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What Kinds of Plumbing Issues are Emergencies?

February 4th, 2019

woman-mopping-waterHave you ever had to phone in an emergency to 911 before? Chances are, you knew exactly why you were calling and made the problem clear to the dispatcher.

In the world of plumbing, there are emergencies, too. However, since those emergencies aren’t on the same level as a 911 emergency, we’re naturally hesitant to make the call. Maybe you’re afraid that your problem isn’t truly an emergency and could be wasting people’s time. Or, you don’t want to incur any extra fees for a minor problem.

We understand your concern. In this post, we’ll go over three categories of plumbing emergencies so you can alleviate any doubts of using a 24/7 emergency plumbing service.

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5 Common Plumbing Mistakes

January 21st, 2019

We can’t expect every homeowner to be an expert on plumbing (if they were, we’d be out of business). Likewise, we can’t expect every homeowner to know when they’re making a mistake with their plumbing system. That’s why we’ve outlined 5 of the most common mistakes here for you.

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Is It Time for Repiping?

January 4th, 2019

dirty-pipesDo you know when your home was repiped? If the answer is “No,” then you either have a very new home, or you really need to have your plumbing system inspected.

There are many reasons why you could need a repiping, and they mostly have to do with the age of your system. But don’t let a plumber tell you that you need repiping for any reason… We’ll give you the rundown on when this service is needed and how you can find out for yourself.

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Why You Should Never Do Your Own Gas Line Service

December 24th, 2018

water-heater-gas-line-tighteningThe concept of a gas appliance is kind of scary when you think about it. After all, you’re literally siphoning a highly flammable substance into your home! And then you burn it, in your home, all so that you can operate a water heater, stove, oven, or furnace.

Surprisingly, the occurrence of gas line accidents remains low. The truth is that gas appliances are extremely safe… but only when they’re operating properly. To ensure that your gas lines are operating properly, it requires repairs and installation from no one less than an expert of gas line repair and plumbing in Ventura, CA.

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Why You Need Water Testing Before Installing a Treatment System

December 10th, 2018

water-softenerAccess to water is essential to keep things moving. In the body, water keeps your internal organs moving smoothly. Similarly, water is also needed to keep things in the home moving smoothly. Staying hydrated, bathing, laundry, and dishwashing are all tasks that we can accomplish with a clean water supply.

If that water supply becomes tainted, you need to take action. But it must first begin with a thorough water test. Here’s why:

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Signs it’s Time for Drain Cleaning

November 26th, 2018

water-running-down-drainWhen you have a drain clog, the signs are obvious… there’s really not much to say about a drain being clogged. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it before it happens.

In this post, we’ll go over some common signs that indicate you need the help of a drain cleaning expert in Oxnard, CA.

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Why Slab Leaks Need to Be Dealt With ASAP

November 12th, 2018

leak“It’s just a leak, what’s the worst that could happen?”

There are many DIY guides online about how to handle a simple leak. But if all leaks were so simple, you wouldn’t need the help of plumbers. The location of the leak makes all the difference.

In particular, we’re talking about slab leaks. These are a kind of leak that must be taken care of as soon as possible. We’ll explain why down below.

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What You Need to Know About Backflow Certification and Testing

October 29th, 2018

backflow-regulatorThe average property owner may not think much about how their water comes to them, other than knowing it comes from a municipal water system. But from the perspective of someone certified in backflow prevention, water makes its way to the sewage system as soon as it leaves your faucet.

At this point of the process, your water is at risk of backflow. That risk is severely mitigated, however, with the help of a certified backflow prevention professional. We’ll go into more details below.

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When Do Water Lines Need to Be Replaced?

October 15th, 2018

water-line-repairThe water line is the main source of water to your home. Without it, you wouldn’t have water routed to your home for use in your appliances or fixtures. Say goodbye to showers and washing the dishes!

Given that water lines hold a huge responsibility for your household, it would be terrible if they suddenly stopped functioning. The only option would be to have it replaced. So why, or when, would you need a replacement?

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What Do Cold and Hot Spots on My Floors Mean?

October 1st, 2018

blue-question-markLet’s say one day you’re walking across your kitchen floor, barefoot, and you notice that the floor is particularly cold in one spot (and we mean more than usual!)

Or, perhaps you’ve noticed that your dog or cat seems very particular about laying in one spot of the floor. When you put your hand on it, you feel that it’s quite warm.

You should never be feeling radical temperature differences beneath your floor. It’s the sure sign of a plumbing problem. In this case, it’s most likely a slab leak! Read on to find out what you can do.

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