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Garbage Disposal Dos and Don’ts

Garbage disposals make it easy for you to get rid of food without filling up your trash can, but not everything is safe to go down the kitchen sink. Keep the following do’s and don’ts in mind, and your garbage disposal will continue working with fewer issues and a longer life. DO… Run cold water while […]

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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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How to Prepare For a House Flood

Southern California has near perfect weather. With an average of 265 days of sunshine, it’s hard to imagine flooding. However, it does happen. Plus, California has a rainy season, which is in full swing from October to March. Even though droughts have plagued the region for the last several years, this occurrence only places the […]

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The Best Questions to Ask Your Plumber

“Why are toilets nicknamed ‘the John?’” There’s a question you might throw at a prospective plumber — but not one that truly matters or that every plumber knows the answer to.  (We’ll explain this later). There are far more important inquiries you’ll want to make before that. Keep in mind, the plumber you hire will […]

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Where is My Water Main Shutoff Valve?

A ruptured pipe gushing hundreds of gallons of water into your house is the wrong time to begin searching for the location of your water main shutoff valve. This is info you need to know before the need arises. While some fixtures in a house have individual shutoff valves close-by to turn off water for […]

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Can You Plan for Plumbing Emergencies?

Have you added a plumbing emergency to your list of things-to-do? Although you probably can’t plan for everything that might go wrong in your pipes, “the most inconvenient time” is a pretty good guess about when it will happen. Like most emergencies, a crisis in your household plumbing usually takes you by surprise. However, it […]

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[Infographic] Plumbing Checklist for Homebuyers

Are you curious about the household plumbing of total strangers? If you’re in the market to buy a house, you should be. Repairs and required upgrades are expensive, particularly when they come as an after-sale surprise. Hidden leaks can add thousands of gallons a year to your water bill. The inside of a toilet tank […]

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Still Using R22 Freon in Your AC Unit? Time to Make a Change!

  Maybe you’ve been on the edge of your seat keeping up with the fascinating developments in air conditioning refrigerant. Maybe not. Well, we have news for you: Refrigerant is changing and you don’t want to be left behind when it happens. Refrigerant’s the critical substance in your air conditioner that actually moves heat out […]

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How to Remove Mineral Build-up on Shower Heads

Mineral deposits in the great outdoors can be one of the wonders of nature. Mineral deposits forming inside your shower head—not so much. All municipal water contains some amount of dissolved mineral content, usually calcium carbonate. While they’re harmless to your health, and in trace amounts actually make drinking water taste more appetizing, dissolved minerals […]

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[Infographic] Discover All That a Plumber Can Do For You

The professional plumber: that’s the helpful person who fixes the leaky faucet that’s driving you crazy in the kitchen and shows up 24/7 if an overflowing toilet floods the bathroom.  Yes, but … plumbers also offer a wide range of services that go far beyond daily drips and after-hour traumas. The plumber’s the go-to person […]

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