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Toilet Shopping Guide: How To Choose the Right Toilet For Your Home

Reliant Plumbing recently worked with Austinite and blogger Vilma Iris on her Powder Bath Remodel. We helped her through the toilet selection process and finished with a low-stress install. Vilma was looking for a toilet with a modern look, a height that would be comfortable for her tall family, and eco-friendly functionality. We knew she

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5 Tips for Good Toilet Maintenance

Toilets are the most used fixture in a home, so proper maintenance is crucial in avoiding costly repairs. Just as there are things to consider when installing a new toilet, there are helpful tips we want to share with you to keep your toilet working well and for a long time. Check the inner workings

4 Things to Consider When Installing a New Toilet

The toilet is part of our everyday life, and it’s important that when it’s time to replace it, you are doing everything you can to avoid future issues. Here are some things you need to know and look out for when you want to replace a new toilet in your home. Many people think replacing

Cold Water Coming From Silver Showerhead

Why Isn’t My Water Hot?

There is nothing worse than turning on your shower and standing under spray only for the hot water to never come. So much for a relaxing shower! Instead, you spend your time thinking about what could possibly be wrong and more importantly, how much it’s going to cost to fix it. Reliant Plumbing is here

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Why is My Water Heater Leaking?

Because water heaters are one of your most expensive plumbing components, most homeowners panic when they see water standing (or hopefully just dripping!) around their water heater. Water heater issues can definitely be daunting, but many things can actually be repaired or may even be covered under warranty. However, some causes of that leak mean

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Keeping Our Team & Clients Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

To our clients and our community: Reliant Plumbing is deemed an Essential Business and is open to serve the Austin community. We are open normal business hours, 24/7 every day of the week. We are taking many precautions to ensure the safety of our team, our clients and their families: Our plumbers are screened daily

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Is Your Home’s Plumbing Winter-Ready?

Make sure your home’s plumbing is ready for winter weather!   Each year, homeowners experience problems with pipes in their homes freezing and issues stemming from winter weather. Some cold-weather plumbing problems can be avoided when a homeowner does what is necessary for winterizing plumbing in their house.    Wrap Plumbing Pipes  When winterizing plumbing,

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Is it Flushable?

As humans, we have become accustomed to several luxuries which over time have become essentials. Modern plumbing and toilets are definitely at the top of the list. Perhaps not the most glamorous of luxuries, but luxuries nonetheless. Toilets are absolutely necessary no matter where we go, which is why it is so important to take

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4 Signs Your May Need a Water Softener

Anyone who knows about hard water knows that it is not necessarily a life or death situation; however, it still can have several negative effects on you and your home. Here are a few signs that it’s time to invest in a water softener: Water Bill Steadily Increasing – The harder your water is, the

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Why You Should Include Plumbing in your Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of the year again! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and spring is in the air. As we wave goodbye to winter and welcome the new season, we tend to approach life with more energy and optimism. For most of us a lot of this newfound energy will be used

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5 Tips to Keep a Happy & Healthy Garbage Disposal

Here are 5 quick tips to make sure you keep your garbage disposal in tip top shape. Run cold water every time you operate your garbage disposal. – Not only does this aid in the actual disposal of waste but it also prevents overheating. Every so often, while the disposal is running, throw in a

Service/Fix Water Heater

Signs that it May Be Time To Service/ Replace Your Hot Water Heater

Hot water heaters are an essential part of any household. However, most of us do not truly appreciate them until they are malfunctioning. As crucial as hot water heaters are to our everyday lives the overall functionality of our homes and work places, it is a must that we properly maintenance them and replace them

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5 Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

We’ve seen nearly every plumbing issue you can have and strive to give our customers the highest quality plumbing services in the greater Austin area. We know that when plumbing issues strike you have questions and we’re here to help. Here’s a list of 5 frequently asked plumbing questions that you may have: What is

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Tankless Water Heater Benefits

Tankless Water Heater Options How is it possible to have all the hot water you want without a tank full of hot water? It’s a question many businesses and homeowners are asking more often as demand grows for tankless water heaters. Your local plumbing company, Reliant Plumbing, offers customers throughout Austin and nearby areas this

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The Benefits of Drain Cleaning

Drain clogs are something that every homeowner will have to deal with at some point. Your plumbing system works hard for your home every day and as particles, hair, and other items build up in your pipes, clogs are bound to occur. When your pipes become clogged, it can lead to expensive plumbing emergencies. However,

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Sewer maintenance and repair tips

Sewer Problem Fixes The best defense against sewer system problems is a good offense. Sewer systems – drains from inside the house, the drainage piping inside the house and the outdoor sewer lines – perform a daily function forgotten by many home owners. This important household system requires maintenance and check-ups, so it doesn’t fail

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5 Reasons to Use a Plumbing Camera

Professional plumbers have a number of tools at their disposal to help you get your plumbing back into shape. One of those tools is a plumbing camera which allows your plumber to see your plumbing from the inside without invasive digging or damage to your walls or property. It’s the fastest and least invasive way

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Drain Cleaning Tips

Clear Drain Clogs Do you remember what really went down the drain? There is often more to a clogged drain than meets the eye. To clear a clogged drain – in the sink or the bathtub – sometimes it’s just a matter of moving the clog further through the pipe to the sewer line. You’ll

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6 Plumbing Tips for Saving Money

Plumbing problems can lead to expensive damage and costly repairs. However, even when your plumbing seems to be working well, there are some simple things you can do to help maintain your plumbing system and to save money on your water bill. Here are 6 easy ways to save money on your monthly water bill:

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Plumbing Myths Exposed

We know that for many homeowners plumbing can feel like a mystery. The pipes are hidden behind the walls and floors and you rarely think about them unless there is a leak or you need plumbing repair. While it’s important to learn and understand about your home plumbing system, there are many myths about plumbing

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Diagnose Plumbing Problems with a Camera Inspection

One of the trickiest parts of identifying plumbing issues is determining where the actual problem is. Because a majority of your home’s pipes are behind the walls, under the foundation, or buried deep in your yard, finding a leak or plumbing problem can be a challenge. In order to find plumbing issues without damaging your

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Should You Consider a Tankless Water Heater?

If you are in the process of replacing your hot water heater, it’s a great time to consider a new tankless model. Rather than hold a tank full of water and work to keep it heated, a tankless hot water heater will heat the water you need on demand. This new model of water heater

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Do You Have a Slab Leak?

For many homeowners with a concrete slab foundation, leaks under the slab can seem like a nightmare. If you have leaks under your foundation, it’s vital that they get identified and repaired as soon as possible in order to avoid structural damage to your home. While slab leaks can be difficult to identify and locate,

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How Do You Know if You Need Sewer Repair?

If you’re like most homeowners, your sewer line is something you rarely think about unless there’s a major issue. How do you know if your sewer line is healthy or if you need sewer repair? Here are some things to look for to help you determine if you need sewer repair before a major plumbing

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Is it Time to Replace Your Hot Water Heater?

Hot water heaters have a decent life span, however, even with the best maintenance, they are not meant to last forever. Your hot water heater is one of your hardest working appliances and it’s best to replace it before it stops functioning – no one likes to be caught with no hot water for bathing

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Warm Season Plumbing Guide

Warmer weather is a perfect time to take on some plumbing maintenance efforts around your business or home. The old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” holds true when performing regular plumbing maintenance. Maintenance before cold weather sets in and now before the summer heats up can save lots of