Leaky Faucets

A drip here. A drip there. It doesn’t seem like much.  But those small, intermittent drips add up. A dripping faucet will corrode fixtures, cause damage and unsightly staining.  A leaky faucet will waste hundreds of gallons of water in a year. You can get a handle on your dripping faucet and your wallet by […]

Busted Water Line

A Few Steps to Consider if Pipes Burst If you or your tenants are faced with burst water pipes there are several things that can be done to limit the damage. Turn off the water supply at the main stopcock. Identify the source of the burst. If it is the tank, empty the tank (run all […]

How to Adjust or Repair a Frost Free or Freeze Proof

A dripping frost free or freeze proof yard hydrant is more than an unsightly water waster. It is a potentially major problem. This is because a dripping frost free hydrant is no longer frost free. The above ground portion is filled with water and will freeze and potentially burst in cold weather. Instructions Adjustment Worn […]

Broken Water Lines and Leaks in the Yard Increasing with Cold Temperatures

At Duncan Plumbing Solutions in Waxahachie, Texas we’ve been taking a lot of calls regarding broken water lines or leaks in the yard. Mike’s theory is that there are subtle shifts when the temperatures are extremely hot or extremely cold which can put pressure on pipes. Add to that freezing water inside the pipes and […]

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 […]