Category Archives: plumbing emergencies

  • How to Avoid Clogged Drains When You Host a Crowd

    Grandpa and cousins and kids, oh my! When you opened your North Houston home to shelter friends and family impacted by Hurricane Harvey, you knew it would strain your food budget and living space. But there was never any doubt you would immediately open your heart and home to those in need. We’re Texans. We […]

  • How to Know When Your Garbage Disposal Needs to be Replaced

    Garbage disposals should last longer than you would think. Most come with a warranty, but if your disposal was already in place when you bought your home, you might be unclear about its age. A garbage disposal can last 8-15 years. A twelve-year lifespan is average. You May Need a New Garbage Disposal if . […]

  • FAQs: Why Does Water Drain Slowly in My Kitchen Sink?

    At Bradbury Thornton Plumbing Services, we get a lot of FAQs (frequently asked questions), and one of them is, “Why does it take so long for the water to drain from my kitchen sink?” Drain clogs are the usual culprits in any slow-draining sink or tub. Drain Clogs Revisited We always tell our friends and […]

  • Pros & Cons: Hard Water vs. Soft Water

    Utah State University released water quality information that cited the value of hard water – and contrary to what many of us believe, hard water can be beneficial to our bodies! “Hard water” has high levels of calcium, magnesium, and other metals as part of its content. The more minerals in the water, the harder […]

  • When Your Pipe Bursts – How to Reduce Flood Effects Indoors

    A small pipe leak could be a precursor to a burst water pipe, and you should take action immediately. That is if you see the leak. If broken pipes and clogged drains gave you a warning, you wouldn’t need emergency plumbing services! Temporary Fixes Gather the hamster and the other family pets and put them […]

  • Burst Pipes Can Be Messy – How to Know if You Need Pipe Repair

    Many people think burst pipes happen only in the winter, but they can occur in any season! If one or more of your home’s pipes burst, dealing with the aftermath can be a messy affair. At Bradbury Thornton Plumbing Services, we’ve helped homeowners throughout The Woodlands area take immediate care of a burst pipe before […]