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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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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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[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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[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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Whoops! What to Do When You’ve Dropped Jewelry Down the Drain

Plumbers get called for all sorts of plumbing emergencies, from an overflowing toilet to a ruptured pipe. But there’s nothing quite like the crisis that results when an item of jewelry gets dropped down a drain.  It’s a helpless feeling when a cherished and probably expensive keepsake takes an unfortunate bounce and disappears down the […]

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3 Signs Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance

First, the bad news: in many homes, replacing the water heater is the most frequent—and expensive— major plumbing repair in the house. While the average maximum service life is about 12 years, some heaters may last only half that long, particularly if hard water is prevalent in the area. Now, the good news: Proper maintenance […]

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5 Top Symptoms You May Have a Slab Leak

Wondering if you have a slab leak? These are leaks in one of the water lines running below the concrete floor of your home. They usually pinhole leaks that develop in copper water lines; they are also known as foundation leaks. Here are five of the most common symptoms: 1. The sound of running water when all […]

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Rain Barrels: Common Questions and Benefits

With the rain from El Nino making an appearance, we’re hearing all kind of buzz about something called, “rain barrels.” Rain Barrels are a simple a means/vessel to effectively catch the rainwater runoff from your home. The barrels are placed in specific areas where your rain gutter drain spouts are. When it rains, the water […]

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Items That Are ‘OK’ To Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

A few weeks ago we wrote a blog about food items you really shouldn’t put down your garbage disposal, which left a few people wondering, “well what can I put down my garbage disposal?” First, we want to preface that we completely understand that some items on the ‘no’ list are going to sneak past […]

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Toilet Maintenance Tips

Ok folks, it’s time to talk toilet maintenance. It’s a busy time of year and a lot of families often have visitors for trekking in for the holidays which means the ‘ole john’ will be getting a little more love than usual. Making sure your toilet is in tip top shape will keep things running smoothly, so […]

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