JD's Prompt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Lubbock’

Why You Should Hire a Pro for Your Drain Cleaning

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

If you have a clogged drain in your house, whether a kitchen sink, a shower, or a toilet, what do you do?

  • Grab a plunger and try to force the clog out.
  • Take a drain snake (drain auger) and try to break apart the clog.
  • Pour chemical drain cleaner down the drain.
  • Call a professional for drain cleaning.

The first two are good instincts, and we definitely recommend you try them. For simple clogs, they’ll often work. The third is an unfortunately common reaction, and one we wish people would banish from their minds. Chemical drain cleaners are harmful to drains, people, and the environment.

The fourth choice is the only choice that’s guaranteed to get your drain unclogged, so if the plunger and the drain snake won’t do the job, call our professionals and we’ll see the clog is removed with professional drain cleaning in Lubbock, TX.

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How These Furnace Components Can Help or Hurt Home Efficiency

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Every time your home’s furnace turns on, it consumes energy. That’s a given. But a furnace can consume more energy than necessary, and that will cause a drop in the general efficiency of your house. 

In this post, we’re going to look at furnace components that can help, or hurt, the efficiency of your home. If they’re currently hurting your home efficiency, then the best course of action is to call our team for furnace repair in Lubbock, TX or other HVAC service. We’ll help you enjoy a comfortable and energy-efficient home!

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6 Important Care and Maintenance Tips for Your Furnace

Monday, December 12th, 2022

It’s furnace season, and although you might not have your home’s furnace running as often as somebody who lives in Milwaukie or Minneapolis, you’ll still rely on it during the winter. Sometimes it does get extremely cold here in Texas!

With that in mind, we want to pass on some important care and maintenance tips that will help your furnace run safely, efficiently, and effectively through the season. 

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JD’s Guide to Protecting Your Kitchen Plumbing This Holiday Season

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Do you plan on cooking a large meal this holiday season? Chances are that if you came across this blog post and chose to read it, then you are! Great, we applaud your efforts. You should know, however, the holiday season is when professional plumbers get the most calls. Guess what those calls are for? For the most part, kitchen sink drain clogs and jammed or broken garbage disposal systems.

We get it, cooking a holiday meal is a big ordeal, and you don’t always have the time to think about what you are or are not putting down your drain. But we implore you to consider it, as needing to call a plumber on Thanksgiving is definitely going to make a big ordeal even more inconvenient. Read on as we uncover what not to put down your kitchen sink drain this holiday season!

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“What Type of Professional Do I Call for Gas Line Work?”

Monday, October 17th, 2022

If you’re reading this blog post, it means that you know that gas line work shouldn’t be left to the average homeowner! This is good news. Gas line work requires training and experience that should not be left to a DIY job, for safety more than anything.

But you might be wondering what kind of professional you do need to call. You might be surprised to find that it’s a plumber! Plumbers are specially trained to deal with gas line work. Much of the work that is done is very similar to laying water pipes, and therefore this is the best type of contractor to call. Read on to learn more about why!

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“When Should I Call an Emergency Plumber?”

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

There aren’t many people out there who know precisely when they’re going to need plumbing repairs. Let’s face it, there’s no convenient time for a plumbing problem to happen. The reality is, sooner or later most homeowners find themselves caught off-guard by a plumbing issue.

When can a plumbing problem wait, though, and when does it constitute an emergency call outside of normal business hours? Keep reading for an answer to this, and to learn what you can do to prevent a plumbing problem from becoming an emergency.

Emergency versus Non-Emergency

Of course, some plumbing problems are going to very obviously be emergencies. Perhaps an interior pipe leak, or maybe even burst. Maybe you have sewage starting to back up on your property. These are problems that you can’t ignore or put off. It’s definitely worth contacting an emergency plumber, in this case.

Other plumbing problems, though, can probably wait to be scheduled for a later time. Dripping faucets in your bathtubs or sinks is one example. Yes, this is a waste of water, and over the course of a year can actually waste gallons of water. But we’re not telling you to wait a year! We are, however, saying that this is a plumbing problem that you don’t have to stress about right away.

If you’re debating calling for emergency plumbing services, it makes sense that you don’t want to waste any more time determining if what you’re dealing with is technically a “true” emergency. Instead, it’s best to ask yourself “can it wait?” and if you still aren’t sure, give our plumbers a call and ask! We’re happy to provide tips and advice along with quality plumbing services—both emergency and non-emergency.

Do You Need to Schedule Drain Cleaning?

One of the most common reasons that a plumbing problem turns into an emergency is because the need for drain cleaning was ignored or neglected. You might not have done this intentionally, but it’s important to watch out for signs that you need a drain cleaning to reduce the risk of this happening to you. These signs include:

Slow Drainage: If this is happening in a single drain, then the problem is probably isolated to that one particular section of your plumbing. If, however, you’re noticing it in multiple drains, the problem could be deeper down in your sewer system. Regardless, it’s important to call for repairs right away otherwise you may certainly find yourself facing a blockage emergency.

Foul Odors: If strange or gross smells are arising from your drains, you almost certainly have a backup occurring. Smelly drains shouldn’t be acceptable. Sure, if it’s a kitchen sink you might be able to clean it with some baking soda and lemon juice to resolve the issue, but if it’s coming from anywhere else or if the smell persists after your DIY cleaning, it’s definitely time to call a plumber.

JD’s Prompt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is your trusted resource for emergency plumbing services and more. So stop searching online for an “emergency plumber near me” and give our number a call!

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Do You Know These Signs of a Plumbing Leak?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

It’s easy to see a dripping faucet or notice a flood in the basement when the washing machine stops working properly. Other plumbing leaks are harder to pinpoint, and that often means they can be harder to repair soon enough before they cause extensive damage. 

If you know you have a leak, Lubbock, TX, plumbers are readily available to help you. And, even if you’re not sure there’s a leak, it’s best to call out a team to find out.

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Is Professional Duct Cleaning Worth It?

Monday, September 5th, 2022

The average individual probably doesn’t think very much about the air ducts snaking their way through their home, and this is logical. After all, ductwork is mostly hidden from view for a good reason. Homeowners shouldn’t really have to think about the condition of their air ducts too often, but from time to time they do need attention.

While you certainly do not need to understand all the “ins and outs” of your ductwork, there are a few things we would like to share with you about how dirty ductwork can impact your overall indoor air quality (IAQ).

Our professional duct cleaning services ensure that the air ducts that move air through to your living space each and every day is clean and breathable, and contribute to good HVAC efficiency. Read on to learn more!

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Why Maintenance Is Vital for Your Tank Water Heater

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

If there’s anything that most homeowners universally enjoy, is a nice hot shower at the end of the day to get clean and refresh. There’s also not a lot less enjoyable than being surprised when your warm shower suddenly turns cold. If this has happened to you before, it probably didn’t make you very happy!

Nobody likes this kind of wake-up call from their shower, and from their water heater. This could very well mean that your water heater is struggling to do it’s job, and if you delay having it checked on, you could end up needing to replace it sooner rather than later.

Of course, you can avoid all this water heater drama with one important service–water heater maintenance. Maintenance isn’t often thought about for water heaters, but it is really important. Read on to learn why!

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The Refrigerant Myth You Shouldn’t Believe

Monday, July 25th, 2022

We have all heard someone, or perhaps even a so-called expert repair person, talk about the refrigerant in air conditioning systems needing to be replaced or recharged every year. It is spoken about as the fuel that keeps the air-conditioner running. They would be wrong. Air conditioners use electricity for energy, not refrigerant. 

Your air conditioner is manufactured with enough refrigerant to last the life of the unit. Loss of refrigerant fluid is not part of the normal operation of an air conditioner. JD’s Prompt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning will provide air conditioning service in Lubbock TX to help diagnose and repair leaks.

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