5 Ways to Keep Your Plumbing System Pristine

December 10th, 2018

plumber-and-homeowner-inspecting-drainMany of the plumbing problems you’ll encounter in your life can all be avoided with a bit of due diligence. Whether it’s leaks or clogs, there are reasonable steps you can take to avoid them from happening in the first place. Here are five things you can do to avoid most plumbing problems:

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Why Do I Need Regular Drain Cleaning?

November 26th, 2018

clearing-of-blocked-drainDrain cleaning isn’t something that anyone’s excited to have done. It’s certainly not the most interesting thing, either. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t necessary for the health of you, your family, and your plumbing system. But drain cleaning is only as effective when done by a professional. We’ll explain why that’s the case.

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Two Factors in Choosing a Good Plumber

November 12th, 2018

plumberYour relationship with a plumber is like any relationship. A certain level of trust and understanding is needed from both parties. There’s no better way to tell if you have the right plumber than by actually having them work for you.

Of course, this advice doesn’t always pan out in practice. If you’re looking for an emergency plumber in Santa Barbara, you want to make a quick decision with the least amount of risk.

So, what are you supposed to do? We can think of two major factors that are going to help you choose a good plumber.

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Why You Need to Have Old Pipes Replaced

October 29th, 2018

bursted-copper-pipeWhen you moved into your home, you looked over the entire house. You made sure the bedrooms, the kitchen, the bathrooms, and all the other rooms would be a good fit for you. Of course, you also looked to make sure there was no damage to any of the walls, floors, or ceilings. Thoroughly inspecting a home takes dedication, but there’s one place where even the most well-trained eye can’t see: the plumbing.

If your home was built decades ago, there’s a possibility that you’re living with an outdated plumbing system. Even if the water seems to be coming out of the faucets just fine, it’s important that your plumbing system’s pipes are up to date. Allow us to explain.

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How to Tell If You Have a Leak

October 15th, 2018

blue-question-markYou mean aside from the water dripping under my sink? After all, leaks are pretty easy to spot, right? Actually, quite the opposite is true. While a leak in your bathroom or kitchen might be plain as a day, those sections only make up a very small part of your entire plumbing system. Leaks most often occur behind the walls, floors or ceilings, where you can’t easily see them. But just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean you’re helpless against them.

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Two Potential Water Test Results and What They Mean

October 1st, 2018

water-testIf you’ve ever heard about water filtration systems for your home, it was most likely in the form of reverse osmosis systems. While these are popular for an important reason (which we’ll get into below), you should know that there are actually multiple different water filtration options. Which one you need depends on you and your household, and the way to find out is through a water test. Among the many things a water test can reveal, it can tell you about two major issues: the amount of contaminants in the water, and the hardness of the water.

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Don’t Freak Out Over These Water Heater Issues

September 17th, 2018

technician-in-front-of-heaterYour water heater is acting strangely… does this mean it’s time for replacement? Well, it could, but this time, we only want to talk about problems that aren’t nearly as drastic as they seem. So relax! That doesn’t mean these problems are completely harmless, of course, but we won’t leave you in the dark on how to proceed. Here are some minor plumbing problems that you should be on the lookout for.

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When Does a Leak Become a Slab Leak?

September 3rd, 2018

pipe-burstLeaks are part of everyday life for a plumber. All leaks can cause water damage or create spikes in your water bill. They can even lower your water pressure throughout the home. But most of the time, they’re easily fixed by a qualified plumber in Santa Barbara, CA.

What turns a leak from a simple pipe replacement into an entire project is all based on the location of the leak. When a leak displays the right symptoms, it could actually be a slab leak. From that, you can expect a slew of problems that will cause damage to your home the longer it goes on.

So when does your average leak become a slab leak?

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Signs You Might Need Repiping

August 20th, 2018

cracked-pipeYou might not realize it, but some plumbing problems are fixed by simply redoing things. For example, when your pipe springs a leak, we don’t put a patch over the pipe and call it a day. We replace the entire pipe! Of course, since it’s a brand-new pipe, you can be assured that it won’t have issues until at least another couple decades.

In some cases, it’s best to redo the pipes in sections, and sometimes through the entire home. This is what’s called repiping. It can be a big job, but if you get it over with once, you shouldn’t have to expect to do it again for a long time. Below are some possible reasons you might need repiping.

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Choosing the Right Water Heater

August 6th, 2018

plumber-standing-beside-water-heaterUnless your house was built new, your home most likely already has a water heater. They’re one of the most essential appliances we have in our home, even if it is tucked away in the corner and easily forgotten about.

Whether you’ve never had a water heater before or you’re not sure if you have the best water heater for your needs, it should help to know that there are several options available for you. In this post, we’ll go over a few options to help you figure out what will work best for you.

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