Month: August 2020

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Remodeling projects naturally play a big part in improving the value of the real estate property, particularly if you’re looking to sell a property to a new buyer. Remodels can also enhance your own living experience and ensure that your plumbing remains up-to-code. Effective plumbing can make or break the experience following refurbishment; whether it’s in an assisted living facility, home residence, or commercial property, a professional plumber can make sure you’re getting the most out of your upgrades.

Effective plumbing provides many benefits that may not have previously been considered. Vital elements that a professional can help with during a remodel are:

  • Improved efficiency.
  • Energy savings.
  • Added comfort.
  • Health improvements.
  • Innovative installations.
  • Disaster avoidance.

Improving Efficiency

One of the most obvious benefits of upgrading your plumbing during a bathroom remodel is that you’ll be improving the efficiency of your bathroom setup. Effective plumbing ensures that less wasteful water runs through toilets, sinks, and other fixtures, helping to reduce excessive water use while maintaining decent water pressure and flow suitable for creating a comfortable bathroom experience.

If you’re looking to remodel a bathroom that has been present in the property for a decade or more, it’s crucial to task a plumber with removing older pipes and fittings that can both improve the property’s value, and increase the overall efficiency. When updating your fixtures, you should always ensure that pipes and fittings are inspected at the same time, to determine if it’s necessary for a plumbing upgrade. If you remodel your bathroom without making sure the right plumbing support is in place, this can mean your refurbishment is not as effective as it should be.

When it comes to improving efficiency, the newer the equipment is, the better. Advances in plumbing technology happen quite often, with breakthroughs and improvements appearing on the market every couple of months. Even if your previous bathroom fixtures are only five years old, quite substantial enhancements could have been made during this time.

Improving Design

When you choose to remodel a bathroom, it’s the perfect time to come up with better locations for fixtures, faucets, and appliances. Rather than settling for a temporary plumbing fix, a professional plumber can assist you in improving your overall bathroom design.

By providing a professional reorganization of the existing pipework to improve the flow of your bathroom, a professional can also make sure the new framework will support the ideas that you have in mind to improve your bathroom’s aesthetics. Not only does the rearrangement of pipework by a professional improve the flow and design of the room, but it can also enhance efficiency and convenience.

Boosting Energy Savings

Another crucial benefit of upgrading your plumbing when you choose to remodel your bathroom is that you can take advantage of modern energy-saving technology. It can result in regularly lowered utility bills, particularly if you place fixtures and fittings so that water heating and circulation operate optimally.

New hot water heater installation is just one of the ways that you can upgrade the value of your home while saving space, resources, and money on utility bills. Tankless or instant hot water heaters can be installed by a professional plumber to complement your bathroom remodel, and provide a method of heating water only when it’s necessary. Additionally, new plumbing fixtures can help you to save both water and energy, as they are typically designed to use less water than older counterparts.

Avoiding Disasters

Effective plumbing upgrades during a bathroom refurbishment can help to avoid disasters, both from happening during the renovation project and from happening afterward. Renovations may have unexpected effects on the existing plumbing, whether it is weakening the existing pipework or the water pressure is suffering as a result of not upgrading necessary additional components.

Bathroom leaks, burst pipes, and pressure issues can all be addressed during the remodeling instead of waiting until a disaster strikes, potentially ruining the hard work and excellent look of your new bathroom. It also means that you can avoid a plumber needing to take apart aspects of your modern bathroom to locate and fix a troubling issue, as parts will be easier to access while the remodel is in progress.

Increasing Home Comfort

Your home or business, to be the best that it can be, should be a comfortable environment to be in. Developing a leaky pipe or putting up with old or faulty plumbing components only provides a level of discomfort. To guarantee an increase in overall comfort, you should expect a plumber to thoroughly inspect your plumbing before, during, and after the remodel, to make sure that nothing is compromised.

Being able to relax in a cool, refreshing shower after dealing with the summer humidity or having a warm bath to relax in after braving the Texas cold will likely go a long way towards increasing your home comfort and the pleasure you’ll experience in your home.

Minimizing Disruption

Using a professional bathroom installer will mean you can minimize the disruption that occurs in your Mansfield, TX, home during the upgrade process. While your home may not be looking at it’s best for a few days, a professional crew will make sure that their efficiency, cleanliness, and work ethic will minimize the amount of discomfort you feel. They will also work to reduce the time it takes to upgrade your bathroom to its desired look.

An expert plumber can assess, repair, and improve all manner of niggling issues during the remodeling process that you may not even be aware of, to make your upgrades function to the best of its ability. When the disruption fades, you should be left with a perfect bathroom that you know has been fully assessed, tested, and implemented with care.

Tioga Contractors in Hurst, TX, has been serving the entire Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex since 1953. Our plumbers undertake remodels for multi-family units, assisted living, and commercial, as well as residential properties.

We’re available 24/7/365 to discuss any emergency services that may have arisen from a faulty bathroom refit or to discuss the opportunity to upgrade your bathroom plumbing. Contact us to see how a fully-equipped plumber from Tioga Contractors in Hurst, TX, can help you to prepare for a bathroom remodel today.

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There are few things more important than electrical safety when it comes to your home and more crucially, your family and yourself. Letting problems with your electrical system go too long without being examined can lead to a hazard that puts both your health and property at risk. Luckily, there are signs you can look out for that can help you see if you need to call electrical services to take a look at the system in your home.

The benefits of watching out for these signs go beyond safety. They also include a lighter monthly bill and a higher property resale value should you ever need to sell. Read on for nine of them.

1. Outlets with Burn Marks

If you start noticing burn marks on your electrical outlets, it means that the problem has been going for a long time. What this points to is a hot, or energized wire that has come in contact with the ground or neutral wire. The cause tends to be rusting, which naturally occurs over time, and the buildup of dirt and dust.

This is a clear sign that you ought to get professionals services on the line, and they’ll inspect all your other outlets as well to make sure that the problem hasn’t spread.

2. Flickering or Dimming Lights

Lights can flicker or dim every once in a while, and that’s nothing to be worried about for the most part. When it starts to happen very often, though, that’s a pointer that may be a severe problem within your electrical wiring. Electrical services are needed here. The problem might be that your system is experiencing voltage fluctuation. If that’s the case, you’ll notice other signs such as light bulbs glowing too dim or even too bright. They may also burn out faster than the expected rate.

This one too can be a severe problem with hazardous consequences if left unaddressed. Call electrical services as soon as you spot it.

3. The Smell of Smoke

Given that smoke that smells is almost always the forerunner to a fire without a professional getting to the root of the problem and eliminating it, make sure to call electrical services as soon as you catch a whiff of smoke coming from the electrical system in your Hurst, TX home.

The issue here will most likely be a short circuit. If it occurs within the wall, surrounding materials will quite likely catch fire. Before you call electrical services, it’s prudent for you to remove the fuse or switch off your circuit breaker until a professional arrives to investigate the issue more closely.

4. Clicking or Buzzing Noises

If you want to make extra sure that your electrical system isn’t experiencing any issues, pay attention to the sound that comes after flipping a switch. If you flip the switch and there’s silence, that’s a good sign. When there’s a buzzing or clicking noise, though, that’s a sign that there’s faulty wiring somewhere, and electrical services are certainly needed to take a clear look and solve the issue.

5. Damage from Rodents

Having mice in the house, unless they are pets, is a reason to worry for multiple reasons. Among those reasons is the danger they pose to your electrical wiring since they can chew through it and potentially cause major damage or even a fire.

This problem isn’t as widespread as the others it shares this list with, but it’s still certainly one to look out for.

6. Perpetually Tripping Circuit Breaker

Once your circuit breaker has become overloaded, it starts to trip. The more frequently it trips, the heavier the load surplus it’s contending with. Circuit breakers are designed to shut off their current when the load passing through them causes them to overheat, creating the potential for a fire.

A circuit breaker that’s tripping often might be calling your attention to a ground fault, a short circuit or an overloaded circuit.

7. Sparking Outlets

Electrical outlets certainly shouldn’t spark. When that starts to happen, it means you have a short circuit on your hands, which can, unfortunately, be the precursor to a fire. Sparking may also come from appliances. In which case, it’s most likely the appliance itself that’s the problem. You can make sure of this by testing the appliance on different outlets.

Call electrical services as soon as you can after noticing sparks at your outlets. Not only can this cause damage to your Hurst, TX home, but it can result in your appliances suffering irreparable damage. Even worse, it might carry the potential for electrocution.

8. Power Outages

Frequent power outages are perhaps the most disruptive sign that there’s a problem with your electrical wiring. Worse still, they don’t immediately give you an idea of what the exact problem with your system is. The sooner you can call electrical services, the faster you can have this dealt with, while avoiding damage to both your home and the appliances inside it.

One cause may be electro-chemical treeing. It happens when your consultation is poorly put together and starts letting moisture in, weakening the dielectric capacity. Alternative causes could be transformer failures, tree branches crashing onto transmission towers or even contact with animals such as snakes and rodents.

9. Overheating Switch Plates

When switch plates or outlets become hot, it’s a sign that there’s improper wiring. You can be sure of this when the switch plates keep heating up by themselves even if you haven’t plugged anything in.

Call electrical services as soon as you notice this problem. In the meantime, go ahead and remove the outlet’s fuse until a professional arrives to get it back into proper working order.

The nine signs above are handy for giving you added peace of mind through having a clear idea of how well your electrical wiring is functioning. If, when carrying out checks for any of them, you notice something amiss, we’re available to help. Call us at Tioga Contractors and we’ll get your electrical system working at its best.

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Electricity brings so many benefits to our lives that its value is hard to quantify. Many people in Bedford, TX, and across the United States depend on electricity for their health. Oxygen concentrators, ventilators, IV pumps and monitors of all shapes and sizes can now be kept at home. Home health equipment takes electricity from a vehicle of modern convenience to a resource necessary to maintain health and quality of life.

Home Health Equipment

Home health devices, sometimes called durable medical equipment or DMES, are used by a diverse range of people from babies to senior citizens.

The CDC states that approximately 685,000 people in the United States rely on lifesaving electrical equipment. That number does not include people with equipment that greatly improves life but could be missed for a short period without risk of fatality. Estimates for people using health-related electrical appliances such as oxygen concentrators and IV pumps fall between 50 to 58 million Americans at any given time.

Durable medical equipment includes:

  • Oxygen concentrators
  • CPAP and BIPAP machines
  • Home ventilators
  • Dialysis machines
  • Ventricular assist devices
  • Nutrition/feeding pumps
  • Cardiac pumps
  • Nebulizers/breathing treatments
  • Pulse oximetry monitors
  • IV pumps
  • Hospital beds
  • Pressure Relief Mattresses

Electrical Infrastructure and Demand

Support devices used in home health care require high quality alternating current to function correctly. It is very important to consult a professional electrician to make sure a home’s electrical framework is suitable before installing medical equipment. Durable medical equipment is also vulnerable to power disturbances, such as surges, brownouts, swells, electrical noise and outages.

Oxygen concentrators require significant amounts of electricity. The size of the concentrator and dosage setting determine how much electricity is used. Most are much too large and use far too much electricity to run on a battery of any kind. A 30-pound concentrator producing 0.5 to 5 LPM of oxygen uses an average maximum wattage of 350. Concentrators capable of delivering up to 10 LPM push maximum wattage up to 590 watts.

Many households with oxygen concentrators in Bedford, TX, also use air conditioning on a regular basis. Hot weather and high humidity can make breathing a chore for people with respiratory illnesses, so keeping indoor environments cool and dry becomes an important priority.

The combination of oxygen concentrators and constant cooling through central air or individual AC units, puts enormous strain on a home’s electrical system. Routine maintenance and inspections from a professional electrician are essential. Putting so much strain on electrical infrastructure without the help of an electrician can have serious consequences. Equipment may not function correctly. Faulty wiring can damage vital supportive equipment and even spark house fires.

Safeguarding Supportive Equipment

Surge suppressors protect equipment from spikes, surges and electrical noise, although these protective devices are not foolproof. There is a difference between power strips and surge suppressors. A suppressor has protective elements while a power strip offers very limited or no protection. The wide range of available surge suppressors and power strips can be confusing, but your local electrician is a valuable resource for protecting vital electronic devices.

Suppressors are rated by size of the voltage spike they can manage. This rating is measured in Joules, so equipment must be matched to a surge suppressor with an appropriate Joule rating. An electrician can help you choose surge suppressors with the best chance of protecting home health equipment.

Power conditioners can filter electrical noise as well as protect equipment from surges. Some power conditioners maintain continuous voltage, through automatic voltage regulation, to equipment throughout a brownout. Consult your local electrician to learn more about power conditioners and decide if they are appropriate for your home.

Generators and Inclement Weather

Generators let medical equipment function during a power outage and offer peace of mind. The required size and type of generator depends on the equipment it will run and any other functions the household wants to use.

Each piece of equipment should come with a manual that provides details on the amount of electricity required to use it. Other factors include fuel type and availability, size of the home, and the setting where the generator will function. A qualified electrician can help you determine the most appropriate type of generator for your household and take care of installation and set-up.

Medical needs requiring electricity aren’t always machines. Some medications must be kept refrigerated. Letting these medications sit out in the open or in a refrigerator that has no power supply, ruins effectiveness and makes the medications unsafe.

An ice chest or cooler is one solution for keeping medications safe, but this isn’t a long-term solution. Eventually the ice will melt. Some people keep a small refrigerator to hook up to a generator in case of power failure. Smaller units use much less power than a full-size refrigerator and keep essential items, such as insulin and other medications, safe. Call your local electrician for advice on generators and refrigeration in case of a widespread power outage.

Inclement weather can bring about more challenges than just a power failure. Wind, rain and general environmental hazards brought about by chaotic weather can also bring a risk of electrical hazards, including burns, shocks and electrocution.

Many people choose alternate arrangements, such as going to a friend or family member’s home or seeking help at a hospital, when flooding or strong winds are a possibility. Possible dangers may not seem as obvious with only small leaks or water that has entered a home in only a few places.

This sense of safety is misleading though. Even a small amount of water can damage electrical equipment, and lightning strikes or power surges in the immediate area can damage electronics in homes that don’t seem to be directly affected. Call an electrician to inspect your home’s wiring and any home health equipment to make sure it hasn’t been damaged after any amount of water makes it inside.

Call the professionals at Tioga Plumbing, Electric, and Glass to help install and protect important electronic equipment.

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Are you searching for ways to save money? Perhaps you want to carry out some home improvements that will help to reduce your utility bills. Did you know that changing your shower head could help to save you money? Homeowners are often looking for ways to reduce their household expenses, especially during difficult economic times. There are many small changes that you can make, which will help save you money, and a plumbing service will be able to advise you on your options.

This article will give you some plumbing tips and strategies that will help you to reduce your household costs. By making small changes, you can still retain the quality that you already enjoy while at the same time also helping to soothe your bank balance.

If you’re searching for a plumbing service in Euless, TX, you may like to contact Tioga Contractors. The team offers all types of services and can help you save money on your water bills by installing a new showerhead.

Will changing my showerhead save me money?

One of the most common questions that plumbers are asked is whether changing to a more water-efficient showerhead will help to save money. Showering is known to be a more water-efficient way of washing than taking a bath. However, your showerhead will determine how much water you’re using. More water is being used in many homes than the homeowner thinks, and with a large family, this can quickly add up to high water bills.

If your water supply is unmetered, it’s likely that you won’t think about its impact on your wallet. If your shower has to heat large volumes of water, you’ll be charged vast amounts over time. Many homeowners are changing their showerheads to one that is water saving. Choosing a more water-efficient model of showerhead is a simple way that you can reduce your bills. A water saving showerhead uses less water, which also means there’s less water to heat; this will save you money on both your water and heating bills.

How does a water-saving showerhead work?

Your showerhead is a crucial component of your shower as it controls the flow of water and the shower’s spray pattern. A showerhead that has been specifically designed to save water will restrict the amount of water that’s allowed to flow through the head. This will help to reduce the volume of water that you’re using. You won’t have to compromise on the quality of your shower and will still have a good water pressure.

Different types of water saving showerheads

There are two main types of showerheads to choose from if you aim to save water and reduce your utility bills. Showerheads are either aerating or non-aerating. A non-aerating showerhead saves water by using smaller holes. This means that less water is used as it has to be squeezed out of the showerhead. This creates more pressure and can create a massaging style of shower, something which many people like.

On the other hand, an aerating showerhead works by restricting the flow of water and using air. This gives people the illusion that more water is flowing through the showerhead. These types of showerhead help to create a more regular and softer shower. It usually comes down to personal preferences which kind of shower you prefer, and, likely, your family members will all have slightly differing opinions on the subject.

What to consider when choosing a showerhead?

Before deciding whether or not you need a new showerhead, there are a few things you’ll need to take into account. Investing in a water-saving showerhead can be a cheap way to reduce your water and energy bills and help save you money in the long run.

You’ll first need to decide if a water-saving showerhead is right for your family. Most electric showers already have a water-saving feature built-in, so changing the showerhead wouldn’t necessarily save you money. It may also cause problems with water overheating and result in damage to your shower unit.

Before you decide whether to install a new water-saving showerhead, you can check with a plumbing service to see if your current showerhead is wasting water and increasing your bills. You can also check this yourself with a simple test.

Put a measuring jug under your showerhead, and turn it on. Set a timer for one minute. This will allow you to work out how much water your showerhead releases each minute. You’ll then be able to multiply this by the number of minutes you usually shower to work out how much water you’re using. If your showerhead uses large amounts of water, it would be a good idea to invest in a water saving showerhead.

More Water Saving Tips

If you’re worried about your utility bills, there are several other things that you can do. If there’s recently been a spike in your water bill, this may indicate that there’s a hidden leak somewhere in your home. You can call a plumbing service to investigate the situation and find the leak.

You can also try to save water by taking shorter showers. You may like to use a water-saving timer to achieve this.

Stop any unnecessary water waste by asking a plumbing service to repair any dripping faucets.

Tioga Contractors, Plumbing Service

If you’re looking for a plumbing service or would like to learn more about how to reduce your water bills. Or perhaps have a leak fixed or a water-saving showerhead installed, contact Tioga Contractors today. The plumbing service works throughout Euless, TX, and the surrounding area. Call today on 817-484-5356, and the team will be happy to help you. They can provide leak detection and also offer an emergency call-out plumbing service.

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Electrical problems are a drag, especially when it affects the way your Hurst, TX, home functions. However, the most important thing to remember with electrical problems is that they can create huge hazards, so you need to know how to deal with them properly. For starters, you should never be dealing with any electrical problems on your own; instead, you should call electrical services. But you still need to know what to do in the meantime to keep yourself and your home safe. Next time you have an electrical problem in your home, here’s what you should do.

Shutting Off Power

The big concern with electrical problems in terms of your safety is the fact that you could be electrocuted or a fire could start. While this isn’t always a risk, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you’ve called electrical services and you’re waiting for them to come fix a problem, you should shut the power off to your home if you can.

If an electrical problem is confined to one room in your house and you have a properly labelled electrical panel, you can simply shut off the power to one room. This is more convenient since it doesn’t require you to shut power off to your entire home. In any case, it’s a good idea to cut power to the problem area (at the very least) while you wait for electrical services to arrive.

Electrical Emergencies

Electrical problems come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to understand what you’re dealing with. The most important thing to know is when an electrical problem is minor and when you’re dealing with an emergency. The key to differentiating between the two is deciding whether the problem poses a risk to your safety.

If you’ve only had an incident once or twice with a breaker, or if you’ve had problems with multiple different breakers over the months, you probably don’t need to worry about calling emergency service. As long as you’re dealing with a somewhat minor electrical problem, you probably don’t have to worry about getting electrocuted or starting a fire in your home.

While it’s a difficult thing for the average homeowner to notice, a wire that doesn’t trip when it’s supposed to is a huge hazard. Breakers trip to cut power when there’s a problem, which means a safety feature isn’t working if a wire is failing to trip a breaker.

If you notice an outlet that’s blackened or hot, you should cut power to that area of your home and call emergency electrical services immediately. This could be a fire hazard, especially if you have furniture near the outlet.

You should also call emergency electrical services if there’s a power outage that only affects your home. If your power goes out but the rest of the people in your neighborhood have power, chances are it’s a problem with the electrical system in your home.

Plumbing and Electricity

Another thing you have to think about when it comes to electrical emergencies is the effect plumbing can have on electricity. If you have water leaking in your home or there’s standing water in a room, it’s important to shut your water off before you do anything else.

Not only can water that’s making contact with electrical outlets electrocute you, water can also cause problems with your electrical system that lead to fires. If there’s any water that may be creating a risk with your electrical system, you should shut off power to your home and call an emergency plumbing service and an electrician to make sure everything is okay.

Signs of Electrical Problems

In order to properly handle electrical problems, you need to know when there’s a problem and when it’s time to call electrical services. The good news is, there are a lot of signs that tell you when you’ve got an electrical problem in your home.

If you notice any of the outlets in your home are a little black or get a little warm at times, that’s a common sign of electrical problems. Similarly, you may notice a breaker that trips every time you plug certain things into an outlet.

In some cases, electrical problems can lead to things like frequent lightbulb replacements or ruined electronics. If parts of your electrical system aren’t properly grounded, you may notice these problems.

Preventing Electrical Problems

The most important thing you can do when it comes to dealing with electrical problems is work to prevent them. Unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot of maintenance you can do to keep your electrical system in good shape. Instead, it’s important to have electrical services inspect your wiring, electrical panel and outlets every once in a while to make sure there aren’t any problems.

You also need to consider the age of the pieces of your electrical system. Things like wiring and electrical panels are only designed to last so long, and it might be well past time that you replace yours. You can determine this by looking at the work that’s been done on your home as well as how old your home is. If your wiring should have been replaced 5 or 10 years ago, now is a good time to call electrical services and have them do that.

A Little Help

Having electrical problems in your home isn’t just annoying, it’s downright dangerous. If you notice signs of an electrical problem, the first thing you should do is call a professional. You might also need to shut off the power to your home to eliminate fire hazards.

The good news is, Tioga Plumbing, Electric & Glass is here to help with all your electrical problems. When you need electrical services for your Hurst, TX, home, our expert electricians are only a phone call away. If you’ve got a hot outlet or a breaker that keeps tripping, call Tioga at (817) 484-5356 today.

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Having a drain in your shower that smells can be very unpleasant and is a common problem that plumbers are regularly asked about. If you’re interested in finding out why your showers drain smells, this article will discuss common drain problems and how to solve them.

If you’re searching for a plumbing service in Euless, TX, or the surrounding area, don’t hesitate to contact Tioga Contractors. The company is available to answer any plumbing related questions you may have and can provide help and advice for a wide range of plumbing problems.

Why does the drain in my shower smell?

There are many reasons that shower drains can begin to smell. You may have Mold growing beneath your drain cover, or the drain’s p-trap could have stopped working, which would allow sewer gas to rise through your pipes. One of the most common reasons that your drain in the shower starts to smell is that there could be hair and grime stuck in the drain’s strainer.

You’ll be glad to know that many things that make your drain smells bad can be quickly and easily fixed. Here are some of the main reasons you drain likely to be smelly. You’ll be able to follow these tips to help freshen up your drains. However, if you think that there’s a blockage in your drain or sewer or any other problem with your plumbing system, you should call a service.

Clogged Drain Strainer

Most showers have a strainer that covers the drain, and this catches any hair and soap scum. In time this will start to accumulate and can cause a smell or even a blockage. This is the most common reason that shower drains smell.

To fix this problem, you’ll simply need to remove the stopper and clean it. Some filters may be attached by a screw which needs removing. The strainer can then be emptied and cleaned with soap.

Mold or Mildew Growth

Often mold or mildew will start to grow in the showers drain. This is because the shower drains dark and damp conditions, which are just right for mold and mildew to grow. Mold or mildew is likely to accumulate in gaps between the drain cover and the tub. It’s essential to have your strainer and shower installed correctly. It needs to be sealed to reduce the likelihood of mold and mildew developing.

If your shower drain smells because of mold or mildew, you can clean it using a mold removal solution. This is available from most supermarkets.

If you think that your shower or drain strainer hasn’t been installed correctly, you can call a plumbing service, and they will check that everything’s in working order and apply sealant where necessary.

Dry p-trap

The drain has a curved pipe known as a “p-trap,” this pipe is a fixture that connects the drain to the rest of your plumbing system. This part gets its name because it has a distinctive p shape. The p-traps has a curve that allows it to hold a small amount of water to stop sewer gas from entering your home. If your p-trap isn’t working effectively or is dry, you’ll start to notice a smell coming from your drains. This is usually a gas which has a rotten egg smell.

Sometimes water in the p-drain evaporates, and all you need to do is pour some water down the drain to get it to work again. If you continue to have problems with your shower smelling, you should call in a plumbing service. The plumber will be able to remove the drain strainer and look further into the drain. You may need to have your p-trap replaced.

Clogged or blocked vents

If you keep trying to put water back into your p-trap with no avail, you may find that blocked vents cause it. Pipes have vents so that the air has somewhere to go. Without vents in your plumbing system, suction would be created, which could siphon water out of your trap. This problem happens if your vents get blocked or clogged with hair or soap. Some vents are connected to your trap, and these also connect to a vent stack, which is an outlet for the air. Each pipe in the drainage system will have a vent that’s connected to the vent stack.

In most cases, if a blockage occurs, it will be in the vent stack. You may be surprised to find that the blockage has occurred due to a bird’s nest near the vent stacks entrance. Sometimes debris falls into the vent, and this causes problems.

If a blocked vent has caused your drain smell, it’s relatively easy to rectify. If you know where your vent stack is, you can clear any debris from its entrance. However, it’s likely that the problem will be further inside your pipes, and for this job, you’ll need a plumber. A plumbing service will be able to clear the blockage and will have your water and air flowing effectively again soon.

Tioga Contractors, Plumbing Service

If you’re looking for a plumbing service in Euless, TX, or the surrounding area, you may like to contact Tioga Contractors. The company is very professional and offers a wide range of plumbing services as well as electrical and glass installations. They are available for drain cleaning, leak detection and can fix sewer problems.

Tioga Contractors are a Home Advisor top-rated business, as well as a BBB accredited business. They are a long-running company that provides excellent value for money and has a proven track record of delivering good quality plumbing services.

The company can provide a wide range of plumbing services and can be contacted on 817-484-5356. They are also available for emergency call out.