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Nick's Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog

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.

"Slab and Sewer Leak Detection"

Slab and Sewer Leak Detection

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 underneath the slab. This is a bad idea for several reasons, the first being that no material lasts forever, and eventually you (or whoever owns the home…
"Knowing When Repiping is Right for Your Property"

Knowing When Repiping is Right for Your Property

Repiping is the process of removing all the incoming water lines in a building and replacing them with new pipes, junctions, and valves. This rarely includes replacing sewage and drain lines in a property, but that service can often be scheduled and performed at the same time as repiping, to save some cost, time and…
"AC Installation Near Me in Houston"

AC Installation Near Me in Houston

Replacing an air conditioning system is a costly venture, but it can cost more to keep your existing system running over time. On average, a complete AC installation near me in Houston costs around $6,000. The range starts at about $4,000 for a simple swap-out of a unit up to $15,000 for complete system installation.…
"When Should You Call a Plumber for a Clogged Drain?"

When Should You Call a Plumber for a Clogged Drain?

There’s an old saying in the plumbing industry, “every drain will someday clog.” Actually, it’s not a saying; I just made that up. But there is truth to this bold claim, and this blog will help the homeowner answer the question, “when should you call a plumber for a clogged drain”? Toilets, sinks, showers, bathtubs,…
How Does an Air Filtration System Improve Air Quality?

How Does an Air Filtration System Improve Air Quality?

Every home has dust. In most households, this dust is a combination of smoke, pollen, pet dander, viruses, and bacteria that irritates our noses, throats, and lungs. People with allergies and other sensitivities to airborne irritants are likely to see their symptoms improve with the addition of an air filtration system. The quality of indoor air…
How Are Water Leaks Detected?

How Are Water Leaks Detected?

The plumbing system in your home is a marvel of ingenuity, developed over the last five-thousand years starting in ancient Greece. In the Roman era, the ability to bring water into Rome from the remote mountains was a significant engineering feat. Plumbing, as we know it today, began to take shape in the early 1800s…
"Why is My AC Running but Not Cooling?"

Why is My AC Running but Not Cooling?

As we head into the summer months here in Houston, the importance of having a properly operating air conditioning system cannot be overstated. Hotter temperatures, higher humidity, and the increasing amount of development in our city mean that every summer here seems worse than the one before. Air conditioning systems are made up of mechanical and…
How Do I Know if My Garbage Disposal Needs to be Replaced?

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

One of the questions we hear a lot is, “what is the lifespan of a garbage disposal?”. When professionally installed and properly maintained, a garbage disposal has a lifespan of ten to fifteen years. Some higher-horsepower units, and those of stainless-steel construction last longer, where smaller and more inexpensive units quite often fail in the…
"Why Is My Water Heater in the Attic?"

Why Is My Water Heater in the Attic?

Okay, we admit, this sounds like a strange question, but it is one that we happen to hear quite often both on the phone and in the field on service calls. A WATER HEATER IN THE ATTIC SAVES SQUARE FOOTAGE Tank-type water heaters are big, hulking cylinders filled with anywhere from forty to seventy gallons of hot…
Free Plumbing Estimate in Houston

Free Plumbing Estimate in Houston

Almost every company in the residential services market, from roofers, plumbers, and HVAC companies, offers free estimates. Free in-person estimates are an excellent way for a customer to interact with the technicians that will be doing their job and learn about all aspects of the work they need to be done. What is a Free…
"What Maintenance Does an Air Conditioner Need?"

What Maintenance Does an Air Conditioner Need?

The average air conditioning system has a potential lifespan of fifteen to twenty years, but only if properly maintained and regularly serviced. The cost of having to replace your air conditioning system can be high, between $4,000 and $10,000, including a new furnace and installation. Common points of failure on an under-serviced air condition system…
"Houston Plumbing Cost Guide"

Ultimate Plumbing Cost Guide for Houston Homeowners

Find Your Service: Whole House Repiping Sewer Line Replacement Water Heater Replacement Garbage Disposal Repair & Replacement Toilet Repairs Hydro-Jetting Why Plumbing Repairs Can Be So Costly? 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?”.…
"What Size Air Conditioning System Do I Need? "

What Size Air Conditioning System Do I Need?

So, you have decided that it is time to replace that ancient air conditioner of yours and move up to a modern and more efficient unit. With so many manufacturers, each with their specialized options to choose from, like variable-speed compressors and wi-fi connectivity, narrowing down the choices can be overwhelming. The Bigger the Air…
How Does Air Conditioning Work?

How Does Air Conditioning Work?

Modern air conditioning, as we currently know it, was created in the early 1900s to solve a humidity problem at a printing company in Brooklyn, NY. The creator of the system was Willis Carrier, a name that has become almost synonymous with the air conditioning industry. Thanks to Mr. Carrier’s idea to treat warm, humid…
"Whole House UV Air Purifiers"

Whole House UV Air Purifiers

As Houston starts to adapt as a community to the results of the coronavirus, we thought it was a good time to look at the whole-house UV air purifier. Ultraviolet light was discovered in the early 1800s, and ever since, the scientific advances made possible by harnessing the power of this invisible light have been epic. UV…

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