REQUEST SERVICE NOW
  • | YES WE ARE OPEN

Blog

4 Main Causes of Sewer Damage

There’s no delicate way to talk about sewage. Sewage problems are just… gross. Ever smelled backed-up sewer pipes? Ugh. Worse yet: Ever had sewer water actually back up into your shower or spill out onto the floor? Barf.  Without a proper waste disposal system, you can experience a whole host of issues: spreading diseases, mold

Read More »

How Big Of A Generator Do I Need To Run My House?

Nobody gets excited to lose power in their home—except maybe neighborhood kids who get to play flashlight tag for an hour or two. As for the rest of us? A power outage is a massive inconvenience, at best. No heat or air conditioning, no light, spoiled food, no wi-fi for how long?! One way to

Read More »

Why Does My Garbage Disposal Keep Backing Up?

Let’s be honest: A clogged garbage disposal is just ewwww. First, there’s the mystery smell. Then there’s the inconvenience of a slow-draining sink, complete with bits and pieces of yesterday’s breakfast floating around in there. Gross. Garbage disposals back up for plenty of reasons—including these top three. Disposal Clogging Culprit #1: Incorrect Use File this

Read More »

What Happens if I Do Electrical Work Without a License?

Spoiler Alert: A Lot of Really Bad Things We love a good DIY project. They’re so satisfying, aren’t they? Fixing something with your own two hands? Confidence-boosting. Making custom upgrades to your space? Comfort-enhancing. Saving a pretty penny? Wallet-approved!  Of course, that’s assuming everything goes well. But be honest: How many DIY projects have you

Read More »
RCs Plumbing, Austin TX electrician, Austin TX Plumber, Emergency plumbing

Tankless Water Heater Not Working? Here’s What to Check

Tankless water heaters are energy-efficient, have low maintenance costs, and are reasonably durable. But just like any appliance, they’re not completely  immune to issues.  If your tankless water heater isn’t performing up to par here’s what you should check.  Scenario 1: There’s no hot water! This is the most common problem you can expect with

Read More »
RCs Plumbing, Austin TX electrician, Austin TX Plumber, Emergency plumbing

Is it Safe to Cut the Ground Prong?

A short-term solution could cost you more than you think From time to time, we all ask ourselves biggie questions: Why are we here? Is there life on other planets? Which came first—the chicken or the egg? And why the heck do some, but not all, of my electrical cords have three prongs instead of

Read More »

Why is my Air Conditioner’s Refrigerant Line Covered in Ice?

An Austin tech explains Let’s say you’re mowing the lawn or pulling weeds. You’re looking forward to finishing up your chores so you can head inside and enjoy a nice, cool beverage in your nice, cool home. As you’re working, you glance over at your trusty AC unit, and something looks… unusual. And by “unusual” what we

Read More »

What is a Heat Pump, and How Does it Work?

The direction your ceiling fan spins affects the air flow in your home. Duh, right? But this simple fact has a big impact on heating and cooling your home. With your fan set to the right direction, you’ll be more comfortable in the extremes of summer and winter, and you’ll save money, too.

Read More »
RCs Plumbing, Austin TX electrician, Austin TX Plumber, Emergency plumbing

Flooded Basement? Steps Before Calling a Plumber

Flooded Basement? Do these eight things before calling a plumber Few things are worse than walking into your basement and finding standing water. Dealing with a flooded basement is time-consuming, exhausting, and—you won’t be surprised to hear this—expensive. Fortunately, you can save yourself some big bucks by following this step-by-step guide before you call in

Read More »
About us

Founded by Robert Breithaupt—a veteran and licensed master plumber—RC’s is focused on serving the hardworking residents of Austin-area residents of Travis County by offering reliable and affordable plumbing services. There’s no job that’s too big or too small for our team of experts, so don’t hesitate to call about your residential or commercial plumbing situation.

Scroll to Top