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Choosing a Water Softener
Choosing a Water Softener

Learn the difference between water softeners and water treatment softening systems Water softeners are an excellent way to treat hard water in your home and protect your pipes from mineral build up. The water softener will use salt or potassium to remove calcium and ...

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Blog posts in September, 2011

  • How to Prevent Your Pipes from Bursting in Extreme Weather

    As you know by now, Austin is experiencing extremely cold weather this week. The temperature is expected to remain below freezing all week. Frozen ...

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  • Hot Water within Seconds!

    Brrrrrrr, it’s cold out there. Are you the first one in the shower on a cold winter morning? How long does it take your faucet to generate hot water? ...

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  • Green Plumbing - Reduce Water use with Faucet Aerators, WaterSense Showerheads and Toilets

    Responsible Living – Sustainable Living – Cheap is the New Green Whatever you call it, environmentally conscientious consumers are recycling, ...

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  • Green Plumbing - Rainwater Harvesting

    Rainwater harvesting conserves water and is a key component of a sustainable living community. At 1st Home and Commercial Services, we install ...

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  • Green Plumbing - Harnessing the Sun's Energy

    Green Plumbing and Renewable Energy – Sustainable Living Measures At Home Use the Sun’s energy to generate hot water in your home Solar Water Heaters ...

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  • Tips to Prevent Drain Cleaning

    1st Home and Commercial Services – Your Austin Plumber for Professional Drain Cleaning Clearing a clogged drain can be as simple as using your ...

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  • Clear Drains with a Safe and Effective Plumbing Treatment

    Clogged Drain or Sewer Line? Many homeowners treat the occasional clogged drain with over the counter clog removers that contain harmful chemicals. ...

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  • Tax Credit Reminder

    Water conservation federal tax credits When you file your taxes this year, be sure to claim federal tax credits for replacing the water heater in your ...

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  • Plumbing Maintenance and Repair

    Prevention Tips No one wants to discover a leak or water damage in their home. The two most common causes of water damage in a home are appliance ...

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