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AAA AUGER Plumbing Services FAQ

  • What are your emergency rates?
    We offer 24-hour emergency service at standard prices with no additional charges.
  • What are your standard rates?
    Since we charge by the job, charges will vary, but there are no hidden fees or additional costs for nights, weekends, holidays or emergencies.
  • What are your weekend rates?
    Our rates stay the same. There are no extra charges for nights, weekends, or holidays.
  • Does AAA AUGER Plumbing Services provide estimates?
    Yes, our charges are presented before we start the work. We charge by the job, not the hour, and there are no hidden service fees.

General Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

  • Why do we run out of hot water so quickly?
    There are several reasons why you may be running out of hot water too fast. The most likely cause is because of sediments in the water. They build up and sink to the bottom of the heater and take up space where water should be. Another reason is that your water heater may be too small. Your water heater may be too old to function correctly, or it may have a faulty thermostat.
  • What can I put in my garbage disposal?
    Use cold water when disposing of foodstuffs. Do not put non-food items down the disposal. Liquids and soft foods can be disposed of without problems. Fibrous food such as celery, lettuce, potato peels, onion skins and the like are best left out of the disposal.
  • Why does a drain become clogged?
    Washroom drains clog as a result of an accumulation of grime, skin flakes, and hair binding to the walls of drain pipes. As time passes, this stubborn buildup reduces water flow. Kitchen sink drains clog because of grease, soap scum, and un-dissolved food particles.
  • Are chemical drain cleaners safe to use?
    Most drain cleaners use caustic ingredients that can and will cause damage to pipes. Drain cleaners that are used frequently in old pipes may result in the pipe damage. In plastic pipes, chemical drain cleaners can create heat, causing the pipes to warp. Chemical drain cleaners are harmful to the environment and septic systems.
  • Why does my toilet run?
    The most frequent source of a running toilet is the toilet tank flapper that seals the water in the tank. If the flapper (or the valve seal) is damaged, water will continue to seep into the toilet bowl, resulting in it continually running.
  • Why is my faucet leaking?
    The O ring is a crucial location where drips happen. The O ring may deteriorate with regular use, producing a drip near the handle. The valve seat can become corroded, leading to leaks around the spout area. A worn out washer is another common cause of a dripping faucet.

Procedures & Maintenance Information

At AAA AUGER, our main objective is to provide fantastic customer service. Customer service goes well beyond the sale or even any specific plumbing service that we may provide.

Many of our customers enjoy tackling specific tasks themselves; so we wanted to provide some articles on how best to accomplish these feats. At any point, should you find yourself in a bind, please never hesitate to contact us for guidance.

Anode Rod Inspection

Anode Rod Inspection The anode rod is the water heater’s defense mechanism against rust and corrosion. Most water heaters use a “sacrificial anode rod” designed to deteriorate by attracting oxidants away from the tank. Some water heaters use a chemically inert anode rod to which electrical power is provided to…

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Chemical Additives

Chemical Additives AAA AUGER discourages detergents, acids or root deterrents in plumbing systems. Many of these additives contain hazardous chemicals that could ultimately end up in our fresh water sources. Furthermore, many of these chemicals are caustic to pipe and may hasten its deterioration.

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Dip Tube Inspection

Dip Tube Inspection Please read all steps completely prior to performing this procedure to assure proper preparedness. Some water heaters have side inlets near the bottom of the tank and do not use dip tubes. Water heaters with a top inlet use a dip tube that extends from the inlet…

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Garbage Disposal Tips

Garbage Disposal Tips The garbage disposal has become very popular in the United States. In new homes, it is a standard amenity. When used properly, the garbage disposal can provide years of service. Help! My Garbage Disposal STINKS! Garbage disposals and kitchen sinks are havens for bacteria causing odors. Some…

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Grease, Oil & Food Scraps

Grease, Oil & Food Scraps AAA AUGER discourages grease or cooking oils from being poured down kitchen sink drains or any other drain. Habitual abuse will inhibit or prevent drainage. Furthermore, animal fat, potato peels and pasta are notorious for stopping up kitchen drains and are better placed in trash…

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Sewer Defects – What to Do?

Sewer Defects – What to Do? Slow drainage? Ceased drainage? Why? What to do? When sewer lines cease to drain or drain slowly, the most sensible and most economical approach is to use a sewer auger machine properly fitted with a strong cable and correctly sized cutter blade to clean…

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We Proudly Serve a Number of Locations in Texas

Whether you live in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Irving, San Antonio, or a nearby community, you can count on the certified and experienced plumbing experts from AAA AUGER Plumbing Services ®. We offer a variety of plumbing services, especially the ones covered in the frequently asked questions listed above. Click an icon below to learn more about the services we offer.

Sewer Repairs

Plumbing Repairs

Leak Detection

Drain Cleaning

Gas Repairs

Water Heaters

Commercial Plumbing

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