Category Archives: plumbing tips

  • 10 Benefits of a Home Water Filtration System

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    Southeast Texas water is rich in minerals, and cities add fluoride, chlorine or chloramines (chloride and ammonia) to disinfect our raw water supply. It seems most, if not all, of us are using some kind of home water filtration system to remove chemicals and additional impurities in our drinking water. Some people use filters that […]

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

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    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 . […]

  • Pros and Cons of Hybrid Water Heaters

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    Most hot water appliances generate heat. Standard water heaters create heat. Hybrid HPWH (heat pump water heaters) use electricity to move heat from one place to another. When hot water demand is the greatest, hybrid water heaters automatically switch to standard electric resistance heat. Pros of Hybrid Hot Water Heaters HPWHs have control panels that […]

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

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    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

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    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 […]

  • Choosing the Right Fixture for Your Kitchen Sink

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    Your kitchen sink and faucet is probably the hardest working of all the plumbing fixtures in your home. If you’re building new or renovating your kitchen this year, you need to focus on several aspects of plumbing fixtures, including faucets. Of course you want aesthetics; even a hard-working faucet can be an attention-grabber or even […]

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