Archives for December 2012

Pex vs. copper pipe

PEX Piping vs. Copper Piping Which plumbing pipe is better? Now you’re probably wondering what PEX piping is. Well, it is cross-linked polyethylene pipe. After going through several processes, the material becomes durable for extreme temperatures (hot or cold), creep deformation which happens from long-term exposure to stress, and chemical attack from acids, alkalies and […]

Common Signs and Symptoms of a Slab Leak

Slab leaks refer to leaks of plumbing pipes which are installed in and or under the concrete slab foundation of your home. The signs of a slab leak can be subtle. Once diagnosed they often require intrusion into the flooring to get to the source of the problem. In this article, we will present interesting facts about […]

Common Cold Weather Plumbing Problems

Common Cold Weather Plumbing Problems Well we are finally seeing our first sign that winter is here in Texas! It is getting to be that time of year when we feel that chilly bite in the air after the sun goes down.  Temperatures are falling into the freezing range and we are getting calls for […]

Garbage Disposal Troubleshooting

Problem: Garbage Disposal Vibrating If a garbage disposal is filled with food garbage it will vibrate under use. That is normal. But if it vibrates when you turn it on and it is empty, you have a problem either with a broken impeller creating an unbalanced flywheel or the mounting bolts are too tight. Checking […]

Buying A New Garbage Disposal

So it is time to replace your garbage disposal or you’d like to install one. There are a few things to consider because you want to buy the right one for your kitchen. Not all garbage disposals work the same so it is a good idea to consider all the options. Please contact Duncan Plumbing […]