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Never Ignore These Toilet Problems

April 15th, 2019

toilet-with-threatening-auraProblems with your toilet that you can list off the top of your head probably include a backed up toilet—which you can easily fix with a plunger. In fact, upwards of 90% of toilet problems can be fixed with a plunger.

While we could certainly write a whole manual on the intricacies of plunging a toilet, there are other toilet problems out there that are much more demanding. To give you an idea, here are four toilet problems that you should never ignore:

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3 Water Heater Issues That Spell Trouble

April 1st, 2019

water-heater-repairYour water heater will work consistently without much trouble—most homeowners tend to forget it’s even there at all.

But if you seem to be having trouble with your hot water all of a sudden, there’s a strong chance it could be due to one of these three things:

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Point-of-Entry vs Point-of-Use Water Treatment

March 18th, 2019

water-filtration-system A water treatment system’s purpose is to prevent certain chemicals, contaminants, or minerals from entering your drinking water. Unclean water may come out of the city’s municipal supply, but it’s going to be clean water that eventually comes out of your home’s taps and faucets.

However, things get a bit more complicated when homeowners are presented with two choices: installing water treatment systems as point-of-entry—also understood as whole-house systems—or as point-of-use systems. We’ll go over the differences between the two, as well as explaining when each is most appropriate, in order to help with your plans for water treatment.

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Is Hydro-Jetting Really the Best Way to Clean Drains?

March 4th, 2019

hydro-jettingHydro-jetting is often praised as one of the best methods for cleaning drains. Essentially, a hydro-jet is a line with a jet at the end. The jet sprays highly pressurized water in several angles to wash out the inside of pipes.

Your alternatives are drain cleaners, which can be harmful to the pipes, slow, and only effective in a small area. There are also drain snakes, which are effective at breaking up a clog but really have nothing to do with “cleaning.” When a professional plumber uses these tactics, it’s often for a strategic purpose.

But there’s more to hydro-jetting than simply “being better” than drain cleaners and drain snakes. We’ll go over all the details below.

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4 Signs You Might Have a Leak

February 18th, 2019

leakWhen there’s a leak in your home, you’re not always going to know that it’s there. In fact, you’re lucky if your leak occurs in a place where it’s visible in plain sight. Most leaks will happen behind the walls or underneath the ground.

It’s estimated that there are 240,000 water-main breaks annually in the United States. That is a significant amount of water! But there’s nothing you can do except find and fix the leak as quickly as possible. This can be difficult in cities since most leak detection methods depend on hearing them.

But for your average residential neighborhood, you can rest assured that tracking down leaks is much easier. As long as you know what to look out for, you can greatly decrease the chance of being blindsided by a sudden leak.

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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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