De Hart Plumbing Blog

Ever wonder what a p-trap is?

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On September 24, 2013
So, I’m going to assume you’ve heard plumber’s talk before. Ever wonder what a p-trap is? In plumbing a U, S or J shaped pipe is located below or within a plumbing fixture. these bent pipes prevent sewer gasses from entering into buildings. The most common of these pipes in homes is the p-trap. It […]
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Water leaks

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On September 12, 2013
This is why you should fix plumbing Water leaks issues asap. This was a water leak that found its way through the floor and dripped on top of a gas line! Over time the 1″ gas line rusted out and created a gas leak inside the home. This story could have ended terribly but Kansas […]
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Leaking Pipes

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On September 7, 2013
Leaking Pipes: Plumbing pipe problems can lead to water damage, higher utility bills and costly repairs. Leaks are one of the most common problems. Most leaks occur at the joint between separate components and fittings. Your plumber can often remove and salvage the components. If a small pinhole or puncture occurs in the center of […]
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garbage disposal

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On September 3, 2013
Is your garbage disposal getting smelly? Food particles often become trapped in the nooks and crannies and provide the perfect environment for bacteria and unpleasant odors to grow. First boil a tea pot of water. Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda then follow it by 1 cup of white vinegar down the disposal. Place the […]
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Better Business Bureau

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On August 24, 2013
De Hart Plumbing is officially an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau. We have an A- rating and soon to be A+! NEXT STOP THE MOON 🙂 http://www.bbb.org/wichita/business-reviews/plumbing-contractors/de-hart-plumbing-in-manhattan-ks-300077496#reasonrating
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Water pressure in your home

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On August 23, 2013
Water pressure in your home above 60 pounds per square inch is harmful to your plumbing system and will cause excessive water usage. Contact your local water authority to find out what the water pressure is on your street. If it exceeds 60 pounds, consider installing a pressure reducing valve that will limit the water […]
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Toilets

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On August 22, 2013
Toilets consume more than 40% of your total water usage. Installation of a new toilet flapper and fill valve will keep your toilet running efficiently.
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Bad Plumbing

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On August 13, 2013
Stop procrastinating and take care of your plumbing problems before they become a bigger issue!
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