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Keep up with Nick's Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog to learn expert tips about common plumbing and air conditioning problems and concerns. You'll find useful information about plumbing and HVAC maintenance, repairs and more.

What Are the Signs Your Hot Water Heater Is Going Out?

Article Date: 6/25/2020 | Posted By Nick

Having your hot water heater completely fail on you can be a terrible inconvenience and costly as well. In this week’s blog you will learn from Nick’s Plumbing experts what are the signs your hot water heater is going out. Read More

AC Installation Near Me in Houston

Article Date: 6/23/2020 | Posted By Nick

If you have searched Google for AC installation near me in Houston, you have likely come across Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning. We are proud to have served Houston since 1979 and look forward to helping you with your next AC installation near me. Read More

When Should You Call a Plumber for a Clogged Drain?

Article Date: 6/18/2020 | Posted By Nick

If you have experienced a clog and tried every home remedy you know without success you may have asked yourself a common question. When should you call a plumber for a clogged drain? The licensed plumbing pros at Nick’s have the answer for you. Read More

How Does an Air Filtration System Improve Air Quality?

Article Date: 6/16/2020 | Posted By Nick

It is highly searched for and important to know. How Does an Air Filtration System Improve Air Quality? Our trained HVAC professionals guide you through how an air filtration system improves air quality in your home creating a healthier environment. Read More

How Are Water Leaks Detected?

Article Date: 6/11/2020 | Posted By Nick

As a concerned homeowner have you ever wondered how are water leaks detected? An undetected water leak can cause serious damage to your home and wallet. Let our plumbing experts teach you how a professional plumber detects water leaks. Read More

Why is My AC Running but Not Cooling?

Article Date: 6/9/2020 | Posted By Nick

Everyone relies on their air conditioning system and one of the most common concerns we hear from our customers is “why is my AC running but not cooling?”. Our HVAC experts hope to help answer this long-lived question in this week’s HVAC article. Read More

How Do I Know if My Garbage Disposal Needs to be Replaced?

Article Date: 6/4/2020 | Posted By Nick

There are several signs that can identify a problem with your garbage disposal. Let Nick’s licensed plumbing experts in Houston teach you the answer to the commonly asked question “how do I know if my garbage disposal needs to be replaced?”. Read More

What is The Difference Between Air Filtration and Air Purification?

Article Date: 6/2/2020 | Posted By Nick

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between air filtration and air purification? Our air conditioning specialists have the answer for you in our latest blog post. Learn what is the difference between air filtration and air purification. Read More

Free Plumbing Estimate in Houston

Article Date: 5/29/2020 | Posted By Nick

Worried about how much a plumbing repair may cost? Get a free plumbing estimate in Houston from the experienced and licensed plumbers at Nick’s. Whether it’s for a water heater or toilet, don’t hesitate to call for a free plumbing estimate in Houston. Read More

HVAC Financing in Houston

Article Date: 5/26/2020 | Posted By Nick

There is never a good time to have problems with your HVAC system but Nick’s is here to help. We offer great options for HVAC financing in Houston. Whether you need a new air conditioner or heating system our HVAC financing plans can help. Read More

Is It Worth Getting a Tankless Water Heater?

Article Date: 5/14/2020 | Posted By Nick

We often get asked by our customers “Is It Worth Getting a Tankless Water Heater?”. In this article our plumbing professionals will walk you through the cost differences and benefits of having a tankless water heater installed in your home. Read More

What Maintenance Does an Air Conditioner Need?

Article Date: 5/12/2020 | Posted By Nick

Your air conditioner is one of the most valuable fixtures in your home and properly maintaining it is crucial to its longevity. Let our experienced team teach you the answer to the common question, What Maintenance Does an Air Conditioner Need?”. Read More

Sewer Leak Detection

Article Date: 5/7/2020 | Posted By Nick

In this article our plumbing experts teach you about sewer leak detection. You will learn about the signs to look out for as well as what to do if you think you have a sewer leak. Nick’s licensed plumbers are highly trained in sewer leak detection. Read More

What Size Air Conditioning System Do I Need?

Article Date: 5/5/2020 | Posted By Nick

Our air conditioning experts will guide you through the common question “What size air conditioning do I need?”. Many homeowners think that bigger is always better but when it comes to AC units that’s just not the case. Read More

How Does Air Conditioning Work?

Article Date: 4/29/2020 | Posted By Nick

Air conditioning is one the best modern conveniences ever invented. Have you ever wondered how air conditioning works? Let the experts at Nick’s Plumbing and Air Conditioning answer the commonly asked question "how does air conditioning work?". Read More

Whole House UV Air Purifiers

Article Date: 4/21/2020 | Posted By Nick

Our HVAC experts are here to guide you on the latest whole house air purification systems called UV air purifiers. This article will teach you what a whole house UV air purifier is and how in-duct air purifiers help your home and family stay safe. Read More

Gas Line Inspection Services in Houston

Article Date: 4/16/2020 | Posted By Nick

Having an issue with your gas lines can be extremely dangerous and should never be neglected. Ensure the safety of you home and family by scheduling a routine gas line inspection in Houston to locate any concerns that need attention. Read More

What Does HVAC Stand For And How Does HVAC Work?

Article Date: 4/14/2020 | Posted By Nick

In this week’s article from Nick’s Plumbing and Air Conditioning we give you the answers to the commonly asked questions “What is an HVAC System and What Does an HVAC System Do?”. Read More

What are the Signs of a Broken Sewer Pipe?

Article Date: 4/9/2020 | Posted By Nick

Having a broken sewer line pipe can be a nightmare for any homeowner. Let our team of licensed plumbing experts answer the commonly asked question, “what are the signs of a broken sewer line pipe?”. Have a sewer leak? Call Nick’s Plumbing! Read More

Plumbing Repair Near Me in Houston

Article Date: 4/2/2020 | Posted By Nick

When you conduct a Google search for plumbing repair near me in Houston, you’re likely to get a lot of plumbing companies to choose from. Let us teach you how all plumbing companies may not be alike and why it’s important to choose a reputable one. Read More

Why Do I Need HVAC Installation in Houston?

Article Date: 3/31/2020 | Posted By Nick

How do you know if you need a new HVAC system? This article guides you through the common reasons you might need to an HVAC system installed as well as who can help with a professional HVAC installation in Houston. Read More

Cost of Replacing a Water Heater in Houston

Article Date: 3/26/2020 | Posted By Nick

Do you need a new water heater? If so, you may have investigated the cost of replacing a water heater in Houston. Let our plumbing experts teach you about the costs of replacing a water heater as well as the costs of NOT replacing your water heater. Read More

Why Do I Need a Water Softener in Houston?

Article Date: 3/19/2020 | Posted By Nick

Let our plumbing experts help you answer the question “why do I need a water softener in Houston?”. We’ll help you understand why Houston has hard water, the effect it has, and how having a water softener installed can solve the problem. Read More

Emergency Plumber in Houston

Article Date: 3/12/2020 | Posted By Nick

As a homeowner you might have required an emergency plumber in Houston at some point. If you haven’t this article will guide you through why you might need emergency plumbing and how to help prevent plumbing emergencies. Read More

Commercial Tankless Water Heaters in Houston

Article Date: 3/5/2020 | Posted By Nick

Do you have a business and are considering a commercial tankless water in Houston? If so, let our expert licensed plumbers explain their benefits and why you should invest in them. Nick’s offers the best commercial tankless water heaters in Houston. Read More

Do I Need a PEX Manifold?

Article Date: 2/27/2020 | Posted By Nick

Our plumbing experts will not only answer the question “do I need a PEX manifold?” but will also describe what a PEX manifold is and how it functions. If you’re considering having your home repiped with PEX this is a great article to read. Read More

Which is Better Gas or Electric Tankless Water Heater?

Article Date: 2/13/2020 | Posted By Nick

If you’re looking for a new water heater you may be asking “Which is Better Gas or Electric Tankless Water Heater?”. This article will teach you the differences between gas and electric tankless water heaters and guide you on which is better for you. Read More

Do I Need a Plumber to Install a Garbage Disposal?

Article Date: 2/6/2020 | Posted By Nick

If you’re looking for a new disposal you may ask yourself “Do I need a plumber to install a garbage disposal?”. Let the experts at Nick’s Plumbing help answer the question by guiding you through some of the garbage disposal installation process. Read More

What Brand of Tankless Water Heater is Best?

Article Date: 1/30/2020 | Posted By Nick

Are you wondering what brand of tankless water heater is best? This article will help explain that question as well as teach you about the popular manufacturers that Nick’s Plumbing recommends for tankless water heaters in Houston. Read More

Commercial Plumbing Contractors in Houston

Article Date: 1/23/2020 | Posted By Nick

When it comes to your business you only want to trust a reputable and experienced commercial plumbing contractor to perform any installations or repairs. Learn what they do and how to locate a commercial plumbing contractor in Houston. Read More

What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

Article Date: 1/16/2020 | Posted By Nick

If you’ve started looking for a water heater replacement you’ve most likely wondered “what size water heater do I need?”. This article will teach you about water heater sizes and how to estimate your peak hour demand so you can choose the right size. Read More

What is a Trenchless Sewer Line?

Article Date: 1/9/2020 | Posted By Nick

Have you wondered what is a trenchless sewer line? In this week’s article our plumbing professionals teach you what is a trenchless sewer line along with how it works and how much it can cost. Read More

Are Broken Water Pipes Covered by Insurance?

Article Date: 1/2/2020 | Posted By Nick

If you’ve suffered water damage from a busted pipe you might ask yourself are broken water pipes covered by insurance. Let our plumbing experts guide you through what types of water damage is and is not covered by homeowner’s insurance. Read More

Protecting Pipes from Freezing Weather in Houston

Article Updated 12/12/2019 | Posted By Nick

The winters in Houston are not always harsh but when they are, we’re often caught off guard. This article will teach you about protecting pipes from freezing in Houston and popular home winterization steps. Read More

What's Involved in a Plumbing Inspection?

Article Date 11/28/2019 | Posted By Nick

This week’s article we’ll teach you all about what’s involved in a plumbing inspection. Our plumbing experts will guide you through.... Read More

What Do Plumbers Use to Unclog Drains?

Article Date 11/21/2019 | Posted By Nick

If you've been a homeowner or a tenant, or ever lived in a house, you've most likely experienced the misery of a clogged drain.... Read More

Why is my Garbage Disposal Humming?

Article Date 11/14/2019 | Posted By Nick

Have you ever wondered why is my garbage disposal humming and not working? Let our plumbing experts explain the common reasons why your garbage disposal is humming. We’ll also guide you... Read More

What Are The Different Types Of Plumbers?

Article Date 11/07/2019 | Posted By Nick

Let our plumbing experts teach you what are the different types of plumbers. You'll learn the about which types of plumbers you should choose from and which types of plumbers you should avoid. Read More

Why Hire a Licensed Plumber?

Article Date 10/31/2019 | Posted By Nick

Plumbing systems have been in use for almost five thousand years, and ever since their inception... Read More

Hard Water in Houston

Article Date 9/30/2019 | Posted By Nick

As anyone who lives in the Houston metropolitan area can tell you, we have hard water... Read More

Picking the Right Water Heater in Houston

Article Date 9/27/2019 | Posted By Nick

Nobody wants to say goodbye to their water heater, but sadly, every seven-to-ten years, homeowners everywhere must do exactly that... Read More

Water Leak and Water Line Repair

Article Date 9/16/2019 | Posted By Nick

Every second that a water leak or broken water line continues, it will cost you money. The water damage to floors, walls, ceilings, carpets... Read More

Plumber in Houston

Article Date 8/8/2019 | Posted By Nick

Think about the worst morning you’ve ever had. You woke up fifteen minutes AFTER you were supposed to be at work, the coffee maker... Read More

Comparing Tankless Water Heater Brands

Article Date 7/8/2019 | Posted By Nick

For more than a century, the tank-type water heater has been the standard in our homes for heating water. The design of a tank-type water heater... Read More

Searching For Plumbing Company Near Me In Houston?

Article Date 7/1/2019 | Posted By Nick

Merely ten years ago, if you needed any sort of home repair services, you had to look in the yellow pages to find someone in your area, or... Read More

Outdoor Plumbing Installation in Houston

Article Date 6/24/2019 | Posted By Nick

Summer is officially here, and in Houston, that means spending a lot more time outdoors. With the heat and humidity we have to contend... Read More

Leaky Faucet Repair and Replacement in Houston

Article Date 6/3/2019 | Posted By Nick

Out of every possible plumbing problem you could have in your home, the leaky faucet is easily the most disturbing. We don’t tend to notice... Read More

How To Know When Hot Water Heater Needs Replacement

Article Date 5/20/2019 | Posted By Nick

As a homeowner, many issues that will come up from time to time with your plumbing. Most often, real plumbing emergencies often occur without... Read More

Houston Plumbing Cost Guide Part II

Article Date 5/20/2019 | Posted By Nick

In our blog last week, we posted a Plumbing Cost Guide for some of the more common “expensive” services that we offer. The response was so good... Read More

Houston Plumbing Cost Guide

Article Date 5/13/2019 | Posted By Nick

Of all the questions we hear, both in the office and in the field, the number one question is always “how much is this going to cost me?”. The second... Read More

Buying A Home With Plumbing Problems

Article Date 5/6/2019 | Posted By Nick

If life were perfect, you’d find your dream home, make an offer on it, have it accepted, and live happily ever after. If you only use a home inspector... Read More

Hot Water Heater Repair

Article Date 4/29/2019 | Posted By Nick

As we come out of the winter season, the time of year when our water heaters work the hardest, it’s a good time to pay a little bit of attention to your... Read More

Drain Cleaning Plumbing Services in Houston

Article Date 4/22/2019 | Posted By Nick

It’s not a popular fact, but it is a fact nonetheless; using your kitchen, bathroom and other drains in your home will eventually create a need for drain... Read More

Steam Shower Installation and Repair

Article Date 4/15/2019 | Posted By Nick

What if we told you that a steam shower installation in Houston is a cure for the common cold? Well, we can’t make that claim definitively... Read More

Why Is My Water Pressure Low?

Article Date 4/08/2019 | Posted By Nick

Proper water pressure in your home is essential for many tasks that are part of our daily life. Without adequate water pressure, showering is... Read More

Why Is My Water Heater in the Attic?

Article Date 4/01/2019 | Posted By Nick

Tank-type water heaters are big, hulking cylinders filled with anywhere from forty to seventy gallons of hot water. Giant tanks of water happen to take... Read More

Drain Maintenance Tips

Article Date 3/28/2019 | Posted By Nick

Drain maintenance in Houston does not have to involve a visit from your local plumbing company; it is something that you can do every day. One quick... Read More

Finding a Plumbing Company in Houston

Article Date 3/21/2019 | Posted By Nick

When Nick’s Plumbing opened our doors in 1979, searching for a plumbing company wasn’t as easy as it is today. Back before Google and Facebook, people... Read More

Why Choose Tankless Water Heaters

Article Date 3/7/2019 | Posted By Nick

For over one hundred years, the tank-type water heater has been the “gold standard” for home hot water delivery. That said, as history has proven time... Read More

Reasons For Toilet Repair

Article Date 2/28/2019 | Posted By Nick

Your toilet is easily one of the most frequently used appliances in your home, particularly in single bathroom households. Several moving parts... Read More

Whole House Repipe in Houston

Article Date 2/21/2019 | Posted By Nick

It sounds like a plumbing commercial cliché, but the most overlooked aspect of our home’s inner workings is usually the plumbing system... Read More

Reasons For Sewer Line Replacement

Article Date 2/14/2019 | Posted By Nick

When someone thinks about their sewer line, it is often assumed that your city or municipality is responsible for the maintenance and repair of your sewer... Read More

Houston Hydro-Jetting

Article Date 1/28/2019 | Posted By Nick

Hydro-jetting in Houston is a relatively recent innovation in the plumbing industry that allows a plumber to restore your home’s drain pipes and sewer... Read More

Slab and Sewer Leak Detection

Article Date 12/13/2018 | Posted By Nick

More and more homes in the greater Houston area are being built on top of concrete slabs. More often than not, these foundations will have plumbing lines run... Read More

What is a Drain Snake? | What is a Plumbing Snake?

Article Date 12/08/2018 | Posted By Nick

One of the most common questions we get both online and in person, is “what is the difference between a plumbing snake and a drain snake?” Well, the truth... Read More

Houston Water Heater Maintenance

Article Date 11/29/2018 | Posted By Nick

Fall is the time of year when the leaves change, the weather turns cooler, the holiday season begins, and your water heater starts to work a lot harder... Read More

Preparing Your Plumbing For The Holidays

Article Date 11/21/2018 | Posted By Nick

While you’re getting your home ready for the upcoming holidays, the farthest thing from your mind is what is happening with your plumbing. The truth is... Read More

How to Prevent Pipes From Freezing

Article Date 11/13/2018 | Posted By Nick

The weather is starting to get colder here in Houston, and it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your plumbing. As temperatures begin to hover... Read More

Why Plumbing Inspections Are Important

Article Date 11/08/2018 | Posted By Nick

When was the last time you thought about your plumbing system having a major failure? One broken pipe in your wall or ceiling can cause tens of thousands of... Read More

Becoming a Plumber in Houston

Article Date 10/25/2018 | Posted By Nick

Plumbing is one of the more difficult as well one of the most dangerous trades to pursue. There is a lot of demanding, physical work involved, especially at... Read More

Faucet Installation, Maintenance and Repair

Article Date 10/18/2018 | Posted By Nick

There is no better cure for a good night’s sleep than a constantly dripping faucet. That sound is a continuous reminder that your plumbing system is... Read More

How Much Does A Plumber Cost?

Article Date 10/11/2018 | Posted By Nick

The instant reaction of asking “what does a plumber cost?” is probably to say, “a lot” and it is true that a lot of plumbing jobs are costly. But an important... Read More

What Does A Water Heater Cost?

Article Date 10/4/2018 | Posted By Nick

One of the most frequent questions we get at Nick’s Plumbing is “what does a water heater cost”? There are several factors that go into the answer... Read More

Is Copper Pipe Installation Right For You?

Article Date 9/20/2018 | Posted By Nick

The decision to re-pipe your home is a serious one, and a lot of variables must be considered. If your home is more than twenty-five years old... Read More

What is a Sewer Cleanout?

Article Date 7/27/2018 | Posted By Nick

The sewer cleanout in your home is an access point for your plumbing and sewer systems. It is made up of a threaded cap on a fitting that when... Read More

Water Leak Detection Testing?

Article Date 6/28/2018 | Posted By Nick

If life were perfect, all water leak detection would be an easy task. When a leak is present, and you can visually identify the source; such as with... Read More

What is Hydrostatic Pressure Testing?

Article Date 6/9/2018 | Posted By Nick

Hydrostatic testing is a process used for testing tanks and pipes for leaks. A hydrostatic test is performed by filling (pressurizing) the vessel... Read More

Toilet Repair and Maintenance Tips

Article Date 5/9/2018 | Posted By Nick

Here’s something you probably didn’t know. Contrary to popular belief, the flushable toilet was NOT invented by a man with the unfortunate name... Read More

When to Replace a Water Heater

Article Date 4/11/2018 | Posted By Nick

Chances are you never give your water heater a second thought until you find yourself taking a cold shower. While this is never a pleasant... Read More

3 Signs Your Sewer Line is Clogged

Article Date 3/5/2018 | Posted By Nick

Many issues that can crop up regarding plumbing, everything from a toilet that continues to run to a dripping faucet to a clogged toilet... Read More

Knowing When Repiping is Right for Your Property

Article Date 3/2/2018 | Posted By Nick

Repiping is the process of removing all the incoming water lines in a building and replacing them with new pipes, junctions, and valves... Read More

The Importance of Plumbing Maintenance

Article Date 2/21/2018 | Posted By Nick

Maintaining the plumbing in your home is not an optional task. It’s something you must do to keep the need for costly emergency plumbing repairs... Read More

Don't Hire a Chuck - Hire a Professional Plumber

Article Date 2/14/2018 | Posted By Nick

There are a lot of reasons that as a homeowner, you find yourself in need of the services of a licensed, experienced and trusted plumber... Read More

Tankless Water Heaters vs Traditional Water Heaters

Article Date 1/29/2018 | Posted By Nick

A tankless water heater is an on-demand system. That means, when a person turns on the hot water at a faucet or in the shower, the unit will... Read More

Plumbing Problems To Look For When Buying A House

Article Date 1/24/2018 | Posted By Nick

When you’re shopping for a new home, it’s easy to get caught up in the aesthetics and fail to take a more in-depth look at the house's existing... Read More

What To Do During A Plumbing Emergency

Article Date 1/18/2018 | Posted By Nick

With hard freeze warnings that specifically caution that temperatures could cause damage to exposed pipes, people imagine the worst and wonder... Read More

What is Hydro Jetting Drain Cleaning?

Article Date 1/15/2018 | Posted By Nick

Hydro Jetting (also known as ‘jetting’) is a pipe-clearing process that employs pumps and flexible hoses to propel high-pressure water jets... Read More

Repiping: Why Is It Important For You and Your Home?

Article Date 1/8/2018 | Posted By Nick

If you’ve lived in your house long enough, I’ll bet you can say that your home has a personality of its own. There’s the kitchen window... Read More

Which Water Heater Is Right for You?

Article Date 1/3/2018 | Posted By Nick

The key to preventing frozen pipes around your home is making sure your pipes do not get cold enough to freeze. Freezing temperatures can do a... Read More

Preventing Frozen Pipes in Houston

Article Date 12/31/2017 | Posted By Nick

The key to preventing frozen pipes around your home is making sure your pipes do not get cold enough to freeze. Freezing temperatures can do a... Read More

Choosing a Local Contractor in Houston

Article Date 10/6/2017 | Posted By Nick

If you follow Nick’s Plumbing and Sewer Services on our social media platforms, you already know that we are here, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey... Read More

Plumbing Company vs. Plumber

Article Date 7/13/2017 | Posted By Nick

In the State of Texas, it is illegal for anyone that is a licensed plumber to advertise, offer, to perform, or provide plumbing services without owning a... Read More

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