How Hard Water Hurts a Home’s Plumbing

July 8th, 2019

water-softenerPeople are concerned about the quality of the water coming into their homes. Although most people think of the possible health problems from poor water quality due to lead, pesticides, and heavy metals, a more common problem is with hard water, which is found frequently in Southern California. Hard water isn’t harmful to drink, but it creates serious troubles in the plumbing system of the home. It needs the same attention from water treatment professionals as other water quality issues. The sooner you call after you find out you have hard water, the better!

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Plumbers and Your Gas Lines—They Can Work Together

June 24th, 2019

working-on-outside-gas-meterMany homes rely on natural gas for power: running the furnace, the kitchen stove and oven, outdoor grills, and even clothes dryers. You probably have a natural gas connection for your home, and you’ll know that using gas is one of the most energy efficient ways to power your appliances.

But when you think about calling for repairs for your gas lines, or jobs such as moving your gas meter for construction or adding lines for new appliances, do you usually think of calling local plumbers? We’d guess the answer is “no.” You probably first think of calling your local gas company.

But some plumbers—although not all—specialize in working with natural gas lines.

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Can You (Not) Dig It? We Can Repair Your Sewer Line Without Digging!

June 10th, 2019

backhoe-of-construction-equipmentProblems with a home’s sewer line are among the worst kind of plumbing fiascoes. A broken sewer line will soon mean sewage backing up into the house, clogged drains everywhere, and sewage flowing up to the surface of the yard or garden.

What makes sewer line troubles even worse is how difficult they are to fix. The sewer pipe from the house that connects to the municipal sewer pipe is set down in a ditch that’s only accessible by digging down to it so plumbers can replace sections or even the whole line.

Except… digging is no longer the only way to do the job. There is such a thing as “no-dig” sewer repair. It’s known as trenchless technology, and Husted Plumbing is proud to offer it as a solution to your sewer line woes.

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Moving In? Here’s Your Plumbing Inspection Checklist

May 28th, 2019

plumberMoving in is stressful enough as it is. On top of it all, you need to make sure that the new home isn’t hiding any nasty surprises.

Since most plumbing repair issues happen out of sight, we urge you to consider looking at your new home from the eye of a plumber. That’s why we’ve compiled this checklist of some things you should have a plumber inspect for your new home.

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3 Questions (And Answers) About Trenchless Plumbing Services

May 13th, 2019

exposed-pipeIf you’ve only just recently heard about trenchless plumbing services, it’s most likely because you’ve never needed it until now. This is a specialty service reserved for very specific plumbing problems concerning your sewer and main water lines—it’s not for your everyday plumbing issues.

That being said, we’re happy to answer some of the most common questions about this service.

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Don’t Ignore Gas Line Safety!

April 29th, 2019

gas-burnerHere in California, getting access to natural gas lines isn’t nearly as difficult as it might be in other states. In other words, if you’re not using gas lines right now for your appliances, you should definitely take into consideration just how highly sought after they really are!

For example, running HVAC systems with electricity only is not cheap. Switching to a gas furnace can save you plenty of money during our colder months. Or, perhaps you simply want to start using more natural gas appliances, like your kitchen stove or your clothes dryer.

There are plenty of benefits to using natural gas, but it’s important to keep safety in mind. In the wrong hands, gas line installation can be a serious hazard. The safety of your family and your neighbors depend on gas line installation in Santa Barbara performed by a licensed professional.

Here’s everything you need to know about gas lines:

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Once You Go Trenchless, You’ll Never Go Back

April 15th, 2019

blocked-drainDo you know much about your main sewer line? You may be aware that it removes waste water from your home, and that it’s buried underneath your property. The line spans several feet and connects to the city’s sewer system.

Burying sewer lines is a great way to keep them protected, but when they do develop repair issues, it can be all the more difficult to treat because they’re underground and out of reach. As you can imagine, this used to be a huge problem.

Nowadays, trenchless technology can get your sewer lines repaired faster and cheaper than ever before. We’ll explain when trenchless sewer repair might be necessary and how it works to your advantage:

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Video Pipe Inspection Can Prevent These Sewer Line Problems

April 1st, 2019

We don’t like pointing the finger or having to blame anyone, but there are some sewer line issues that are usually caused by the homeowner themselves. That includes things like clogs formed after the wrong things are put down the drain or in the toilet.

However, there are even more sewer line issues that occur simply due to nature. But that doesn’t mean you’re powerless against them. With due diligence and the right combination of preventive sewer repair services in Oxnard, CA, you can stop these sewer line issues before they even happen.

We’d argue that the best way to stop these issues is with a thorough video pipe inspection:

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Is It Time for Main Water Line Repairs?

March 18th, 2019

waterThere are some plumbing issues that are hard to ignore. The clogged sink… the leaky faucet… But it turns out that some of the most troublesome plumbing problems are sometimes the most difficult to spot. It might not be until you get your next water bill and see a huge spike that you finally realize something is horribly wrong.

One such set of problems can come from your main water line. This is a crucial piece of plumbing can cause serious issues for your quality of life. Plumbing problems get worse with time, so here are some ways you can detect a main water line issue early on:

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Help! There’s No Hot Water! 6 Possible Explanations

March 4th, 2019

hot-water-faucetMost of us can relate with the feeling of the hot water shutting off on us during a shower. If you’re using a tank water heater, then you know that you’ve simply used up all the water and will have to wait for some more.

But what if the hot water refuses to turn on at all, even after waiting for more hot water? At that point, you might have an actual problem with the water heater itself. Here are 6 possible explanations as to why that’s happening.

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