Posts in the Plumbing Category

Top How-to Questions During a Hard Freeze: Pipes, Water Heaters, Tankless Heaters

Most Important Plumbing, Water Heater and Tankless “How To’s” After A Hard Freeze Below are some of the most common Plumbing FAQ’s following a hard-freeze. Due to overwhelming call volume, these DIY tips can help you right away until a licensed plumber can get to your home for a full evaluation and fix. You should […]

How to Stop or Avoid Tankless Water Heater Leaks

The DFW area has been hit with unprecedented weather over the last few days. Heavy snow and freezing temperatures have provided numerous challenges for homeowners. Our trained and licensed plumbers are doing everything in their power to help every customer in need during this time. While you’re waiting for a technician to arrive to serve […]

Prepare For Cold Weather And Prevent Frozen Pipes

Prevent frozen pipes during a cold spell The weather forecast for North Texas in winter will start with temperatures in the mid to high 70s, but it won’t take long for the temperature to drop. Soon, we could see record-low temperatures, a hard freeze, ice storms or more. When the temperatures drop, certain pipes, especially […]

Preparing Home For Winter

Preparing Home For Winter The chilly months always hit a little late in Texas. We expect temperatures to drop below freezing and often without any warning. Don’t be caught off guard this winter without the proper preparation. Without it, your pipes can burst and lead to expensive repairs. In order to prepare your home for […]

How to Shut off Your Water Main

How to Shut off Your Water Main In this Baker Brothers quick tip video, master plumber Craig Foster shows you how easy it is to cut off your water main at the meter in case you have a water leak causing damage to your home. Just follow these easy steps and curb damage to your […]

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? […]

Installing a New Dishwasher

How to Install 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? […]

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 […]