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Are You in Need of Sewer Line Repair?

July 16th, 2018

Blocked drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree rootsWhen is the last time you thought about your sewer line? Chances are, unless something when drastically wrong with it at some point, you don’t give it much thought at all. However, it’s one of the most important components of your entire plumbing system, as it is the main line that removes wastewater from your home and moves it into the civic sewer system. Since sewer lines are typically buried under the ground, they’re usually safe from damage and wear from weather or other external circumstances.

This doesn’t mean sewer lines are completely immune to problems though. And when trouble does arise, you’ll want professional San Diego plumbers on your side. A reliable plumbing pro will have the right techniques and tools to adequately repair leaks, clogs and any other issue with your sewer line, effectively and efficiently.

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How Does Professional Video Pipe Inspection Benefit You?

July 2nd, 2018

Plumber looking at monitor to see where a leak isPlumbing systems. They’re one of the largest systems in our home, and yet also one of those systems most of us take for granted. Think about it—do you ever consider what would happen if you woke up to find your water heater failed, or your bathroom sinks were backing up and therefore out of use?

There are many tools that were used “way back in the day” to fix problems like this that plumbers still use today. However, technology has allowed for simpler measures when it comes to pipe repair, replacement, and even Encinitas, CA drain cleaning services. This technology has allowed professional plumbers to use more effective techniques that cost you less to implement.

For instance, take video pipe inspection. This method of diagnosing plumbing problems has become increasingly popular, and arms our plumbers with accurate information that no technology before has been able to, and in turn makes dealing with leaks and clogs easier. Aside from the cost benefit, how does this benefit you?

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Storage Tank Water Heater?

June 18th, 2018

Pipes of a heating systemCould you imagine if all the essentials in your home lasted forever? You’d never have to worry about having enough money in savings “just in case” your air conditioner broke down, or your washing machine gave way and won’t hold water anymore.

Unfortunately, this is just not the case, and every major appliance must be replaced at some time or another. Your water heater is no exception.

A water heater can take a lot of wear and tear throughout the years. And since it’s usually hidden from view, you may need some help determining that it’s in need of replacement.

Before we go any further, we do want to mention that if you have a traditional storage tank water heater, you are not required to upgrade to the same system—we have other system options that are installed by our professional Carmel Valley plumbers, which we’ll get to below. In the meantime, here are some signs that your tank water heater may be about to die:

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Follow These Steps When You Have a Clogged Drain

June 4th, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.Imagine this scenario: you go to use a plumbing fixture or your bathroom sink like you do every day, only to discover it’s not draining properly. You might be doing something as simple as brushing your teeth or taking a morning shower when suddenly there’s a huge and unfortunate backup of water.

It’s easy to look for a quick solution, but quick solutions are often not the best solutions. So when you have a clogged drain, follow these steps, provided by our professionally trained and experienced plumbing professionals!

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Why Commercial Buildings Require Commercial Plumbers

May 21st, 2018

row of sinks in commercial bathroomWhen it comes to hiring a professional plumber in La Jolla, CA, there are specific standards they should meet. These standards are in place to ensure that your plumbing system works as efficiently and effectively for as long as possible, and does so safely. This is even more pertinent to commercial buildings and businesses. When you find your commercial space in need of professional plumbing services, don’t look any further than our team!

You want to be sure you’re getting a plumber with commercial expertise and the ability to get the job done right the first time. And in addition to the safety and liability guarantees you get with a licensed professional plumber, hiring professionals with commercial experience benefits you in a number of other ways, such as the following.

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Is It Time for You to Call a Plumber?

May 7th, 2018

woman looking at pipe under sink, with panicked expression on her faceYour home’s plumbing system was designed to last for decades, or longer. However, sooner or later even the most durable pipes begin to corrode and will likely suffer from a leak. This is especially true here in Encinitas, where hard water is common among households—hard water is water with a high concentration of magnesium and calcium (both of which eat away at your pipes).

The problem with detecting a plumbing leak lies in the fact that most of your plumbing system is hidden behind walls or in crawlspaces, where leaks can go unnoticed for weeks or even months in some cases. There are some leaks that are obvious—a burst pipe quickly spreading water across your kitchen floor, for instance—but others are much more subtle.

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Some Expert Tips for Avoiding Drain Clogs

April 23rd, 2018

drain with water flowingIf we asked you what the #1 most common plumbing problem is, we can guess what your answer would be. It’s no surprise that drain clogs are the one plumbing issue that almost every homeowner has to deal with at some time or another. Fortunately, our professionals handle unclogging drains and exceptional San Diego drain cleaning services to get your plumbing system back in top shape.

Naturally, you’d like to avoid drain clogs if at all possible. Of course, we’d like to have your business when you do need drain cleaning, but we also want to help you have as few plumbing issues as possible. To help you out, we’ve provided some expert tips below on how to avoid drain clogs.

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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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