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10 Things You Should Know About Whale Watching in San Diego

Whale watching is considered a major bucket list item for anyone here in America’s Finest City — and we are right in the middle of the winter and spring Pacific gray whale migration season. From mid-December through April gray whales make their way along the Pacific coast from the feeding grounds in Alaska to the […]

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DIY Natural Cleaning Recipes (Part 1)

  At North County Plumbing, we believe that having a consistently clean home is just as important as maintaining your plumbing. Part 1 of this blog series is covering some basic essential cleaning supplies. Stay tuned for solutions specific to plumbing! You should keep your home clean on a regular basis for a number of […]

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A-Z Common Plumbing Terms (A-H)

Do you speak “plumber?” It’s a mixture of technical terms, industry jargon and occasionally homespun philosophy uttered by the gentleman or lady who comes to fix your plumbing problems or install new fixtures. You know it when you hear it, but you may not know what it means. If this happens, politely interrupt and ask […]

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What is Green Plumbing?

Will green plumbing clash with brown electrical wiring and ruin your indoor decor scheme? Nothing to worry about. In this case, “green” refers to environmental benefits and a healthier home. Going green will also reduce household expenses by conserving resources like energy and water and, in the long run, pay for itself. Start with simple […]

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Plumbing Issues and Protection During Rainy Months

While homeowners in Southern California don’t have to worry too much about dealing with frozen pipes, winters here can still cause plenty of plumbing headaches. Higher amounts of rain can lead to issues with pipes, drains and sewers. Here are some of the problems to watch for this winter: Broken Pipes The pipes in your plumbing […]

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3 Common Causes for Clogged Drains

To some, clogged drains can be a rare occurrence. To others, it can be déjà vu over and over again. In fact, even though clogged drains result in similar issues, the cause of the clog can vary. For this reason, a long-lasting fix will differ according to the location and nature of the clog. Here are the most common reasons for […]

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Connecting with Nature in North County: 3 Spots to Visit

We wholeheartedly love being San Diegans. Just one of the reasons behind that is the plethora of outdoor activities the North County areas has to offer. Even throughout the winter months, San Diego’s temperate conditions allow us to take advantage of the outdoors. There are three places in particular that we really love and want […]

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Faucets: The Next Thing in Smart Technology

Let’s face it. Once the toilet got “smart,” it was only a matter of time before faucets developed a mind of their own too. The march of progress has now arrived at the low-tech faucet to make it more convenient, efficient and safe. The basic functionality of most faucets hasn’t changed much in a century […]

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Happy Holidays from North County Plumbing

  It’s looking like this year will be another beautiful California Christmas here in San Diego. We’re especially excited about the Port of San Diego’s Holiday Bowl Parade. It’s the country’s largest balloon parade! With the holiday rapidly approaching we wanted to take the time to wish every San Diegan a merry Christmas and happy holidays. […]

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5 Common Home Plumbing Issues

Plumbing issues are never fun — especially if it’s your first time dealing with them. We understand the stress and inconvenience that comes along with this experience, so we’re here to help. Since plumbing is constructed to standards and most household use is fairly consistent, it’s pretty hard to surprise an experienced plumber with something […]

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