DIY Plumbing

There several elements around plumbing that can be done by the average DIYer. Let's be honest, any way that we can figure out how to save money...we'll probably do it. So saving a couple hundred dollars by investigating why your bathroom faucet is leaking, could be an easy fix.

Obviously here, if there's a plumbing aspect that involves larger pipe issues, tearing through your walls or floors...it's better off to leave that to a professional. But a clogged drain or running toilet? Why not at least take a look yourself first to see if you can avoid calling the local plumber? 5 or 10 minutes of your time, even if it's a little dirty, may put those extra hundred back in your pocket.

Here are a few small plumbing jobs that are common for a normal homeowner to consider doing themselves. 

1. Clogged drains: Perhaps the most common plumbing issue. Clogged drains can happen in the shower or sink from too much debris (hair for example), or just generally clog up over time. Plungers can actually help like they do with toilets, but the most common go to for clogs is a liquid cleaner. These can be purchased from any store, and can also be made at home (baking soda + vinegar + water). 

It's important to remember, if you're going the liquid cleaner route, to not go overboard. This is a corrosive substance that over time can damage your pipes if used too frequently.

2. Leaky faucets: What's more annoying than that constant dripping noise coming from one of your faucets? It's important to not let these drips continue for a lengthy time. Not only for your sanity, but for your wallet. Leaking faucets are a key element for having a higher water bill.

More often than not, a leaking faucet can be fixed by simply replacing the rubber washer. You do have to turn the water off and remove the faucet head, but as long as you have the proper tools this is not a difficult task.

3. Garbage disposals: A jammed up garbage disposal can be a little scary to be honest. Nobody wants to put their hand down there, we've all seen those scary movies. But it's still a common occurrence for them to get jammed. Sometimes it's really a non-issue and could be a power problem that can be resolved by checking your breaker, or by using the reset button available on the disposal itself. 

There are plenty of other elements like replacing your shower heads that an average homeowner can fix or repair themselves. So next time take a quick look and consider doing it yourself! BUT, always be cautious and if there's a hint of uncertainty do some research online or go ahead and call your local
plumber Allen TX
professional to get the job done.

It's Your Wedding Day...You Deserve A Limo!

There's always plenty of reasons why you may want to rent a limousine. A stretch limo for your kids during prom season, a simple night out on the town with your spouse, picking up that big client for a meeting from the airport, etc. But, the most popular occasion for a limo? You probably already guessed...a couple getting married.

It's almost a cliché tradition these days. You just had your special day, and now you're off to the hotel or airport for your honeymoon. But, cliché doesn't mean bad! In this case it's still not only fun and enjoyable, but actually it's probably needed.

Let me tell you a quick story. My wife and I got married 13 years ago now (I think). We had a limo reserved to take us from our venue to our hotel for the night. When it was time for the reception to end and for us to leave...the limo was no where to be found. They messed up and didn't show, and now we had to figure out to get to our hotel 45 miles away. Luckily we had great friends that were able to take us in a nice SUV. BUT, the stress and panic it caused for that short period of time was not fun.

It's the majority of the calls and requests that our Frisco limo friends receive. Finding a dependable company is vital for basically everything for a service you need. But take it from me, it's not fun to be waiting on a limo that never comes. 

Read the reviews and talk to them before making your decision and booking, but do yourself a favor and get it taken care of in advance so you can rest and enjoy your special day!



Custom Built Homes In East Texas

Compared to the rest of Texas, East Texas is known for it's tall pine trees and other different geographical aspects. From North East Texas down to South, you'll find swamps, various types of dirt, and several other interesting landscape differences.

With it, comes beautiful land that could be perfect for your dream home.

Our contacts in the East Texas area who provide land for sale in Nacogdoches TX and other counties have given us some background on the landscape.

The Piney Woods as it's known has great land for farmers and vegetation, some areas more so than others. The pine trees grow tall, and allow for shrubs, vines and other grasses to grow underneath. But it's also got the land perfect for farming and homebuilding. 

The many styles of homes throughout the South are prominent in East Texas, especially the ever popular farmhouse. Traditionally a home built on agricultural land for the owner, is now a popular style even on small and non-farming properties. Now very modern and elegant, farmhouses are quite common for custom home builders in the East Texas region.


You'll find plenty of older style, and remodeled homes throughout East Texas as well. But the price of land compared to other regions of Texas has made it an area for locals and families alike to consider a new custom home.


Central Texas...A Great Place To Live


 It's not a surprise any longer that Austin is still one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. For good reason.

The tech industry has absolutely exploded, and many have found a new home and headquarters in Austin. As have those younger families, who need a city that offers it all.

But Austin isn't the only prize of the area. Central Texas is known for it's beautiful Hill Country landscape and charming small towns. From Llano and Burnet down to San Marcos and Wimberley. There's plenty of Wimberley real estate in fact that more and more people are moving to the Hill Country and commuting into the city for daily work and entertainment. 

There's no shortage of things to do, just minutes away from Austin, you're able to spend the day in the city for every need. While being able to call the small, slower lifestyle towns your home. Weekend trips to Fredericksburg for winery visits are is a popular getaway for all ages.

Swimming holes are plentiful, among the gorgeous lakes and small rivers.

Do yourself a favor and find time to visit a few Central Texas towns. The small town vibes are an excellent way to relax with the family and enjoy some different cultures.


Fence Staining

It's that time of the year, and depending on what part of the country you live in, you probably could use some fresh stain for your fence due to the summer sun...or to prepare for a harsh winter.

Our Austin fence staining friends have given us a few tips that your local company can help you with.

Protection, Protection, Protection.

A newly installed fence, or repaired fence, should be stained and protected immediately. Consider waterproof based stains to prolong the life of your fence. The last thing you need is for your new, and probably expensive fence, to deteriorate quicker than it should.

Treating a fence is not a glamorous or easy process, which is why we always recommend checking your local fencing companies for a quote and have the work done by a pro. Professional services will be able to provide with countless color options and sealant options, saving you another headache.


Roofing Tips...Use A Pro

The roof on your home is a vital aspect to your dwelling. Regardless of it's age, it's important to always pay attention to what shape it is in. Especially after any severe storms. If you can see any shingles missing...it's time to call a professional roofing service to come out for an inspection. The last thing you need to do is ignore it, only for the minor issue to become a real problem.

In today's age, our DIY community is huge. So if you're sure you want to inspect to roof yourself, here are some helpful tips:


  • Use a water hose to check for leaks.
  • Check the valleys of the roof, a common spot for a leak.
  • Look for missing shingles.
  • Look for cracks. A crack can lead to big time issues.
  • Take your time. Getting on the roof is dangerous.
  • Check your gutters.
As lastly mentioned, always check your gutters for clogs. This is one of the leading causes for roof leaks. Our roofing San Antonio friends have told us this is a big emphasis on their business. Regularly scheduling gutter cleanings is an important piece to prolonging your roof.

Different parts of the country will have different weather patterns that will play a huge factor in the longevity of your roof. We suggest calling a local service for tips in your area.

DIY Plumbing

There several elements around plumbing that can be done by the average DIYer. Let's be honest, any way that we can figure out how to sav...