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Top Tips for Replacing Your Bathroom Fixtures

The need to change one’s bathroom fixtures often comes from necessity; this is because it is safe to say that a lot of homeowners have the mentality that “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” This mentality is a legitimate way to both save costs and ensure you’re getting the longest life out of your […]

What is Considered a Kitchen Sink Emergency?

In terms of addressing common plumbing concerns, it is often best to provide refreshers. Here at Mr. Plumber, we thought it might be time to revisit the kitchen sink. This plumbing nightmare culprit is subject to clogging and can pose an emergency situation, if you’re not careful. Emergency Situations and Solutions Some of the key […]

Common Summertime Plumbing Issues in San Antonio

Living in San Antonio can be pretty great. But other times, it is no cake walk. Due to school letting out and weather/soil fluctuations, summertime can be a problematic time for plumbing in San Antonio. In this blog post, we decided we’d cover the basics of summertime plumbing issues in San Antonio. Being that we’re […]

History of Women in Plumbing

We at Mr. Plumber love all the history that makes plumbing great. As we draw near to Thanksgiving we want to give a shout out and a warm thank you to all the women who are part of this amazing trade. Below you will find a history of women in plumbing and the years they […]

What Hollywood Teaches us About Plumbers and Plumbing

Hollywood Plumbers By the time producers cast the film “All the President’s Men,” the nation was used to hearing the word plumber. These guys didn’t bring snakes and drain cleaner when they arrived at Watergate to “flush out” Democratic Party secrets, but this is just an example of the respect plumbers never get from Hollywood. […]

San Antonio Water Restrictions

The San Antonio region is prone to long periods of drought. As the population continues to grow, so does the strain on the Edwards Aquifer, the main source of water for all of Central Texas. This aquifer stretches over 8,000 square miles and supplies drinking water to more than 1.6 million people. The San Antonio […]

Slab Leak Danger

There are few household problems that will damage your home and property as quickly as a slab leak. Homes in San Antonio and the surrounding area are built on concrete foundations with clean water and sewage pipes running through them. The concrete generally does an excellent job of protecting these pipes, but leaks can happen […]

New Water Heater Laws and Regulations

New Water Heater Laws The US Department of Energy has been pushing for tighter home energy consumption guidelines since 2010, and new federal legislation effective April 16, 2015, has changed the types of new water heaters that homeowners will be buying in going forward. The new standards apply to all new heaters, including gas-fired, oil-fired, […]

Issue in the kitchen? Save time and call the plumbing pros!

Remember that one time you tried to fix an issue with the kitchen sink and it took all Saturday and a total of three trips to the local hardware store? We have all been there. Sometimes you have to know when to throw in the towel and just call the professionals. Save the time, save […]

Maintaining Your Faucet’s Aerator

Picture this: You’re out with your family for a day at Fiesta Texas. You’ve had your fill of rides and you’re looking forward to the barbecue tonight. As you gather up the troops to head home, the consensus is “Just one more ride.” Well, that would give me a chance to get everything ready before […]

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