Spring Cleaning Your Air Conditioning System

Spring Cleaning Your Air Conditioning System Spring has sprung! Here at Baker Brothers, we’re all about staying ahead of the game and helping you do the same. With a weekend afternoon or two this spring, you can get your HVAC system ready for primetime. We also recommend you do the same for plumbing. Why should…


What is the difference between soft and hard water?

What is the difference between soft and hard water? No matter where you go, you will hear people talk about the quality of their water. This is no surprise considering our daily lives rely heavily on the quality and quantity of water available to us. Not all water is created equal. Namely, some is hard…


14 Things You Should Never Flush

14 Things You Should Never Flush We’ve all been there. You have a houseful of guests and you are late for your own party. You quickly flush the pail of cat litter you were supposed to take out to the garbage along with your new baby’s dirty diaper. It’s all waste, right? Does it flush?…


Learn to Caulk Like a Pro

Learn to Caulk Like a Pro Nothing gold can stay. The same goes for the caulking on all of your plumbing fixtures. After months of wear and tear, these beautiful caulk jobs that work so hard to keep out all the liquids and other gaseous substances from seeping into the space between your plumbing fixtures…


Installing a New Dishwasher

Installing a New Dishwasher If you are heading to your local appliance store for that shiny new dishwasher, you’ll be asked if you want to install it yourself. Many retailers also offer installation from their in-house teams. Did you know your third option is to call your friendly local Baker Brothers Plumbing professional? If you…


Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes Although Texas homeowners enjoy generally mild winters, we still recommend taking precautions to keep your pipes from freezing. When water freezes, it expands. In the unfortunate case that your pipes do freeze, you are likely to experience complete breakage or irreparable damage to your home water system. Likely Suspects Pipes…


Choosing the Right Shower Head

Choosing the Right Shower Head Every day you wake up and find yourself bombarded with choices. Do you have time to fix yourself some eggs and bacon or is it a cereal type of morning? And if it is cereal—will you be having fruit with flakes or something with grain clusters? Which option will give…


Don’t Throw That Down the Disposal

Don’t Throw That Down the Disposal Unless you are rocking a dino-pig disposal like the Flintstones, chances are your garbage disposal and it’s maintenance comes with a lot of dos and don’ts. We see a lot of clogs or strained disposals as a result of misguided care. A lot of people think lemons or coffee…


Water Heaters: How old is too old?

Water Heaters: How old is too old? A quick guide to calling it quits with your antiquated tank water heater It's big. It's old. Sometimes it grants you hot showers. When is it time to break things off with your tank water heater and take the tankless plunge? Probably sooner, rather than later. Let's consider…


PVC Pipes: Making Connections

PVC Pipes: Making Connections Maybe your leaky bathroom faucet needs a new joint. Maybe you have too many bikes in your garage and you want to build your own bike rack. Maybe that soccer goal Santa was supposed to deliver never showed. No matter the project, connecting PVC piping is simple. PVC stands for polyvinyl…