How to Prevent Major Property Damage From Attic Water Heaters
In Texas homes, it’s common to find water heaters in the attic. Just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s a good idea, though. Water heaters that are installed in attics or elsewhere upstairs increase the risk of leaks and water damage.
Water Heater Leaking? Here’s What to Do!
No matter where it comes from, a leak is never a good sign. In the case of your hot water heater, it usually means you’re left without hot water until the issue is remedied. If you’re in a bind due to your water heater leaking, here’s what you need to know.
Power Outages are Potential Plumbing Nightmares
A power outage spares no appliance from becoming ineffective. Your air conditioning and heating, your lights and electricity, even your plumbing system, will all be rendered useless once the power goes out. Although there’s not much you can do to prevent a blackout, you can take steps to ensure you’re protected during this time. Purchasing […]
How to Use a Plumbing Snake
A clogged drain can be a real nuisance. Whether it’s your kitchen sink, bathroom sink, or shower drain — you need the drain to perform correctly on a daily basis. A plumber’s snake is a very useful tool when it comes to dealing with clogged drains. Courtesy of Radiant Plumbing, the leading source for drain […]
Women in the Trades: Meet Deborah, an Electrician
This week, in our blog series on Women’s History Month, Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning spoke with Deborah, a very skilled electrician in Austin, TX. Meet Deborah – Electrician Radiant: What got you interested in the electrician field and how did you go about getting your foot in the door? Deborah: “Well, I would […]
Women in the Trades: Meet Alexis, an Apprentice Plumber
Every year, the United States recognizes March as “National Women’s History Month”. We observe women in history whose contributions led to the growth of modern day America. Traditionally, the construction and skilled trade workforce has been predominantly occupied by men, with women representing about 9.1 %*. This year, Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning is celebrating […]
Avoiding the Fatal Flush
You can’t even imagine the things that plumbers have cleared out of toilets! Yes, we know how convenient it is to flush your q-tip, cotton ball, or baby wipe down the toilet. It’s quick, easy, and all it takes is one push down of a lever. While this may seem like a good alternative to […]
The Quick Fix to Hard Water Residue in Your Shower
Is your shower spouting less water than usual? It may be due to blockage in your shower head and connected faucet. Considering our geographic location, Austin homes and businesses experience a greater occurrence of hard water in their plumbing systems. What is Hard Water? Hard water is when the water in your plumbing contains harsh […]
Choosing the Right Water Treatment System 101
Let’s face it, water is one of the most essential substances on earth needed to sustain human life. Over 85% of the US is subjected to hard water, therefore, it’s no wonder that more homeowners are choosing to install a water treatment system. There are a multitude of options and knowing the difference between them […]
Radiant Tech Talk: Rinnai Sensei Tankless Water Heater
Rinnai Sensei Tankless Water Heater Product Review Tankless water heaters have been a forward moving trend in recent years, and for plenty of great reasons! They have a longer lifespan than traditional tank water heaters, and are very energy efficient. Recently, Rinnai has released its line of “Rinnai Sensei” tankless water heaters. This new […]