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Plumbing Showroom vs. Box Store

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Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? Time to replace old plumbing fixtures? Instead of heading to your local big-box store, buy showroom fixtures through us. Many homeowners are confused about the difference between the two options and assume that big box stores offer the best value. However, we believe showroom fixtures are generally the best way to go. We’ve put together some information to help you understand why.

Why Not Buy Fixtures from Big Box Stores?

Our main concern with buying plumbing fixtures from box stores or worse yet online is the compromise in quality and durability. While fixtures from these stores may be cheaper upfront, they will likely cost you more money in the long run. This is because big-box fixtures tend to be “builder or hardware store grade”, which means they are fairly low in quality. Box store grade fixtures and considered “disposable” wear out quickly and often need to be repaired or replaced after only a few years. Also, no labor warranty is provided with purchasing on your own and not through a Plumber who does stand behind our “professional grade” faucets and fixtures.
What Makes Showroom Fixtures Better?

Buying toilets, tubs, faucets, and other plumbing fixtures from a trusted showroom supplier ensures better quality, greater convenience, and safer investment. Showroom fixtures are made with top-shelf parts and materials that can be trusted to perform better and last longer. When you buy from our showroom partners, we will take care of the ordering, delivering, and installing your fixtures for you. We will also carry the warranty, meaning we will repair the fixture at no charge. For these reasons, showroom fixtures typically cost more than big-box fixtures, but they are a much better long-term investment.

Ready to Get Started?

Schedule an appointment with one of our local showroom partners: Ferguson Destination Showroom @ 13300 W. Capitol Drive Brookfield, WI. Please call 262-781-9048 to make an apt. Tell them you are working with Dave Burns Plumbing. No matter what type or brand you choose, be sure to have your fixtures installed by a licensed plumbing professional. This will help protect your investment and ensure the best performance quality. At Dave Burns Plumbing Inc, we are experts in quality fixture installation. Our experienced plumbers will make sure that your new showroom fixtures are up and running in no time.
Have any questions? Need help choosing the best showroom fixtures for your home and your budget? Call our office at 262-679-1001. We’d love to hear from you!

Plumbing Showrooms Are Convenient

When you choose to shop at a plumbing showroom in coordination with Dave Burns Plumbing, you will get the convenience of an all-in-one experience. In other words, we will coordinate your desired purchase, installation, and any future repairs.

When you shop at our City Lights / Ferguson Destination plumbing showroom, you will let them know that you are a Dave Burns customer, and they will communicate your selections to us for planning installations. Learn more about the simple steps for shopping at our plumbing showroom.

Visit Our Plumbing Showroom

If you are ready to talk about plumbing fixture upgrades, give us a call! We will walk you through the plumbing showroom shopping process and make each step as easy as can be. Learn more about Dave Burns’ plumbing showroom here.

How to Choose the Best Water Heater for Your Milwaukee Home

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With so many water heater brand names in the industry, deciding which one to install in your home can be challenging. Of course, there are a number of manufacturers that are dedicated to producing dependable products. However, if you’re getting a water heater for Milwaukee or the surrounding suburbs, there are important things to consider. Specifically, your water heater needs to provide ample hot water through seasonal shifts while continuing to be energy efficient and dependable. Furthermore, a considerable amount of water heaters are manufactured in Mexico with parts being imported from China. You will want to avoid these brands as they are typically produced in sweatshops with little oversight, resulting in low-quality performance and a short lifespan. In order to ensure that you’re going with the right brand, ask your local Milwaukee area plumber what they recommend. Keep reading for our top recommendation and how we can help you with Milwaukee water heater installation and repair services.

What Water Heater We Recommend for Your Home

As a Milwaukee area plumber with years of industry experience providing services through the seasons, we have a good understanding of what heater will be best for a home in the Midwest. Bradford White Corp has a long history of manufacturing water heaters, dating all the way back to 1881. This not only makes them one of America’s oldest water heater manufacturers but also one of the largest due to years of successful growth. 

We recommend Bradford White water heaters with confidence due to the dependability of the product and the positive feedback from our customers along with the consumer reviews you can find online. This feedback includes mention of safety, effectiveness, and long-lasting durability. Residential offerings within their long list of products include:

  • Tank Type Gas
  • Tank Type Power Vents
  • Tank Type Electric
  • Heat Pump
  • Tankless Gas
  • Tankless Electric
  • Boilers
  • Solar
  • Water & Space Heating 
  • Indirect
  • Storage Tanks
  • And Additional Hot Water with Bradford White Icon System

Bradford White also manufactures commercial water heaters and produces products internationally along with Canada. To drive it home, they are our number one pick due to:

  • Years of proven dependability from first-hand experience.
  • Being in the industry for decades.
  • Continuous positive feedback from consumers.
  • Evidence of providing safe, effective, and long-lasting products.

Installation & Repair Services

Have you yet to find a local Milwaukee area business to perform your residential water heater installation and repair services? We can help. When you turn to “Dave the Plumber”  you are receiving plumbing services that are supported with:

  • WI Master Plumbers License #221142
  • WI Contractor License #1113856 
  • Licensed, Bonded & Insured
  • 24-hour Emergency Same Day Service

Additional installation and repairs we perform include:

  • Bathtubs
  • Dishwashers
  • Faucets
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Icemaker Lines
  • Iron Filters 
  • Laundry Tubs
  • Showers
  • Sinks: Kitchen & Bathroom
  • Sump Pumps
  • Toilets
  • Valves and Shut-offs
  • Water Conditioners
  • Water Filters & Softeners
  • Water Leaks
  • Water Pressure
  • Well Tanks
  • Whole House Re-piping

Contact Us for Water Heater Assistance in Milwaukee

When it comes time to purchase and install a new water heater, it’s essential that it’s done right. We can provide you with our highest-performing solutions based on years of experience performing installation and maintenance in Milwaukee. Contact us today @ 262-679-1001.

Garbage Disposal Repair: Why You Should Hire a Professional

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Garbage disposal repair should be handled by an experienced professional even though many try to tackle home repairs on their own. While the ‘Do It Yourself’ attitude is admirable, this is one of those occasions where it’s best to just hire someone. Fiddling with things that are usually handled by plumbers gets tricky because you risk damage to your property and yourself. Though the majority of people in America have garbage disposals, they’re notoriously finicky and dangerous to fix. Keep reading to learn why it’s best to turn to someone with a steady hand who already knows their way around garbage disposal repair to avoid causing further problems.

What to Consider

Kitchen appliances can be dangerous to handle. Nearly 1,000 people a year go to the emergency room because of a garbage disposal accident. They can get clogged easily, and that is immensely frustrating for those used to using them. Still, the possible results of messing with one simply aren’t worth the risk. 

Garbage Disposal Safety

Depending on the circumstances, a garbage disposal can be a dangerous kitchen appliance. Because it is made of sharp blades to grind up food small enough to go down the drain, you do not want to stick your hands into it. The electrical component can also put your safety at risk if it is not disconnected correctly. A plumber will know exactly how to maneuver around these things when examining the appliance for issues.

Determining the Issue

A lot of things can create issues with your garbage disposal. It could be as simple as a clog, or a more complex problem that requires a deeper investigation to determine the problem. To ensure that you don’t make the problem any worse it’s best to have a plumber take a look and perform repairs. 

How We Can Help

Plumbing problems, including the need for garbage disposal repair, tend to come at the least convenient times. Perhaps you’re just about to have family stay with you or you’re cooking a large meal for guests. Visitors might not realize it’s damaged, try to use it, and create even more problems. Plus, you want to be able to use that thing! Plumbing professionals can identify the problem and fix it quickly so you’re able to function in your kitchen as normal. 

Finding the Problem

An expert will be able to determine a more complex problem and the best solution for it. It may be that the blades need to be sharpened, there are leaking spots that need repairing, or other plumbing issues in your house are affecting the disposal. 

Fixing the Issue Quickly

Once the problem is found, plumbers can usually rectify the problem quickly or recommend the best form of action if the disposal needs replacing. Get the job done faster and avoid more issues down the line by calling a company trusted for professional garbage disposal repair.

Reach Out Today for Professional Garbage Disposal Repair

Dave Burns Plumbing Inc. is located in Muskego, serving Milwaukee County and the surrounding areas. Family-owned and operated, we offer everything from sump pump installation to garbage disposal repair. Reach out today, emergency plumbing services are available 24/7!

Importance of Fixing Water Leaks in Your Milwaukee Home

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Plumbing leaks are pretty common, and every house will likely suffer from at least one. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average household’s leak can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year. Furthermore, 10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. That’s why it’s important to fix water leaks as soon as they are identified. The longer you delay attending to these problems, the more severe they will become.

​​Water leaks aren’t just annoying—they’re silent threats that can do very real damage to your home. Every homeowner should know how to find a water leak. Water damage can stem from several locations, so when you first notice any sign of trouble, it’s best to reach out to Dave Burns Professional Plumbing Service. We offer a variety of top-quality plumbing services in Milwaukee and the surrounding area.

Why You Should Immediately Fix Water Leaks

Hearing continuous droplets falling from your sink or shower can be a nuisance but it shouldn’t be ignored. This telltale sign of a water leak might be caused by deeper problems occurring in your home’s plumbing and piping system. If left untreated, leaks can result in extensive and expensive damages to your home.

One reason to immediately repair leaks is that increased moisture can lead to mold and mildew. Moist areas create the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and can cause a variety of health problems if inhaled over a long period of time. Another reason why you’ll want any water leaks in your home repaired is to help save you money. Leaking pipes use water 24/7, meaning that the amount of wasted water can significantly impact your water bill. Avoid wasting water and money by repairing water leaks as soon as they occur.

The minute that you notice that water is leaking into your home, you should fix them immediately. However, if the damage is beyond your ability to repair, be sure to call a professional plumber right away. They can help prevent major problems and even let you know about any other warning signs to look out for based on their findings.

The Most Common Sources of Water Leaks

If you notice water leaks around your home, you must find where the source of the leak is. Some leaks are obvious, such as dripping faucets and leaking water heaters. Unfortunately, many leaks go undetected for years because the source of the leak is not visible. 

Here are a few areas around your home that should be checked for leaks:

  • Bathroom –  You can usually find a leaky faucet or a broken shower head when you are in the bathroom. Also be sure that when the toilet is flushed, no water comes through the waste or out the pan collar onto the floor.
  • Ceiling – If your floor is drenched in water, a leaky ceiling might be the cause. You can check the state of the water to determine whether the source of the leak is due to a plumbing issue or if a hole in your roof is the cause.
  • Kitchen – Due to the presence of several faucets and pipes, the kitchen is prone to severe water leaks. Be sure to check the closest plumbing line or pipe leading to the cabinet.

Signs of a Hidden Leak

Discovering a plumbing leak is a good thing. While it’s not good that there is a leak, the good thing here is the discovery of the problem. It’s always a good idea to take a proactive approach to reduce the chances of any issues arising. 

If you want to know what to look out for, here are a few things to check in and around your home:

  • Presence of mold or mildew on your walls
  • Continuous dripping when no tap or faucet is on
  • Change in texture on your wall
  • Water stains and cracks in your flooring
  • Ceiling stains and cracks in your walls

Call Dave Burns for Milwaukee Water Leak Repair

While some homeowners attempt a do-it-yourself fix, it is best to call an experienced plumber to make sure all water leaks are properly dealt with so that they don’t reoccur. If you have noticed any level of water leakage in your home, you’ll be in good hands with Master Plumber Dave Burns. Call 262-679-1001 today to schedule a service call. All of our plumbing and water leak repair services are available in Southeast Wisconsin.

Our COVID-19 Protocol

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We here at Dave Burns Plumbing are taking as many precautions as we can to ensure the safety and well-being of both clients and employees. We practice the recommended COVID-19 Protocol.


Computers and printers have been installed in our service trucks to eliminate the need to come into the central office or interact with the other plumbers. We also have a strict “Flu Symptoms? Stay Home” policy, as well as a requirement that employees get tested when their doctors authorize We have asked all employees to avoid any gatherings and practice “social distancing”.


When booking a job we ask our customers if they are showing any flu-like symptoms. If so we’ll elect to postpone a service call until they are cleared by their doctor. The owner and other master plumbers will be available to “talk people through” emergencies as needed over the telephone.

We are taking these precautionary measures to help stop the spread of this pandemic here at the Dave Burns Plumbing Family and our customers’ families.

Thank you for your understanding until this pandemic is under control.