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The Secret To Hiring A Good Plumber 

When you need help with the plumbing in your home it can be hard to figure out which plumber to call. Yes! 

Licensed and Insured:
One of the most important things that you should check is to make sure that your plumber is licensed to perform plumbing services and that the plumbers are insured. If something happens while the plumber is on your property you want to know that you’re shielded from any legal liabilities. Our plumbers are all fully licensed and insured so that you have nothing to worry about.

Offers Complete Services:
Your plumbing system is intricately designed and connected. When you start to have problems with one component it could mean that another part of the system is in trouble as well. Unless your plumber offers a wide range of services they won’t be able to tell if a piece of equipment on the other side of the house needs attention as well.

Another reason that you want to find a plumbing contractor that offers a wide range of services is so that you don’t have to call anyone else. 

Check Reviews:
Another fairly reliable source of information is customer reviews on popular review sites online. Obviously, you can’t trust everything that you read on the internet. But if you take what you read with a grain of salt, or see a lot of the same types of comments for a particular company, you should be able to get a fairly reasonable idea of how reliable the company is.

Written Estimate:
Another main thing that you want to make sure that you get from your plumber is a written contract with a final price on it. This will make sure that things don’t change as the project progresses and that you don’t have to worry about having “the meter running”.

When you need a good plumbing technician call G3 Plumbing. 

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5 Ways Your Plumber Can Raise Your Property’s Resale Value

A 260% average return on investment is at hand by simply updating your property’s plumbing. To make sure you make the most from your sale, maintain your plumbing and fixtures as well as utilize these inexpensive, yet effective steps.

1. Inspect: your property may have plumbing issues you may not be aware of. An inspection given by a professional plumber will scope out any hidden problems, ensuring that potential buyers will not spot any issues, and that your plumbing will not cause any serious damage down the road. Here at G3 Plumbing, we take our time to inspect your home carefully, yet efficiently.

2. Go green: becoming a part of the green movement will not only help protect the environment, but will also save you money, as well as attract potential buyers looking to save energy, water and money as well. Having your plumber install low flow shower heads and faucets and energy-efficient toilets in your bathrooms is a simple step in the green direction!  

3. Upgrade: an easy and inexpensive upgrade is to replace basic fixtures with higher-end finished fixtures like nickel, copper and brass. You can also consider more luxurious upgrades that don’t hit the wallet too hard, but do stand as an enticing addition for your potential buyers. Multi-sprayer showerheads and large bathtubs with jets are examples of bathroom luxuries that can add value to your home.

4. Follow up: when it comes to your plumbing, time doesn’t heal all! The longer you wait to contact your plumber, the worse the issue will become. As soon as you discover a plumbing problem, call G3 Plumbing to ensure a speedy and quality repair. Our Emergency Service can come in handy!

5. Ask questions: the professionals at G3 Plumbing are eager to help, so never hesitate to contact your friendly neighborhood plumbers with any questions or concerns! We would love to help make your property as valuable as it can be, and have the skills and knowledge necessary to offer the value you and your property deserve.

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Fixing A Leaky Toilet

Ever had a leaky toilet?  If you haven’t you just might eventually depending on factors such as the age of your home as well as the type of toilet that you have.  Having to clean up the mess every time you flush your toilet is one thing.  Paying a higher water bill is another.  Just because your toilet is leaking, does not necessarily mean that you need a Georgetown plumbing professional.  But we highly recommend it.  If you want to attempt to do so on your own, there are a few things that you need to find out.  What is actually causing the leak?  Perhaps the wax ring is worn out?  After flushing, if you see water leakage at the bottom of the toilet it just might be the wax ring.  

Unfortunately the only way to find out is to remove your toilet.  If you are somewhat knowledgeable about plumbing and decide to do this on your own, you should turn off your water line before inspecting your toilet.  After turning off the water line, flush your toilet a few times to make sure you eliminate as much water from the toilet as you can.  Holding the flush handle down as you flush might even help to expel more water.  Now, (ensuring your water line is turned off first) disconnect the water line from the water supply to your toilet.  Ensure that the screws to the bottom of the toilet are removed.  Because toilet fixtures are heavy, you might want to have a friend help lift it aside.  You should now be able to see the wax ring, which is a yellowish color.  Make sure to purchase the correct wax ring by searching your toilet fixture for a model number that could help you find the correct wax ring.  Take the ring off and replace it with the new one.  Replace your toilet fixture to the correct position on your floor.  Ensure the fixture is properly fitted and replace the metal bolts that you originally removed.  Ensure water is reconnected and that your water line is turned on again.  You can now flush to ensure the job was done correctly.  Of course, we highly recommend that you call us for your plumbing needs.  Give us a call today! 

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WATER WATCH: TIPS TO MAXIMIZE WATER EFFICIENCY IN THE BATHROOM

For many people the ritual is the same. Wake up, shower, and prepare for a new day. But, do you think about water conservation when you’re getting ready in the morning? With a few tips and tricks, you can make your morning routine green and water-friendly. Best of all? You can preserve the life of your plumbing!

Turn the Faucet Off While You Brush Your Teeth
It’s early and you want that morning breath off your tongue. You stumble into the bathroom half asleep and turn on the faucet. But, do you turn off the faucet when you start brushing? You can save gallons of water every week by only using the faucet when you need to rinse off your brush.

Upgrade to Low Flow Toilets and Aerators
Installing low flow options in your sink can help you save water and lower the cost of your water bill. G3 Plumbing provides and installs low-flow hardware for your bathroom, including:

• Low-flow aerators for your sink
• Low-flow shower heads
• Low-flow toilets

Low flow installations can reduce water waste in your bathroom by 50% and even lower your water bill. G3 Plumbing is happy to help you select low-flow hardware and install it for you for maximum efficiency.

Live Leak Free
Regularly check for leaks in your toilet, faucet, showerhead, and tub. Leaky plumbing wastes gallons of water every day and can often lead to more costly repairs. For dependable and quality leak repair, give G3 Plumbing a call, we can usually fix your leak the same day!

Warming up the Shower
No one wants to hop into a cold shower. Instead of letting all that water go down the drain, get a bucket to catch the water and reuse it to water plants or rinse off the porch!

Shorter Showers
Encouraging your family to take shorter showers can significantly reduce your water use in the bathroom. Make it fun by playing music while you’re in the shower (you can even sing along too!) and only staying in for one song. Try to get your time down to 5-10 minutes!

Check for Toilet Leaks
A time-honored trick for checking for leaks can be found in your food cabinet! Before you head to bed tonight, put a few drops of food coloring in the tank of your toilet. Remember not to flush the toilet. If color appears in the bowl the next morning, you may have a leak. Call G3 Plumbing to get that leak taken care of by a licensed, experienced plumber.

What You Flush
When you flush anything other than toilet paper, your toilet has to work a lot harder to pump the material through the pipes, using a lot more water than usual. To prevent unnecessary water waste and clogs, avoid flushing paper products like Kleenex or other foreign objects down the toilet.

We Can Help You Maximize Plumbing Efficiency
When you use less water, you help out the environment and save money on your water bill. Whether you want to upgrade your bathroom to low-flow options or want to finally fix that leaky faucet, G3 Plumbing is here to help you maximize the water efficiency in your bathroom through the day-to-day.

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Christopher Huslage, Owner...

Christopher Huslage, Owner, became a Master Plumber at age 20 , one of the youngest in the state. Since that time he has excelled in Medical, light commercial and residential service plumbing. He holds a med gas license as well as his master plumbing license.

His dad, a master plumber of 30 years, put Chris in the truck with him at the age of 11. From that day forward the die was cast.

Chris is from a great family and plumbing tradition. His parents have been married for 26 years and have been in the plumbing business for all 26 years. So he pulls from more than his lifetime of experience, and there is always someone around who can help get the job done. Chris has been married for 7 years and has 3 children, David, Jonathan and Matthew. Chris and his stafff are uniquely qualified to offer a better solution to your plumbing needs. We offer always offer a Green Solution. Call them today for consultation and advice.
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How To Prevent Sewer Backup:
An occasional sewer back up is inevitable for some homeowners but there are things you can do to prevent them, or at least make them easier to fix if they occur.

To help avoid a sewer back up, prevent grease from going down your drains. We advise against pouring grease, oil or fat into your garbage disposal or drain. Grease will slowly accumulate and impede your garbage disposal’s grinding ability as well as potentially cause drains to clog.

If your home was built in the 1960s or 1970s, you may have “Orangeburg” pipes (also known as bituminous fiber sewer pipes) that need to be replaced. Orangeburg pipes were typically manufactured by rolling bituminous material (tar) and paper into the shape of a tube and they have a tendency to deteriorate over time. Not only do they flatten out and lose their round shape, but they are also susceptible to the invasion of plant roots. Both issues can result in repeated blockages of the sewer line from the house to the public sewer in the street or alleyway. To determine if you have Orangeburg pipes, you would need to have a licensed plumber investigate.

We also caution our customers against flushing wipes down the toilet. Even the “flushable” kind can clog down the line and build up until a large clog occurs.

In the event of a sewer back-up, two things can be done ahead of time to make the repair process easier.

First, it’s helpful to have a sewer line cap that pops up when a back-up happens, in the hopes that the back-up will occur on the outside of the home. The sewer line cap is sometimes covered up because it is seen as an eye sore. However, because it connects the above and below ground sewer lines, it is vital to keep it accessible to be checked on or repaired when necessary

Second, it’s also advisable to have a ground level clean-out installed if you don’t have one. Make sure the clean-out cover is in good condition and remember to avoid letting objects go down into the clean-out that can cause back-ups, like rocks and twigs.

Follow these tips and hopefully you can avoid a sewer back-up altogether or, if one happens, deal with it without added difficulty by calling G3 Plumbing.

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As summer winds down, we are all beginning to look for ways to get our homes ready for the colder months. It is time to start making sure our Water Heaters are in working order so when the cool air does come, we will be ready. Call us to schedule an appointment for maintenance on your water heater so it’s ready to go when you need it.

As tree roots have grown over the summer sometimes roots can cause drains to clog more easily or drain more slowly. We now have a drain inspection camera, so if you have a slow moving drain or a drain that clogs frequently, we can come explore what could be causing your drains to not work as well as they should.

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Voting has started in the 2013 Best of Georgetown! Please vote for G3 Plumbing in the appropriate categories. We have highlighted those we think we fit perfectly under!! Post here and let us know if you will be voting! 

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G3 Plumbers Take on Drain Cleaning
G3 Plumbers are no strangers to Drain Cleaning. We clean drains all throughout Georgetown, Jarrell, Florence, Andice, Round Rock, Hutto, Granger, Taylor and Austin. It doesn’t matter where you live; when your drain gets clogged, you need help fast!

There are all sorts of different ways you can clog up your drain. We are all familiar with a clogged toilet, but you can also find yourself with a backed up drain in your kitchen sink from trying to cram too much into your garbage disposal. Or you may find an exterior drain clogged up from leaves and grass and dirt. Hair can also be a major culprit, clogging up your tub over time.

The worst part of it is, the store bought chemicals you may try using just simply don’t have the ability to clear out the majority of the drain problems. But we can help! Here are some of the drains that we can clean and clear out if you are having problems:

Toilets
Tubs
Sinks
Shower Drains
Floor Drains
Laundry Pipes
Sewer Lines
Garbage Disposals
Floor Drains

So how do we perform our world class drain cleaning? We first begin by determining what kind of drain we are dealing with: is it a local clog, or a whole system blockage? Once we’ve determined what type of clog we are dealing with, we can proceed accordingly.

For a local clog (like under the sink) we would disassemble the piping closest to the clog, and run a rooter (or a plumbing snake) down the pipe to break up and clear out the clog. For bigger blockages, we would use a large auger, entering through a major access point (like a clea-nout in the garage) and push the blockage all the way through to the sewer, ensuring there wouldn’t be future clogs.

Let us know if you have any Drain Cleaning issues, we can help! Call us at 512.630.7548, or go to http://g3plumbingtx.com/ and send us an email!
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Water heater repair or replacement probably doesn’t rank number on your list of things to do (or things you want to do). Unfortunately, there will come a time where your water heater will fail, and will require maintenance, or outright replacement. Fortunately, we at G3 Plumbing can help! Call us today at 512-630-7548, we can help you determine if your water heater needs maintenance or if its time to replace the entire unit. Our plumbers are fast, dependable, and highly trained and certified; they can get in and get the job done with no hassle.

The first thing to consider when deciding what to do about your water heater is to consider its age. We recommend maintaining your water heater at minimum on an annual basis; if your water heater hasn’t been looked at by a professional plumber in over a year, call us today and we’ll come make sure its working correctly (you don’t want to end up with a water heater rocket, like the guys over at myth busters). If your water heater is 6 years or older, it might be time for a replacement. You may notice it taking a longer time to heat the water, or that hot water takes longer and longer to reach your faucets and fixtures. We can help with that.

Here are a few tips that you can check yourself to see if your water heater is in need of maintenance or replacement:
- Check the area around the water heater: if there is water present, its definitely time to have a professional come take a look.

- Look for rust: if you find a good deal of rust forming on your water heater, its time to replace it.

- Check the T&P valve: this little valve, located on the top or top side of the tank, allows steam to escape from your water heater, preventing the thing from becoming a propellant for a small rocket booster. Haven’t heard of that before? Not only is it possible, but there are several documented cases of poorly maintained water heaters exploding through the roof!

Give G3 Plumbing a call at 512-630-7548, or send us a message here. We aren’t a plumbing company that comes over and applies a bandaid fix that will fail in the long term; we want to get the job done right the first time, saving you stress and headache. G3 Plumbing service all of Williamson County Looking forward to helping prevent your house from blasting off!

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