National Bath Safety Month is here, and Metro-Flow Plumbing is ready to share some helpful tips you can implement to help make your bathroom a safer place.
"Every year about 235,000 people over age 15 visit emergency rooms because of injuries suffered in the bathroom, and almost 14 percent are hospitalized."
One of the biggest safety risks is the risk of falling. It turns out the bathroom is the most dangerous room in your house. Here are a few simple, inexpensive ideas that will help you enjoy your bathroom a little more:
"The bathroom is the most dangerous room in your house. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 370 people of all ages have shower- or tub-related accidents every day.
AARP has put together a helpful bathroom checklist that could come in handy. You may review the list, here.
If you have questions on how to make your bathroom safer, maybe by installing a spa-style tub or a new toilet, give us a call at 214-328-7371 or contact us, here.
It's that time of year again!
If you're like us, you have been counting down the minutes until the busiest month of the year... December. The month when family from oversees, out of state, and local, gathers to eat, laugh, and sing - and let's be honest, the singing part is our favorite; because of this, we have put together a list of our favorite holiday music.
You'll be finding us by the fireplace singing along to some of these.
Here are a few of our favorite holiday music:
The Christmas Song by Chet Atkins
Submitted by Rick Romero
Mary Did You Know by Clay Aiken
Submitted by Susan
All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
Submitted by Daryl Miller
Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano
Submitted by Jesus Requena
O Holy Night by Clay Aiken
Submitted by Susan
What Child is This by Josh Groban
Submitted by Denise Romero
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
Submitted by Denise Romero
The Christmas Song by Chet Atkins
Submitted by RJ Romero
The Christmas Song by Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole
Submitted by Pete Ponce
Christmas Canon by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Submitted by Diana
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Michael Bublé
Submitted by Silvana
Every year we gather around the table, at work and at home, and look around. We see familiar faces and at times new ones that join us during this very special time of year. This year, just like we do every year, we will gather at home, hold on to eachother's hands around the table, and give thanks for our family, friends, grandchildren, pets, work, and you.
Metro-Flow Plumbing wouldn't be around without the consistent selfless dedication of those who make up the Metro-Flow Plumbing family; our certified plumbing technicians, office staff, master plumber, and our clients. Clients we've had the privilege to work for, for over 25 years. Clients we have come to call our friends - and many times, family.
Thanksgiving is also one of our busiest time of year. With family and friends coming from all over the states - and world - we cook more and tend to produce more grease in the kitchen. This year, when cooking, try to store the grease in a plastic container and freeze it before disposing of it in the garbage. This will not only help keep your pipes clean, but it will make things less messy. Don't pour it down your drains as this will clog them - and though we are available 24/7 to assist you with a plumbing emergency, we are certain you don't want to need us during your Thanksgiving holiday. We hope this plumbing tip will help make your Thanksgiving weekend even more memorable and joyful.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones,
The Metro-Flow Plumbing Family
This Thursday, we'd like to throw it back all the way to January of this year when Daryl Miller was interviewed by the CW33. They talked about cold temperatures freezing the pipes in the DFW metroplex and shared some easy tips to prevent this from happening. Check out his interview and let us know what you think - call us whenever you need a plumber, any time, any day.
Read the full article, here:
DALLAS - Thanks to this cold weather, hundreds of folks in the DFW are starting the new year with flooded kitchens and damaged floors. "Water everywhere," said one man who had a burst pipe. "We went through every towel we had." But, where there's a crisis, there's a plumber! These guys have been moving around all week to make sure the winter weather doesn't ruin your stuff with bursting pipes. "It was, I think below 20 degrees for several days in a row," said Daryl Miller from Metro-Flow Plumbing. "When that happens, any of your piping on the exterior wall's going to sinks or faucets or water heaters, they will freeze."
Here's the thing, if you live in a house that's a little older, you really need to make sure you're letting those faucets drip on freezing-cold nights. But even if you're in a new spot, it's best to be prepared. Opening up cabinets in your house also gets some heat circulating to warm things up, but you may catch a break soon, looks like things are about to warm right back up.
We had a great time at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie during our company's summer event. As you may imagine it was very hot, but thankfully we had air conditioning to keep us going. Some of us had been before and some hadn't. It gave us the opportunity to learn something new and share on our wins - and sometimes, our losses. Speaking of losses, even when they happened, we laughed, ate, and enjoyed ourselves.
Check out the pictures from the event and leave us a comment. We love to hear from you.
You know the noise. That never ending hissing noise coming from your toilet. It's a noise that once heard, it can not be unheard. It could be two in the morning or four in the afternoon. The house could finally be quite and you could be getting ready to take an afternoon nap or finally fall asleep after a long day at the office. That constant noise coming from your toilet could mean that the water tank is never getting filled, it's wasting a lot of water, and it could skyrocket your water bill.
Though this could be an "easy fix you can handle yourself", our experience would advice you to call a plumbing professional. Many times what seems to be an "easy fix" could turn into a bigger headache that could have been prevented if fixed right by a certified and insured plumber the first time around. If things were to get complicated or if you were to find yourself not having the time to fix the problem, you can always give us a call at 214-328-7371. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do at home to get you started:
Test the Flapper
One cause of a toilet running is a flapper that doesn’t seal. If water from the tank seeps around the flapper and into the bowl, the flapper is probably shot. Shut off the water supply valve under the toilet (or the main water supply if the valve is leaking). Flush the toilet to drain out most of the water, and call your plumbing professional. This should make the hissing noice stop while the plumbing professional is able to arrive and help you fix the problem.
Another thing the plumbing technician may check for is the valve as it could sometimes have a leak and be the source of the problem.
If you have questions, give us a call at 214-328-7371. One of our certified plumbing professionals will be ready to assist you.
Last week we celebrated National Red Rose Day in a big way. We presented all the ladies at the office with red roses and then took on the road and distributed red roses to our customers. It was a fun and meaningful surprise for all.
Imagine having your plumbers show up on time, smelling good, treating your home with the ultimate respect, perform the job, and give you a beautiful red rose at the end. All of our customers loved the surprise and happily took photos with us.
Customer satisfaction is incredibly important to us. Our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee includes a 5 year warranty on parts and labor. At Metro-Flow Plumbing we will respond quickly, especially to tend to emergency services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are committed to working until you are completely satisfied with our work. This professionalism and devotion has resulted in an 80% customer retention rate; where many client relationships have turned into friendships over the years.
We are here for our current and future customers. Give us a call. We are here to assist you 24/7 at 214-328-7371.
Mold problems are more common than you think - and there are ways to spot them before they become harmful to your health and expensive to fix.
Contact a certified plumber to inspect your house and confirm you don't have hidden or undetected plumbing leaks. A certified and insured plumber will be able to accurately locate hidden plumbing leaks, not only the obvious ones. Moisture and leak detection is key to making sure your home is not at risk or affected by mold. According to the US EPA, the best way to control mold is to control moisture. Mold can grow in 24-48 hours if building materials are not dried out quickly and properly.
Though not all molds are toxic, you need to make sure your home is mold-free. Many times mold will develop, attack your walls, closets, mattress, and even clothes. At this point, you will need to not only fix the mold problem, but replace your mattress and clothing - making it an expensive and problematic experience you will not want to go through. Prevention is key.
Per the Texas Medical Association, "Infections health issues related to mold exposure can occur in both normal and immuno-compromised individuals." There are potential health issues related to mold exposure. In theory, there are five ways in which molds could produce or aggravate human illness or otherwise contribute to symptoms:
For more information about health related issues caused by mold, please visit the Texas Medical Association, here.
Per the Texas Mold Removal company, there are a few ways to control indoor mold growth, such as:
If you think you may have an undetected leak or need someone to evaluate your house for moisture, please contact us at 214-328-7371. Our certified and insured plumbing technicians are ready to assist you 24/7.
BBQ season is here. Day-long pool days, family, friends, cold beer, and rosé. While everyone is getting ready to come over, you have a list of things to take care of and can use all the help you can get to make everything look effortless, enjoyable, and delicious.
Here are some simple things to remember:
Last, but definitely not least. Try a new recipe. Here is one from Tip Hero: Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Burger Recipe.