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Summertime is meant to be full of carefree days. Few things can take your stress level over the top more quickly than plumbing issues. Throw an exorbitant water bill into the mix and summer can quickly go from feelgood to fret. Though there is no way to predict every single issue that could possibly come up, here are a few common issues that tend to crop up in the summer and some tips to avoid surprises.

1.Clogged Toilets

Summertime often means extra people, which equals more bathroom use. One cost-effective and straightforward way you can ease the burden on your toilet is to make sure you are using a quality toilet paper that breaks down quickly. Also, train your children to use only the amount of paper that is necessary. They can get lax over time, so a reminder is often a good idea.

To unplug your clogged toilet, merely plunge until the clog moves. If the clog is extra stubborn, you can try snaking the system or give your Austin local licensed plumber a call.

2. Clogged Drains

While not a summer specific issue,...


Bathroom faucets add to the overall beauty and finish of a bathroom. There is a wide range of faucets with different uses from adding beauty, to comfort, or water conservation. You need to choose faucets that are suitable for you and your house. The faucets should be practical and easy to use.

Bathroom faucets, like all bathroom fixtures, come in a huge variety of finishes and styles. There are so many options that it can be tough to choose the right one for your needs. A little bit of knowledge and an idea of your finished project will go a long way toward making your decision easier. Here’s what you need to know to make the right choice for your new bathroom faucets.

Choosing the Right Faucet for Your Sink

In new construction or in situations where the sink is being replaced, the current type of faucet isn’t important. However, when there is an existing sink and a new faucet is being installed, it’s essential to get the right kind of faucet.

Mounting Configurations

There are four main types of faucet, all of which...


If you're considering an upgrade to your current water heater, now is the perfect time to look into tankless water heaters. These devices provide you with a number of benefits over a more traditional heater. While the up front price does generally cost more than a tank water heater, you'll quickly discover why so many homeowners are making the switch. In fact, here are seven benefits of converting to a tankless water heater.

What is a Tankless Water Heater?

Before we can discuss the benefits of converting to a tankless water heater, let’s talk about what it actually is! A tankless water heater is pretty much what it sounds like - a water heater with no tank. How can that possibly work? Well, instead of slowly heating water in a tank and keeping the water in the tank hot, a tankless water heater only heats water that is needed through a heat exchanger coil. The preferred type of coil is a copper heat exchanger because of their ease of fabrication and high thermal...


When a plumbing emergency occurs, the best course of action is usually to call in a professional plumber as quickly as you can. Most professionals in this field offer emergency services because they fully understand just how destructive some types of plumbing problems can be.

Keep in mind that even a small problem can turn into a major plumbing repair if you allow it to remain unresolved.

1. Running Toilet

One of the most common plumbing problems that homeowners experience is the toilet that simply won't stop running. Not only is this problem annoying with the constant sound of running water, but it can lead to expensive water bills as well. If your toilet won't stop running on its own and you don't know what to do, shut off the water valve that is located near the toilet and call in an experienced plumber.

2. Leaks in Hidden Pipes

If a leak develops in one of the pipes located along the ceiling,...


When the weather turns warm and the daylight hours extend, you probably want to spend as much time outside as possible. One of the best ways to do this is by installing an outdoor kitchen. An outdoor kitchen extends your outdoor living space, increases the value of the property and improves your overall level of enjoyment. The beauty of the outdoor kitchen is there are options for every budget. It really just depends on what you're looking for. Before you begin planning though, here are a few tips for setting up your optimal outdoor kitchen.

Cooking Surface

The first step is to determine what kind of cooking surface you want to take advantage of. A built-in grill is a great feature for most outdoor kitchens, and is certainly an option for most homes. However, do you want to constantly swap out canisters of propane (or risk running out of propane during the middle of a cooking session)? The optimal outdoor kitchen will run off the home's gas line. This way, you always have fuel...


Hi there, and welcome back to our blog. If you love springtime in West Lake Hills as much as we do, but could do without all the pest and rodents that become more active during this time of year, you’ll want to keep reading. In a recent post, we looked at an issue that many homeowners may not always consider when thinking about the structural integrity of their homes — the link between pests and common household plumbing problems. While insects and rodents are attracted to water sources in and around the home, these unwanted guests often cause plumbing issues in the home. As your Top Rated Local® plumbers in West Lake Hills, we are dedicated to providing you with information that can keep your plumbing systems functioning properly while also keeping you, your family, and your pets safe and comfortable in your homes. Here are a few springtime tips to consider to protect your home from pests and rodents who could cause or worsen plumbing issues in your home.

Seal Off Entryways

Spring is the perfect time for making small repairs to your home that can...


Welcome back to our blog! Along with spring comes the rejuvenation of life and regrowth. As a result, the blooming plants and flowers make our yards and properties here in West Lake Hills colorful, vibrant, and full of life. Unfortunately, along with the blooming flowers comes the increase in pest and rodent activity. From cockroaches and snakes to mice, rats, ants, mosquitos, and other creepy crawlies, our yards become habitats teaming with all kinds of life. As insects and rodents become more and more active as the weather continues to warm up in and around Austin, these critters become more of a threat to you and your home, which can affect your plumbing and vice versa.

Most homeowners may not realize the correlation between pests and common plumbing problems. Therefore, in today’s blog post, we’ll take a look at the connection between pests and plumbing issues to see which plumbing problems attract pests, and which pests cause plumbing leaks. Keep in mind that if you have a plumbing issue this spring, you can rely on Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning to provide you...


Hello, and welcome back to the Mojica Plumbing and Drain Cleaning blog! Spring has sprung here in Circleville, which means many of you will be tackling your spring cleaning tasks this month. In part one of this blog series, we began looking at some useful tips for cleaning your kitchen and bathroom plumbing. As you clean these spaces, it is also important to check that the plumbing features and components in these and other areas throughout your home are functioning properly. Plumbing problems can lead to thousands of dollars worth of repairs if left unaddressed and spring cleaning time provides the perfect opportunity to check for plumbing issues. Today, let’s look at six plumbing problems to check for as you spring clean your home in the coming weeks. Remember, if you need a bathroom or kitchen plumbing repair, pipe installation, drain cleaning, or plumbing assistance with a home remodel, you can count on...


Welcome back to the Mojica Plumbing and Drain Cleaning blog! Hidden leaks are a very real and very frightening problem that is common in many homes throughout Circleville. Concealed leaks are almost worse than other plumbing leaks because they could be happening right under your nose without you even knowing it, causing different types of damage to your home and belongings. The costs associated with repairing and replacing damaged features of your home can be even scarier than the leak itself. Therefore, in our recent post, we began looking at some ways you can identify possible signs of a hidden plumbing leak in your home. These warning signs include:

  • Damaged walls
  • Damaged flooring
  • A strong odor of decay or mildew
  • Visible mold, mildew, and rust
  • The increased presence of pests

Below are a few more tips for spotting a concealed leak. Call our Mojica plumbers in Circleville right away if notice any of these signs...


When most people think of plumbing leaks, they picture water gushing from broken pipes or dripping slowly onto the nearest floor. They also image these leaks as being completely visible. But the truth is, many plumbing leaks in the home are hidden and will go unnoticed for days, weeks, and even months until the water damage becomes apparent. Identifying a leaky pipe and having it repaired or replaced immediately can save you costly home repairs, not to mention an expensive utility bill. Here are some tips for identifying the signs of a concealed plumbing leak in your home. And remember, if you have a plumbing problem, the Mojica plumbers in Circleville have an effective solution! Please continue reading below to learn more.

Inspect Your Sump Pump

There are networks of pipes that are confined behind the walls of your home. If one of these pipes springs a leak, you will likely notice a warp or stain on the wall. Warps form when the drywall behind the visible surface of your walls comes into contact with moisture or water. Drywall will bend, crack, bow,...


Welcome back to our blog! Now that spring has officially begun, the signs of new life, regrowth, and rejuvenation are all around us here in beautiful Circleville. With the freshness that spring provides, it’s no wonder that people all across our community will start their spring cleaning in the weeks to come. But as you go about your spring cleaning routine, ask yourself, “How’s my plumbing?” After entertaining guests during all those magical holidays, your household plumbing could probably use some TLC this spring. So as you bust out the vacuum, the duster, and that trusty mop, here are some tips to follow for spring cleaning your plumbing.

Spruce Up Your Kitchen

After all the holiday entertaining and out-of-town guests you had staying with you during this time, you probably spent a lot of time in your kitchen cooking. With the warmer months ahead, you’ll want to ensure that your kitchen plumbing and appliances are working properly for all those fun backyard barbeques you’ll be having. Here’s a helpful kitchen cleaning...


Hello, and welcome back to our blog series! In parts one and two, we spent some time looking at various plumbing issues that may cause water damage to your Round Rock home. Some of these issues include:

  • Common plumbing problems
  • Human error
  • Clogged floor drains
  • Malfunctioning appliances
  • Weather
  • Linking pipes and outdated plumbing
  • Broken or damaged sewer lines

Keep in mind that no matter what kind of plumbing problem you may be experiencing, Mojica Plumbing and Drain Cleaning, one of Round Rock’s top-rated plumbing companies, has a safe and effective solution. In today’s conclusion, we will explore four more common household problems that can damage the structural integrity of your home.

Sump Pump Stops Working

A sump pump is...


When it comes to the resale value of a home, opting for a bathroom remodel is a foolproof investment, often returning more than 100 percent of the expense. However, the benefits of making your home beautiful, and to your liking, more than outweigh any expense that may be incurred. Your living space has a huge influence on your overall quality of life. Making your home fresh, beautiful and relaxing invites joy into everyday living. Nothing lifts your spirit like a space that you have made your own.

If you’re ready to remodel your bathroom, but are not sure where to start, we’re here to share some inspiring ideas for your Austin bathroom remodel. Let’s get started!

Get Inspired! Austin Bathroom Remodel Ideas


Welcome back to the Mojica Plumbing and Drain Cleaning blog, and part two of our blog series! As one of the most trusted plumbing companies in Round Rock, we feel it is our duty to keep our clients and readers informed about the different elements in their home that could cause water damage. Identifying potential plumbing issues is the first step in preventing them from ever occurring in the first place.

Last time, we began exploring the common causes of residential water damage and discussed everything from common plumbing problems to clogged floor drains, malfunctioning appliances, to water damage caused by human error. Many of the issues we discussed in part one are usually more apparent, with the exception of clogged floor drains, whereas the issues we will be looking at today may be more inconspicuous when they occur. Here are four more common causes of water damage in the home that you will want to be aware of.


Weather can affect the plumbing in and around your home and on your property. As we experienced last year, extreme...


As a homeowner in Round Rock, you have invested a significant amount of money and time into creating a comfortable home where you can enjoy quality time with your family and friends, relax after a hard day at work, and enjoy peace of mind in knowing your home is safe and secure. Yet, there are many different factors that are both keeping your home safe and comfortable that, when they fail, can wreak havoc on your property, and threaten your health and safety. One of the most destructive forces in our homes is water.

Having constant access to clean water that is used for bathing, drinking, cooking, and cleaning belongings is something many of take for granted these days. While having constant access to clean, flowing water, thanks to revolutions in technology and plumbing, is a huge blessing, it can also spell disaster if an appliance fails, a pipe breaks, or that weekend DIY project that you undertook should have actually been taken care of by a professional. Water damage can lead to total losses of home and property, as water can destroy surfaces, walls, ceilings, and...


If you will be having guests coming to visit in the new year, the increase in cooking, kitchen sink use, bathroom use, laundry frequency, and overall water usage can be hard on your plumbing systems. Therefore, the risk of having to deal with a plumbing issues increases, too, but don’t let any kitchen or bathroom plumbing problems ruin your time with out-of-town guests. Rather, take a look at these helpful plumbing care tips from our Mojica plumbers in Round Rock to avoid common plumbing issues such as clogged kitchen sinks, disposal problems, clogged bathroom drains, toilet troubles, and hot water issues. And of course, you know you can always call on our plumbing team to take care of any plumbing issues that come up so that you can get back to enjoying your time with visiting friends and family. Please continue reading below to learn more.

Kitchen Plumbing Tips:Be Aware of What You’re Pouring Down the Drain

When cooking oils, excess grease, and lard go down the drain, these are all incredibly hard on your kitchen’s disposal and pipes, as they can...


Clogged drains are some of the most common calls our plumbers in Austin get on a daily basis. We all rely on the drains in our home without really thinking much about them. They flush away dirty water in our sinks, soapy water in our bathtubs, and food particles in the kitchen. But when those drains get clogged and can't function at their best, it can leave us with a big mess. Clogged drains are more than just an inconvenience, too; if the clog won't go away, it can bring activities in the home to a halt. It's tough to bathe, cook, or wash your hands when the drain won't clear. However, it can get worse. When drain issues aren't resolved, they can result in water damage to the structure of the home that can cost thousands to repair.

If you feel like you are calling our plumbers for drain cleaning services more and more often, it might be time to find a new solution. Here are some tips that can help keep your drains flowing freely for longer.


Tankless water heaters are becoming more and more popular with homeowners. There are a lot of great features and benefits of a tankless water heater, but it's not always the right option for every home. Could it be the right one for yours? If you've been considering a tankless water heater, it's important to know the pros and cons before you make a purchase.

Our plumbers in Austin have installed tankless water heaters for many of our clients and we understand what makes these systems so great, as well as some of the potential drawbacks. We've put together this pros and cons list to help you decide if it's time to go tankless in your home!


If the kitchen is the heart of your home, it's time to show that space a little love. There are a number of upgrades that you can make to the plumbing systems in your kitchen that can help it be more efficient, safer, and convenient. When you are searching for plumbing companies in Cedar Park to help with your kitchen upgrades, make sure you talk to the Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning team. As a Top Rated Local® plumbing service, we have plenty of experience with kitchen upgrades and can help you find the ones that are right for your home. Here are three that we often recommend and our customers love!


Licensed plumbers have a unique understanding of drain systems, pipe systems, and other plumbing components. Because unexpected plumbing emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere in the home, having a knowledgeable professional on hand is crucial for solving and avoiding future plumbing issues. Our Mojica plumbers in Austin have more than 40 years of experience specializing in custom plumbing, home remodels, and plumbing installations, all of which can help improve the plumbing systems in your home. Below are some of the best reasons to hire a professional plumber.

Reason #1) Cost Efficiency

Our experienced plumbers can check for broken or leaky pipes and plumbing fixtures that could be causing water wastage that may be responsible for higher energy bills. Left alone, plumbing issues may also cause flooding in your home or basement, and may cause hazardous mold growth which, if left unaddressed, could mean months of costly repairs.

Reason #2) Home Additions & Remodeling

Plumbing systems are complicated, so you’ll...


Never flush these items down your toilet

Plumbing systems, believe it or not, aren’t invincible. Everything that you flush down the toilet goes into the sewer, not just some portal never to be seen again. With that in mind, you really should be cautious whenever you flush anything down the toilet. Where certain items can cause major clogs, others can eat away at the pipes. Toilets, especially, aren’t supposed to hold much more than thin toilet paper and, well, you know! Treating them like a garbage disposal over time is only going to cause a huge mess in the long run. Obviously, some things are worse than others. Your plumbers in Round Rock have put together a list of things that should absolutely never be flushed:

Dental floss

Dental floss is pretty tough, right? And when you flush it down the toilet, it has a tendency to get caught on things and hold on pretty tight. Additionally, it doesn’t decompose easily at all, and once it gets stuck, it’s there for the long haul. After you floss your teeth—which we’re sure you...


If you are in the market for a new home, you know how easy it is to fall in love with a place that seems perfect only to discover there are a lot of hidden issues that come to light during the inspection. It's why most homeowners try not to get their hopes up until the inspection comes back with no major issues; a bad inspection is a common deal breaker in the housing market. But what if you've found a home that you absolutely love, only to discover it has a slab leak? Should you walk away from it?

Slab leaks happen when the pipes that are running through your foundation start to leak. This is commonly attributed to corroded or damaged pipes. As water leaks out in, around, and under the slab of the house, it can start to compromise the structural integrity of the property. It can also cause issues like mold and mildew as well as rotting floors and wall. The earlier a leak is detected and fixed, the easier (and more affordable) the repairs will be.

So should you buy that dream home even if the inspector has discovered a slab leak? Before you do anything, you need to...


Thank you so much for choosing us as your plumbing company!

Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning wouldn’t exist had it not been for our valuable and kind customers. Any small business relies on the loyalty and trust that its clients give them, and it’s no different for our Austin plumbing company. To show our gratefulness, we’re always working hard to put forth high-quality plumbing work for you and your home. We’ve been working in the plumbing industry for quite some time now, serving the cities and suburbs of Austin, Round Rock, West Lake Hills, Taylor, Georgetown, and even the small Circleville. As a way of saying thanks, we thought we’d discuss some of the things that our plumbers have been doing for our clients.

Educating themselves in the latest technology

Running water isn’t cheap. It depends on electricity to move and the water company to provide the water. That being said, not all plumbing appliances are created equally, and some are more efficient than others. Appliance companies and their engineers are moving towards...


Ask for these plumbing items for the holidays!

The holidays are coming up, and while most people will be wishing for things like gadgets, jewelry, and their lovers to come back home, our plumbers will be wishing for something a little less traditional. Home plumbing is essential, and without it we’d quite literally be taking to the outdoors to do our business, which seems less than desirable. Luckily, we don’t have to do this at all and even better, the plumbing systems that we do have are rather sophisticated! Just think, about a hundred years ago, the infrastructure looked nothing like it does today!

Plumbing is cool, and can make for a great gift from the big guy in red. These are some things that our plumbers in Austin have on their Christmas lists and that you should too!

A jacked up plunger

Now, if you’re a vegetarian or something, then you can probably go with a $3 plunger from the store, but if you have a bit more of a hearty diet, then it’s time to ask for a...


The holidays are here and we couldn’t be more excited! While we love the holiday season, we also recognize that with more of our clients spending time in the kitchen cooking extravagant meals, baking delicious sweet treats, and hosting out-of-town guests, the likelihood of experiencing a plumbing issue is heightened during this time. As your trusted plumbers in Austin, we have some tips that may help you avoid common plumbing problems this holiday season, so keep on reading to learn more.

Clogged Sinks

Extra people in the house during the holidays means lots of extra cooking, cleaning, and bathroom use. For those households with newer and upgraded plumbing, this may not be as much of an issue, although still one to be mindful of. On the other hand, for older homes that haven’t had any recent plumbing repairs or upgrades, extra cooking, hand washing, and bathing could take a toll on your kitchen and bathroom sinks.

  • Clogged Kitchen Sinks: It can be hard...

Follow these tips to prevent your kitchen sink from clogging

The kitchen is where the magic in the home happens—yes, food is magical! After you prepare and eat the food, you need to clean-up. Luckily, we have sinks where we can wash off the utensils and dishes so that you could put them away and use them for the next meal. However, like most things, sinks aren’t invincible and misuse of them can lead to clogs; what’s grosser than a sink filled to the brink with dirty, greasy water with food particles floating on top? Not too much. In order to keep your sink clean, you need to protect your drains. While it might seem like you could empty just about anything into them, you can’t. Here are some tips to protect them!

Clean it regularly

Don’t leave things in the sink for more than a day at a time, especially if they’re dirty dishes. The food remnants from the previous meal will harden and become much more of a hazard to your sink if you wait to clean them off. Take oatmeal for example: if you’ve ever left an unfinished bowl of oatmeal out in the...


Did you commit these plumbing crimes? You might be on our plumbing naughty list!

Ho ho ho! Santa Claus is coming to town, and everyone in the Austin area, including our plumbers, is scrambling to do some good deeds to make up for their infractions to make the nice list. However, Santa isn’t the only one keeping a close eye on the world. Your local plumbers are also making their list and checking it twice to see which of their clients made the nice list, and who made the not-so-nice list. Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning has made a list of all of the things that are sure to get you on their naughty list. Did you commit any of these plumbing crimes this year?

Flushing inorganic substances down the toilet

Your toilet isn’t a garbage can, and flushing anything but toilet paper and waste down it is going to disrupt the health of your system. Things like paper towels, dental floss, feminine hygiene products, and even diapers are some of the many things that people think are A-Okay to flush down the toilet. These products, though,...


Don’t hire a plumber who isn’t licensed

It’s 2017, and the internet is a part of virtually every single thing that we do. When we need a plumbing professional, we pull out our smartphones, and type (or ask) “plumber near me.” This goes the same for mechanics, contractors, electricians, and so much more. Before, we flipped through the Yellow Pages for the number of the first professional we could find and rang them up on our landline.

The internet makes it much easier to find a quality plumber or other professional who fits the profile of what you need, and you usually have a ton to choose from. However, while it’s easy to come across a licensed professional, it’s also easy to come across someone who is fraudulent or not certified to do what you’re hiring them to do. That could be dangerous. For plumbing, in particular, you should always inquire about certifications ASAP! Here’s why.

Do you really want them in your home?

When you hire somebody licensed, you can rest assured when they’re working inside of your home that they’re...


With holidays in full swing, you’ll likely have guests coming to visit and stay with you, which means you’ll probably be cooking a lot more, and using greater amounts of water this month. With the extra amount of cooking and water usage, the risk of experiencing a plumbing issue in your home increases significantly, but don’t let plumbing problems spoil your holiday cheer! Instead, follow these useful tips from our plumbing pros so you can prevent common holiday plumbing issues, and enjoy the magic of the season to the fullest. Remember, if you want a holiday plumbing inspection, or experience a plumbing emergency during the holidays, our expert plumbers in Round Rock will be there to help! Continue reading below to learn more.

Kitchen Plumbing:Tip #1) Be Mindful of What Goes Down the Drain

Pouring cooking oils and excess fats from cooking meats down the drain can harm the disposal and cause clogs in the pipes when these liquid fats solidify. Rather, pour oils and fats into a cup or bowl, then...


Some fun kitchen updates to try!

Your kitchen is a special room in the house. Here, people make memories when they bake birthday cakes, cook Thanksgiving dinners, make soup for their sick spouse or kids, and so much more. With that in mind you don’t want your kitchen to be run down, since all of these great memories are going to feature what you have in this room. When it comes to your kitchen, you might as well make the most of it.

Aside from the design aspects, which are a given, you can update your kitchen’s plumbing to make it savvier and, well, enjoyable to be in. Our plumbers at Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning are all for techy and modern kitchens, and we have a few ideas up our sleeves for what you can do. Want a fresh kitchen to make memories in? Make these changes:

Hot water dispenser

Okay, water takes ages to boil, and we need hot water to cook just about anything. If you have a household that loves to cook, then make things easier and speedier with a hot water dispenser. These things are installed...


Happy Holidays, Austinites!

Austin is one of Texas’s most beloved cities for great reasons. There’s always something to do, something to eat, and someone to see. During the holidays, especially, Austin lights up from all angles, and our plumbing company couldn’t be happier to live here. If you’re located in the city or in one of the surrounding suburbs, like Round Rock or Georgetown, then don’t miss out on what Austin has going on this holiday season. Whether you have kids who are just dying to visit with Santa Clause before the big day or you and your SO are looking for a romantic night under the holiday lights, our city is sure to have plenty of options!

From our plumbers to you, we wish you a happy holiday in Austin! Maybe we’ll see you at these places:

Christmas lights

Of course there are Christmas lights lining the streets of Austin pretty much everywhere, and they sure are beautiful! Some light displays in and around the city include the 37th Street Christmas lights near the college and the Luminations at the...


Here’s some more information on Bio-Clean

If you haven’t already noticed, our Round Rock plumbers are constantly recommending Bio-Clean to our clients. But why? Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning really does care about the health of your plumbing system, and we’re always recommending products and services that will only help to prevent future problems. Bio-Clean is one of our favorite products. If you’re curious about this substance and why we use it so often, hopefully, this brief introduction will help.

What is Bio-Clean

Bio-Clean is an enzymatic solution that’s applied to pipes and drains to prevent the buildup of bacteria and solids. In most cases, it’s mixed with some warm water and poured into the drains where it adheres.

What is it made out of

Bio-Clean, interestingly enough, is a solution composed of naturally occurring bacteria and enzymes, both of which have similar roles in nature. They exist...


Why Local Plumbers are so Necessary

There’s always something special about home. The familiarity of the surroundings and people is really what makes home...home. When you’re home, you have your favorite spots, friends who you usually hang out with, and places where you go when you need help, like a doctor's office. Something that often goes unnoticed are the benefits that come with having a local plumber on hand. Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning has been serving as a team of local plumbers for the Round Rock area, and we’re very happy about it. We’re very aware of the benefits that come alongside having a local plumber, and we want you to be, as well!

They’re part of the community

A good portion of plumbers grew up in the area in which they service, making them one with the community before they even start installing and fixing pipes! It doesn’t hurt that they went into a career which immerses them in the neighborhoods even more! Local plumbers know the area, the people, and of course, the plumbing work! When hiring someone...


A few quick fixes to minor plumbing issues

Plumbing isn’t foolproof. Because it’s something that we’re constantly using, it’s almost impossible to prevent breakages and issues, even if we’re adamant about maintenance and only draining/flushing things that are safe. Luckily, not all issues require a professional plumbing contractor to come in and make fixes. Many times, the problem is small enough that you could use a household item to repair the problem. Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning is always here to assist you with any plumbing problems, including the small ones! Here are some small issues and how you could quickly fix them:

Clogged toilet

We’ve all been in a situation where the toilet decides not to flush—we won’t ask questions. In these situations, a plunger will usually do the trick. In the event that the water begins to overflow upon plunging, locate the water valve behind the toilet and turn it off to prevent water from overflowing onto the floor. Pump the rubber end of the toilet into the basin until the water...


The areas that we provide plumbing to, and why they’re special!

Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning is a plumbing company who works hard to provide the best and most comprehensive plumbing work to those in the area. As you can see, we’re very open to traveling if it means that you get the plumbing and drain cleaning that you need! We’re also proud of where we’re located because if it weren’t for the lovely residents of these areas, we wouldn’t have a business. Today, we’re going to talk about some of these cities and towns and why we’re so delighted to work on their pipes and drains!

Round Rock

Round Rock is a “small” city located just on the outskirts of the Texas metropolis, Austin. We put small in quotation marks because we’re well aware that 100,000 people is technically small for the state of Texas. This city is known for its flourishing education system, Ikea, and of course, the literal round rock located along the Chisholm Trail. So yes, Round Rock is named after a rock that is...


There’s a chance that we may get a major sports team. Here’s some more information…

Texas is more like a country than a state. Our state is composed of dozens of grandiose cities such as San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Dallas, and more that boast millions of residents. These cities are more like states than they are metro-areas given their climates, locations, landmarks, and of course, sports teams. The state of Texas hosts two MLB teams, two NFL teams, and three NBA teams. As you can see, Texas loves their sports. Unfortunately, the city of Austin, while incredible, isn’t home to any of these teams. While we do have the Texas Longhorns, who make us very proud, our lack of a major sports team has been mildly sad.

But not anymore!

The city of Austin is anticipating that the Columbus Crew Major League Soccer team picks up ship and moves south to our very own city.

According to reports, the Ohio soccer team hasn’t had a popular...


Plumbing Costumes for this Halloween

Happy almost-Halloween, Austinites! Our plumbing company couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming celebration! While our plumbers enjoy handing out candy to the youngsters and taking our own kids to trick-or-treat, we’re often startled by the sheer amount of kiddos dressing up as plumbers themselves! Sure, we could take a joke, but not all plumbers sport pants that slip a little as we’re fixing your toilet! As Halloween approaches, Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning suggests these costume alternatives. Remember, without plumbers, your bathrooms and kitchens would be quite spooky!

Mario and Luigi

Did you forget that Mario and Luigi are the most famous plumbers in the history of plumbers? Not even our very own from Austin could match these guys. While we may be experts in slab leak detection and repair, we have yet to save a princess from a buff, spiky turtle. Represent your local plumbers in the...


A few ways to celebrate Halloween in Austin!

Halloween is but a week away. Soon, the ghosts and ghouls of Austin, Texas will be flooding the streets with their spooky presence! Our Austin plumbers love Halloween! Not only do we get to eat unhealthy amounts of chocolate and candy corn, but we also get to shake our heads at all of the people who dress up as plumbers for the holiday. I mean, c’mon, we don’t all wear pants that show a bit too much when we bend over!

Austin is one of the best cities to celebrate Halloween. If you’re in the city and on the lookout for some fun things to do as you anticipate the spooky madness that will unfurl next Tuesday, read on! Maybe we’ll even catch you at one of these events!

Boo at the Zoo

What’s better than seeing all of your favorite animals? Seeing them while you’re dressed up in your Halloween costume, of course! The Austin Zoo is hosting its annual Boo at the Zoo, which happens every weekend in October. After dusk, the Halloween...


Austin City Limits rocked our city. Here are some notable moments from this year’s festival

There are music festivals, and then there is Austin City Limits. This music festival in Austin was based on the KLRU/PBS music show also named “Austin City Limits.” The television show, which aired in the early ‘80s, sparked the idea for one of the most widely celebrated music festivals in the world. Beginning in 2002, Austin City Limits (ACL) music festival in Zilker Park, Austin has since expanded internationally (Auckland City Limits: Auckland, NZ) and gained a second weekend. Needless to say, our plumbing company in Austin is very excited every year for this music festival.

Unfortunately, weekend number two ended this Sunday. Although we’re sad to say farewell, we’re even more excited to discuss all that went down during this year’s festival! Yes, we’re your local plumbers, but that doesn’t mean we’re not excited about all that goes on in our very own city. If you made it to the fest, be sure to relish in the memories. If not, read on to learn the...


Here is a little bit on video inspections and why we choose them

Plumbing is one of those things that you have installed and then you hope that nothing ever happens to it. Whenever somebody thinks of plumbing repairs, they’ll usually imagine hours of time spent opening up walls to locate broken pipes or water leaking everywhere when the pipe is finally found. This is likely due to all of the movies and sitcoms dramatically depicting a scene where somebody’s plumbing breaks down in the worst possible way and causes calamity from all angles. Luckily, these scenes are exactly what they are supposed to be: dramatic.

Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning of Austin sees plumbing issues in an entirely different light: no drama, no hassle, all simplicity. We’re able to stick to that mantra by hopping on top of the latest plumbing technology, mastering it, and then using it at your home. One of the most hands-off approaches that we use when detecting issues is via our video inspection technology. Today, we’re going to talk all about that and why our...


Keeping your home safe from flooding depends on a few factors

Between Harvey and Irma sweeping the coast of the Eastern United States, we’ve seen far too much devastation caused by flooding and rainwater. While Austin is nested a safe distance away from the coast, that doesn’t mean that our basements and homes are always safe from water. Flooding can cause damage that takes months to fix, so we think that it’s best to take all of the necessary precautions in protecting our basements as effectively as possible. There are a few things that you can do to make sure that your home is safe from flooding that we’re going to discuss in today’s blog post.

Be cautious about moving into a new home

As always, if you’re planning on moving, you should hire someone to do inspections. While you might be on the lookout for problems like mold and foundation problems, you might not be thinking about the actual leveling of the home. It seems that builders would make sure that the home is built at the proper level, but you’d be surprised. Since water flow is...


Should I hire a plumbing contractor or my nephew?

Hello there, Austinites, and welcome back to the best plumbing blog in the entirety of the United States. Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning is dedicated to our clients on and off the clock, and we want to make sure that their plumbing systems are running as optimally as possible. As Austin plumbing contractors, we find it very important to stay up to date with our licensing and certifications. It’s our priority to not only make our clients feel comfortable with who is working in their homes, but to also keep all of our employees safe.

There are a few things that we recommend hiring a professional plumber for, and a few things that could be left to your nephew who needs a bit of cash. If you’re not entirely positive, then you’re in the right place.

Issue: A Clogged Drain

Solution: It Depends

If the drain in your sink or shower just isn’t letting the water flow through properly, it’s probably clogged. If the problem is caused by some hair or debris that’s stuck at...


Here are some signs that it might be time to update your plumbing!

Hey there, folks, and welcome back to our blog. Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning is the plumbing contractor service to call when things go awry in your home or when you need a custom plumbing installation or remodel. We’ve taken plumbing work to the 21st century as we keep up to date in recent technology that affects your home and its systems. However, just because we’re skilled in this technology doesn’t insinuate that the world is aware that it even exists and that it’s something that just about anybody can have in their home. Luckily, because we’re so on top of our skills, thus making us fast and efficient, we can offer competitive prices to our clients, allowing them to receive top-notch plumbing installations.

Today, we’re going to go over some of the reasons why it might be necessary to look into a plumbing remodel for your bathroom and how we could help. Everybody deserves to have the home of their dreams, here’s where you could start:



A few ways to do your part with Harvey relief

Hey there and welcome back to the Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning blog. While we’ll usually use this space to talk about plumbing related subjects, we can’t ignore the tragedy that’s overcome Houston. Texas is a strong state, and when things like this happen, we stick together. Luckily, Austin and the surrounding areas were safe from disaster, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t affected. As a plumbing company in Austin, Texas, we feel it is our duty to play our part in assisting those in Houston.

While a blog post dedicated to Houston is nothing in comparison to what the first responders and volunteers are doing for the victims, it’s better than any old post on plumbing. If you’re looking for ways to support the victims and first responders, you’re in the right place!

If You’re in the Austin Area

Austin residents feel especially connected to those affected by Harvey because we share a state with them. Texas is a family, regardless of your city. Here are some of the ways...


Some of the Most Memorable Moments in Plumbing History

Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning is the company to go to when plumbing needs arise and the job requires more than a plunger. Our plumbing company is committed to providing the Austin area with quality work and services, no matter what they may be. In previous blogs posts, we’ve chatted about the history of plumbing, some of our favorite plumbers, and quite recently, why the plumbing career is impressive. Today, we thought we’d chat about some of the most memorable moments and scenes in that have involved some degree of plumbing. Here are some of the best:

That Snake in the Toilet

Snakes are creepy little creatures and can find their way through tight spaces with ease. Whether you’re a lover of the slithery genre of animals or suspect a heart attack upon hearing the word “snake,” we can imagine that seeing a snake pop out of your toilet when you go to use the loo isn’t going to be a pleasant experience. While this isn’t a common instance, there have been...


Tips For Defrosting Your Pipes Before Destruction Hits

Down here in Texas, we rarely come face to face with the evils of winter. The snow tends to stay up north and the ice doesn’t dare mess with Austin, Texas… until, of course, it does. Us Austin citizens exist in this sunny haven for a reason, but sometimes that reason is infiltrated by nature. While those northerners might know how to deal with the frost, we’re a little bit more dumbfounded. Not only do we have issues navigating through a quarter of an inch of snow, but we’re also at a complete loss about what to do in the event that our pipes freeze.

Today, we’re going to talk a bit about what to do when your pipes freeze after a chilly night. While this is something of a rare event in Texas, weather does tend to be unpredictable. Frozen pipes can wreak havoc on your plumbing if they’re not thawed properly. Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning has come up with a few options for thawing your pipes and preventing them from bursting.

Learn Why Frozen Pipes are a Problem



Why the Plumbing Career Needs More Recognition.

It’s 2017, and we’d like to think that the world is beginning to become a better place. We’d also like to extend this idea towards the stereotypes that surround the plumbers of both today and yesterday. In the past, people envisioned plumbers as a stout bald man with pants that slip down while he bends over to fix your plumbing. Yikes. Nowadays, plumbers are oftentimes looked down on as “blue collar”. However, despite these damaging stereotypes, modernday plumbers are far from unskilled and actually do some fairly sophisticated work. As your favorite local plumbers, we thought we’d take the time to dispel any negative stereotypes that surround plumbing work. Here are a few things to consider.

Immense Training

Training to become a plumber isn’t an easy job, and it’s certainly not a “take a few classes and go” type of career. Technically, as plumbers, we’re never done training. As technology advances, so do we. Becoming a licensed plumber requires a few different steps....


Some tips to prevent plumbing issues before they arise!

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, then you’re probably well aware of all of the plumbing services a licensed plumber can do for you. However, these services are either needed in time of an emergency or time of a brand new installation. Regardless, we haven’t talked much about plumbing maintenance. While we local plumbers here at Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning are more than happy to stop by your Austin home and fix all of the leaks and clogs that pop up, we’re also adamant about keeping your plumbing healthy and preventing problems before they cause damage in the first place! Here are some ways to prevent plumbing issues:

Be Picky About What You Flush

If it isn’t a tissue or toilet paper, then you best not flush it. Toilets are designed to flush materials that can easily dissolve within the pipes. By flushing items like feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and wet wipes, you’re putting your plumbing system at risk. Additionally, stray away from...


When and when not to take plumbing into your own hands

Plumbers, whether you may realize it or not, are the superheros responsible for keeping your home’s water systems moving smoothly and cleanly. We at Mojica Plumbing and Drain Cleaning have all of the tools and expertise to ensure that your home’s plumbing is functioning correctly. That means no leaks, clogs, or strange noises coming from your drains. Smoothly running pipes, drains, and appliances equals a smooth running home! In a few cases, it may be totally acceptable to go ahead and try to fix the plumbing problem on your own, but in others, this is certainly not the case. So, today, we’re going to go ahead and have a chat about when it is, and when it isn’t, a safe idea to make fixes on your own! Check them out:

A Clogged Toilet

Maybe don’t call the plumber every time someone in your family overdid it on the spicy food. As much as we’d love to help, unclogging a toilet in most instances is a job left to...


Where Would the World be without Plumbers?

Running water is much more than a luxury in the United States; it’s a necessity. Could you imagine not being able to take a warm shower on a cold, winter day? Or hand washing your clothes in the river after you dirty them? Us neither. Luckily for you, plumbers graced this Earth and have continued to provide us with their running water expertise since that lovely day. Plumbing seems like a fairly innocuous job, yet without plumbers, we’d be at a loss. Luckily, people, like those employed by Mojica Plumbing & Drain Clean, have a thorough understanding of both how to do proper plumbing and why proper plumbing is important.

Plumbing and running water has a long standing history dating as far back as the Romans and Greeks. Today, we thought we’d take some time to discuss the history of plumbing in the world and how we’ve made it to where we are right now! Since the time of the Romans, plumbing has continued to progress quite quickly! Here are some of our favorite moments!



Don't Purchase a Toilet Without Considering these Factors!

So you’re planning on adding a bathroom to your home? Perhaps you just need a new golden throne to replace one that’s been in place a little bit too long? While there are many reasons to purchase a brand new toilet, there are also many things to consider when choosing which toilet to put in your home or business! Thirty years ago, installing a toilet was about as simple as taking a trip to your local hardware store, picking out the toilet that matched your bathroom’s interior design, and having a plumber install it. However, in today’s day and age, picking out the perfect toilet is dependent on quite a few things. Planning on purchasing a new toilet? Don’t do so without considering some of these factors:


A water efficient toilet could be the difference between a water bill in the hundreds and one that makes you sigh with relief. Water efficient toilets are both healthy for your wallet, and the environment! Toilets installed pre-1994 are likely not up to date with efficiency...


Have these plumbing issues? Call a professional!

Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning knows the importance of a quality plumbing installation and repair: it’s our job. Anyway, while we understand the importance of quality we also understand the implications that a slipshod job can cause on your home that you’ve spent thousands of dollars perfecting. Don’t let leaky pipes create health hazards or clogged drains turning your bathroom into a room saturated with toxic gasses (liquid drain cleaners could do that to you). Your local plumbers here in Austin are always available to service your plumbing correctly, efficiently, and cost effectively. If your drains are a little wonky or water isn’t just flowing like it should, then you might need some professional help. Here are some reasons to call a licensed plumber:

Your Water Pressure Is Lower than Usual

Has your usually wonderful, high pressure shower has felt like...


Some of the most iconic plumbers known to humans!

We at Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning aren’t only interested in plumbing… we also love the long as they feature strong, entertaining plumbing characters. All jokes aside, the plumbers in some of Hollywood’s most beloved cinematic masterpieces can be sure to make, or break, the work. While we’re all well aware of the plumber caricature, a.k.a the guy with the pants revealing just a little too much as he bends over to fix your plumbing issues, we may overlook some of Hollywood’s favorite plumbers! Here are some of the characters and present celebrities who make the plumbers here at Mojica Plumbing swell with pride:

Mario & Luigi

It’s a me! Mario! Mario and Luigi are arguably the most iconic duo in the history of plumbing. While our licensed plumbers are some of the best, they’re not equipped for rescuing certain princesses from certain Koopas...yet. Mario and Luigi were created by video game developer and design genius, Shigeru Miyamoto and the characters have...


Ways to help lower your utilities bill and save water!

Hey there! And welcome back to the Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning blog! We’re excited to share with you all of our tips and tricks a-la plumbing! Our Austin Plumbing company is not only dedicated to saving our customers money with quality plumbing services, but we’re also dedicated to preserving the planet around us. We know that without an planet, there would be no water. And without water, well… we’d be out of business. Today, we’ll talk about some of the plumbing installations and updates that could save you money on your water bill and prevent the waste of gallons of water each month. Here are a few suggestions:

Toilet Upgrades

Did you know that it takes up to seven gallons of water just to flush your toilet? Multiply that by the amount of times a home or business uses the toilet and you’ve got yourself hundreds of gallons of waters… flushed down the toilet. Many companies and engineers have worked to create toilets that save tons of water each year. While some...


Why You Should Probably Reconsider Using that Drain Cleaner...

It happens to all of us. Either our sink nearly overflows every time we wash our face or the tub fills with water when we’re only trying to take a shower. In many cases, our first instinct is to use a chemical drain cleaner. While this might be a quick and cheap fix, the subsequent dangers that can arise could cause a huge financial and safety burden, especially if used improperly. Because most people who’ve used drain cleaners are likely people with little to no plumbing experience, it’s quite easy for mistakes to occur. Since the chemicals can be so potent, it’s best not to use them at all and instead to contact a plumber if you’re having serious issues with unclogging your drains. Here’s why:

The Chemicals are (very) Hazardous to Our Bodies

Surprise! The main ingredients of this concoction meant to dissolve hair and other blockages on contact are dangerous! Most drain cleaners are composed of high concentrations of sodium hydroxide or sulfuric acid. And, guess...


The Importance of Licensed Plumbers

Hello and welcome to our blog, where we’ll regularly be posting about plumbing tips and updates to keep you knowledgeable about what’s happening in the vast and wonderful world of plumbing. Today, we’ll start our blog out by talking about why it’s so extremely important to hire a professional plumber to take care of the bigger jobs in your home, such as backflow installation and mechanisms that could help to protect you against basement flooding. A quality plumber can help to ensure that your home is safe and its plumbing is running efficiently, thus saving you money on bills.

Many times, it’s tempting to fix plumbing fixes on your own. While sometimes your own quick repairs turn out to be a success in the short term, they can oftentimes lead to bigger and more expensive issues in the future. Get plumbing right the first time and hire Mojica...