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Common Plumbing Terms (S-Z)

Don’t let plumbing terminology confuse you! We’re here to help simplify the plumber language for you. To wrap up our three-part series, here’s the final portion of common plumbing terms from A-Z: Scald Protection: It’s an important safety factor, particularly in homes with small children or elderly residents. Anti-scald plumbing devices include temperature activated flow reducers for […]

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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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DIY Natural Cleaning Recipes (Part 2)

  Home maintenance includes the finest of details including one of the more unpleasant but necessary tasks of cleaning your bathrooms. For part two of our DIY Natural Cleaning Recipe blog series, bathroom cleaning supplies were our inspiration. When it comes to choosing your cleaning solutions, stay away from harsh commercial ones filled with chemicals. You don’t […]

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A-Z Common Plumbing Terms (I-R)

Here we have it: Part 2 of the A-Z Common Plumbing Term blog series. It’s our goal to help you make sense of terms you may hear from a professional plumber who comes to your home to solve problems or install shiny new fixtures. Continuing from where we left off with Common Plumbing Terms A-H, here […]

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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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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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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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How to Spot and Handle a Leaking Water Heater

Checked your water heater lately for leakage? Some people like to live on the edge and let things like that lapse. Here’s why that’s a bad idea. In most households, the water heater is the major appliance with the shortest average service life. Ten years is pushing it and, if you have hard water in […]

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