Plumbing Articles

How To Unclog a Drain

July 3, 2023
Woman using plunger on kitchen sink drain.|

Although clogged drains are often a nuisance, they can many times be managed at home with inexpensive solutions.

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Avoid These Common Plumbing Mistakes!

June 1, 2023
Avoid These Common Plumbing Mistakes! Plumbing pipes.

At AiRCO Mechanical, our pros can diagnose your plumbing needs accurately and complete repairs and installations quickly, with as little disruption as possible. Our experts offer heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), electrical, and plumbing solutions to improve comfort in your Texas home. 

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What Questions Should You Ask Before Hiring a Plumber?

May 10, 2023
plumber at work in a bathroom

Indoor plumbing is one of those things we all take for granted—that is, until we lose that convenience due to a plumbing problem.

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Video – How Much Water Does a Leaky Faucet Waste?

April 26, 2023
Close up image of a leaky faucet.

A leaky faucet is a fairly obvious sign that there is something wrong with your plumbing. Signs include include soggy floors, foundation cracks, water meter changes, or a mildew smell. One leak in itself doesn’t mean you need new plumbing necessarily but frequent leaks could be a sign of an aging pipe system. AiRCO Heating…

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What Is the Difference Between a Lift Station and a Pump Station?

November 30, 2022
Image of sewer access panel. What Is the Difference Between a Lift Station and a Pump Station?

Lift stations and pump stations are both critical to your commercial plumbing needs. They fulfill similar functions. But there’s a fundamental difference—pump stations move water, while lift stations move sewage.

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What Are Signs That My Business Needs Plumbing Service?

March 14, 2022

Although the same plumbing problem can affect both a single-family home and a commercial property, it generally impacts more persons in a business setting. Commercial enterprises serve a range of clients and employees and must comply with health, occupational, and safety standards. Businesses can lose customers and possibly inventory over unsafe, unhealthy, and annoying water problems.

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Sump Pump Failure

February 21, 2019
flooded home in austin.

Sump pumps are the silent heroes of basements, and homes in general. Without any hoopla, they quietly protect your home from flooding, and living in Austin, you know basement flooding can happen quite easily. It only takes that one major rainfall or ice storm to foil your sump pump’s success rate. Our professional plumbers at…

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Do I Need a Plumbing Inspection?

January 24, 2019
plumbing inspection.

Gurgle, gurgle. Hiss. If you immediately recognize these sounds from any plumbing in your Austin, TX, home, it could indicate you’re in need of a home plumbing inspection. The whole idea of a plumbing inspection is to head off any potential big plumbing issues in your home––to avert a disaster or needed insurance claim. But…

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5 Plumbing Problems That You Shouldn’t Ignore

January 19, 2019
Leaking Pipe.

Plumbing issues have a nasty way of getting progressively worse and more expensive as they’re left unfixed. Water is a powerful chemical, and it always finds a way to where it wants to go. Avoiding a repair is like adding fuel to a fire (except water is the opposite of fire; if only there was…

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