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Top 3 Plumbing Projects For a Home Remodel

Home improvements and remodels are an exciting time for homeowners, whether they’re looking to sell or sticking around for the long term. Remodeling presents the opportunity to improve functionality and sustainability, update old fixtures and appliances, spice up the look and overall comfort of living spaces, as well as reduce energy costs. Plumbing renovations go hand-in-hand […]

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What’s Next in Plumbing Technology?

In today’s day and age, technology has a significant influence in almost everything we do. For homeowners, it’s transforming the way homes look and operate — plumbing and all. Increased plumbing technology is creating an opportunity for more efficient, greener and more convenient home improvements across the board. If you want to stay on the cutting edge […]

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What is Emergency Plumbing?

Plumbing emergencies happen, and when they do, they can be an extreme hassle on anyone’s daily routine. However, it’s important to understand when the phone call to a plumber can wait. Here’s a quick guide to help you determine when you should call a plumber right away or when you should hold off and call […]

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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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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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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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Comparing Different Water Filters for Your Home

Water quality can be greatly affected by the water filters in your home. With that being said, you may want to consider different water filters to bring water quality up to your standards. If you get your water from a municipal facility, it likely meets federal and local criteria for purity. However, while those water […]

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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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What to Do About a Noisy Faucet

If using a bathroom or kitchen faucet is a wake-up call for others in the house, your faucets are too noisy. Water flowing through a pipe and out of a faucet ought to make a soothing, zen-like sound. However, a variety of other audio effects may be emitted such as screeching, spitting sounds, or loud […]

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