Benefits of a Tankless Hot Water Heater

Posted Nov 13, 2020

If you and your family are commonly finding there isn’t enough hot water to go around, it may be time to have a tankless water heater installed.

How Long Do Tankless Water Heaters Last?

Posted Oct 23, 2020

Tankless water heaters have lifespans up to double that of traditional storage water heaters. Here’s why you should consider installing one in your Jacksonville home.

What Causes Low Water Pressure?

Posted Oct 23, 2020

If your home’s pressure is less than adequate, there are several reasons why it might be happening. Here’s what to look for and when it’s time to call the plumber

Keep Your Garbage Disposal Fresh and Clean

Posted Sep 18, 2020

Read David Gray's expert insight on how to keep your disposal clean.

Why is My Water Bill so High?

Posted Sep 18, 2020

Have you seen a recent increase in your water bill? Here are some common reasons your water bill might be high

Should I Turn My Water Off When I Go on Vacation?

Posted Sep 08, 2020

Most plumbers recommend turning off the water when you go on vacation. To ensure your home stays dry, here’s what you need to know about turning off the main water valve.

When Should You Replace Your Home’s Pipes?

Posted Aug 19, 2020

Although replacing plumbing fixtures is more aesthetically pleasing and fun, it’s more important to recognize the signs of an aging plumbing system to gauge when it’s time to upgrade your pipes for maximum efficiency and safety.

What is Sewer Jetting?

Posted Aug 19, 2020

What do you do when your sewer is clogged? Here's a look at sewer jetting, along with some other common sewer problems and how to deal with them.

Why You Shouldn't Go to the Cheapest Plumber

Posted Aug 19, 2020

Jacksonville home and business owners deserve a plumber who they can trust to get the job done right the first time. That’s rarely the cheapest one. Here’s why.

Why Does My Toilet Whistle When I Flush It?

Posted Jul 28, 2020

Whistling noises coming from the toilet are usually due to a defective or damaged ballcock valve. Here’s some basic tips on assessing the problem and making a repair.

Disastrous Plumbing Mistakes You Might be Making

Posted Jul 28, 2020

If you like tackling home plumbing projects yourself, be sure to avoid these plumbing mistakes that can turn small issues into big and expensive plumbing problems.

Avoid These Three Scary Bathroom Remodel Mistakes

Posted Jul 20, 2020

Some bathroom remodeling projects go from a dream in the making to an absolute nightmare. At David Gray Design Studio, we guide our clients every step of the way to ensure they avoid remodeling mistakes, from aesthetics to functional faux pas.

Designing A Tiny Living Space

Posted Jul 20, 2020

Living in a tiny house can present some challenges in terms of design and storage. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Design Studio.

How to Incorporate Color into Your Kitchen

Posted Jul 20, 2020

Pantone recently announced its color of 2017: Greenery. Although you may not incorporate Pantone’s top hue into your home this year, adding color to the kitchen will be one of the biggest design trends in 2017. Now is the perfect time to find unique ways to bring color into your home.

Enhance Your Small Bathroom with these Four Design Tips

Posted Jul 20, 2020

A small bathroom can seem like a big problem – especially for older houses, where bathrooms average 5 to 8 feet. But just because space may be tight doesn’t mean you can’t have the bathroom of your dreams. Consider these design tips to maximize your bathroom space while giving it a stylish look.

Design Advice to Make Your Bathroom Feel Bigger

Posted Jul 20, 2020

A small bathroom can become a big problem – especially for homeowners welcoming guests into their homes this holiday season.

Renewable resources in home decor

Posted Jul 20, 2020

If you’re interested in going green, here are some tips on using renewable resources in home decor. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Design Studio.

How to Design the Perfect Guest Bathroom

Posted Jul 20, 2020

If you are having friends and family over this summer, one of the most important parts of the home to prepare is the guest bathroom.

Should I Choose a Kitchen Island or a Wrap-around Bar?

Posted Jul 20, 2020

Trying to decide between a kitchen island or a wrap around bar? Learn more about the pros and cons of each in this blog from David Gray Design Studio.

Kitchen Design Elements That Will Never Go Out of Style

Posted Jul 20, 2020

Renovating a kitchen can feel like a balancing act. You want the design to reflect your unique style & have elements that will survive varying trends.

Don't Make the Toilet the First Thing Seen in a Bathroom

Posted Jul 20, 2020

When remodeling your bathroom, avoid making the toilet the first thing people see when the door is open. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Design Studio.

David Gray Design Studio Is Shutting Down

Posted Jul 20, 2020

We regretfully announce that the Design Studio will be closing its doors indefinitely and would like to thank our Jacksonville customers for their business and support.

Inspect Plumbing Features Before Buying a Home

Posted Jul 20, 2020

Homebuying is an exciting process, but it’s important to know exactly what you are getting into before signing on the dotted line.

How to Hire a Plumber During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted Jun 18, 2020

What steps should you take to make sure getting your plumbing fixed doesn't lead to the spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What You Need to Know About Hard Water

Posted Jun 16, 2020

What is hard water and what can you do about it?

Are Bath Bombs Harming Your Plumbing?

Posted Jun 16, 2020

Bath bombs are fizzy, colorful, and fun but they can also clog your drains and harm your pipes. Here’s how to enjoy them safely and avoid plumbing problems.

Is Your Toilet Haunted by Ghost Flushing?

Posted Jun 16, 2020

When a toilet flushes without anyone pushing or pulling the handle it’s known as “ghost flushing.” Here’s everything you need to know about putting an end to it.

Getting Your Pipes Summer Ready

Posted Jun 16, 2020

Pool parties and barbecues make for a fun summer, but it’s also the season of sewage backups and clogged drains. Here’s how to get your home’s pipes ready for summer.

Signs Your Problem is a Plumbing Emergency

Posted Jun 16, 2020

Plumbing emergencies, by definition, are unpredictable. But how do you know if you have a real crisis on your hands? Here’s how to spot true emergencies.

Should You Get a Tankless Water Heater?

Posted Jun 16, 2020

Tankless water heaters come with a heftier price tag but the savings they deliver can be well worth the investment. Here’s how to decide if one is right for you.

Plan Ahead and Protect Your Plumbing

Posted Jun 10, 2020

Hurricane preparedness most often includes gathering nonperishable food items, flashlights and discussing emergency plans with your family.

Spring Cleaning for Your Plumbing

Posted Apr 10, 2020

Spring cleaning has always been a big “to-do” on everyone’s list, but COVID-19 makes this chore even more relevant now.

Top 3 Common Causes of Water Leaks

Posted Mar 30, 2020

When left ignored, a small leak or drip can create costly damage as well as potential health risks.

Should You Get a Water Filtration System?

Posted Mar 09, 2020

There are advantages and disadvantages to installing a whole-home water filtration system. Here’s how to know if it’s the right solution for your Jacksonville, FL home.

What’s the Difference Between Store Bought Drain Cleaner and a Professional Plumber?

Posted Mar 09, 2020

Store bought drain cleaners can do more damage than good. If you’re tempted to reach for a commercial drain cleaner, stop! Pick up your phone to call a plumber instead.

Learning Garbage Disposal Do’s and Don’ts

Posted Feb 18, 2020

Garbage disposals do a great job of grinding down food waste and saving space in the trash can, but when used incorrectly, they can become a huge plumbing hassle.

The Most Common Plumbing Problems Found During a Home Inspection

Posted Jan 22, 2020

Getting ready for a home inspection? These common plumbing problems may come as a big surprise. Here’s what to expect and how to handle any potential issues.

What to Do if Your Plumbing Freezes

Posted Jan 22, 2020

Even Jacksonville FL plumbing can freeze in cold temperatures. We discuss what to look for and what steps to deal with the problem and how to avoid it in the future.

The Problem With Pouring Grease Down Your Drain

Posted Jan 17, 2020

Pouring grease down the drain is never a good idea. Clogged pipes and backed up sewer lines are just some of the problems that occur. Here’s what to do instead.

Why You Have Inconsistent Hot Water

Posted Jan 17, 2020

Rapidly fluctuating temperatures in the shower are frustrating. Learn about 4 common water heater problems and how to stop inconsistent water temps from happening.

Emergency Plumbing Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted Jan 14, 2020

f you’ve ever experienced a plumbing emergency, then you know how terrifying it can be.

Ways You Might Be Accidentally Harming Your Plumbing

Posted Dec 20, 2019

Are you an avid DIYer when it comes to plumbing problems? Be careful! You might be causing some unintentional damage to your pipes and fixtures.

5 Ways to Prepare Your Florida Home’s Plumbing for Winter

Posted Dec 20, 2019

Even homeowners in Florida need to prepare their home’s plumbing for winter. Use these 5 easy steps to prevent plumbing mishaps and put your mind at ease.

Best Ways to Upgrade Your Plumbing in 2020

Posted Dec 19, 2019

The new year is quickly approaching, and that means plenty of opportunities for a fresh start.

Top Tips for Conserving Water Throughout Your Home

Posted Nov 19, 2019

Here in the U.S., an average family of four uses about 400 gallons of water per day within their home. Saving water not only benefits the environment, but also your water bill. Find out the easiest and most effective ways to conserve water throughout your home this fall.

Does Your Tankless Water Heater Need a Repair?

Posted Nov 13, 2019

There are several things that can go wrong with your tankless water heater if it's not properly maintained. Here are some of the problems that can arise and how you can address them.

Should You Get a Water Treatment System?

Posted Nov 13, 2019

Learn what hard water is, how it can affect your home’s plumbing system, and why it can be a smart idea to get a home water treatment system installed.

Horrifying Habits that Could Cause Plumbing Issues

Posted Oct 22, 2019

Plumbing problems can be truly frightening – and the sights, sounds and smells that accompany these disasters are not for the faint of heart.

What Hurricane Season Means for Your Plumbing

Posted Oct 04, 2019

Hurricane season is upon us. Take these steps to ensure your household plumbing is ready to handle and survive the storm.

Don’t Ignore Plumbing Problems Until It’s Too Late

Posted Oct 04, 2019

Most plumbing fixtures might be out of sight, but they shouldn’t be out of mind. When ignored, small plumbing problems can turn into big nightmares.

The Harsh Effects of Hard Water

Posted Sep 24, 2019

Hard water is harmless to drink and use, but it can create a huge hassle for plumbing fixtures. It is important for homeowners to address this issue head on to avoid potential issues.

How to Know if That Smell is Coming From Your Plumbing

Posted Aug 30, 2019

How do you identify the weird smell permeating your home? How do you tell if it's coming from your plumbing, and what can you do about it?

Toilets 101: What You Need to Know Before Buying a Toilet

Posted Aug 30, 2019

Whether you’re outfitting a cozy powder room or elegant master bath, make sure the toilet you choose looks good and performs perfectly with every flush.

What Your Discolored Water is Trying to Tell You

Posted Aug 19, 2019

Discovering discolored water can be quite a shock to any homeowner. While some variations of colored water are technically safe to drink, any shade besides crystal clear can be a cause for concern.

Is a Leaking Water Heater a Problem?

Posted Aug 08, 2019

Everything you need to know about the problems a leaking water heater can bring, including mold and property damage.

How to Prevent a Plumbing Emergency

Posted Aug 08, 2019

Plumbing emergencies are unpredictable and can lead to expensive repairs. Review these tips to minimize the damage and cost when one happens in your home.

Reasons You May Need to Replace Your Toilet

Posted Jul 19, 2019

Knowing the signs of a deteriorating toilet now will help save you from extensive water damage later. Determining when to replace versus when to repair can be difficult, so here are some simple ways to spot if a new toilet is in your near future

How to Prep Your Plumbing for Hurricane Season

Posted Jun 20, 2019

June 1 marked the first day of hurricane season – a time to not only stock up on supplies and create an evacuation plan, but also to prep your home from the inside out before a storm hits.

What to Do With a Clogged Dishwasher

Posted May 30, 2019

Dishwasher clogged? There are times you can fix it yourself and times you’ll need the help of a pro. Here’s how to tell.

Understanding Your Home's Water Heater

Posted May 30, 2019

Choosing the right hot water heater can save you now and in the future. Here’s what to consider when picking a model.

Find the Source of Worrisome Water Pressure

Posted May 29, 2019

Low water pressure can do more than ruin your shower experience - it can also indicate a deeper issue within your plumbing. Read on as David Gray explores the four biggest reasons for low water pressure in your home.

Common Florida Spring Plumbing Emergencies

Posted May 03, 2019

Spring is here and with it comes stormy weather and a whole load of plumbing issues. Here's what you need to watch out for.

Is Drain Cleaning a DIY Project?

Posted May 03, 2019

Drain clogs are one of the most common plumbing issues in the home. Here's when to fix them yourself and when to call in a professional plumber.

Should I Have My Drains Professionally Cleaned?

Posted Apr 30, 2019

Slow draining and minor clogs are common plumbing issues. When these problems persist, many homeowners have trouble determining whether it’s time to call a plumber.

Three Ways Smart Plumbing Can Save You Money

Posted Mar 25, 2019

In the past, there was no way to tell when a pipe or appliance could burst or break and cause catastrophic water damage.

What Should You Do With a Leaky Faucet?

Posted Mar 21, 2019

Learn the most common causes of leaky faucets, which ones you can fix on your own, and when it’s time to call a professional.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Garbage Disposals

Posted Mar 21, 2019

Garbage disposals are convenient as long as they work. Here's what you can and can't put in them.

What to Know About Sewers Before Planting Trees

Posted Mar 01, 2019

Tree roots love sewer lines and can cause some serious damage. Here’s what you need to know about sewer lines before you plant trees.

Hot Water Heater Taking Too Long? Here’s What to Do

Posted Mar 01, 2019

Does it seem like your water heater takes forever to heat up water? We look at the most common reasons for slow water heaters.

Is It Time to Replace Your Pipes?

Posted Feb 26, 2019 in Pipes

Even the best-laid pipes won’t last forever. Whether you are facing persistent problems in your current home or scanning the market for a new house, the status of a structure’s plumbing pipes requires your attention.

9 Common Plumbing Questions Answered

Posted Feb 13, 2019

From across the U.S. Here are nine of the most common plumbing questions (and their answers) you may find yourself asking as a homeowner.

How Hard Water Damages Plumbing

Posted Feb 04, 2019 in Plumbing

You've probably heard the term 'hard water,' but how exactly does it affect you? Learn more about how hard water influences your plumbing and health.

Can Pipes in Florida Freeze?

Posted Jan 25, 2019 in Plumbing

It might seem unlikely, but it is possible for pipes to freeze in Florida. Take these steps to prevent that from happening.

Enjoy Warm Water

Posted Jan 21, 2019

If you're dealing with lukewarm water, your water heater may be on its way out. Check out which issues signal repairing or replacing your water heater and what new options are out there if you do need a new one.

Is Your Water Heater Working Properly?

Posted Dec 21, 2018 in Plumbing

Don't let yourself go without hot water; keep an eye out for the following water heater problems so you know when you need a replacement.

How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Posted Dec 21, 2018 in Drains

Don't let your garbage disposal get smelly or clogged. Use these tips to keep it clean and functioning properly.

Holiday Plumbing Prep

Posted Dec 20, 2018

Whether you’re heading out for the holidays or hosting guests at home, it’s important to prepare your plumbing. Read David Gray Plumbing’s in-depth instructions on how to check your pipes this season.

Why Is Flushing My Toilet So Noisy?

Posted Nov 30, 2018 in Toilets

Does your toilet make unusual sounds every time you flush? If so, it could be indicative of a major plumbing problem. Find out the most common causes.

What’s the Difference Between Hard Water and Soft Water?

Posted Nov 30, 2018 in Water Softeners

You've probably heard the terms hard water and soft water thrown around, but do you know what they really mean? Find out which is best for your home.

Fresh New Plumbing Fixtures for Fall

Posted Nov 20, 2018

The days are shorter, the air is cooler, and families everywhere are prepping their homes for holiday visitors.

How to Care for Your Septic Tank

Posted Oct 24, 2018

Caring for your septic tank can help prolong its life and efficiency. Here are all the septic tank maintenance tips you need to know for your system.

Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

Posted Oct 24, 2018

How do you know if you need a new hot water heater? See if your home has any of the following symptoms that can mean it is time to replace your old hot water heater.

Solving Terrifying Toilet Troubles

Posted Oct 23, 2018

From phantom flushes to the dreaded clog, toilets are susceptible to several scary issues.

How to Protect Your Plumbing from Pets

Posted Oct 09, 2018

Pets are great, but they can sometimes get into trouble when it comes to your home's plumbing. Use these tips to keep them from creating a plumbing disaster.

Is Water Filtration Right for You?

Posted Oct 09, 2018

Tired of poor-tasting water that's putting your health at risk? If so, you could greatly benefit from installing a water filtration system in your home.

Down the Drain? Don’t Despair!

Posted Sep 24, 2018

No matter how careful we are around water and drains, accidents happen. Small items, especially jewelry, can get washed down the drain in an instant, causing immediate panic.

How to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Bathroom

Posted Aug 31, 2018

Left unchecked, mold can overtake your bathroom. Here's how to put a stop to this pesky and dangerous fungus before it gets out of hand.

Showers or Baths: Which Conserves More Water?

Posted Aug 31, 2018

Deciding between a shower or bath for your new bathroom can be tricky, which is why we've taken a look at three important factors to help you decide: water conservation, cleanliness, and skin care.

Top Plumbing Tips for Pet Owners

Posted Aug 20, 2018

Dogs, cats and other furry friends can bring joy and love to a family, but they can also inadvertently negatively impact your plumbing.

How to Reduce Stress on Your Pipes this Summer

Posted Jul 24, 2018

Summertime brings us countless sunny days spent enjoying the warm weather

What Your Plumbing Noises Are Trying to Tell You

Posted Jun 22, 2018

Wondering what caused that dripping noise in your bathroom or those thuds and bangs from inside the walls? Find out about most common plumbing noises.

Qualities You Should Look for When Hiring a Plumber

Posted Jun 14, 2018

Plumbing is one of the most critical elements of your home. Consider these factors while choosing a plumber to work on your repairs and installations.

When It's Time to Hire a Plumber

Posted Jun 14, 2018

Although there are certain times when you can handle a DIY plumbing problem, there are other times when you have to work with a professional plumber. Here’s how you know it’s time for a pro.

Plumbing Checklist for Buying a Home

Posted May 21, 2018

Buying a new home? Avoid costly repairs and problems when you move in by following this plumbing checklist before you commit to a sale.

Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid in a Remodel

Posted May 21, 2018

Don't let your next bathroom or kitchen remodel turn into a disaster. Avoid the following plumbing remodel mistakes to keep your project on track.

Busting Five Common Plumbing Myths

Posted May 17, 2018

Do lemon peels clean your disposal? Can a plunger fix any clog? David Gray is here to demystify 5 common plumbing myths.

Are Chemical Clog Removers Effective?

Posted May 14, 2018

Are you considering using a chemical clog remover to fix your sink or bathtub? Chemical clog removers have long been a popular option for removing clogs from sinks and bathtubs, but are they effective and safe? Here's what you need to know about how well these work.

Common DIY Plumbing Mistakes

Posted May 14, 2018

It can be tempting to fix your own plumbing issues, but do you have the skills to get the job done right? Here are a few of the top DIY plumbing mistakes to avoid.

Tips for Upgrading Your Shower Experience

Posted Apr 18, 2018

April is the season of spring showers, but when’s the last time you thought about updating your home shower?

The Benefits of a Smart Bathroom

Posted Mar 23, 2018

Picture the home bathroom of the future. Does it include automatic appliances, sleek design and increased efficiency?

When You Need to Repair Your Bathroom Plumbing

Posted Feb 20, 2018

Faulty plumbing is frequently listed as a top concern for homeowners, yet many people are content to “wait and see” when they spot a seemingly minor issue.

Electric, Gas or Hybrid: Which Water Heater is For You?

Posted Jan 23, 2018

There are three kinds of water heaters: electric, gas, & hybrid. Pick the one that's right for you after reading this blog from David Gray Plumbing Services.

How to Avoid Costly Winter Plumbing Repairs

Posted Jan 22, 2018

January has brought freezing temperatures to Northeast Florida. While our winter may not be as intense compared to other parts of the country, cold weather still has the potential to wreak havoc on your plumbing.

Plumbing Upgrades to Make in 2018

Posted Dec 18, 2017

With the new year quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to figure out what home upgrades you want to make in 2018.

How to Prep Your Plumbing for the Holiday Season

Posted Nov 20, 2017

Food preparations and decorations are likely near the top of your to-do list as you ready your home for the holidays.

What to Ask to Avoid a Ghoulish Plumber

Posted Oct 24, 2017

Your plumbing system is one of the most important aspects in making your home comfortable and functional.

How to Fix Slow-draining Plumbing

Posted Sep 19, 2017 in Drains

A sluggish drain is a common problem for homeowners. While a slow-draining sink or tub can be easy to fix, it may also be a sign of a more serious issue.

Sick of Waiting for Hot Water?

Posted Aug 23, 2017

After a long day, you don’t want to turn the shower on and have to wait several minutes for the water to become warm.

How to Prep Your Pipes for Summer

Posted May 26, 2017 in Pipes

As summer approaches and the temperature continues to rise, you can prep your plumbing now to avoid costly issues in the coming months. Learn how in this blog.

What Is a Slab Leak?

Posted Apr 26, 2017 in Pipes

Slab leaks can happen as metal piping ages and decays or your home settles and produce disastrous consequences if left untreated.

How Outdated Plumbing Can Affect Your Tap Water

Posted Mar 23, 2017 in Plumbing

Ever take a sip of tap water and wonder about a weird taste? If your tap water tastes weird or is discolored, there’s a good chance it’s due to your plumbing.

Finding the Source of Low Water Pressure

Posted Feb 27, 2017 in Pipes

There is nothing more disappointing than hopping in the shower after a long day only to be met by a trickle of water.

Tips for Protecting Your Pipes During Winter

Posted Jan 17, 2017 in Pipes

Although winter weather is usually mild in Florida, temperatures can still get cold enough to potentially damage your plumbing system.

Enter Today for Your Chance to Win A New Toto Drake Toilet

Posted Dec 13, 2016 in Contests

David Gray Plumbing is holding its Fifth Annual Toilet Bowl. Entrants have the chance to win a new Toto Drake toilet, our highest-performing model.

What You Should Consider Before Re-piping Your Home?

Posted Nov 30, 2016 in Pipes

Re-piping your home is not an easy decision to make, as there are many factors to consider. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Plumbing Services.

How to Stop the Horror of a Toilet Overflow

Posted Oct 24, 2016 in Toilets

Nothing feels scarier than flushing a toilet during a family gathering or party and watching it overflow. Here’s what to do.

Signs Your "Small" Problem Could be a Bigger Issue

Posted Sep 27, 2016 in Pipes

Everyone gets a clogged drain from time to time – but how can you tell if a clog is actually a symptom of a much larger issue with your plumbing system?

Plumbing Checklist for Homebuyers

Posted Aug 17, 2016 in Plumbing

This plumbing checklist highlights the items new home buyers should consider before buying a home. Learn more on the David Gray Plumbing website.

What are the Benefits of Water Softeners?

Posted Aug 09, 2016 in Water Softeners

Using water softeners on your hard water supply can have numerous benefits for you and your family. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Plumbing Services.

Plumbing Features to Inspect Before Buying a New Home

Posted Aug 09, 2016 in Plumbing

Many homes can come with plumbing issues that can cost you big bucks in repairs. Learn what to look for when buying a new home.

Get Your Plumbing Ready for Summer Guests

Posted Jul 25, 2016 in Plumbing

If you’re expecting guests in your home thus summer, you should take a few extra precautions to ensure your plumbing system runs smoothly.

Are my Pipes Sweating or is There a Leak?

Posted Jul 19, 2016 in Pipes

Condensation on indoor plumbing pipes can cause severe property damage and health problems. Learn more from this David Gray Plumbing blog post.

Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Posted Jul 19, 2016 in Plumbing

There are a number of different plumbing problems that are common during the summer. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Plumbing.

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