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Four Kinds of Yard Leaks - How to Spot Them and What to Do

It hasn't rained for a while, but suddenly your dog comes in from the yard with wet, muddy paws. When you look outside you see a huge puddle on the lawn. You might have a yard water leak! Luckily, The Plumbinator specializes in pinpointing the source of yard leaks and fixing them right. But for now, let's learn more about yard leaks. What kinds of pipes are running under your yard that may have sprung a leak? In the  front yard, there are four kinds of pipes: Main Water Line (Service Line) Sewer Line Gas Line Irrigation (Sprinkler) System Signs of a Main Water Line Leak Water travels into your home from the City's water main to your water meter in the yard, then underground through the main service line to your shutoff valve. If your water bill is suddenly sky high, and you see puddles of standing water in the front yard, you probably have a main water line leak. We can pinpoint exactly where along the pipe  the leak is occurring, since it may not be wh

Meet our Plumbing Apprentices: Learn a Trade - Get Paid to Learn!

The trades are a great career for those who don't want to take out a bunch of loans for college. In plumbing, your Master Plumber pays YOU to learn, and you get cumulative licenses that will serve you for life. Plumbing is also an awesome career for those with college degrees who want to work with their hands and eventually become their own boss. Welcome Shad, our newest plumbing apprentice! When Shad makes it to Master Plumber, he can own his own business. But before then he'll spend years learning the whole system network of plumbing from the ground (literally) up! Shad comes to us fresh from a stint working at Skokomish Park in Washington state. Before that, he earned a Bachelor's degree and spent years in IT. He couldn't wait to get out from behind a desk and start working with his hands. Meet Britanny - Apprentice for 1 year When we met Bri, she was working as a manager at a storage facility, here in Round Rock. She was so hard working, honest an

Want Endless Hot Showers NOW? Five Signs a Tankless Water Heater is Right For You

Water heater leaving you out in the cold?        A tankless might be the answer! 1) Do you have a large family and/or often run out of hot water? If you've got four or more people who like to take showers or baths every day, then you've also got plenty of dishes and clothes to wash too, so you're using a ton of hot water and probably running out often. Large families need a tankless water he ater because it heats water ON DEMAND. Regular water heaters heat a few dozen gallons of water and when it's gone, it takes a while to heat more, leaving you out in the cold. With a tankless, special coils heat the water at the time you need it, so you never run out! No more staggering showers for family members and scheduling when to run the washer. 2) Do you have a bulky heater in a small space? Regular, tanked water heaters take up a lot of room in a small house, often squatting in a big chunk of floor, closet, or attic space.  Tankless heaters are smaller and last