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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.

Drain & Sewer Line Stoppages Houston

Drain and Sewer Line Stoppages

One of the most common synonyms for the word 'stoppage' is obstruction. When a plumber refers to an obstruction, they are most often discussing a blockage in either a sewer or drain line. For many of our clients at Nick's Plumbing & Air Conditioning, 'headache' is the most common synonym they use for the word…
The Importance of HVAC Maintenance

The Importance of HVAC Maintenance

When it comes to the comfortability and cleanliness of the air around you and your family, there is no more critical task than regular maintenance of your HVAC system. We ask many of our HVAC systems, especially those in southeast Texas, with our 100-degree summer days and unexplainable 20-degree with stiff wind winter nights. When…
hot water buying guide in houston

Hot Water Heater Buying Guide in Houston

The task of having to buy a water heater involves more than walking into a big-box store and selecting the first one that catches your eye. For over 40 years, at Nick's Plumbing and AC, our business has known the differences between the hundreds of hot water tanks available on the market and what they…
HVAC Heating System Tune-Ups

HVAC Heating System Tune-Ups

There’s nothing like that first cold snap in Houston. When you get to break-out your limited collection of sweaters, light your fireplace, turn on the heat in your home, sit back and enjoy the cool air. Hold it, cold air? This is not the time of year for your HVAC system to be pumping cold air through…
Sewer Line Cleaning in Houston

Sewer Line Cleaning in Houston

You're enjoying a nice warm shower relaxing in your new stall when after a few minutes, you realize you're standing in a few inches of soapy water. Your shower isn't draining correctly.  You're busy preparing a large dinner for the family when the food waste you've poured down the drain has suddenly come right back…
what's new in water heater technology

What’s New in Water Heater Technology?

From the day they were invented, the water heaters in our homes have remained almost entirely unchanged. Since 1889, when Edwin Ruud designed the first gas-fired, storage tank-type water heater in Philadelphia, PA, there hasn't been much evolution in their design. It makes sense; if something works, don't change it; thus, a large metal tank…
solutions to common central heating problems article by Nick's plumbing

Solutions to Common Central Heating Problems

Winter is fast approaching. Of course, here in Houston, that statement doesn't mean quite the same thing as it would in upstate New York, but southeast Texas does experience a few yearly cold snaps. Those of us who live in this sub-tropical climate year-round can be caught off-guard by the random 25-degree morning that brings…
preparing your plumbing for the holidays

Preparing Your Plumbing For The Holidays

Preparing Your Plumbing for the Holidays – Quickie for Thanksgiving 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, plumbing companies see a significant upturn in emergency service calls during the holiday season. The simple reason for that…
hand under tap water

Hot Water Recirculation Systems

We use hot water for so many daily tasks in our home, with cleaning, bathing, and cooking almost impossible without a water heater. In keeping up with this demand, our water heaters put in 24-hour days, seven days a week, maintaining the water temperature inside a steel tank. Water Heaters Haven’t Aged Much. Since their…
man installing new faucet

The Complete Guide to Faucet Installation

Whether you need a 3-hole widespread, a 1-handle deck mount pull-down, or 2-handle widespread, there are as many faucets to choose from as there are people on this planet. Whether in your bathroom, kitchen, or workroom, installing a new faucet can dramatically change your room's look. It can take transform your space from dated to…
Plumber Conducting an Important Plumbing Inspection on a Home

Why Are Plumbing Inspections So Important?

Normal wear and tear, as well as the simple settling of your house, can wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing fixtures. As rust and corrosion settle into older, galvanized pipes, it can lead to discolored water and strange smells from your faucets. Built-up grease, hair, and other dirt in your pipes will coagulate…

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