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Here’s Why You Should Never Ignore a Leaky Kitchen Sink

June 24th, 2019

We often take for granted just how much our kitchen sinks can endure, and throughout the course of a day, we turn them on and off about a zillion times! (Okay, okay, maybe not that much. But still! You get the point!) But all this repeated use can quickly create problems in the faucet mechanism, leading to that constant, annoying drip…

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And although this dripping may not seem like too big a deal, it can lead to all sorts of other issues, including damage to your home and property. Therefore, it is probably in your best interest to have the issue repaired by a qualified plumber in Camarillo, CA as soon as possible. Below, we have listed just some of the many reasons why you should never ignore your leaky kitchen sink. Keep reading to find out more!

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Schedule These Routine Plumbing Services

June 10th, 2019

Your plumbing system is much more than a toilet, a tub, and a sink. In fact, your plumbing is much more complex than you think—

though it can be kind of hard to tell! Most of your plumbing system is well hidden underneath floors and behind walls, so it’s no wonder why homeowners are often unaware of just how large their plumbing system really is!

With such a large system, it can be quite hard to take care of on your own, which is why it’s important that you’ve got a team of plumbers on your side who can carry out all the routine services that your system needs to be efficient and effective. Below, we have listed routine plumbing services that you definitely should not be missing out on. Keep reading to find out more!

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3 Good Reasons to Call a Pro Plumber

May 27th, 2019

pro-plumberThinking about doing your own plumbing repairs? We understand the motivation behind it—it’s cheaper, it’ll save time, and it’s satisfying to fix your own plumbing.

But at the same time, there’s a fine line separating what’s acceptable for DIY and what requires the help of a professional. In this day and age, we have more experts than ever, so it would be a waste of your time, money, and effort not to depend on them. So before you go attempting your own plumbing repairs, consider the repercussions listed down below—there’s no shame in asking an expert of plumbing in Thousand Oaks, CA to help.

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Common Causes of Drain Clogs, And What to Do About It

May 13th, 2019

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Think about the last time you washed your hands or took a shower. You lathered yourself up with soap, washed yourself, and let it all rinse off into the drain.

After turning off the water, what happened to all the soap and suds? Did they go straight down into the drain without an issue, or did they disappear slowly, slowly, and leave a big mess of soap bubbles and water behind?

If you’re experiencing that second scenario more than the first, then we have to ask you: Do you have a clogged drain? A drain that takes several minutes to completely drain itself is usually one of the first indicators that you’re facing a clog.

Here are some common causes of drain clogs and what you can do about it!

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Don’t Put up With Hard Water

April 29th, 2019

water-testingIf you have hard water in your home, you know just how annoying it can be. Or, maybe you’ve lived with hard water in your home this whole time and simply accepted it as a fact life.

No matter who you are, the truth is that you don’t have to put up with hard water. There are plumbing systems out there that can do away with the issue of hard water for good.

Not only is hard water a nuisance, but it can actually degrade the health of your plumbing system over time. If you’ve been living with hard water for several years now, you could do very well to consider installing a water softener.

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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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