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10 Facts You May Not Know About Oceanside

We’re proud to call ourselves San Diegans. We love every city in San Diego County — especially our home base, Oceanside. While we’ve been serving the community since 1970, many of you may be new to the area or know little about its rich history. Here are ten facts about Oceanside you may not have known: […]

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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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Why It’s Best to Have Appliances Professionally Installed

Like many, you’ve probably looked forward to upgrading that old crummy stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, or washer/dryer with a new high-tech model. Once the new one arrives, there’s a natural tendency to open up the box, grab the instructions, and plunge into the project on your own. We get it. However, maybe you ought to pause […]

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Damaging Hot Summer-Month Plumbing Problems to Look Out For

We don’t get many calls for frozen pipes during winters here in San Diego. However, summer is a time of year that presents a few season-specific plumbing issues. Our summer season tends to be longer than most parts of the country and the opportunities for hot weather plumbing problems are more plentiful. You’re likely to […]

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Drought Tolerant Green Landscaping Ideas for the Summer

After several years of drought here in southern California—and El Nino storms last winter that under-performed—we’re all beginning to wonder if a home landscape composed of pink pea gravel is in our immediate future. Tree-ring data and other historical research shows that extended periods of low rainfall like we’re enduring now may actually be more […]

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5 Activities to Do in North County Before the End of Summer

Summer is winding down and it’s back to school time for many but that doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had across San Diego. The North County area is jammed packed with events and activities to fill your weekends, here are 5 not to be missed before the summer is over. Take in Moonlight […]

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What is Causing Your Low Water Pressure?

Chronic low water pressure is a condition that just keeps on giving—annoyance. Fixtures like showerheads don’t rinse properly when water pressure drops below their design specs. It can seem like forever for a toilet tank to refill. Waiting for washing machine cycles to finish builds patience and character. Low water pressure may be limited to […]

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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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3 Summer Activities in the Oceanside/Vista Area

Summer’s in full swing here in San Diego county, that means ample time for activities and fun for many families. With so many options it can be hard to decide how to spend a day or weekend, so the North County Plumbing team zeroed in on three awesome activities that should prove to be fun […]

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How to Save Water During the Summer Months

Do your plans for carefree summer fun include plumbing maintenance? Maybe they should, since we’re still suffering the effects of a multi-year water shortage here in southern California. Those El Nino forecasts didn’t deliver the sort of drought-busting rain we hoped for last winter, so water conservation remains high on the agenda. Another thing that […]

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