Busy Bee Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Big Plumbing Upgrades for Tax Season

Monday, February 12th, 2024

It’s tax season! Whether you’ve already submitted your 2024 taxes or if you’re still on the verge of getting all that information in, you’re likely knee-deep in financial records. It’s always a good idea during the springtime to evaluate how your home finances are looking, the shape of your house and lifestyle, and to make adjustments accordingly.

No, we’re not the kinds of plumbers in Smyrna, TN who will try to sell you funky new products with your big cash refund. Many homeowners actually pay more around this time of year than they receive. What we will discuss are some great tips for the future of your most important investment—your home!

Every home has a plumbing system and these need to be regularly maintained, fixed, and upgraded. This blog post will focus on some of the most cost-effective plumbing upgrades you could purchase during this season that will give you large returns for next year and beyond.

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What Chemicals Really Do to Your Pipes

Monday, January 1st, 2024

We talk a lot on this blog about the detriments of using chemical drain cleaners when compared to old-fashioned drain cleaning services performed by a professional plumber. And we understand that our bias might show because, well, we are licensed master plumbers. Not everyone wants to get on the phone and set up a drain cleaning appointment when they could just purchase chemicals from the grocery store and hope they get lucky.

But even in the event that a drain cleaning chemical does get rid of your clogging problem, are you really better off? Just because you can’t see the problem doesn’t mean it’s not there.

Today, we’re going to shine a light on the real problem with chemicals entering your drain system. Prolonged exposure to caustic or acidic chemicals could lead to imminent pipe repair in Murfreesboro, TN, which is something that can be a lot more costly and frustrating than just simply scheduling a drain cleaning every once in a while.

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Frozen Pipes: A Tricky Ordeal

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Close your eyes and imagine that one of your water lines gets frozen on a cold day. First, your water pressure slows to a trickle and then you’re dealing with a frozen pipe that will turn into a burst pipe when it thaws. The clock starts ticking and all of a sudden your entire day is ruined!

First, you can always stay calm by calling our team when you notice the signs of a frozen pipe. Since we don’t get extremely cold winters here in Tennessee, homes can sometimes lack insulation or the preparations that homes further north have, which makes them more susceptible to freezing. An exposed pipe or a crack in your insulation that leads to sub-freezing temperatures can cause some pretty serious issues for your home.

Here’s what you can do about a frozen pipe, and a few tips to mitigate the issue. And just remember, instead of searching online for “plumbers near me,” you can always just call our team!

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Everything to Know About a Slab Leak

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

You’ve heard some horror stories from family members and co-workers about the discovery of a slab leak. The look on their faces and the tales they tell make it all too clear: this is one of the worst things that you can discover in your home when it comes to leaks.

But that’s when it hits you, nobody has ever told you what a slab leak actually is. You could probably look it up on an internet search, but you might just find a long and hard-to-read article about the many different kinds of slab leaks.

We’re here to save the day. As local plumbing professionals, we’re going to break down exactly what a slab leak is and what you need to know about it as a homeowner. Some things should be left to the professionals who inevitably deal with this issue, but there are some details about slab leak detection in Franklin that we think you should know!

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When to Call for an Emergency Plumber

Monday, October 9th, 2023

You might not know this, but our team offers emergency services for weekends, holidays, and even after-hours situations that might call for a professional. This happens more often than you think, and it’s something we know from experience that our customers are glad we offer.

However, sometimes we can let problems linger for too long before we finally call a professional. Yes, that leaky pipe might make things a lot worse in the next few days if you don’t call for emergency repairs. We’ll explain how this can happen and what the difference is between a quick fix and a repair that was left for a few days.

The most important thing you can do, however, is to call for a professional plumber in Lebanon, TN. Only a licensed master plumber or journeyman plumber can handle the task that you have ahead of you.

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Top 5 Most Common Residential Plumbing Services

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Do you often wonder if your home’s plumbing system is unique? It costs you money and tends to stress you out, so it’s probably worth looking up whether everyone else is dealing with these same problems. Customers and plumbers alike need to work together to ensure that homes have the efficiency and longevity to last for years to come.

We’ve got your back! Plumbing systems have existed for centuries, and the industry has changed in many ways even in the past few decades. It’s hard to keep up with what a regular plumbing system should be like, and that’s what we’re here to help you with. Let’s talk about the various different residential plumbing services we offer and how common they are to schedule.

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Summertime Plumbing Tips

Monday, June 5th, 2023

Memorial Day is over, which means that we’re entering the warmest season of the year. For many reasons, this is a good thing. We finally get to use our pools, enjoy some vacation time, and even soak up the sun. As long as you’re being safe and responsible, there are endless summertime activities to take advantage of.

With summer comes the use of water. This means that your plumbing professional is likely to be your best friend in the coming months. From leaks to outdoor gardening appliances, transporting water from one location to another can be an important focal point for the summer. So, we’d like to talk about our top plumbing tips that can help customers avoid expensive problems like wasted water or plumbing repair in Franklin, TN.

Let’s get right to it, and make sure you set aside some time this year to enjoy your favorite summertime activities stress-free!

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How Moist Is Your Basement?

Monday, March 27th, 2023

This might sound like a joke or something that you’d ask on Halloween, but it’s a serious matter. Basements are dark, and when moisture mixes with darkness, you get mold and mildew which can be a huge problem for your home and personal health. There are even horror movies dedicated to the dangers and structural threats that come from things like black mold, which is why your basement should be an area of concern if it’s always moist.

Now that we’ve gotten the initial information out of the way, let’s get back to the question: How moist is your basement? This might depend on the materials of your basement walls and floor, or the time of year, but it’s something to keep in mind. And, if you think your basement is too wet too often, then you can get in touch with our team for basement waterproofing in Nashville, TN.

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What’s in Your Water?

Monday, March 13th, 2023

It’s okay if you’re not sure. Nobody can ever be 100% sure about the quality of their water without getting it tested. This is why many homeowners choose to invest in water filtration and purification systems as a way of feeling better about knowing that their water is being treated. You could be one of those homeowners!

Though, we’re never going to convince anyone to make a purchase they’re not comfortable with, especially if they don’t know how it works. So, in this blog post, we’re going to discuss the potential contaminants that can be in your water supply, and why water treatment in Lebanon, TN is a great option.

From water filters to water softeners, we can handle any and all contaminating particles or organisms that exist in your water. The important part is to be knowledgeable about what can be in your water, and to have it dealt with if you think there’s a problem.

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Yes, a Garbage Disposal Is Eco-Friendly

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Most customers who purchase a garbage disposal system do so out of convenience. They’re just more convenient then having to constantly swap the food waste out of your sink and into your trash container. But what people don’t talk about as often is the sheer efficiency of these systems. For just a tiny bit of electrical energy (which can be sustainably sourced), these units can greatly reduce the amount of trash you send to a landfill, and they can be the first step towards home composting.

Today, we’re going to talk about this unique perk of such an amazing system. We’ll discuss why, in various ways, a garbage disposal in Smyrna, TN is going to provide your home with some tools to stay environmentally friendly and more energy efficient. And yes, couple that with the convenience of sending food waste down the drain, and you’ve got a system that’s almost a perfect purchase for most homes.

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