1. 6 Times You Should Hire a Professional Plumber

    In the last 20 years or so, access to information at our fingertips has led to the boom of “do-it-yourselfers.” And, at C&C SlabLeaks and Plumbing, we give this movement two very enthusiastic thumbs up. We applaud those who want to solve their own problems, do weekend projects to make their homes unique, and roll up their sleeves to take on the big jobs. However, it should be known that th…Read More

  2. Plumbing Problems Home Buyers Should Look For- Part Two

    Welcome back! In part one of this two-part series, our Dallas plumber discussed a few potential plumbing problems you should be aware of when you are looking to purchase a new home including the hot water heater, the sewage system, and the grade of the yard. Here, we will wrap up our discussion with a few more potential problems to be aware of. Lead Pipes Lead pipes were used in older homes to con…Read More

  3. Hydro Jetting — What is it, And do I Need it?

    Hydro Jetting pushes water, under fairly high pressure, up through your sewage pipes, from the bottom up. Sounds a little scary, right? It’s not, and we promise that you aren’t going to end up with contaminated water flying out of your toilet and shower drains. The reason hydro jetting works so well is that it counteracts the toll that gravity takes on your pipes over time. Your home probably …Read More

  4. Signs of a Clogged Sewer Line

    If you are having problems with drains in bathroom sinks, tubs or with appliances like your washing machine, you may be able to fix them on your own. But, you may have a whole house sewer line clog. That is not something you want to fool around with. You might have a whole house sewer line clog if: You see bubbles when you flush a toilet or when a sink is trying to drain. You see bubbles in drains…Read More

  5. Home Plumbing Myths. Don’t Believe Them

    Myth As long as I run the water, I can put just about anything in the garbage disposal. Truth You can not put just about anything down the garbage disposal. Unless you want to be outside, locating the overflow drain, and pulling potato peels and other gunk out of the drain by hand, heed this warning. If you’ve recently installed a heavy-duty, ultra-powerful disposal, some of this might not apply…Read More

  6. Annual Plumbing Maintenance Tips

    Maintaining your plumbing is a lot easier and less expensive than repairing it. Follow these steps every year to make sure your plumbing remains in good operating condition. Check for leaks indoors and outdoors. A small leak could be costing you a lot every year. And a leak in your sprinkler system could do serious damage to your home and your landscaping. Clear out your drains. Do it once a year,…Read More

  7. Prepping Your Plumbing for Fall

    For most things in life, preparation is key. While that isn’t always possible, if you can have a plan in place ahead of time to deal with a situation, you’ll likely be okay. As a homeowner, that’s very true. Most of us have gone through a scenario where an unexpected expense, like plumbing repairs, strikes at the worst possible moment. But the fact of the matter is, many household issues can…Read More

  8. Tips For Finding The Perfect Plumber

    At some time or another, we’ve all been there. You discover a clog in your sink or toilet, or you find out that your pipes are deteriorating and are in dire need of replacement. So you do one of two things. You either look online for a plumber in your area or, if you’re old school, you reach for your Yellow Pages. But the fact is, not all companies that handle plumbing repairs are created equa…Read More

  9. 9 Cool Tidbits About Plumbing and Pipes

    Call it our passion for pipes, or our proclivity towards plumbing, but unlike most people we find plumbing to be quite fascinating. Knowing the history and trivia of plumbing, we believe that our chosen industry is endlessly interesting. We’ve put together just a few tidbits about plumbing that might just make you think twice about the world of pipes, drains and fixtures. The average person spen…Read More

  10. The Three P’s of Plumbing

    Basically it comes down to the three P’s: pee, poop and paper (toilet paper that is). Yes, it seems a bit juvenile but breaking it down to its most elementary seems to work with having people understand what can and can’t be flushed down the toilet. Only those three should ever be flushed. You get rid of anything else in the same manner and you are simply asking for it to come back at you, lit…Read More