Plumbing Repairs – Your Local Plumber

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Plumbing repairs don’t have to be a hassle. Rely on our plumbers. We handle all types of plumbing services, from water leak repairs to water heater installations. We guarantee you’ll be satisfied with our plumbers, our plumbing services, and our products. Whether you’re dealing with a leaking faucet, an overflowing toilet, or a malfunctioning water heater, our plumbers are equipped with advanced tools to make repairs fast.

Our team is made up of individuals who are dedicated to serving others and are available to help no matter the time of day or night. Remember, a problem with your plumbing system or fixture will only get worse and becomes very costly over time, so don’t wait to call for repair.

Each of our plumbing repair technicians has been hand-selected to offer the best in service. We take the time to screen all of our plumbers for substance abuse and their criminal background information because we want our customers to have peace of mind in knowing that they are dealing with trusted plumbing service professionals.

When you invite our plumbers into your home, you will receive courteous, respectful customer service and, you will never have to deal with a mess we leave behind. Each of our staff treats our customers’ homes and property as if it were their own.

Do-It-Yourself Plumbing Repair Tips
Before calling for service, consider these do-it-yourself plumbing repair tips:

To thaw a frozen pipe, wet a towel with warm water and wrap it around the frozen area.
Always place a rag between your wrench and any pipes you work on. This will protect the pipe from scratches.
Unclogging a drain may be as simple as pouring hot water into it.
Check the breaker panel in your home or business to look for tripped breakers.
If you have a garbage disposal that is unresponsive, press the reset switch located on the bottom of the unit.
A toilet that runs all the time may need a replacement seal inside of the tank.

Our plumbing service team is ready to deliver fast, affordable plumbing services. Contact us now.

Pest Control – Residential Exterminators – Formosan Termites

Formosan termites, sometimes called the “Super Termite” are coming close to their time to begin swarming season. These are the termites with wings also called “alates”.The Eastern and Western subterranean termites swarm during the daylight hours but the Formosan termites prefer to swarm after sundown to midnight hours.pest control termites

Swarming termites do not eat wood. They have one sole purpose in the termite colony. That is to start new colonies. Most professionals agree that it usually takes a new colony, depending on conditions, 2-7 years to reach large enough numbers to start producing termite swarmers. Mature colonies can have as many as 1-10 million termites and can tunnel out as far as an acre to food sources. Because of the size of the colonies, this Super Termite can cause a large amount of damage to a home on average in 3-6 months, eating as much as 13 ounces of material per day in your home.

Formosan termites will usually have a nest in the ground however besides reproducing faster than most other termites they can also make a nest in your home not requiring contact with the ground. This is done by creating a moisture carton nest. These types of colonies have been found in trees, utility poles, logs, and the walls of your home. These are aerial formations so when you see signs of termite damage it is important to identify what kind of termite it is so you can determine if there is a possibility of an aerial nest in your home. Native subterranean swarmers are usually black in color and Formosan swarmers are usually a pale yellowish-brown color. Identifying the rest of the termites by looking at the workers is nearly impossible for an amateur. However, if you see any termite soldiers then you may be able to distinguish between the Native termites and Formosan termites. The termite soldiers will have mandibles (pinchers) and the workers will not. The main difference is the shape of their head. A Formosan soldier’s head will be small and round shape like the workers. The Native termites have an elongated shape head unlike the rounded shaped head of the workers. Both the Native and Formosan termite soldiers’ heads will also be yellowish-brown in color as opposed to the worker’s heads being white like their bodies.

Let’s say you see termites swarming in your home. If they are coming out of your walls then there could possibly be a carton nest in your home. If they are entering from outside your home then this usually indicates they are coming from somewhere outside near your home. After finding a breeding site and pairing up, they will start a king and queen and then the beginning of a termite colony inside in your walls or outside in the ground has begun. In your home a few years later you could start seeing signs of termite damage like pinholes in your wall, by this time a lot of damage may have already been done.exterminators

Prevention is extremely important. Turn all the lights off in and around your home since the swarmers are highly attracted to light. Have your home inspected for any signs where excessive moisture may occur. For example, around any plumbing lines, roof gutters, faulty roof flashing, drip guards, broken roof tiles, corners of your home, window and doors frames, fireplaces, anything placed against the house, etc. Termites require water so without a water source they usually will not be able to survive more than a few days.

Because Formosan termites reproduce so quickly and can recolonize (meaning that there could also be more than one nest carton in your home) almost anywhere, it is vital to prevent an infestation before it occurs. If you’re live in an area where you know you get termites swarming around your home at night you should have your home inspected and treated for prevention. This would be a lot cheaper in most cases than paying for damage caused by the termites which have been reported as high as 2 billion dollars in the U.S. in one year.

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Pediatric Dentists Treat Only Children

Pediatric dentists treat only children, and have undergone additional schooling to become a specialist. That means that they are knowledgeable about childhood dental concerns, such as tooth development, thumb sucking, childhood tooth care and pre-orthodontic care. pediatric dentist san antonio
And most of them adapt their offices to meet children’s needs, providing a child-friendly teaching environment and a sensitive approach to the patient. When selecting a pediatric dentist, use your preliminary contacts to get a feel for the office. You may be able to tell whether or not the staff seems friendly and responsive to patient needs. For a young child whose never visited a dentist, ask about an initial “get to know you” appointment. For an older child, schedule a regular appointment. During your child’s first appointment, talk to the dentist about any concerns. When you’re finished, he or she should clearly inform you of your options and explain their advantages and disadvantages.
Ask about payments, insurance and office hours. For example, will the dentist be available before or after school or during evening hours? Finally, select a dentist with whom you and your child will feel personally comfortable. If you so wish, our office will be happy to provide you with a Board Certified (highly qualified) Pediatric Dentist if your family dentist is unable to do so.

It’s important that your child’s first visit to the dentist be a happy one. A positive initial experience can set the scene for a lifetime of good dental care. Ideally, you’ll schedule that first visit when the child is very young. Many pediatric dentists prefer to see children even before they have all their teeth, and usually before the age of 2 ½. If you wait until the child is older, they’re more likely to feel anxiety. Unless your child needs some immediate treatment, the first visit is usually just for familiarization.
The child gets a chance to see the office, sit in a chair and meet the staff. The dentist or hygienist may show the child how to brush their teeth and may do a quick initial exam. As long as you are positive, cheerful and matter-of-fact about going to the dentist, your child probably will be too. Don’t let your own fears or past experiences color your child’s expectations.< children's dentist

If your child has a dental emergency, contact your dentist and follow the instructions you will be given. If your dentist isn’t available, ask the answering service to be connected to whoever is covering emergency calls. Here’s some general advice: If a tooth has been knocked out, rinse it gently in a cup of warm water. Don’t scrub. You don’t want to remove tissue that may still be clinging to the tooth. Handle the tooth only by the crown. If possible, gently press the tooth back in the socket and have the child gently bite down on a piece of gauze to hold it in place. If this isn’t possible, save the tooth in a cup of milk or cool water, or wrap it in a clean, wet cloth. Get to a dentist as soon as possible, preferably within 30 minutes of losing the tooth.
Take the tooth with you. If something is caught between your child’s teeth, try to remove it with dental floss. If this doesn’t work, go to the dentist. Never try to pry anything out with a sharp instrument. For a toothache, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out, then use dental floss to remove anything stuck between the teeth. To relieve swelling, place a cold compress on the outside of the cheek. For a broken tooth, bite down firmly on a clean piece of gauze to stop the bleeding. Use warm water to clean the tooth if possible, and cold compresses to reduce swelling and contact your dentist promptly.