A.O. Smith Presents: “Next Hybrid” Water Heater
A.O. Smith has a new High-efficiency water heater. It’s called “ Next Hybrid ”. We were fortunate to have Danny, and Zach from Morrison Supply run one buy or shop for a look. This water heater fills a gap between the tankless, and the Vertex (High-efficiency gas 98%!). The Vertex has been one of my favorite heaters but I’ve […]
Disposals Good for Austin!
Austin Texas making good use of garbage disposal waste. I like to think of myself as a forward thinking, environmentally conscious individual. I don’t really consider myself “green” because it conjures up images of The Incredible Hulk on a rampage in little purple shorts, but I would like to keep the planet clean and my […]
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes
With our first major cold snap on the way, I thought I would share some tips on avoiding a frozen pipe disaster! 1.) Insulate any exposed water pipes in crawl spaces and attic. These exposed pipes are the most susceptible to freezing. 2.) If you don’t already know where your homeowner’s emergency water shut off valve is, locate it […]
Saving Austin From Clogged Drains
Do you have clogged drains? What a pain! We all take plumbing for granted until it stops working. There is nothing in the plumbing world worse than a clogged drain to really ruin your day. What went wrong? Clogs occur for a variety of reasons. Kitchen sinks tend to build up grease. Older homes with cast […]
Are You Tired of Bad Water?
Tired of Bad Water? I love central Texas, but there is one universal problem we all suffer from here. BAD WATER! Everyone has hard water, that is just a given. Some of the outlying well water folks have a really nice sulfur smell. Isn’t that nice? Around the greater Austin area, there are several smaller […]
Is Your Toilet Running?
No this isn’t a phone prank (this time). I just saw the numbers regarding gallons of loss from leaking toilets, and they just floor me every time. If your toilet is leaking you could be easily be leaking 200 gallons per day! Here is a quote from the EPA WaterSense page. “The amount of water leaked from U.S. homes could […]
How is Your Dishwasher Working?
Just like most red-blooded Americans, we have chores at my house. A few weeks ago I noticed that the dishes were coming out looking pretty grim. Then began the interrogations, accusations, and supplemental training. Turns out, there was more to the story this time than a lazy teenager doing a halfhearted job. They went, and […]