How To – Change Your Whole House Water Filter

One of the most common plumbing items we sell to homeowners are our cartridge style whole house water filters. Because so many homes have these filters it is very common for us to be asked “How do I change this water filter?”. This post should help you properly change your water filter without to much trouble and while staying dry!

1. Figuring out the style of filter you have.

We sell two types of cartridge style filters so first you need to decide which you have as the steps are a little different for both. The pictures below show the two styles.

Style 1: A basic filter with NO valve in head. These filters have a red pressure relief button on the top.

Style 2: A valve in head filter. These filters have a valve built into the head so that you can turn the water to “On”, “Off”, or “Bypass”

2. Cutting the water off and releasing pressure.

Filter style 1: There should be a valve somewhere before the filter is installed. If it is not close by you may need to turn the water off to the whole house.
Filter style 2: With this filter you do not have to cut the water off but doing so can relieve some pressure and make it easier to turn the filter to bypass.

3.  Removing the clear filter housing.

Unscrew housing. (Sometimes it can be hard to get the housing off. Use the wrench that came with the filter or a strap wrench.) Remove large O-ring, wipe it clean, and set aside. Many people do not realize that the black O-ring is in the threads of the filter. Don’t throw the O-ring our with the filter.

4.  Removing the old filter and cleaning [...]

By |June 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Remembering Lloyd Burleson

The Burleson Plumbing & Heating Company is saddened with the passing of its owner and founder, Lloyd Burleson. Lloyd’s passing brings much sadness and  sorrow to us all. I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made our community a better place. We at Burleson’s share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future. Thank you Lloyd for all that you have done for us in the Burleson Plumbing and Heating family.


Please feel free to comment below with stories and memories of Lloyd.

By |March 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|3 Comments|

Spider/Bug Problem?

Do you have problems with spiders hanging out around you doors, window, decks, or kids play area? For around 20 bucks you can get rid of this pesky little problem. The Bengal Roach Spray at Burleson Plumbing & Heating is a odorless, non staining, insect killer that is incredibly effective. It may not say the word spider of the can but I can personally testify that it will get rid of them. We are now stocking the Giant Economy Size 16 oz can that can last up to 2 years. Simply spray around the windows and doors of your home once or twice a year and the spiders will vanish.

Water Saving Tips

Water is something that a lot of us do not think of as a limited resource. It is so easy to just turn on a tap and get a glass of water. We think that because it is being recycled through the earths natural water cycle and so much of the Earth is covered with water that we don’t need to be concerned.
However, less than 1% of water on Earth can be used becuase the rest of the planets water is salty or frozen. Saving water is good for not only your wallet but also the earth, your family, and your community. Here are some tips for saving water and how much water you will save daily:

Replace higher flow showerheads (those installed prior to 1993) with low flow showerheads (5 Gallons)
Shorten your shower time by 2 minutes (5 Gallons)
Fill the bathtub only half full when taking a bath (5 Gallons)
Fix leaking toilets (2 Gallons)
Replace older, inefficient toilets (those installed prior to 1993) (8 Gallons)
Fix dripping faucets (2 Gallons)
Replace high flow sink aerators with low flow sink aerators (4 Gallons)
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth (2 Gallons)
Don’t leave the water running while shaving (4 Gallons)
Scraping instead of rinsing your dishes by hand before putting them in the dishwasher (6 Gallons)
Limit dishwashing to one full load a day or fewer (2 Gallons)
Make a compost pile instead of using the garbage disposal (2 Gallons)
Keep a pitcher of cold water to drink in the fridge instead of running the faucet (4 Gallons)
Replace washing machine with high efficiency EnergyStar model (5 Gallons)
Cut back by one load of laundry a week (4 Gallons)

By |April 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Right Tube For Any Job!

We are now carrying a full line of Sashco caulk and sealant products. Whether you’re looking to repair a cracked driveway, fix a leaky gutter, or recaulk your bathtub, Sashco has the right caulk for you.   When it comes to sealants, picking the right product for the job is critical.  That’s why we have a complete line of solutions specifically formulated for your success.

By |April 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

A Master Craftsman – Ray Boone










Ray Boone :
Born – 8/29/1934
An employee of Burleson Plumbing & Heating since 1950. That is not a typing error. Ray has been with the us since 1950, just three years after we opened our doors. Ray started out as a helper in both plumbing and heating. Ray began fabricating sheet metal duct work and after many years of mastering his craft became an incredible master craftsman in this field. Ray will be 80 years old in 2014 but don’t think that this has slowed his production. Ray has proved over and over again that he can still hold his own with sheet metal fabrication as he still produces masterfully crafted handy work.
Thank You Ray Boone for your many years of quality service!

By |January 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Cold Weather Tip – Heat Pump Not Heating Well

This is the coldest temperatures we have seen since 1994 and undoubtedly we are getting calls left and right about no heat and frozen water. Here are some tips for this extreme cold.
Most heat pumps will have to run non stop to overcome the cold weather. If the heat pump can not bring the heat up to the thermostat temperature the emergency heat will then come on. These heating coils should bring the heat up quicker however they will use more electricity. If you have any alternative sources of heat such as a fireplace, wood stove, gas logs, monitor or even a infrared heater it would be wise to run them in this weather to help heat your home. We sell infrared heaters ($195) and some propane space heaters (as low as $97) however be careful with the propane space heaters as they could be a fire hazard.

By |January 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Cold Weather Tip – Frozen Water

This is the coldest temperatures we have seen since 1994 and undoubtedly we are getting calls left and right about no heat and frozen water. Here are some tips for this extreme cold.
If your water is frozen there is an area of piping that is exposed to cold temperatures. Places to check would be at the well head, crawl space/basement, or an area exposed outside that isn’t buried. Keep in mind that before you insulate that the pipes must be thawed.  If it is at the well head grab some blanket insulation ($1.41 per foot – usually need 4-5 ft). If it is a pipe in a basement or crawl space then get some foam pipe insulation ($.82 per foot) and wrap the pipes as well as bringing the temperature up in that area as much as you can with heat lamps, space heaters, or even heat tape ($28.00 for 12 ft length). If a pipe is exposed outside it can be very difficult to fix. Really the pipes need to be buried AT LEAST 18″ – 24″. For more advice or answers to questions call us at 828-765-4042.

By |January 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Two Old Goats Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Essential Lotion Now Available

Two Old Goats Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Essential Lotion is our strongest formula, ready to tackle your toughest aches & pains caused by swelling due to Arthritis , Fibromyalgia, Gout or Injury. Our goat’s milk base carries our natural blend of 6 Essential Oils deep into your joints and muscles. German Chamomile, Lavender, Rosemary, Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Birch Bark work together as both an anti-inflammatory and an analgesic. Begin feeling relief instantly, while daily applications have a cumulative effect. Finally, pain management you CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT, with a delicate scent, not a strong unpleasant medicinal odor.
2 Ounce – $5.29
4 Ounce – $8.89
8 Ounce – $15.99 (Best Value)

By |December 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Our New Blog

With our fancy new website we now have the ability to blog. We are excited about this feature and hope to use it to keep our customers informed and up to date with what is going on here on the home front.

By |September 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|