Giving You the Blues? Here’s How to Tell and What to Do

Hey there, fellow homeowners! We know that maintaining your home can sometimes feel like an endless juggling act, and when plumbing issues enter the picture, things can get even trickier. One of the most concerning problems you might face is a sewer slab leak. But fear not, because we’re here to guide you through the […]

Categories: Sewer Lines, Slab Leak,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: September 22, 2023 at 1:40 pm


Home Buyer

Plumbing Problems Home Buyers Should Look for

As a prospective home buyer, one of the crucial things you should pay attention to is the plumbing system in the property you’re considering. Plumbing problems can quickly turn into a nightmare and cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. Therefore, it’s essential to know what to look out for before closing the deal. In […]

Categories: Home Buyers, How to's,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: September 7, 2023 at 1:36 pm


Water Lines

What exactly is a Main Water Line?

Welcome to our plumbing blog, where we share useful information and tips on all things related to plumbing. Today’s topic is the main water line, and we will explore what it is, how it works, and why it’s important for your home or business. First of all, let’s define what a main water line is. […]

Categories: Water Lines,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: August 24, 2023 at 1:31 pm


water heater flush

The Importance of a Water Heater Flush

When it comes to maintaining a functional and efficient plumbing system, homeowners often overlook the importance of regular water heater maintenance. One crucial aspect of water heater upkeep is the periodic flush, a simple yet highly beneficial process that can significantly impact the appliance’s performance and lifespan. In this blog, we will explore the significance […]

Categories: Water Heaters,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: July 31, 2023 at 4:22 pm


Shower or a Bath

What wastes more water, A Shower or a Bath?

As a plumbing customer, you may be wondering whether taking a shower or a bath wastes more water. This is a common question, and the answer may surprise you. In this blog, we will explore the differences between taking a shower and a bath and which one uses more water. We will also provide some […]

Categories: Green Plumbing Choices,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: July 11, 2023 at 2:16 pm


Toilet Overflowing

HOW TO STOP AN OVERFLOWING TOILET

There is nothing more terrifying in your bathroom than hitting the flush and seeing the contents pouring onto your brand-new bathroom floors!! Today we are going to talk about just that. That’s right, folks, we’re going to talk about how to stop an overflowing toilet. First things first, let’s set the scene. You’re minding your […]

Categories: Clogs, Toilets,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: June 22, 2023 at 12:55 pm


Sewer Tree Roots

Top 6 Reasons for Sewer Line Clogs

We understand how frustrating it can be to experience sewer line clogs. It disrupts your daily routine and can create a mess in your home. That’s why we’ve put together this blog to help you identify the top 6 reasons they can occur. In conclusion, there are several reasons why your sewer line may be […]

Categories: Sewer Lines,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: May 31, 2023 at 1:39 pm


Dripping Faucet

Green Plumbing Choices

Schrader Plumbing would like to share tips and insights on how you can conserve energy with your plumbing choices. In today’s world, it is crucial that we all do our part to protect the environment and conserve energy. Plumbing is an area where we can make a significant difference by making eco-friendly choices. Here are […]

Categories: Green Plumbing Choices, How to's, Water Heaters,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: May 3, 2023 at 4:23 pm


Sewer Video Camera

Benefits Of Having a Plumbing Sewer Video Camera Inspection

If you’re experiencing sewer line issues, it can be difficult to diagnose the problem without a proper inspection. Fortunately, Schrader Plumbing offers sewer video camera inspections, which can help identify any issues and provide a solution. Here are some of the benefits of getting a sewer video camera inspection from Schrader Plumbing. In conclusion, a […]

Categories: Sewer Lines,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: April 11, 2023 at 4:52 pm


Gas Leak Explosion

Why is a Gas Leak Dangerous in your Home?

Gas is an essential utility in our homes, powering our stoves, heaters, and other appliances. However, a gas leak can be incredibly dangerous and can lead to severe health problems or even fatalities. In this blog post, we will discuss why a gas leak is dangerous in your home and what you should do if […]

Categories: Gas Lines, Leak Detection,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: April 5, 2023 at 4:17 pm


Parts of a Toilet

What are the different parts of a toilet?

Toilets are essential fixtures in our homes, and understanding their components can be helpful when it comes to repairs and maintenance. A typical toilet has several parts that work together to ensure that waste is efficiently flushed away. Here are the different parts of a toilet : The tank is the part of the toilet […]

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

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Last Modified: March 3, 2023 at 5:07 pm


Sewer Slab Leaks

Sewer Slab Leaks in North Richland Hills, TX:

What They Are and Why You Need a Professional Plumbing Company If you live in North Richland Hills, TX, you may be familiar with the term “sewer slab leak.” But what exactly is a sewer slab leak, and why should you consider hiring a professional plumbing company to address it? In this blog post, we’ll […]

Categories: Sewer Lines, Slab Leak,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: February 6, 2023 at 11:20 pm


plumbing terms

Common Plumbing Terms

Every house has plumbing, and if you want to understand yours, and comprehend better what the plumbers are saying when you have a plumbing issue -you’ve got to know the lingo. Please see our plumbing glossary of common plumbing terms below: Aerator It is an insert screwed onto a faucet nozzle that reduces splashing by […]

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

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Last Modified: January 19, 2023 at 3:11 pm


frozen pipes

Best Ways To Winterize Your Plumbing

If you live in Texas, we all have vivid memories of the freeze of 2021. Many have nightmare stories regarding plumbing issues in the wake of the historic deep freeze that left most of the state frozen with burst pipes and without power for nearly a week. There are several best ways that every home […]

Categories: Burst Pipes, How to's,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: December 8, 2022 at 8:16 pm