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Radiant Heat, Hydronic Heat and Boilers

Pillar Plumbing of Kingwood, TX is a full service plumbing company with specialized training and experience in radiant and hydronic heating. What is radiant heat you ask? This is a method of heating commonly used throughout the world. In a nutshell radiant heat is essentially utilizing hot water and piping to heat your home. There are significant benefits to radiant heat over conventional forms of heating. In Texas many homes and businesses are heated with furnaces that heat the air. This can lead to hot and cold imbalances, gusts of air movement, greater circulation of dust and airborne illnesses and lack of efficiency. Radiant heat is the same type of heat as standing in the sunlight. In terms of comfort and efficiency radiant heat is the best. Radiant heat is really only one form of hydronic heating. There are various ways of heating a home or business utilizing a boiler or water heating piece of equipment. With extensive knowledge in zoning, controls, radiant and hydronic heating – call Pillar Plumbing today to see how we can help you!

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Toilet Problems or Repairs

Every home and business will encounter problems with their toilets at some point. If you have lived in Kingwood long enough, then you know some toilet issues are related to drain problems or water quality problems. Please see our other pages that address those issues separately, click this link our services.

 Pillar Plumbing can address all of your toilet issues! With a brief inspection and/or test that can identify the repair or replacement solutions that are best for you. A toilet in itself is a pretty simple device – however if you are not familiar on how to repair, adjust, and diagnose – DIY work can lead to significant problems. Why do toilets begin to leak? Why do toilets not flush? Why do toilets keep running? Why do toilets not fill properly? There are great explanations to each of these questions. Whatever your toilet issues if your are in the Kingwood area and need toilet services give Pillar Plumbing a call today!


Toilets: Pressure Assist, Power Flush, and Flush Valves

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There are many types of toilets on the market and knowing how to repair, maintain and replace the various types of commodes takes a experienced plumbing company. When discussing pressure assist toilets or sometimes referred to as power flush it’s important to note these are most common in commercial plumbing installations. Primarily they are designed to have a more powerful flush cycle to handle public use. Many residential toilets are simply gravity flush type toilets. This doesn’t mean you can’t have one or the other in your home or business. Decision on what toilet is best for your home or business will ultimately come down to the use, preference, and serviceability. One great features of commercial flush valve toilet is the ease of repair. A flush valve toilet lacks some of the parts that can fail in traditional residential toilets. A flush valve toilet has a flush valve with a trip lever. This is a pretty simple design, this lacks flappers, fill valves, tank bolts, tank seals and over flow tubes. A simpler design and ease of serviceability makes for a great alternative for public use, as seen in the top picture – the difference in pressure assist and gravity flush toilets. A flush valve toilet is seen in the picture below. Contrarily a pressure assist is a bit of a hybrid toilet between flush valve and gravity flush toilet types. A pressure assist toilet utilizes water pressure that builds within a specialized flush mechanism and then releases that pressure upon flush. This makes for a very strong flush cycle while keeping in normal aesthetics for residential toilets. Regardless of your use or preference, Pillar Plumbing is well versed in the numerous toilet repairs and replacement options available. Please call us today so that we can assist you in solving your toilet problems.

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Toilet Repair Versus Replacement

Every property relies heavily on their toilet working properly. Residential toilets use tanks with a gravity flush system, even some business which chose to use a gravity flush system but most businesses often rely on a pressure assisted system. Regardless of the style of flushing mechanism, the components of a toilet are exposed to the chlorinated water which impacts the plumbing system seals and gaskets. 

The photo gallery above are examples of toilets that are in desperate need of repairs, it is inevitable that a toilet will need maintenance. A toilet will generally last 5-10 years before needing service, many issues can arise in a toilet but our trusted plumbers at Pillar Plumbing would easily diagnose and present you with a solution to resolve your toilet issues. Repairing a toilet might be an easy fix but there are times when replacement is the best option to ensure the problem is resolved, like any appliance toilets wear out too! Scale build up could hinder the way your toilet flushes which would be another big reason that replacement would need to take place. Having an experienced plumber is key to helping you make the right decision, our plumbers are sure to take your budget and needs into consideration when trying to find the best solution. It’s important to ensure there is no signifiant water damage within your property, leaking toilets could potentially destroy your property while increasing your water bill. Pillar Plumber specializes in toilet repairs and replacements and can provide you with mutliple great options to suit your budget. 


Garden Tubs, Jet Tubs, Air Tubs, Walk-in Tubs and More

hot water heater repair kingwoodAre you looking for a full service plumbing company in the Kingwood area to take care of your bathtub or similar plumbing issue? Pillar Plumbing has many years of experience in tub repairs and replacement. With a wide variety bathtub technology there are many options to chose from! From walk-in tubs, jet tubs, tubs with air bubbles, blue tooth and traditional garden tubs. Pillar Plumbing has serviced and installed them all. With so many different options, features, and benefits make sure to consult Pillar Plumbing to ensure you are getting an experienced plumbing company.Whether you are wanting an upgrade, in need of a replacement, or need a simple repair you want the very best plumbing company Kingwood has to offer. When replacing or repairing your tub you want to consider a few important details such as water supply demand, capacity, water lines, and that your hot water systems are sized to adequately fill your tub. The last thing you want is a lukewarm tub experience! What else should be considered in the tub planning or repair stage? Adequate drainage and accessibility, if not properly planned not only can your tub drain be the source of a serious leak, but also make future services extremely difficult without proper accessibility. Many of the new free standing tubs are installed with flexible slip joint connections, it seems like common sense to install a plumbing fixture in such a way that future plumbing repairs are easy to tackle. Unfortunately that is not often the case with tubs. Many builders do a great job of making things look good but fail to include proper emergency shut off valves and access doors.Call Pillar Plumbing and schedule a consult to discuss your new bath tub! Our plumbers are experts in tub replacements and repairs and would love the opportunity to service your home based off your needs, wants, and budget. We are a residential and commercial plumbing company located in Kingwood.

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Whole Home Repipe | Kingwood

Are you tired of the problems from your homes water lines? Leaking, low water pressure, and poor water quality? Let us help you! Pillar Plumbing specializes in whole home repipes. A repipe takes careful planning and precision. We take pride in repiping your home using minimum invasive tactics to keep your home looking beautiful. What are the benefits of a house repipe? The primary advantage is having new, clean piping to provide greater pressure, flow, and water quality. How much does a repipe in Kingwood cost? The answer to this question is based upon a in home analysis (complexity of fixture location, accessibility of lines, # of stories in home or business, etc.) A Pillar Plumbing repipe is backed with a solid  warranty and top notch craftsmanship! We offer easy payment methods and financing to help with this investment. Many homes in Kingwood have galvanized or CPVC piping, this piping has a shelf life and will eventually lead to potentially large property damage issues. Eliminate the risks, poor pressure, dirty water, low flow, and headache. Contact us today for your free estimate!

Gas Pipe Installation and Repair

We are experts in gas line installations, sizing, and repairs. All of our work is completed to code, permitted, inspected (if required) and completely pressure and leak tested. We provide gas line projects for kitchen ranges, dryers, fireplaces and even outside fire pits. If it’s a gas appliance new or old we can help! Call today to schedule your gas line repair or installation. You can even conveniently book online!

Do You Need To Repipe Your Home or Business?

One of the most significant plumbing upgrades you can make to your property is a repipe. What is a repipe and how do you know if you need one? The answer to this is somewhat subjective depending upon your budget and overall maintenance mindset (proactive or reactive).

To begin – do you need a repipe? For many homes built in the 40s through 70s galvanized piping was used. Regardless of the current issues you may or may not be having with water leaks or rust stains, all galvanized piping has a life span. Life spans  of galvanized pipe varies based on the quality of the pipe and install. If you happen to own a home or business in Kingwood or the surrounding Houston area you may have galvanized pipes in your home and could be due for a repipe! Call Pillar Plumbing today to help you make the best decision for your home!

Galvanized piping is not the only type of waterline that may be susceptible to failure and thereby a candidate for repipe. Various other forms of piping can also cause long term headaches and possible properly damage. The other 3 most common are CPVC, PVC and type M copper. All three of these types of pipe can fail due to poor quality, poor workmanship, improper use and exposure to elements.

The beginning signs of needing a repipe are pin hole leaks in pipes, water stains on finished interior areas, discolored water and plugging aerators (faucet screens). Many customers take these issues very seriously and schedule a repipe before issues occur to prevent any future complications. Whether you want to schedule a repipe as a  precaution or want to discuss other options, we can help!

Pillar Plumbing specializes in whole home repipes and would be glad to assist you in the process. A few things that distinguish Pillar Plumbing’s repipes compared to other plumbing companies are we are licensed, background checked, drug screened, insured, use minimum invasive routing techniques, provide superior warranties and offer 0% financing on most projects! Give us a call today for a in home consultation!

Kitchen Faucet Repair or Replacement?

Are you having trouble with your kitchen faucet? Is your kitchen faucet dripping, leaking or not functioning properly? Having a kitchen faucet that isn’t working properly can be very frustrating! The good news is Pillar Plumbing can help you! We are a plumbing company in Kingwood that specializes in all types of fixture and faucet repair or replacement.

Deciding whether you should repair or replacement your kitchen faucet it really going to be based off the issue and if the repair will be long term. Our plumbers at Pillar Plumbing are honest and won’t tell you to get a replacement if a repair will resolve the issue and make the most financial sense. Depending on how old your faucet is and the model you have, a replacement could be the best option. Thankfully Pillar Plumbing has vast experience in all faucet types and will be able to provide you with the best solution to your faucet problems! 

Faucet technology has advanced greatly in the last few years! There are kitchen faucets with touch technology, gooseneck style, numerous spray patterns, pull down heads, three hole, single hole and many more features. A kitchen faucet is a personal choice in terms of functionality and style, regardless of the features and style that you are looking for – Pillar Plumbing can help!

Garbage Disposal Replacement and Repair

Garbage disposals are one of those everyday luxuries we tend to take for granted. Disposals do a large amount of work year round, continuously grinding up food and washing it down the drain. Over time the internal components begin to wear and the metal begins to deteriorate. Then the disposal starts leaking into the cabinet and floor below. The garbage disposal may simply no longer work and makes a strange humming noise when turned on. Unfortunately for most disposal problems repair is not an option and replacement is the only alternative. Depending upon your needs and use will determine what disposal is best suited for you. Do you cook a lot? Do you have a large family? What size do you currently have? What kind of warranty are you interested in? These are just some of the things to consider when dealing with a disposal replacement or upgrade. Regardless of the size of disposal you choose Pillar Plumbing only offers solid brands that are stainless steel and has auto reverse options. The stainless design will help to ensure it lasts longer and the auto reverse will help to avoid jams or other stuck items. Let Pillar Plumbing in Kingwood address your garbage disposal needs, give us a call today!