Tips For Hiring A Plumbing Contractor In The Woodlands

Hiring a woodlands plumbing contractor can be confusing, frustrating and overwhelming for most people. Not all contractors are honest or reliable. And not all are licensed, insured and bonded to perform repairs which could put a homeowner, their family and/or property at risk if not done properly. Before hiring anyone, you should check out their company and credentials.

Be sure to avoid any contractors who use the following techniques to get into your home:

  • Door-to-Door Solicitations: This isn’t always a bad thing because many legit companies do use this as a way to get customers. However, it is something to be cautious of because it’s a common tactic for the more shady of the bunch. It’s more common for these types of jobs to unravel at your expense. Once payment is made, you could be left with unfinished work and empty pockets.
  • Free Inspection Scare Tactics: An unscrupulous contractor may offer to perform a free inspection for you and then return with an alarming report of leaky pipes or some other major issue that doesn’t actually exist. Be sure to verify any findings before you pay.
  • Upfront Cash Payment: Never hire a contractor that insists on an upfront cash payment. You would be taking a huge and unnecessary risk.
  • Verbal Agreements: Remember, if it isn’t in writing, it didn’t happen. Verbal promises are shady and offer no protection to you at all. Always get all agreements it in writing and signed! If the contractor refuses, find someone else who will.

Keep those tips in mind to help protect yourself and your family. It’s not difficult to find a reputable company that is fully licensed, insured, and has a great record of standing behind their work. Don’t put yourself at risk in order to save a few dollars.

Have An Emergency?

We are The Woodlands emergency plumbing company of choice!

Give us a call 24 hours a day. The professionals at Solution Plumbing can handle any emergency residential or commercial job – big or small.

Our services include:

  • Drain specialists
  • Underground water and sewer lines
  • Garbage disposal inspection
  • Trenching
  • Backflow
  • And MUCH more!

New installations or repairs. Click here for a list of our service areas & full plumbing services offered.

Need an emergency plumber that is fast, friendly, reliable, and professional call Solution Plumbing now!

We are a Tomball plumbing company offering 24 Hour Emergency Plumber Services to the NW Houston TX Area. This includes The Woodlands, Spring, Cypress, Magnolia, Hockley, and surrounding areas.

We can resolve any emergency plumbing repair issues that may arise at any time within your home or commercial property. Our plumbers are experts in fixing all kinds of major plumbing problems, from water heater repair to clogged drains, and everything in between.

The regular Solution Plumbing Services also include water heaters, sewer pipe repair, hydro jetting, toilet repair & replacement, commercial plumbing, all residential issues… clogs, backups, leaks, detection, inspections, repairs, and every other plumbing issue you may have!

We can also assist you with regular maintenance and restoration.

Whether you live in The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, Spring, or another city in the Northwest Houston Texas Metro area – we are here to service all of your plumbing needs!

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Solution Plumbing Tomball, TX

Our plumbers in Tomball Texas have served hundreds of SATISFIED customers in the greater Houston, TX area with exceptional customer service. We are equipped to handle virtually any plumbing problem you may face, and we are leaders in repairing water heaters and solving sewer line issues.

We handle all types of plumbing problems including whole house repiping, new installations, pipe replacements, water heater services, leak detection, sewer line repairs, and 24 hour emergency service.

Our outstanding Tomball plumbers will provide you with quality service and honest assessment of your situation. We can take care of almost any plumbing issue you may have. From pipe repairs to installations and much more.

You can count on our plumbing services throughout the entire North Houston TX region, including: The Woodlands, Cypress, Magnolia, Spring, Tomball, and surrounding areas in Texas.

Water Heater Repairs

Water heater installation, maintenance and replacements are part of every home owner’s duty but it’s not something you should do yourself. Our goal is to give you back your hot water as quickly as possible at very reasonable rates.

Sewer Line Repair

Call Houston’s sewer repair and water line specialists to get your sewer line checked and the problem professionally fixed. We offer good services at some of the most competitive rates in the Northwest Houston area. We have specialized equipment that are designed to locate the areas that need to be repaired, saving you a lot of time and money by pinpointing and only working on the affected areas.

Whatever your needs may be our experienced plumbers are here for you! We do all aspects of plumbing installation and repair including hot water heaters, pumps, shower fixtures, toilets, pressure regulators, water lines, sewer lines, pipe replacement and most anything else related to plumbing services.

An Introduction to Solar Water Heaters Systems

Whether you are looking to save money on your electric bill or lower your carbon footprint, replacing your traditional water heater with a solar powered one may be a great option. This is especially true if you are building a new home or refinancing one. In those cases, certain federal tax deductions come into play. Depending upon your energy consumption, you could find that your net monthly bill actually leaves you saving more than you’re spending.
Solar water heaters are available in two major categories:
  • Active solar heating. These systems have circulation pumps and controls that rely upon a traditional external power source, such as electricity.
  • Passive solar heating. These systems use 100% solar power to operate pumps, fans, etc.
Active systems are further divided into the following types:
  • Direct Circulation System. If you live in a climate where it seldom freezes, this may be a good choice. These systems compare the temperature of the water at the bottom of the storage tank with that at the top. When there is a significant difference, an electronic control activates a small pump and circulates the water through the solar collector, heats it, and then returns it to the top of the tank.
    • Pros: These are usually the most efficient heating method in warmer climates.
    • Cons: The system is not suited to climates where freezing is common.
  • Indirect Circulation System (aka Drain Back Systems). These systems use a heat-transfer fluid (i.e., antifreeze) which is pumped through a heat exchanger. The heat is transferred from the solar collector to the water.
    • Pros: A good choice for colder climates.
    • Cons: While still efficient, it is less efficient than a direct circulation system.
Passive systems are divided into the following types:
  • Integral Collector System. These systems do not use pumps or automatic control systems to circulate water. Additionally, the water storage and energy collection units are combined into one component, which means it cannot be insulated (otherwise, the solar heating would not reach the water).
    • Pros: A very simple system that is both small, has very few parts that can fail, and is very efficient.
    • Cons: Nighttime heat loss can be problematic in cooler temperatures. Not suitable for areas prone to freezing.
  • Thermosyphon System. This system also forgoes pumps and automatic controls. However, the solar collector and storage tank are separate. The hot water storage tank is located higher than the solar collector, typically on a roof. The solar collector heats water below the storage tank and then the hot water naturally rises to the top.
    • Pros: Because the storage tank is separate from the solar heating unit, the tank can be insulated.
    • Cons: The tank on the roof can be unsightly.
Solar water heaters are increasingly becoming a popular way to save money and help reduce the impact to the environment. With only two major categories to choose from and only two types within each category, it’s easy to narrow your choices to one that works best for you.