Nick's Plumbing Blog

Keep up with Nick's Plumbing Blog to learn expert tips about common plumbing problems and concerns. You'll find useful information about plumbing maintenance, repairs and 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



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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