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Posted by By: Tom Smith on Tue Apr 3rd, 2018 at 4:21 pmSome of the most overlooked benefits of soft water are in the home use. Hard water is known to clog pipes, complicate soap and detergent dissolving in water, and leave behind water spots. It creates a scale buildup inside your pipes and water appliances reduces the efficiency of your water heater.


Posted by Eric Smith's 411 ON FROZEN PIPES on Thu Jan 18th, 2018 at 4:13 pmBefore I go into the most important thing I can say about frozen pipes...If you think you have a frozen pipe in your home, turn off the main water supply anytime you're not home and when you are sleeping!


Posted by By: Tom Smith on Tue Nov 15th, 2016 at 3:25 pmI was recently asked a great question by one of our many good clients who called to schedule a Well and Septic Evaluation. "Why do I have to have my septic tank pumped for a real-estate inspection? I had it pumped less than 6 months ago!" This question is a common one


Posted by BY: Eric Smith on Wed Oct 19th, 2016 at 2:02 pmSo it turns out this past weekend all 4 of my children were helping me as I worked installing some plumbing in a home of a close friend. On Saturday I decided to take the opportunity to reiterate to the tribe, the two golden rules of plumbing...


Posted by By Eric Smith on Tue May 1st, 2018 at 3:51 pmWhat if you already know your system is far from tiptop shape? Then what? I’m talking about the older system…the one that turns on just fine and for the most part works. It may sound like a Harley when it fires up, leaks a little water, and struggles to keep up when it gets real hot and humid, but you need a year maybe two before you’re ready to replace it.


Posted by Tom Smith & Pete the Smell Good Plumber on Mon Dec 11th, 2017 at 8:43 amOne of our Facebook followers recently asked us what she could and what shouldn't be put down a garbage disposal. Pete, one of our extraordinary "Smell Good Plumbers" offered these recommendations: Read on...

Austin Plumbing Donates Services to Community Splash Pad Project

Posted by Eric Smith on Tue Jul 2nd, 2013 at 8:35 amAustin Plumbing Donates Services to Community - The Lake Country Rotary & Lake Country Foundation

Farewell to our Beloved Founder

Posted by Tom Smith on Mon Jul 1st, 2013 at 3:32 pmThe family at the company recently lost its founder and my father, Austin Smith.

Is There a Ticking Time Bomb in Your House?

Posted by Eric Smith on Wed Jan 13th, 2016 at 3:47 pmOn a service call recently, one of our techs was performing a complimentary safety inspection and found a serious accident waiting to happen. The ticking time bomb was actually a pair of swollen rubber hoses that connect the water supply to the washing machine.

Here's To Spring and SIX tips to help keep your BASEMENT DRY!

Posted by Eric Smith on Fri Apr 6th, 2018 at 1:59 pm"April showers bring May flowers", but spring showers can also bring flooding or sump pump issues. At Austin Plumbing, we receive many calls each year about this very problem, and I bet you know someone who has experienced water issues at their home. Anytime there are heavy rains, homeowners must be prepared for possible flooding or sump pump issues.

Supporting Our Troops

Posted by Eric Smith on Mon Feb 18th, 2013 at 4:23 pmAs a locally owned, family-run business, we’ve always made an effort to give back to our community, and beyond. In the past we’ve coordinated food drives for the Hartland Food Pantry, and have supported several other local charities. Most recently, we held a social media campaign benefiting Caring for Camo, an organization that sends letters and care packages to U.S. troops serving over seas.

GOING SOMEWHERE? Important Safety Tips before Traveling

Posted by Eric Smith on Sun Apr 1st, 2018 at 4:33 pmGoing somewhere? Austin Plumbing has a few important & helpful safety tips for you to follow. Afterall, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure


Posted by Eric Smith on Tue Apr 28th, 2015 at 4:43 pmBecause we get questions from our customers every day regarding maintenance, repairs and tips for keeping their plumbing running smoothly, we’ve decided to start this blog as an outlet to share some of our knowledge. Before we get to all that good stuff though, I want to take a moment to remind our readers about our company and how we came to be.