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Consider This When Remodeling Your Bathroom

April 9th, 2018

Luxury bathroom with separated shower and toilet roomsSpringtime seems to be a pretty popular time for San Diego area homeowners to invest in remodeling projects for their homes. Bathrooms are typically a huge focus for remodels, with many people attempting to complete these remodels on their own. We don’t doubt that skilled homeowners have what it takes to complete simple remodeling tasks, however when it comes to bathroom remodels, it’s very important to have a San Diego, CA plumbing professional to handle the piping and plumbing fixture needs of your space.

That’s what our team is here for! Go ahead and give us a call for reliable bathroom plumbing installations. In the meantime, keep reading to learn about some considerations homeowners tend to look over when it comes to bathroom remodels.

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Don’t Ignore the Signs of a Slab Leak

March 26th, 2018

home interior showing long shot of flooring/slabIt’s an unfortunate fact of life that sometime over the course of your home-ownership, you’ll have a plumbing problem that you need to deal with. Scheduling services for such a problem requires a professional Carmel Valley, CA plumber, if you have any hope of keeping your plumbing system working as reliably as possible.

Now, some plumbing problems are pretty benign in that they can be easily fixed—perhaps a leaking faucet or a slow-moving drain. But, the issue could be something more serious, leading to property damage and expensive repairs if not caught soon enough. One of these problems, in particular, is a slab leak.

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Store-Bought Drain Cleaning Solutions Are No Solution

March 12th, 2018

Professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.Store-bought liquid drain cleaners aren’t hard to come by. You can get a bottle of them in pretty much any grocery store or hardware store, right where you’ll find any other cleaning solution. The companies who produce these solutions put a lot of time and money into marketing these products as the standard for drain cleaning and resolving stubborn clogs, but the fact is they are simply not as effective as these companies would lead you to believe.

No experienced and trained plumber will ever recommend these “solutions” as a method for drain cleaning in Encinitas, CA. That’s because store-bought drain cleaners aren’t effective, they are harmful to your plumbing system, they’re very toxic, and they’re bad for the environment. Keep reading to learn more!

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Can Video Inspection Really Protect Your Pipes?

February 26th, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundOne of the biggest obstacles with plumbing problems is that they are typically hidden from view, given that most of your plumbing system is hidden from view. Therefore, it can be difficult for you to detect a leak or blockage until it grows severe enough to start showing noticeable symptoms.

And when you do spot signs of a plumbing issue, the source of the problem may be very far away from the visible symptom. It’s for this reason that investing in video pipe inspection from a professional La Jolla, CA plumber is beneficial.

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Tree Roots: A Bigger Threat Than You May Realize

February 12th, 2018

Split drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree rootsIt’s no coincidence that your plumbing system’s sewer line is buried beneath your property and your yard. For starters, it’s obviously more attractive this way. Secondly, it’s safe and functional this way. Unfortunately, this means that not only is it out of sight and hard for you to spot problems with it right away, but it’s also prone to issues such a tree root infiltration, which is a more common reason for clogged drains in Del Mar, CA than you may realize, and a bigger threat than you may know.

Tree roots are known to cause severe sewer line damage, requiring the assistance of professional plumbers in order to repair. Tree roots crave water, and therefore even the smallest leak in your sewer line can attract them.

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How to Reduce Your Water Bills

January 29th, 2018

Money in the form of many large billsWhen it comes to running your home, there are many considerations you need to make. Are you paying too much for electricity? Is your home as secure as it can be? Are your appliances working as efficiently as they can? One thing that not many homeowners think of on a daily basis, and yet do use on a daily basis, is their Encinitas, CA plumbing system.

You might be surprised to find that you’re paying way more than necessary on your water bills, either due to inefficient plumbing fixtures or plumbing that has been damaged and is leaking. Keep reading for some not-so-widely-known tips on how to reduce your water bills!

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Don’t Let Your Bathroom Suffer from These Plumbing Mistakes

January 15th, 2018

silver shower head spraying water on a white backgroundIs your bathroom aesthetically pleasing to the eye? Is it as functional as it could be? Or maybe you’ve found yourself having trouble getting around it comfortably. Depending on your response to these questions, you might be considering a bathroom remodel, which of course means new plumbing installations or retrofits.

For this type of job, it pays to work very closely with a qualified and experienced Del Mar, CA plumber. Planning and preparation are vital with any type of installation, but particularly during a remodel. In fact, there might be factors you haven’t even considered yet, that could lead you to make plumbing mistakes—especially if you attempt any part of the process on your own without the assistance of a pro.

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Yes, That Tiny Pinhole Leak Is a Big Problem

January 1st, 2018

brown pipe with pinhole leakWithout the right equipment, tools, and experience, plumbing issues are hard to detect. Most of your Del Mar, CA plumbing system is hidden out of sight, after all. Therefore, the problems that typically affect it are subtle to begin with. Pinhole leaks are one of those problems.

The subtlety of plumbing problems is the main reason we recommend scheduling preventive plumbing maintenance on at least an annual basis. However, it’s also important for you to know the warning signs that you do have a potential problem with your plumbing system. Pinhole leaks, as we just mentioned, are fairly common. And however seemingly minor one is, it can quickly grow in size or quantity, and leave you with drastic consequences.

These consequences include the following:

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Is Routine Plumbing Maintenance Worth It?

December 18th, 2017

plumber working on the p trap underneath a sinkThe short answer to this is yes, of course plumbing maintenance is worth it. Although, we don’t expect you to take that answer at face value. Understandably, you want to know what makes it so beneficial and why it’s worth your time and money to invest in.

A working plumbing system is something many homeowners take for granted. Vital to many of the tasks within your home, you often don’t think about where you water comes from—but when you need a repair, it can be a major inconvenience. Some leaks and clogs are easy to spot and fix on your own, but if you really want to do all that you can to avoid huge plumbing emergencies, then scheduling annual plumbing maintenance in San Diego, CA is a wise idea.

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San Diego Businesses Required to Have Backflow Devices

December 4th, 2017

Backflow regulator with office building in the background.A recent mandate has been put into effect requiring that all businesses within the city of San Diego be equipped with a backflow prevention device. This is what’s used to protect potable water supplies from potential contamination or pollution caused by backflow. The city of San Diego, like many other municipalities throughout the country, is committed to ensuring the safety of the drinking water that homeowners and residents use.

If you need a backflow prevention device, also called a backflow preventer, installed on your commercial property or if you already have one, then there are some factors you should know about caring for it. For example, you should know that even with a backflow preventer, your area should be tested by a certified backflow technician. You can contact our team to be put in touch with one.

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