Plumbing Blog

Mr. Plumber Invests in Tradespeople of the Future

If you’re familiar with my blogs, you realize by now that I’m quite passionate about women in the trades. This passion led me to begin an organization called Texas Women in Trades. Charles Sagray, Mr. Plumber himself, and I started the organization in mid-2014. The goal of Texas Women in Trades is to bring more […]

How to Live With a Small Bathroom

Having lived a good many years in New York City, I can speak to the hardships of having a shoebox-sized living space. What’s worse? A tiny bathroom! My family, a generation before me, had two parents and six children sharing one bathroom! While this may seem outrageous to most, it is daily life for some. […]

The Types of Pipes in Your Home

As homeowners, we often don’t think about our pipes until they’re broken. It is very important for homeowners to be aware of what pipes you have in your home so you’re aware of the pros and cons of each pipe type. Here’s a brief overview of popular plumbing pipes found in your residential, commercial and industrial plumbing systems. Clay […]

Four of the Worst Plumbing Habits

Homeowners often take hot water, flushing toilets and draining sinks for granted. These luxuries have become staples in our pampered, first-world lives, and people expect their plumbing to “just work.” Fortunately, a good installation can get you pretty far with your plumbing, however the homeowner does need to put in some TLC to save themselves […]

How to Use Your Garbage Disposal

Come summer time, your kitchen is the epicenter of brief conversations as everyone rushes out to their activities. Regardless of whether you’re cooking for the entire family or for kids on the run, it means plenty of dishwashing. While you cook and during cleanup, what are you putting down the garbage disposal? Could your quick, […]

Plumbers Aren’t the Only Ones Who Work in Plumbing

As I present the trades to students, organizations and those unfamiliar with the industry, many are surprised that the plumbing industry also needs skilled office workers. The office staff in a trades company must be diversely skilled and able to handle long days and high-stress environments. For a select few, working in the office for […]

Best Places to Put Your Purse in a Public Restroom

Crowded restroom, dirty floors, questionable surfaces, nefarious stares and a heap of germs. Using a public restroom, while sometimes necessary, can turn into a fiasco – particularly in a ladies room. In fact, most San Antonio plumbers will confess that ladies public restrooms are typically “dirtier” than men’s public restrooms. According to researchers, a woman’s purse […]

How to Change Your Toilet Flapper

Does the occasional sound of a running toilet confuse and irritate you? Whether it’s constant or sporadic, an old toilet flapper could be to blame. Loose, leaking toilet flappers aren’t just annoying to listen to. They’re wasteful and can end up costing you a pretty penny in water bills. One leaking flapper can waste hundreds […]

History of Modern Plumbing: Where Did People “Go?”

As I study modern plumbing, I’m drawn to the history of humans and evolution of waste disposal. It wasn’t until the 1300s, in the hay day of the black plague, that people finally started to realize they should not cross contaminate drinking water with sewage. Yep, it took that long. And, even then, people were […]

The Beauty of Low-Flow Toilets

Springtime is the perfect time to get serious about living efficiently. Old, poorly maintained plumbing isn’t just hard on your wallet when the water bill comes in, it can be a huge waste of water. This is especially important during the hot summer months when rain is scarce. Water conservation is a serious issue all […]

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